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UK sales for 2013 surge to $5.6bn, bringing its corporation tax arrangements back into the spotlight

Christmas Gifts: Festive phone-buying

A mobile makes a great gift. But which tariff is best?

Skiing: How to Wear it

WHAT'S IN ON THE SLOPES

The Motley Fool: How to make great chips

The Motley Fool started as a newsletter and has become one of the most popular personal finance websites. Anyone who follows its philosophy is called a `Foolish investor'

Network: My Technology - Smaller than a pack of cigarettes

Leading British fashion designer Matthew Williamson talks about the beauty of his Motorola V688 mobile phone

M&S rethinks America as Kings food shops go on sale

MARKS & SPENCER will today announce that it is putting its Kings supermarket business in the United States up for sale in a move that will raise questions about the group's strategy in North America.

Down to earth reasons for Iridium failure

News Analysis: Disappointing technology and poor management contributed to satellite phone fiasco

Satellite phone company files for bankruptcy in US

IRIDIUM LLC slid into bankruptcy yesterday, unable to pay its debts on a satellite-based mobile phone network that cost billions to build but attracted only thousands of users.

Cycling: Tour de France; Armstrong's courage forges one of the great athletic feats

Tour de France: American on verge of success in world's most gruelling event after battle with cancer

Foreign takeovers of British factories boosts productivity

TAKEOVERS OF British factories by foreign companies boost wages and productivity in the UK, according to unpublished research commissioned by the Department of Trade and Industry.

Inside Business: It's no time for lectures

For as long as anybody can remember, business people have complained about the quality of their recruits. Just as policemen get younger so, too, the youngsters coming through the education system get less literate and less numerate.
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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?