News Thomas Perkins, who is thought to be worth around $8bn, made the startling comparison in a letter to The Wall Street Journal

Billionaire venture capitalist admits Kristallnacht was a "terrible word" to use but defends war on the rich remarks

Ian Burrell: Will reshuffle see more London hacks in NY?

Tom Mockridge's valedictory email to colleagues yesterday made clear his disappointment in a master he had served so well.

Rupert Murdoch axes digital newspaper The Daily amid revamp

The announcement comes after the news that current NI chief executive Tom Mockridge will step down at the end of the year

Welcome return for Toad, Ratty et al

That irascible anti-hero Toad is once again causing mischief.

Twitter in IPO retreat after Facebook fiasco

Investors pinning their hopes on a New Year windfall with a Twitter IPO may have to wait a little longer yet as the market grows more cautious about social media investments in the wake of Facebook's rocky path to life as a public company.

Facebook fiasco leads to caution on social media

Investors pinning their hopes on a New Year windfall with a Twitter IPO may have to wait a little longer yet as the markets grow more cautious about social media investments in the wake of Facebook's rocky path to life as a public company.

David Blanchflower: Obama's win shows the numbers always count

Economic Outlook: We will teach about the failures of forecasters for years in statistics

If the bald look is a boon in business, why doesn’t it work in politics?

The bald head apparently now represents potency and decisiveness, but shiny-headed men are still on the sidelines

Ian Burrell: The moment Rupert Murdoch's papers were put into play

Despite the bullish futuristic talk by Rupert Murdoch yesterday it was difficult to see the changes at News Corp as signalling anything other than the beginning of the end for his British newspaper stable.

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation to pursue split plan

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is to go ahead with plans to split into separate newspaper and entertainment operations, the company confirmed today.

Murdoch is reportedly planning to 'quarantine' his newspapers in a move that may allow him to make a new bid for BSkyB

Rupert Murdoch ready to break up his scandal-hit media empire

Tycoon may cede day-to-day control of newspapers to focus on entertainment brands

Justin B. Smith: “If you look at the business people operating in this new economy, they are people who are in a sense post-national”

The Atlantic aims to make waves for the digital business news world

The American publishing house behind the 155-year old magazine The Atlantic is set to launch a digital business news service which threatens the global position of the Financial Times and The Economist.

'Afghan plot to murder UK ambassador foiled'

A plot to assassinate the former British ambassador to Afghanistan was foiled, the UK's current representative in Kabul has said.

The Saturday Quiz answers

1. David Hockney.

Simon English: There's a wealth of fury in the US, too

Outlook Johnson County in Kansas is one of the wealthiest suburbs in all of America. Everything always works, everyone always smiles and it is nearly always sunny, even if it is freezing cold. You'd like it.

Angela Merkel believed Silvio Berlusconi's administration was not capable of dealing with the debt crisis, according to the report

Merkel under fire over phone bid to oust Berlusconi

The German chancellor Angela Merkel pressed for the removal of the former premier Silvio Berlusconi “in order to save the Euro”, according to a report that has caused a political storm in Italy.

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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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