The logo of Cadbury chocolate sits on display at the Bournville Cadbury factory, operated by Mondelez International in Birmingham. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Mondelez International, the owner of Cadbury and the maker of snacks such as Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers, topped third-quarter profit estimates an(...)

Ian Read, chairman and chief executive of Pfizer leaves Portcullis House after attending a parliamentary business and enterprise committee hearing on the possible takeover of AstraZeneca, in London.

As Westminster grillings go, the enquiry into Pfizer’s proposed £63 billion (€77 billion) takeover bid for AstraZeneca was a relatively restrained aff(...)

Companies did a lot of firing last year and were more imaginative than ever in telling it like it is not. Most famously, HSBC “demised” its managers, Reuters caused staff to be “transitioned out of the company”, while other businesses “disestablished” or even “completed” roles.

Each January for the past eight years I have handed out prizes to the finest, freshest examples of corporate guff spoken or written in the preceding 1(...)

Everyone has commented on how smart the new leader of General Motors, Mary Barra,  is and admired her delightful plain talk in saying “no more crappy cars”. But no one has yet praised her hair. Photograph: Earl Wilson/The New York Times

Lucy KellawayLast week I discovered that I am a feminist, after all. Until then I had thought that women who did professional jobs were a privileged g(...)