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Insurer Lloyd's of London confirms new Brussels subsidiary
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 10:42 am

The 329-year-old insurance market is opening the subsidiary as a result of the Brexit vote. […]

Pee Wee Pumps: High heels for babies spark outrage
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 10:39 am

A US company that makes footwear for infants described as "diva defining" is labelled "disgusting". […]

Bank of England considers palm oil for the new £20 note
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 10:17 am

Palm or coconut oil could be used instead of animal fat in the future production of pound notes. […]

Senate Russia hearing could offer clues to investigation - CNN
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 10:06 am

CNNSenate Russia hearing could offer clues to investigationCNNWashington (CNN) The Senate intelligence committee has run a steady and low-key investigation into Russia's interference in the US elections and communications with the campaign of President Donald Trump, but Thursday marks the panel's first public ...AP News in Brief at 6:04 am EDTWashington PostCrucial Senate hearings on Russian role in US elections on tapCBS NewsSenate Hearing to Focus on Russian Disinformation TacticsNew York TimesBBC Newsall 228 news articles » […]

North Carolina leaders agree to repeal bathroom bill, but many see flaws - CNN
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 8:43 am

NewsweekNorth Carolina leaders agree to repeal bathroom bill, but many see flawsCNN(CNN) North Carolina lawmakers and the governor reached an agreement to repeal the state's controversial "bathroom bill," called HB2. But LGBT groups immediately criticized the deal saying it's a "repeal" in name only -- with one advocate calling it ...North Carolina Lawmakers Announce Deal to Repeal 'Bathroom Bill'NBCNews.comNorth Carolina Strikes a Deal to Repeal Restrictive Bathroom LawNew York TimesNorth Carolina lawmakers set to vote on 'bathroom bill' repeal, gay rights advocates slam dealFox NewsUSA […]

FTSE 100 rises as Morrisons boosted by upgrade
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 8:32 am

The supermarket's shares are the top risers on the FTSE 100 following a broker upgrade. […]

Coffee cup fee could cut use by 300 million, study suggests
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 8:31 am

Charges and other measures could drastically cut the 2.5bn disposable coffee cups used, study finds. […]

Oscars will still use accountant firm PwC despite envelopegate blunder
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 8:00 am

The firm that handles balloting is being retained, but its staff will be banned from using mobiles. […]

Toshiba shareholders angry as chip unit sale approved
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 7:41 am

Shareholders criticise Toshiba's management but approve plans to sell its memory chip unit. […]

Lloyd's of London to set up Brussels hub
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 7:31 am

The chief executive of Lloyd's of London says 'tens of staff' will be shifted to Brussels. […]

Johnston Press announces £300m pre-tax loss
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 7:28 am

The Edinburgh-based publisher's assets are now worth less than half of called-up share capital. […]

The Latest: Attorney general: Religious freedom affirmed - Washington Post
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 3:33 am

Washington PostThe Latest: Attorney general: Religious freedom affirmedWashington PostHONOLULU — The Latest on a hearing in federal court in Hawaii on President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local):. 5:25 p.m.. Hawaii's attorney general says a federal judge's decision to extend an order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ...Judge maintains broad block on Trump travel banPoliticoFederal judge in Hawaii extends ruling halting travel ban indefinitelyCNNHawaii Judge Extends Order Blocking Trump 'Travel Ban'NBCNews.comCBS News -Huffington Post -KITV Honolulu -The […]

Wine detective
Posted on March 29, 2017 at 11:00 pm

A look at the continuing efforts to beat the fraudsters who target the global fine wine market. […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+: First look
Posted on March 29, 2017 at 5:58 pm

Samsung's new phones feature a new virtual assistant, Bixby, and longer screens than past devices. […]

Vauxhall drops FA home nations football sponsorship deals
Posted on March 29, 2017 at 5:39 pm

The car maker wants to put money into marketing specific models. […]

Pensioners' life expectancy falls back
Posted on March 29, 2017 at 3:07 pm

People aged 65 now have a slightly shorter life expectancy than just three years ago, actuaries say. […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 hides home button and gains Bixby AI
Posted on March 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm

The latest flagship phones from Samsung feature bigger screens and a new kind of virtual assistant. […]

