News Former Enron chief executive Jeffrey Skilling could be released before the end of the decade

Jeffrey Skilling, the ex-Enron chief executive who was sent to prison in 2006 after being convicted for his role in the energy giant’s collapse, could be freed by the end of the decade after a US judge cut his sentence from 24 to 14 years.

Tipped: Mirren is among the favourites to secure the Best Actress award for her latest turn as the Queen in The Audience

West End set to beat outsiders at the Olivier awards

Jury change favours mainstream shows at expense of independents

Heads up: The team behind 'Call Girl' embark on a 'clinical romance'

What are we talking about? A new play from Headlong theatre company, at the National Theatre, promising to be a funny and moving "theatrical exploration into the human brain via the heart".

'It was terrible, but life goes on' – Enron UK staff meet after 10 years

Hundreds of former Enron Europe employees met in London last week to mark the 10th anniversary of the company's collapse, many for the first time since the scandal erupted.

David Prosser: A decade after Enron, auditing needs a shake-up

Ten years ago tomorrow, Enron, which was then the US's seventh largest company, filed for bankruptcy following a shocking accounting scandal that seemed to have completely passed its auditor by. The auditor in question, Arthur Andersen, subsequently disbanded.

David Prosser: A decade after Enron's collapse, the failures of the audit industry have still to be confronted

Outlook Ten years ago tomorrow, Enron, which back then was the US's seventh largest company, filed for bankruptcy following a shocking accounting scandal that appeared to have completely passed its auditor by. The auditor in question, Arthur Andersen, subsequently disbanded.

'Risk control has risen in 10 years since Enron's fall'

This week marks the 10th anniversary of one of the worst corporate scandals in history.

Snooker: O'Sullivan apologises for 'rape' remark

Ronnie O'Sullivan has apologised for claiming he felt "raped" playing in the lower-profile Players Tour Championship (PTC) series.

Stephen Foley: Now Hewlett-Packard has decided it will not divest, it must decide that it will invest

US Outlook: The "data-driven evaluation" to which Hewlett-Packard has belatedly subjected the proposed spin-off of its personal computer business, probably did not need to go further than measuring the share-price decline on the day it was announced. It was 20 per cent.

James Moore: Executive pay system is clearly broken, if not bent

One group seemingly immune to the impact of inflation, unemployment, economic stagnation and all the other woes afflicting this country is the men (it's usually men) who sit around the boardroom tables of Britain's biggest public companies. Income Data Services (IDS), which totted up pay, bonuses and various share awards, says FTSE 100 directors pocketed an average 49 per cent rise in the last financial year to bring their annual remuneration to an average £2.7m. Chief executives made do with a 43 per cent rise, poor lambs.

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James Moore: Alliance puts a crafty boot into its pension-holders

Outlook Alliance Boots has been taking flak for allegedly putting the future returns of its 20,000 pensioners at risk by offering to change the way plans are paid.

Prosecutors fly to Libya to freeze Gaddafi's Swiss assets

Swiss officials have gone into Libya to help the National Transitional Council (NTC) freeze the Gaddafi regime's assets in their tax haven.

UK businesses prepare to cash in

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Doctors call for code to protect whistleblowers

Pressure is mounting on Government ministers to introduce tougher laws to protect whistleblowers as health professionals and MPs speak out against a "code of silence" in the NHS.

McDermott: 'I’d be kidding myself if I said it was just a normal game'

Reading’s path to Monday’s Championship play-off final began in a non-descript portable building at their rural Hampshire training ground.

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