Another day, another embarrassing anecdote about Toronto’s illustrious mayor Rob Ford
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Tuesday 10 January 2012
It is a sorry state of affairs when an opera company resorts to locking out its own performers – and the once vibrant and innovative New York City Opera (NYCO) is looking like barely a rump of its former self.
Thursday 24 November 2011
Nokia Siemens Networks, the struggling telecoms equipment business, is to axe 17,000 employees within two years as it seeks to slash €1bn of costs out of the business.
Sunday 23 October 2011
The closure of the Forensic Science Service will make it harder for police to track killers, critics say
Tuesday 04 October 2011
Agency predicts slower growth but warns against abandoning austerity measures
Thursday 01 September 2011
Still gliding serenely, or sinking in the retail slowdown?
Friday 26 August 2011
The boss of BBC4 said the channel "will not be axed" as part of the corporation's efforts to save money.
Thursday 18 August 2011
Balfour Beatty yesterday warned that market conditions were set to remain tough as it revealed that the coalition Government's austerity measures were beginning to hit its UK business.
Friday 12 August 2011
Sunday 07 August 2011
Hold the front page: women over-pack when going on holiday. The conclusion of a recent survey by Co-operative Insurance, which found that women pack double what they wear, will hardly be news to many. But I was surprised to read that, on average, women pack six – count 'em, six – bikinis for a fortnight's holiday.
Saturday 06 August 2011
Wednesday 27 July 2011
The European debt crisis dragged down investment banking profits at UBS and Deutsche Bank in the second quarter, forcing the Swiss bank to announce drastic cost cuts that will include significant job losses over the next three years and to scale back its longer-term profit expectations.
Sunday 24 July 2011
"Hello. I wonder whether you could explain something on my bill..."
Wednesday 20 July 2011
Cisco Systems is to cut 15 per cent of its staff and sell a set-top-box factory as part of a plan to cut annual expenses by $1bn (£620m) as the network equipment maker tries to revive its fortunes.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
Philips slumped to a €1.3bn (£1.1bn) loss in the second quarter after booking a €1.4bn write-down, mostly on its lighting and healthcare businesses, the electronics giant said yesterday.
Monday 11 July 2011
Another one for the "good day to bury bad news" category. Standard Life quietly announced at the end of last week that it was putting up charges on seven ofits most popular investment funds, in a market where the trend is for cutting costs. Financial advisers are making a bit of of a stink about the increases, but their complaints have been lost in the storm that has blown up elsewhere. How many more companies will be slipping out something while the News of the World furore continues?
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
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