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Capita has won a five-year, £145 million deal to run the congestion charge, which it helped set up in London 11 years ago.

'We were just two guys in a little house on the prairie'

I SUPPOSE I should have grown up to be a cowboy. My father had a stockyard and feed lot in Iowa, on America's Great Plains, but he always told me the cattle business wasn't a good one to be in. So I had to figure out something else to do.

To love, honour ... and to pay

Divorced wives have been promised a better deal on pensions. They should be grateful to Sallie Quin.

Kasparov beats Blues

CAN a machine sulk? When Deep Blue, the IBM super computer, lost the fifth game of its chess match against Garry Kasparov early yesterday morning, it looked almost as though artificial apathy was the cause. The problem began when Kasparov offered the machine a draw in a roughly level position after 23 moves. On the advice of Deep Blue's consultant, American grandmaster Joel Benjamin, it's operators declined the offer.

Kasparov draws

The third game of the chess match between Garry Kasparov and the IBM computer Deep Blue was drawn, leaving the scores level. Three games remain.

Superscape ties up IBM marketing deal

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Microchip challenger proves too good for Kasparov

WILLIAM HARTSTON

Apple ousts top two

MICHAEL SPINDLER, the controversial chief executive of Apple Computers, was dramatically ousted yesterday, as the troubled US firm moved to revive its flagging fortunes by replacing him with a noted turn- around specialist.

Losses push Tadpole into slide

Losses push Tadpole into slide

Antidotes to viruses

There are many organisations providing news, advice and software to deal with viruses through the Internet. The main computing news groups always announce new virus discoveries.

Bringing together the best of both worlds

Manchester Business School has forged a new link with IBM. Roger Trapp reports

IBM reports $534m loss

IBM reported a third-quarter loss of $543m (pounds 362m), including a charge of $1.8bn related to its acquisition of Lotus Development. Excluding the Lotus purchase, IBM said its profits rose to $1.3bn, or $2.30 a share, compared with earnings of $689m, or $1.18 a share, in the same period of 1994. Including the Lotus purchase, IBM lost 96 cents a share for the quarter.

IBM falls into $543m loss

IBM reported a third-quarter loss of $543m (pounds 362m), including a charge of $1.8bn related to its acquisition of Lotus Development.

Compass clinches $250m IBM deal

CLIFFORD GERMAN

IBM creates 200 jobs in Scotland

IBM creates 200 jobs in Scotland

Another bite at the market

Windows 95 is a big challenge, but Apple has some new tricks, says Cliff Joseph
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Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

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