BBC under fire and scandal

BBC is currently being rocketed to the spotlight in a recent investigation over a popular host named 'Jimmy Savile' when over 300 victims came forward. Why the BBC is under investigation is because all of the sexual assaults were committed on BBC grounds. Not only have victims of Savile come forward within the last three..

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Gambling in France: Roll of the dice

Why French casinos are strugglingTHE new Lucien Barriere Group casino complex in Lille seems testament to an endless appetite for gambling. At its heart are 300 slot machines and 20 gaming tables, which are expected to pull in 5,000 visitors every Saturday night. It has three restaurants, four bars, a 142-room hotel and a theatre,..

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Schumpeter: Profiting from non-profits

Charities are often told they should learn from business. The reverse is also trueTHE members of the Village People, a pop group founded in the 1970s, are dismayed that the organisation that inspired their greatest hit is to change its name after 166 years. The American branch of the Young Men’s Christian Association, known to..

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Apple's iPhone imbroglio: Antennaegate

A minor glitch in Apple’s latest phone hints at bigger problemsAPPLE is revered in boardrooms and business schools around the world. The firm has produced a string of winning products, from the iPod to the iPad, that have generated mountains of money for its shareholders. But a growing controversy involving its latest gadget, the iPhone..

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Online grocers: Keep on trucking

Internet grocery shopping is booming. If only it were profitableIT IS vast, with more than 16 kilometres (10 miles) of conveyor belts and a futuristic control centre. It is also eerily sentient, in the way that highly automated plants tend to be, with thousands of little baskets zooming about. At this distribution centre, the largest..

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