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Viewsnight: 'Why are the apps of the future using Victorian working practices?'

Polly Mackenzie argues that workers in the gig economy must have stronger employment protections.

Bitcoin explained: How do cryptocurrencies work?

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Spencer Kelly explains all – with the help of a stuffed penguin.

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Real animal fur sold as fake in London markets

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A BBC investigation finds items consistent with hair belonging to rabbits being sold in London.

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'Make sure you are learning all the time'

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“Make sure you are learning all the time,” says William Eccleshare of advertising firm Clear Channel International.

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Breakingviews TV: Better bankers

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New York Fed President Bill Dudley discusses ways to improve the culture of the financial industry with CIT CEO Ellen Alemany and former Citi executive Bill Rhodes. Hint: there’s work to be done on better aligning compensation and values, and creating stronger boards.

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Breakingviews TV: Musk in space

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Tesla’s boss has sent a Roadster into orbit from his SpaceX rocket. It’s a great stunt, but as Richard Beales and Antony Currie explain, it does nothing for the challenges the electric-car maker faces: investment needs and delayed sales mean Tesla needs to raise capital.

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Breakingviews TV: New ventures

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Venture-capital heavyweight Sequoia is changing tack, with a multibillion-dollar fund to back private firms later in their development. Alec Macfarlane and Quentin Webb look at what this says about startups, and why investors might be better off with old-fashioned buyouts.

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An investor's guide to the 'fear index'

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The VIX “fear index” measures expectations of future share price movements – so how does it work?

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Immigrants in South Africa weave their way to success

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Street hairdressing is a popular occupation for many immigrants in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Key moments in aviation: From aeolipiles to electric planes

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Humans have dreamed of flying for thousands of years. Here are some key moments on our journey to the skies.

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