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Useful tips on hostage-taking


Blogger of the Year PETER RHODES on lessons from Sydney, the cost of a penny whistle and wasting money in outer space.


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Hydrogen - power of the future?

Toyota Hydrogen

There will only be a few hundred and they will not be cheap, but Japanese car giant Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles.

Ford gets street cred in EcoSport

Ford EcoSport

Sales of small SUVs – cars that look like rugged little off-roaders, but aren’t – are expected to nearly double in the next five years. So every car maker with an eye to future growth needs one, and fast.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is top dog

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi's big but frugal Outlander PHEV has taken top spot in a set of awards for cars that mix modest thirst and emissions with the ability to entertain their drivers and keep running costs down in the real world.


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Oxbridge salary premium laid bare

There is a significant earnings premium for Oxbridge graduates, research found

Students who went to Oxford or Cambridge earn thousands of pounds more than those who graduated from a newer university, research shows.

Interest rates pledge boosts market

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 288 points to 17,356.87

A pledge from the Federal Reserve to remain "patient" when deciding when to lift interest rates gave the stock market its biggest gain in more than a year.


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