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Donald Trump and the US economy in six charts

Donald Trump took his place in the White House exactly one year ago. Since then he has repeatedly claimed to be behind a new...

Hyperloop: A visit to the test site of Virgin's train of...

A California start-up chaired by British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson is trying to turn the dream of a high-speed pod-and-tube transport system into a...

HSBC to pay $101.5m to settle currency rigging probe

HSBC has agreed to pay $101.1m (£72.7m) to settle a US criminal investigation into rigged currency transactions.The bank has admitted its traders twice misused...

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How the zipper became a million dollar idea

Zippers - 15 billion are churned out every year and there's probably at least one of them on you now. They're now the world's...

Dear Carillion Employees

I once attended a seminar where Lee Iacocca (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Iacocca) was speaking. He is considered an extremely successful businessman but had been made redundant several...

History of franchising

These days, franchises are big business. In the UK alone, there are around 900 franchising brands – up from 718 ten years ago –...

Franchise Definition: What is a franchise?

What is a franchise? Although most people are aware of the term ‘franchise’, and many will have at least a vague understanding of its definition,...