Sport Andy Murray recorded his first win since his comeback from injury after he beat Stanislas Wawrinka in straight-sets

The reigning Wimbledon champion suffered defeat on Thursday to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga but recovered to beat the Swiss in Abu Dhabi

Jeremy Warner: BP and Shell struggle to keep up with Exxon

Outlook Should BP and Royal Dutch Shell redomicile and relist to the United States? The question is largely academic, for it is most unlikely to happen any time soon. Yet London-based oil chiefs sometimes look longingly across the pond at the apparently superior share-price performance of Exxon Mobil.

My Work Is Not Yet Done, By Thomas Ligotti

This is a collection of three horror stories. The title story, which is substantially longer than the other two, recounts the revenge of Frank Dominio on his former bosses after he is unfairly sacked; a revenge both facillitated and made more Gothic by the dark powers he somehow acquires. The revenges are not necessarily bloody: one hapless victim, for example, is trapped in a world of endless doors so that whenever he opens one, there's another behind it.

Imperial Energy investors accept bid

India's Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has taken control of Imperial Energy for £1.3bn, despite fears it had been attempting to walk away from the deal.

Shell's $10.6bn profits fuel windfall tax calls

US rival Exxon Mobil posts biggest company profits ever as oil prices soar

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/10/reshuffle-footn.html">John Rentoul: Reshuffle footnote #94</a>

We now have a Minister for Content. I quote from today's Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform press release

Why musicians are developing second careers

The Arctic Monkeys are opening a pub. But then, rock stars have always wanted a second job. By Ladonna Hall and Luke Wallis

Arrival of Al-Fahim offers City chance to bridge gulf in class

Middle Eastlands was the name Manchester City fans had coined for their ground last night. Dreamland might have been more appropriate.

Shell rejects windfall tax calls as high oil price boosts profits

The Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell has reported that the soaring price of oil this year had boosted profits in the past quarter, and added that it was set to spend $36bn (£18bn) on acquisitions and drilling by the end of the year.

Peter York On Ads: Good ol' Exxon

It's on the side of the angels and there's not a Texan in sight

Oil giants return to Iraq

Shell, BP, Exxon Mobil and Total set to sign deal with Baghdad

Professional links are a match made in heaven for career prospects

Business schools have links with specific industries and with certain local companies, so choose wisely, says Harriet Swain

ExxonMobil fights off call to invest in oil alternatives

Rockefeller-led shareholders urge world's biggest oil company to develop fossil fuel alternatives

Market Report: Brokers' concern spooks Barratt's investors

Barratt Developments, the FTSE 250-listed house-builder recently besieged by renewed rights issue rumours, hit a 52-week low yesterday after a pair of brokers spooked investors in the sector.

Exxon makes record first-quarter profit of $10.9bn

Exxon Mobil outdid its European rivals yesterday with record first-quarter profits despite falling production and growing problems in Nigeria.

Leading article: In search of some wind in their sails

Shell's decision to pull out of Britain's largest wind farm project leaves our national renewable energy sector looking decidedly deflated this morning. The "London Array" was intended to be the world's biggest wind farm, with its 341 turbines planned for the Thames Estuary. The scheme's designers hoped it would be capable of generating 1,000 megawatts, enough to power a quarter of the capital's homes. Shell had an equal share in the project with E.on and Denmark's DONG Energy. Now the oil conglomerate has put its stake on the market, the entire project is in jeopardy.

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A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

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Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

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Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

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