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Mad Men recap: season seven, episode two A Day's Work
Don's showing signs of self-awareness, while all around the future is taking off its coat and getting comfortable

Spoiler alert: This blog is for those who are watching season seven of Mad Men. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode two.

Read Zoe William's recap of season seven, episode one, here.

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Apple profits surprise investors as company launches charm offensive

Company offers seven-for-one split stock and raises dividend
Share prices jump after $45.6bn revenue announced

Tech giant Apple chose a bombshell solution to the problem of its struggling share price, launching a full-on charm offensive to win over investors with a financial candy basket of stock splits and huge dividend increases to win back those who may have been disillusioned by the company's lagging growth.

In the first three months of the year, Apple grew its revenue to $45.6bn, well above analysts expectations of $43.5bn in revenue for the first three months of the year.

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Hammerson hits the heights in Marseilles
Hammerson, an Anglo-French developer, has nearly fully let a giant mall in Marseilles Port a month ahead of its opening...
Business big shot: Darren Shapland
Role: non-executive director, WolseleyAge: 47The problem with being a 47-year-old over-achiever who is building up aportfolio of...
Supply problems rub more salt into Iofina’s already gaping wounds
There are profit warnings and there are profit warnings — and Iofina’s wassome profit warning.Not a household name,...
Facebook shows investors new reality
Facebook supplied the ideal retort to analysts who opined that the social networking site had lost its ‘cool’ appeal with...
iPad upsets the Apple cart with falling sales
Better than expected profits and revenues at Apple in the second quarter were offset last night by a sharp fall...
Banker says UBS sacked him for blowing whistle
One of Europe’s leading investment analysts was dismissed by a City bank after blowing the whistle over insider trading and...
Scottish referendum groups officially confirmed by Electoral Commission
Yes Scotland and Better Together designated as lead campaigns as commissioner urges other, smaller groups to register quickly Continue reading...






Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense review - Robert Webb and Mark Heap are unflappably farcical
This clever PG Wodehouse tribute reproduces the manners of the Edwardian English upper classes, while cunningly sending them up

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Mark Heap interview: 'There's high farce over a teapot'

In a week when David Cameron and George Osborne made a rare joint campaign appearance Tory spin doctors are thought to take the view that one public schoolboy at a time is more than enough for most voters Conservative central office may welcome theatrical evidence that being a toff is not necessarily toxic in modern Britain.

Perfect Nonsense, the PG Wodehouse adaptation that recently won the Olivier award for best comedy, is in such demand that the West End production has been starrily recast.

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