Jeans and trainers: when brands get woke
Should brands be political? Levi Strauss came out against the US gun lobby just days after Nike’s controversial Colin Kaepernick adverts. But many are uncomfortable with “woke” brands.
How Apple became the first $1 trillion company
Can it stay on top? Yesterday, Apple unveiled a range of new iPhones. The original handset was launched in 2007, sparking a phenomenon that made Apple the global tech superpower it is today.
‘Hardman’ Ed takes the fight to the Tories
A tough and uncompromising politician has been put in charge of the Labour Party’s economic policy. The Conservative-led government expects a hard fight. The battleground? Spending cuts.
Inflation raises spectre of money losing its value
Prices, from bread to petrol, are 3.7% higher than last year. History has grim warnings on where it might end.
Piracy on the high seas and laser dazzlers
More people were taken hostage at sea in 2010 than in any year since records began. So how can a ‘ragged band’ of pirates hold the world to ransom?
The world moves into a new Chinese era
China is now the developing world's biggest lender, yet another sign of the country's rising power. Should we be worried?
Has ‘Dr. Cameron’ got his diagnosis right?
The government is planning a major overhaul of the health service, where hospitals will become more like businesses. But is it the right cure?
Blood, pain and tweets in Tunisian revolt
After weeks of unrest in Tunisia, the President of twenty-three years has fled abroad. But can violence and chaos ever bring democratic change?
Rage as ‘greedy bankers’ take bonuses
Despite widespread blame for our economic woes and a renewed outbreak of banker bashing, top financiers are due for another bumper year.
Miracle and disaster as China grows rich
Boomtime for industry in China has brought health risks for the population, with frequent poisonings and accidents. But there are benefits as well.
UK Drugs Trade - Smugglers Get Creative
Drug smugglers are trying inventive new tactics. Can border police stop the illegal trade into the country? And are they targeting the wrong people?