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John Gapper

John Gapper

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London’s junior lawyers deserve their £150,000 pay

US law firms in the City of London have raised the benchmark for newly qualified professionals

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Wegovy is becoming too essential for its elite price

As the health benefits of anti-obesity medicines widen, pharma companies need to rethink what they charge

17.05.2024 30

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British pubs are recovering from years of closing time

A revenue revival and the reopening of some locals show that an old institution is adapting

10.05.2024 20

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The strange new economy of all-you-can-eat buffets

Red Lobster is in trouble but luxury feasts with unlimited steak and champagne are thriving

03.05.2024 20

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Diamonds won’t be forever unless miners make them sparkle

The natural jewels have lost their old mystique because carbon crystals can be grown in labs

26.04.2024 50

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The non-dom is dead. Long live the foreign resident

The UK needs a fair and attractive tax regime for wealthy newcomers to replace an imperial anachronism

12.04.2024 10

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Rolex has ended up in a Peruvian pile of bling

A scandal involving president Dina Boluarte shows the drawback of mass luxury Swiss watchmaking

05.04.2024 10

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Donald Trump pioneers the leveraged financial donation

The former US president gained billions on paper this week when his Truth Social media business went public

29.03.2024 20

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Fake Magnum ice cream is too upsetting for Unilever

The consumer goods multinational is separating its ice cream business amid competition from all sides

22.03.2024 10

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Fleet Street’s rotten borough has seized the Telegraph from Abu Dhabi

Conservative politicians and journalists joined forces to block a £600mn acquisition of the news organisation by RedBird IMI

16.03.2024 40

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Elon Musk is in the great tradition of feuding entrepreneurs

Tesla’s co-founder reveals a common nature by picking a legal fight with Sam Altman of OpenAI

08.03.2024 8

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The old empires of cocoa, coffee and tea are fragile

Climate change and attacks on ships in the Red Sea are disrupting supplies of drinks from the global south

23.02.2024 20

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Convenience stores should make more of themselves

Japan is a pioneer of combining retail outlets with pharmacies and support services for ageing shoppers

16.02.2024 20

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WeWork’s distress is an opportunity for Adam Neumann

The financial crisis for office buildings has lured back the prophet of flexible working

11.02.2024 10

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Tesla’s board took a holiday from managing Elon Musk

Company’s directors behaved slackly in giving CEO a $55.8bn pay package and Delaware’s chancery court has rightly intervened

02.02.2024 10

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Succession at LVMH will test the Arnault family’s bonds

The clan that controls the luxury and fashion group is drawing closer to having to make a difficult choice

26.01.2024 40

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The black box that could ease your car insurance problems

As the price of cover rises, more people will adopt technology to watch them driving carefully

19.01.2024 4

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Boeing is not responding to its 737 Max change of course

The near-disastrous accident on an Alaska Airlines flight shows the aerospace company still struggles to improve safety

12.01.2024 9

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Mickey Mouse should help other characters to escape copyright

The hero of Walt Disney’s ‘Steamboat Willie’ has entered the public domain but others deserve their freedom, too

05.01.2024 70

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Rejoice that Santa Claus gives prime delivery to everyone

Macy’s is right to recognise that express lanes and priority fulfilment are not in the Christmas spirit

23.12.2023 6

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Google and Apple’s app stores are cash machines

This week’s antitrust victory for Epic Games may disrupt two lucrative digital outlets

15.12.2023 6

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Manchester City’s bonuses beat those on Wall Street

The superstar effect of being a famous footballer has the edge over investment banking

17.11.2023 10

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Adidas needs to rediscover its creativity after Yeezy

The German brand cannot just rely on collaborations and sporting heritage to drive sales of its sneakers

10.11.2023 10

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A £760 steak from Japan must be very well done

An old Tokyo steakhouse is bringing quiet culinary luxury to London at an extremely high price

27.10.2023 3

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Stop blocking the aisle: how to board an aircraft

United Airlines is trying to ease the jam of passengers but priority boarding makes it worse

20.10.2023 5

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Many people longed to believe in Sam Bankman-Fried

There can be a thin line between an entrepreneur weaving a fantastic vision and financial fraud

06.10.2023 10

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The price of shoplifting is getting dangerously high

Retailers placing goods on open display is an everyday miracle that could turn into a perk of the privileged

29.09.2023 2

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Russell Brand learnt his tricks in television studios

Broadcasting takes the recipe for abuse of power and sprinkles on celebrity

22.09.2023 3

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Birkenstock should not get too fashionable for comfort

The German sandal maker is enjoying its popularity as it prepares for an IPO but faces pitfalls

15.09.2023 6

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Lawyers have lost power if Schillings is going into PR

The combative legal firm known for enforcing celebrities’ privacy cannot control the internet

08.09.2023 4

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