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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

MAGNUS GRIMOND

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 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.

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.

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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Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
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Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions