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How One Billionaire's Bet On LyondellBasell Turned Into The Greatest Deal In Wall St. History

<i>Billionaire financier Len Blavatnik’s bet on LyondellBasell has netted him a personal profit of nearly $8 billion. He says there’s more to come.</i><p>Last November Apollo Global Management, the powerful buyout shop run by billionaires Leon Black, Marc Rowan and Joshua Harris, finished cashing out of …

Tesla's Year In Review: Sales And Shares Speed Ahead, But The Ride Gets Bumpy

Tesla packed enough action into 2013 to fill the news cycle of a more run-of-the-mill company for a decade. While part of the credit for that goes to larger-than-life CEO Elon Musk, Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year, much of it is because in the company’s 10th year, Musk’s vision finally started …

Get the Lowdown on Architecture's Rentable Corps d'Elite

Architecturally Significant Rentals<p>In 2008, L.A.'s MAK Center for Art and Architecture bought the Fitzpatrick House, the third Rudolph Schindler design in its collection. It's fairly rare for architectural museums t...<p>Leland spent nearly two decades restoring the house, which Schindler perched on …

Billionaire Enclave Reborn: Richard Branson's Necker Island Is Back After A Two-Year Closure

The Hotel Detective hears lots of stories in his line of work, but three weeks ago, sitting next to Richard Branson at dinner on Necker Island, his private-island Caribbean resort, which has just reopened, he heard a great one.<p>Do you remember the hit record Tubular Bells?<p>That’s what I thought. The …

Living in: Great university towns

Usually liberal and forward thinking, these five cities have culturally vibrant, well-educated populations and are often ranked as some of the most sought after places to live.<p>Close to major metropolitan centres but inclusive enough to exert their own sphere of influence, university towns and the …

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Our favourite images of the week

Amazing photos from the last seven days – from cycling through Canada and punting in England to a swarm of red crabs in Australia and Africa’s first underwater hotel.

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Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

Tour One of Iceland's Incredible Geothermal Plants

The Svartsengi geothermal power plant produces 75 Mw of energy, provides thousands of homes with hot water, and created a hot lagoon that became a tourist attraction.<p>The Svartsengi geothermal power plant produces 75 Mw of energy, provides thousands of homes with hot water, and created a hot lagoon …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

iPad Air Review: Apple Makes Big Tablets Beautiful All Over Again

Apple introduced two new iPads this month at a special event in San Francisco on October 22, and the first of those to go on sale is the iPad Air, which is in stores and on virtual shelves this Friday, November 1. After a week with Apple’s newest 9.7-inch device, it’s clear there’s a new champion …

Nexus 5 Launch Likely Coming Today, Here’s What We Know So Far

Google’s Nexus 5 is not a real thing yet, but at this point it’s a foregone conclusion; Google will update its Android reference smartphone, which comes with the clean stock version of its mobile operating system, and it’ll probably do it today. Which is why it makes perfect sense that the leaks …

The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

'Jobs' Film Director Reveals Steve's Early Struggle To Communicate Simply

Steve Jobs, known for his charismatic public speaking ability and his slick keynote presentations, wasn’t always the polished communicator most people associate with the visionary Apple co-founder. I’ve often said that Jobs grew into his role as communicator-in-chief and refined his messages and …

Why A Cheap iPhone Makes Absolutely No Sense

It’s all starting to come together now. Apple has revealed that it is hosting an event on September 10, and the world waits anxiously for the unveiling of wondrous new “magical” technology to delight the senses and fundamentally change our lives. One of the prevailing predictions is that Apple will …

One of Britain's most wanted tax cheats 'caught after 10 years on the run'

One of Britain's most wanted tax cheats - who stole £350,000 - has been caught after 10 years on the run.<p>Anthony Judge, who had spent 10 years in hiding after fleeing money laundering charges, was arrested after trying to enter Britain on a forged passport on July 4.<p>His name had recently been added …

One year on from the Higgs boson find, has physics hit the buffers? http://t.gu.com/nHFqS Despite the success of the Large Hadron Collider, evidence for the follow-up theory – supersymmetry – has proved elusive Photograph: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images