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Trump's new condo-hotel struggles to find buyers

Donald Trump is facing another setback to his property empire, with poor sales of units at his latest Manhattan skyscraper. The Trump SoHo condo-hotel was supposed to mark a move into a younger, trendier area of the property market for the flame-haired billionaire. His children worked on the design, which was launched on his TV show, The Apprentice.

Roger Trapp: 'Even poets have been cited nio inspiring business founders & managers"

Henry Stewart, the founder of the London-based IT training company Happy Computers, had twin inspirations when setting up his business nearly 20 years ago. The first was that his experience at the short-lived newspaper News on Sunday showed him how not to run a business. “It was a great idea, a radical tabloid with a serious news agenda, but it was the most appallingly run organisation,” he has said. “It taught me |the importance of management skills.”

Slackberry: Note to Auntie - Cast Paul O'Grady as Fred the Shred...please

The City Snitch: The good, the bad and the ugly of The Square Mile

Ronnie Wood's ex-girlfriend Katia Ivanova labelled 'an idiot'

Ronnie Wood's ex-girlfriend Katia Ivanova has been labelled an "idiot" by her housemates.

Terence Blacker: We must fight them in the fields

We can no longer take our rural landscape for granted

Impartiality fear to force Apprentice change

The next series of The Apprentice could be rescheduled if a general election is called next spring because of Sir Alan Sugar's new role as a government adviser, it emerged today.

First person: 'I stood up to Donald Trump'

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Sir Alan Sugar given go-ahead by BBC

Sir Alan Sugar will continue on The Apprentice after the BBC decided his new role as a Government adviser would "not compromise the BBC's impartiality", the corporation said today.

Miss California stripped of tiara after all

A beauty queen whose opposition to gay marriage turned her into an overnight poster girl for America's conservative movement has been stripped of her hard-won tiara, after failing to properly discharge the onerous responsibilities of a reigning Miss California.

'No conflict of interest' over Sugar government job

Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw today denied there was a conflict of interest in Sir Alan Sugar taking up a Government role in promoting enterprise and presenting The Apprentice show on television.

Margareta Pagano: Why has Sir Alan been hired as 'enterprise tsar'?

My list of business people to advise companies would not include Sugar

Tories say Sugar must choose between government and TV

Opposition grows to tycoon's appointment as 'enterprise tsar'

First Night, The Apprentice, BBC1

Yasmina's Cocoa Electric is just the job for Sir Alan

Raj Dhonota: I was cannon fodder in reality ratings war

Insider's view: They don't care about the contestants. They look for cracks and expose them

Sir Alan Sugar has no time for 'ordinary people'

Fired Apprentice contestant Howard Ebison insisted today he was being professional, not just a "nice guy".

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