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Jimmy Choo steps up for £1bn float

The News Matrix: Tuesday 16 April 2013

Politicians ‘should stay out of schools’

Sheryl Sandberg: Passion of a feminist power player

Gideon Spanier meets Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, whose new book on how women can overcome inequality in the workplace has provoked controversy

The News Matrix: Monday 15 April 2013

Prisoners’ perks to go under new rules

Carne Ross: He has argued it is time to seek new ways of intervening through non-violent methods

UK’s maverick diplomat Carne Ross takes on a new job – as Syrian rebels’ voice to the UN

A former British diplomat who resigned over the Iraq war has been hired  by Syrian rebels who want his advice on how to raise their voice on the world stage.

Jamie Dimon spoke of 'positive signs' that signs that US economy is 'healthy and getting stronger'

JP Morgan Chase shows 33% rise amid signs that US economy is 'healthy and getting stronger'

JP Morgan Chase, America’s largest bank by assets, surpassed expectations with its quarterly profits today, booking a 33 per cent rise as chief executive Jamie Dimon spoke of “positive signs” that the world’s largest economy is “healthy and getting stronger.”

Fed stimulus debate minutes released early

The minutes of the last meeting of the US Federal Reserve arrived five hours earlier than expected today, with the record showing a growing debate about whether the central bank should begin rolling back its stimulus measures as early as mid-year.

FTSE plunges as US economy and bird flu fears hit global markets

Fears over the health of the US economy and worries over a possible bird flu pandemic sent investors crashing down to earth today as global stock markets plunged.

S&P 500 sets record closing high

The S&P 500 index reached a record closing high last night, climbing beyond the 1,565 level struck in October 2007, a year before the collapse of the Lehman Brothers.

Jose Alfredo Martinez de Hoz, who died on 16 March at the age of 87, was a politician during the most brutal years of Argentina’s “dirty war” dictatorship

Jose Alfredo Martinez de Hoz: Politician involved in Argentina's 'dirty war'

Jose Alfredo Martinez de Hoz, who died on 16 March at the age of 87, was a politician during the most brutal years of Argentina’s “dirty war” dictatorship and architect of some of the country’s most infamous economic experiments.

Visa Europe $3bn sell-off to Americans is on the cards

Visa Europe's owners are considering selling the credit-card company and setting up a rival system across the Continent.

Jessica Lowndes, from 90210

Screentalk: Jessica joins the jet set

Tinseltown insider

UK software firm Autonomy probed over Hewlett-Packard fraud claims

HP bought the Cambridge-based software maker for $10bn in 2011 and then wrote off $8.8bn late last year in a move that stunned Wall Street.

The Business Matrix: Saturday 9 March 2013

Women's day on Wall Street

Uncertainty at IPC as Time Inc spins off magazines

The future of IPC Media, the UK-based publisher of Country Life, Marie Claire and NME, was plunged into fresh uncertainty yesterday after its US parent company Time Warner announced plans to spin off its global magazine division.

Stock traders work at the New York Stock Exchange

Boom-time for world markets as FTSE reaches five-year high and Dow Jones hits all-time high

World markets continued to shrug off economic worries today as London's FTSE 100 Index closed at its highest level since January 2008.

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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

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League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
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Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

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Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

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