News archive from 1 February 2012

US home prices drop amid weak demand

US home prices drop amid weak demand

US home prices dropped more than expected in November, continuing the market's slide in an index of 20 metropolitan areas. Prices for single-family homes declined 0.7%, instead of the 0.5% forecasted by economists. Home prices are on average at...

BBC, 22:10 in Business
 
Facebook to file for $5 billion IPO Wednesday - IFR

Facebook to file for $5 billion IPO Wednesday - IFR

(Reporting by Anthony Hughes and Stephen Lacey)

Reuters, 22:16 in Business
 
Mancini returns to Italy as Man City land Pizarro in loan deal from Roma

Mancini returns to Italy as Man City land Pizarro in loan deal from Roma

Roberto Mancini has completed his loan signing of Roma's attacking midfielder David Pizarro. The 32-year old's agent, Giuseppe Bozzo, flew to London for talks on Tuesday afternoon, after Roma decided he could go out on loan for the rest of the season,...

Daily Mail, 22:36 in Sport
 
Amazon announces lower profits and warns of loss

Amazon announces lower profits and warns of loss

Online retail giant Amazon has announced a sharp fall in profits and warned about worse than expected results this year. Net income for the three months to the end of December was $177m (£114m), down from $416m in 2010. The fall came despite an...

BBC, 22:47 in Business
 
BOBBY ZAMORA COMPLETES QPR SWITCH

BOBBY ZAMORA COMPLETES QPR SWITCH

QPR have announced the signing of striker Bobby Zamora from Fulham on a two-and-a-half-year contract, with the fee undisclosed. The 31-year-old has been regularly linked with a January move away from the Cottagers and has now completed a...

Daily Star, 23:02 in Sport
 
TOTTENHAM SNAP UP LOUIS SAHA

TOTTENHAM SNAP UP LOUIS SAHA

HARRY REDKNAPP has confirmed Louis Saha has joined Tottenham on a short-term deal until the end of the season. The 33-year-old French striker has struggled for form this season, scoring just twice, and was left on the bench for last Friday's FA Cup...

Daily Star, 23:02 in Sport
 
SMITH AND LOWE REKINDLE ROMANCE

SMITH AND LOWE REKINDLE ROMANCE

DOCTOR WHO star MATT SMITH has rekindled his romance with model DAISY LOWE, according to a report. The actor dated the catwalk beauty for 18 months until they parted ways in November (11). However, the former couple is said to be giving the...

 
Google defends change to privacy policies

Google defends change to privacy policies

Google, whose offerings include its flagship search engine, Gmail, YouTube and Google+ products, announced last week that it was unifying 60 of its privacy policies. When the new policy comes into effect on Wednesday, information from most Google...

 
Andreessen Horowitz raises $1.5 billion fund

Andreessen Horowitz raises $1.5 billion fund

"It's a very opportunity-rich environment right now," said Marc Andreessen, the firm's co-founder, who said the firm planned to stick to its strategy of investing in companies with the potential to upend an industry, often around the...

 
SANCTUAIRE SHOWS HE’S A CLASS ACT

SANCTUAIRE SHOWS HE’S A CLASS ACT

IRISH jockey Ruby Walsh made a quick visit to Taunton yesterday - and rode out with a treble. And all three of his winners - Sanctuaire, Dildar and Ted Spread - could make their presence felt at the Cheltenham Festival. Sanctuaire had gained an...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
HAVE PERFECT VIEW

HAVE PERFECT VIEW

ROCKVIEW SAIL (8.36), who found himself on the deck when sent off a red-hot favourite for the Coronation Cup final at Romford a fortnight ago, can bounce back to winning ways in an Arc trial stakes at Swindon tonight – live in betting shops. A sudden...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
CRAIG WHYTE HITS BACK AT RANGERS CRITICS

CRAIG WHYTE HITS BACK AT RANGERS CRITICS

RANGERS owner Craig Whyte last night rounded on his critics to defend the financing of his take-over deal and the clubs' transfer policy. Wounded by accusations that he had used supporters cash to fund his Ibrox buy-out and had not paid a current £5m...

 
NORWICH REJECT RANGERS LATE SWOOP FOR GRANT HOLT

NORWICH REJECT RANGERS LATE SWOOP FOR GRANT HOLT

RANGERS failed in a late bid to land Ally McCoist’s top target – Norwich City’s Grant Holt – after Nikica Jelavic made his £7 million switch to Everton. McCoist was disappointed to see Jelavic leave but was left with no option when Jelavic told him...

 
PETER HOUSTON HAS FAITH IN MILOS LACNY GETTING GOALS

PETER HOUSTON HAS FAITH IN MILOS LACNY GETTING GOALS

DELIGHTED Peter Houston believes the loan signing of Milos Lacny can provide the goals that will get Dundee United back into the European fight. Express Sport revealed United's interest in the striker last week. He has moved to Tannadice on a...

 

Pace of financial rulemaking to increase: study

The report expects this year's total to be higher still as the financial sector prepares in particular for detailed rules from a U.S. reform of Wall Street known as Dodd-Frank. "This growth in activity also has an effect on the level of...

Reuters, 00:09 in Business
 


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