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fame or shame

How ad stunt over NFL image crisis tainted CoverGirl

Subversive use of social media leaves sponsor weathering same PR problem as football body

19 September 2014

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Ian cheshire

Bosses: "Hike minimum wage in step with economic growth"

Kingfisher chief Sir Ian Cheshire among captains of industry asking government to increase the wages of Britain’s lowest-paid workers

19 September 2014

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Rising star

Why did ITV chiefs drop Rising Star?

In bid to swerve around risks of a faltering format, broadcasters have hit panic button and junked series – with £1m already spent on development

18 September 2014

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Twenties

CEOs of listed firms face pay rules overhaul

New requirements on bosses’ salaries among a host of planned changes to FRC’s Corporate Governance Code

18 September 2014

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Psychometric

Should jobseekers be psychometrically tested?

BPS weighs in on Esther McVey’s plan to test unemployed for "psychological resistance" to work

17 September 2014

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Scottish borders

Leaders grapple with "push me pull you" of devolution

Eager to set up a contingency for a potential No vote in Scotland, politicians have proposed a federal government structure for Britain. But could it amount to an English Parliament pushing others away?

17 September 2014

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Gambling machine

What are the odds? Bookie bosses create voluntary watchdog

Chief execs at William Hill, Ladbrokes, Gala-Coral and Paddy Power have joined forces to boost standards in their industry – but critics cry “PR exercise”

16 September 2014

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CSR like

Want a higher share price? Better get real on CSR

Firms that have well-managed policies on corporate social responsibility will see favourable results in value and performance, according to joint research

15 September 2014

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Paxman

Why Paxo wants to tear down open-plan offices

Famed journalist blasts “reeking” communal work spaces for making staffers feel “mechanical” and “interchangeable”

15 September 2014

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Bitcoin matrix

BoE warns higher uptake of Bitcoin could risk Britain's financial stability

Finance gurus say UK would be more open to fraud and deflation if Bitcoin and other virtual currencies became more prominent payment methods

12 September 2014

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