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  1. December 5, 2013

    Twitter hires Marjorie Scardino as board’s first woman

    Twitter has hired its first female director by adding Marjorie Scardino, the former Pearson chief executive, to its board a...

  2. May 23, 2013

    Pearson to reorganise into six business divisions

    Pearson, the global education group that owns the Financial Times, announced a management shake-up and a reorganisation into...

  1. November 27, 2012

    FT Group chief executive to step down

    Rona Fairhead, chairman and chief executive of the Financial Times Group, announced on Tuesday that she is leaving Pearson...

  2. October 29, 2012

    Gatecrasher causes stir at book club

    For about 36 intense hours between Saturday night and Monday morning, it looked as though the genteel world of book...

  3. October 29, 2012

    Women take chunk out of ‘glass ceiling’

    More cracks are appearing in the “glass ceiling” – the unseen barrier that has held back talented women from rising up the...

  4. October 29, 2012

    Penguin and Random House sign merger deal

    Pearson has spurned an approach made by News Corp to buy its book publisher Penguin in favour of a rival deal with...

  5. October 25, 2012

    Penguin and Random House in deal talks

    Bertelsmann and Pearson are in talks about combining their publishing divisions, Random House and Penguin, to create a...

  6. October 7, 2012

    Scardino plans to leave Nokia board

    Marjorie Scardino, who last week announced she was stepping down as chief executive of Pearson, owner of the Financial...

  7. October 4, 2012

    Scardino ends era of sweeping changes

    As Marjorie Scardino announced her plan to leave Pearson she drew attention to the sweeping changes she had made in her 16...

  8. October 3, 2012

    Anglo American hit by wildcat strikes

    Anglo American was London’s sharpest blue-chip faller on Wednesday as wildcat strikes continued to spread across South...

  9. October 3, 2012

    Pearson chief Scardino to step down

    Dame Marjorie Scardino will step down on January 1 as chief executive of Pearson after 16 years, handing over to John...

  10. July 27, 2012

    Pearson remains on track to meet forecasts

    Pearson, the educational publishing group that owns the Financial Times and Penguin, reported a 7 per cent increase in...

  11. April 1, 2012

    The female of the species is more scary than the male

    Last week I went to a party given by an old university friend. It was a jolly enough event, full of people I’ve known for...

  12. February 27, 2012

    Pearson beats full-year forecasts

    Pearson, the education and publishing group which owns the Financial Times, beat analysts’ expectations in 2011 with...

  13. November 15, 2011

    The judges

    Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco Ferdinando “Nani” Beccalli-Falco has enjoyed a long career at GE, starting in 1975 in the US. In...

  14. November 3, 2011

    Pearson raises full-year earnings target

    Pearson, owner of the Financial Times, raised its forecast for full-year earnings per share from 80p to 83p in a management...

  15. September 15, 2011

    Pearson steps up push into online schooling

    Pearson has announced its second-largest acquisition since selling the IDC financial data business in 2010, with a $400m...

  16. May 11, 2011

    It’s all about the numbers when pursuing the top job

    What skill makes a good executive? Finance is fast becoming the route to the top. That’s the message from the findings of...

  17. April 26, 2011

    Pearson buys Schoolnet for $230m

    Pearson, the education and information group, has paid $230m (£139m, €158m) for Schoolnet, a digital education business...

  18. March 7, 2011

    Companies need to draw a line in the sand

    Tony Blair, the London School of Economics, Vodafone. Revolutions in the Middle East are forcing many to account for...

  19. March 1, 2011

    Pearson says Libyan shareholding ‘frozen’

    Pearson, the educational publisher and owner of the Financial Times, said the Libyan Investment Authority’s shares in the...

  20. February 28, 2011

    Pearson beats profit guidance with 28% rise

    Pearson is “very uncomfortable” with the Libyan Investment Authority’s 3 per cent shareholding, Dame Marjorie Scardino,...

  21. January 19, 2011

    Pearson raises earnings guidance

    Pearson, the education group that publishes Penguin books and the Financial Times, raised its full-year earnings forecasts...

  22. October 14, 2010

    ‘If the post was right, I would use persuasion’

    Stephen Bampfylde is founder and co-head of the board practice at Saxton Bampfylde How did you secure your current job? I...

  23. July 25, 2010

    Pearson lifts outlook after solid start to year

    Pearson, the publishing and information group, is all about education now, Dame Marjorie Scardino, chief executive, said on...

  24. July 22, 2010

    Pearson reveals £326m Brazil deal

    Pearson is set to fulfil a long-held ambition for substantial expansion into South America after announcing on Thursday an...

  25. July 2, 2010

    Pearson circles Anglo in Brazil

    Pearson, the publishing and digital information group that owns the Financial Times, is among three bidders circling an...

  26. June 29, 2010

    The pink circle

    Richard Lambert will be targeted by headhunters after a much-applauded stint at the CBI, though the firm that placed him as...

  27. May 5, 2010

    Pearson agrees $2bn sale of stake in IDC

    Pearson, owner of the Financial Times, has agreed the sale of Interactive Data Corporation to US private equity investors...

  28. May 4, 2010

    Pearson to glean £1.3bn from IDC sale

    Pearson, owner of the Financial Times, has agreed the sale of Interactive Data Corporation to US private equity investors...

  29. May 1, 2010

    Pearson enjoys its 'best year' in spite of challenges

    Dame Marjorie Scardino, chief executive of Pearson, told shareholders that the company had enjoyed its "best year" in spite...

  30. April 30, 2010

    Pearson revenues up 12% in first quarter

    Dame Marjorie Scardino, chief executive of Pearson, told shareholders that the company had enjoyed its “best year” in spite...

  31. March 3, 2010

    Flexibility over strategy key to Pearson growth

    After 13 years running Pearson, Dame Marjorie Scardino is one of the longest-serving chief executives in the FTSE 100. Yet...

  32. March 2, 2010

    Pearson chief outlines broadening ambitions

    After 13 years running Pearson, Dame Marjorie Scardino counts as one of the UK’s longest-serving chief executives.Yet she...

  33. March 2, 2010

    Pearson lifts share of market

    Shares in Pearson, the digital information and publishing group, rose almost 5 per cent yesterday as it beat expectations,...

  34. March 2, 2010

    Pearson lifts its share of market

    Shares in Pearson, the digital information and publishing group, rose almost 5 per cent yesterday as it beat expectations,...

  35. March 1, 2010

    Pearson lifts share of market

    Shares in Pearson, the digital information and publishing group, rose almost 5 per cent on Monday as it beat expectations,...

  36. March 1, 2010

    Corporate Diary

    TODAY* Potential investors will be hoping that Dame Marjorie Scardino, Pearson chief executive, provides some further detail...

  37. January 20, 2010

    Pearson earnings guidance raised again

    Pearson issued a bullish trading statement yesterday, saying that it expected its 2009 adjusted earnings per share to rise...

  38. January 19, 2010

    Pearson raises profits forecast

    Pearson issued a bullish trading statement on Tuesday, saying it expected its 2009 adjusted earnings per share to rise by 10...

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