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The Week Ahead: ARM's prospects linked to sales growth at Apple

Shares in the chip-maker ARM Holdings have been much in demand in recent weeks after rumours of a potential takeover resurfaced. That chat, along with a good contract win with Samsung, almost sent the Cambridge-based company's shares to an eight-year high in September.

How you can make bread from the soaring price of wheat

While doing your weekly shop you have probably noticed the price of bread going up – this is due, in part, to wheat soaring on the international exchanges as Russia, a major exporter, is wracked by its worst drought in a century.

Swapping the city for interiors

Just over a year ago, Tommy Gordon's working day would have meant rising at four or five in the morning, making the forty minute commute to Dresdner Kleinwort Benson investment bank in the city and carrying out equity sales all day. He went straight from university to Dresdner and worked there for over seven years, but, he says, "My heart was never really in it, and I think that, unless it is, you’re never going to be a success."

Sebastian Conran: making young designers of Britain's school children

While Britain’s schools and colleges offer some of the finest design education in the world, there is often a disconnection between the creative focus of classroom lessons and the ways in which learners apply this in the real world of design and business. It's why, this week, Sebastian Conran has unveiled Design Ventura, a new education initiative launched by London's Design Museum and Deutsche Bank, aimed at developing student creativity alongside enterprise skills.

Wie clears first hazard in US Open qualifying

Another day, another first for Michelle Wie. On Monday she became the first female to be invited to play on the men's European Tour; yesterday she became the first female to make it through the first qualifying stages for the men's US Open event.