What businesses want from the talks
Posted on March 29, 2017 at 11:52 am

As the prime minister triggers Article 50, businesses give their priorities for the Brexit talks. […]

What are Britain's trade options?
Posted on March 29, 2017 at 11:45 am

With Article 50 now triggered, what are the options for the UK's negotiators when it comes to trade? […]

London Stock Exchange-Deutsche Boerse deal blocked by EU
Posted on March 29, 2017 at 11:41 am

EU regulators block London Stock Exchange's £21bn merger with German stock exchange Deutsche Boerse. […]

Fawlty language
Posted on March 29, 2017 at 11:22 am

Japan is struggling to make sure it has enough English speakers when it hosts the Olympic Games in 2020. […]

Topshop loses managing director to The White Company
Posted on March 29, 2017 at 11:21 am

Mary Homer is leaving Sir Philip Green's fashion chain, Topshop, to work for The White Company. […]

Toshiba's Westinghouse files for US bankruptcy
Posted on March 29, 2017 at 11:16 am

Westinghouse has struggled with losses that have thrown its Japanese parent into a major crisis. […]

Jared Kushner's family firm ends investment talks with China's Anbang
Posted on March 29, 2017 at 10:58 am

A potential investment deal had raised ethical questions for President Trump's son-in-law. […]

How will the Port of Dover cope with Brexit?
Posted on March 29, 2017 at 9:29 am

Tim Waggott, boss of Britain's busiest port warns that getting Brexit wrong could lead to queues of lorries at Dover "every day in perpetuity". […]



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BlackBerry, freed of handsets, looks to software for return to glory
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 10:23 am

TORONTO (Reuters) - Although BlackBerry Ltd has extricated itself from the smartphone handsets that weighed on its recent fortunes, the Canadian firm faces a tough slog to convince skeptics it can return to its glory days through an enlarged software business. […]

Euro dips as price data further dampens ECB hike expectations
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 10:10 am

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro dipped and bond yields hit multi-week lows on Thursday as easing inflation in Spain and Germany led investors to row back further on expectations of when the European Central Bank might tighten monetary policy. […]

Toshiba gets go-ahead for chip unit sale at angry shareholder meeting
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 10:00 am

Chiba, JAPAN (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp shareholders agreed to split off its prized NAND flash memory unit on Thursday, paving the way for a sale to raise at least $9 billion to cover U.S. nuclear unit charges that threaten the conglomerate's future. […]

Mexico's governors tap investors in China, elsewhere
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 9:36 am

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's states are turning to Asia and beyond as some U.S. companies put investment plans on hold south of the border following President Donald Trump's calls to bring jobs back home. […]

Corporate America’s top shareholder referee gets tougher on activists
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 9:20 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Institutional Shareholder Services Inc, the world's top proxy advisory firm, is making activist investors work harder than ever to earn its backing in corporate control battles in a shift being led by the new man in charge of its recommendations. […]

Ackman apologizes for Valeant losses, calls bet a mistake
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 8:29 am

BOSTON (Reuters) - Billionaire hedge fund manager William Ackman has apologized to clients for betting on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc , telling them he was "deeply and profoundly sorry" for losing so much of their money on the investment. […]

Saudi Aramco formally appoints banks to advise on share sale
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 8:10 am

LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco has formally appointed JPMorgan Chase & Co, Morgan Stanley and HSBC as international financial advisers for its initial public offering, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. […]

Toyota recalls 2.9 million vehicles globally over airbags
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 7:18 am

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp on Thursday said it was recalling a total of about 2.9 million vehicles in Japan, China, Oceania and other regions including its Corolla Axio sedan and RAV4 SUV crossover due to potentially faulty airbag inflators. […]

Exclusive: Trump's 'big data' consultant to meet Australian government
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 7:12 am

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The big data company credited with helping Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency has registered a company in Australia and plans to meet the country's ruling conservative Liberal Party next week, according to documents and a government official. […]

Texas judge kicks Exxon climate lawsuit to New York court
Posted on March 30, 2017 at 3:24 am

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Texas on Wednesday kicked an Exxon Mobil Corp lawsuit seeking to thwart two states from pursuing a fraud case over climate change to a Manhattan court, saying his court wasn't the best place to resolve the dispute. […]