Léon-Robert de L’Astran, an 18th-century shipowner, was praised for his noble refusal to participate in the slave trade. Sadly, however, it seems that he existed only as an internet hoax — duping Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, for three years, along with Ségolène Royal and others.
Female bosses are more likely to feel depressed than those who don’t wield power at work, according to a new study. Men with authority, on the other hand, tend to feel happier than their lower ranking peers.
A pay package proposed for the new head of gas giant BG Group is branded "excessive and inflammatory" by the Institute of Directors.
Missouri governor deploys hundreds more troops amid criticism over unrest
BT has said it will launch consumer mobile phones next year. It had been widely speculated that the group would buy another provider rather than trying to build a customer base from scratch.