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Hedge fund couple to give hundreds of millions of pounds to fight malnutrition

Hundreds of millions of pounds of profits from a controversial London hedge fund will form the cornerstone investment in a global initiative to combat malnutrition being launched by David Cameron.<p>The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), which is funded from the profits of TCI, is expected …

US cyber spying is a big problem for companies, too

News that the US government has been mining Facebook, Google and Apple for information about ordinary users has dismayed civil liberties campaigners.<p>But the privacy of users is not the only issue at stake. It is also a major blow for the companies whose systems have been hijacked.<p>All the major tech …

Severn Trent rejects £5.3bn offer from consortium

Severn Trent has rejected a revised £5.3bn takeover approach from a consortium of Canadian, Kuwaiti and British investors.<p>The water utility’s board voted unanimously against the £22-a-share offer from the LongRiver consortium last night, having already rebuffed a £21.25 offer on Monday.<p>Andrew Duff, …

How The Human Face Might Look In 100,000 Years

We’ve come along way looks-wise from our homo sapien ancestors. Between 800,000 and 200,000 years ago, for instance, rapid changes in Earth climate coincided with a tripling in the size of the human brain and skull, leading to a flattening of the face. But how might the physiological features of …

Most construction projects aren't much to look at. New York's new 2nd Avenue under-construction subway line is an exception--a truly impressive monument to human ingenuity. More photos: http://trib.al/RxXYfla

To Make Better Decisions, Discover Your Inner Marketing Guru

Was the Buddha an enlightened CMO in disguise?<p>I do not believe that big data, customer-driven buying cycles, and a broader set of job expectations are the source of marketing leadership angst.<p>The real culprit is the impermanence of the marketing profession. And that impermanence, when ignored or …