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3.2 million people are working so hard that they risked mental or physical breakdown, study finds

Enough is enough: Masters loans need to change

Postgrads are vital, not just to the economy but to the furtherance of human learning. So why is getting funding so hard?

EasyJet soars as it benefits from business and pleasure

Budget airline courts business travellers with fast-track security

Tory Eurosceptics come out of the shadows in force to wrest EU debate away from David Cameron

Whether they win or lose tomorrow’s attempt at forcing the referendum on Europe into the heart of the Queen’s Speech, the Conservative dissidents who have engineered what one MP admitted was “constitutional symbolic chaos” believe they have already succeeded in wresting control of the EU debate away from David Cameron.

Satyajit Das: For growth to be sustainable, we must accept lower living standards

Midweek View: The economist Robert Gordon argues that the IT revolution created only a short-lived advance in productivity

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 7 May 2013

HSBC profits to rise as costs cut

Rentokil ditches City Link ‘problem child’ for just £1

Rentokil Initial today ended five turbulent years of large losses at its “problem child” parcels division City Link by selling the 44-year-old business for less than the cost of sending a package across London.

Ben Chu: All hail the public sector

Outlook It was a common refrain of the boom years: public sector productivity growth is scandalously weak. All that extra money for schools and hospitals from the previous government appearing to be producing minimal extra output. What a waste of taxpayers' money!

The latest star of the BBC is a golden retriever called Miss Molly

Google, Amazon, The BBC: Office dogs are giving us paws for thought

It seems the latest star of the BBC is a golden retriever called Miss Molly. If you caught the politics show This Week you would have noticed that the  10-month-old dog was given free rein of the studio and so decided to have a wander around the set. She even had a snooze in the lap of guest David Starkey and cuddled up to Terry Wogan.

Surviving dissertation season: The dreaded essay cave

Dissertations are designed to make you hurt. There's only one thing for it - hunker down, prepare your essay cave and see out the storm...

Hermès bags a record profit

The maker of £10,000 Kelly and Birkin handbags has shrugged off fears of a slowdown in China by reporting record profit last year, driven by insatiable demand in Asia.

People who sleep the whole night through are more productive during the day, research found

Nighttime trips to the loo 'reduce productivity during the day'

People who get up during the night to relieve themselves are less productive during the day than those who sleep through, according to new research.

New Zealand police signing up to £90m Vodafone deal

Strewth! The demons, as the Kiwis call the police, are getting their mobiles from the Poms.

Yes, I can wear pants all day, but the novelty wears off – there’s work to be done

The clichés about  working from home are true. You can stay in your underpants all day

Weak three months for services firms, says CBI

Services firms had three months to forget between December and February, according to the latest survey by the CBI.

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