News Workers at mail-order company La Redoute protest in Lille against plans to sack 1,200 workers

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

Goldman beats forecasts to roar back to profit –and big bonuses

Goldman Sachs smashed Wall Street forecasts with its third-quarter figures yesterday.

You're hired: The best bosses are good teachers

A good boss is a good teacher

What's the value of a good boss? When the boss is a CEO, that question has been scrutinized. But the role of less exalted front-line supervisors — the folks who directly oversee teams of workers — has been overlooked.

Money Insider: Co-op service move should be a blueprint for banking

The message that consumers are fed up to the back teeth with the tedious and relentless sales pressure they face every time they contact their bank may at long last be getting through.

HSBC to stop Islamic products in UK

HSBC Holdings is to scale back its global Islamic banking operations and stop offering products in the UK as part of a wider restructuring.

Richemont buys Swiss watch firm

The Swiss group behind the luxury brands Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre and IWC has snapped up a small watch parts maker.

Staff lateness 'costs the economy £9 billion every year'

Staff who arrive late at work are costing the economy £9 billion a year, a new survey suggests.

World Twenty20: Australia crush India by nine wickets

Shane Watson blitzed India with runs and wickets as Australia raced to a nine-wicket win to make a mockery of tonight's heavyweight ICC World Twenty20 clash at the Premadasa Stadium.

Cancer costs EU £99bn per year

Cancer costs European countries 124 billion euros (£99 billion) every year, according to the first estimate of the full economic burden of the disease in the EU.

GDP fall is less than feared

The UK economy shrank less than feared in the three months to the end of June, the Office of National Statistics has said. It contracted by only 0.4 per cent rather than the 0.5 per cent most recently forecast and the shock 0.7 per cent initially estimated.

Economic View: Scars inflicted by recession will not fade with growth

Whether you're an economic hawk or a dove, we can all agree on one thing: at some point growth will return and Europe's recession will be over. But what sort of growth will it be? The fear is it will be a distended, deformed growth. Much of Europe's economy – the UK included – has been starved, in a dark place, for several years – it will eventually emerge into the light but it won't be the same as before: the vigour will be missing.

Nick Clegg in employee ownership push

The Government announced moves today to promote employee ownership and make it easier for people to run their own business.

GMB seals staff deal with Asda

A ground-breaking deal covering the pay and conditions of thousands of workers at supermarket giant Asda was signed today.

Simon Kelner: Everyone knows England won't win, so we just might

At the end of this most English of celebrations, we now know what it feels to be French. The French calendar is stuffed full of bank holidays – among them, Ascension Day, Bastille Day and Assumption – and many of them, it seems to me, are rounded up into four-day breaks.

Ageing and obesity will lead to squeeze on services

Britain faces painful choices over the future of public services as an ageing population and a growing obesity epidemic threaten to push the nation's finances back into the red, a leading think-tank warned today.

Young, gifted and traded: Nick Powell (left) is on his way from Crewe to Manchester United; Luke Garbutt was nurtured at Leeds United but snapped up by Everton

The Last Word: Premier bullies devise youth system bound to end in tears

Children will be uprooted from family, friends and their communities

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General Election 2015: ‘We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon’, says Ed Balls

'We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon'

In an exclusive interview, Ed Balls says he won't negotiate his first Budget with SNP MPs - even if Labour need their votes to secure its passage
VE Day 70th anniversary: How ordinary Britons celebrated the end of war in Europe

How ordinary Britons celebrated VE Day

Our perception of VE Day usually involves crowds of giddy Britons casting off the shackles of war with gay abandon. The truth was more nuanced
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Typefaces still matter in the digital age

A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
Discovery of 'missing link' between the two main life-forms on Earth could explain evolution of animals, say scientists

'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
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Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s

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A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
13 best picnic blankets

13 best picnic blankets

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General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

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Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

Why patients must rely less on doctors

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Sarah Lucas is the perfect artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

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Sarah Lucas has filled the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale with slinky cats and casts of her female friends' private parts. It makes you proud to be a woman, says Karen Wright
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Five things we learnt from the Italian's Champions League first leg win over the Spanish giants