News archive from 1 October 2013

U.S. study says asset managers could pose systemic market risk

The report does not draw any conclusions about particular asset managers or whether any firms should be designated as potentially risky to the broader market. While it does not call for new designations, the report does lay out potential factors that...

Reuters, 00:00 in Business
 
'Cannibal Cop' Case: British Nurse Charged

'Cannibal Cop' Case: British Nurse Charged

A British nurse who was investigated as part of an international probe into cannibalism has been charged with sex offences and attempting to poison someone. Dale Bolinger, from Canterbury, Kent, is charged with 11 counts related to alleged internet...

 
What's the economic impact of a US government shutdown?

What's the economic impact of a US government shutdown?

On Monday, US president Barack Obama said that "a shutdown will have a very real economic impact on real people, right away". But what exactly will that economic impact be? The last time the US government shut down in 1995, it cost the...

BBC, 00:01 in Business
 

War on illegal drugs 'failing'

The so-called war on drugs is failing to curb supply despite the increasing amounts of funding being ploughed into law enforcement, medical researchers have warned. Street prices of illegal drugs have fallen in real terms since 1990 while the purity...

 
Screen scraping: How to profit from your rival's data

Screen scraping: How to profit from your rival's data

Some call it theft, others call it legitimately gathering business intelligence - and everyone is doing it. Screen scraping might sound like something you do to the car windows on a frosty morning, but on the internet it means copying all the data on...

 
George Osborne's spending plan: seven more years of pain

George Osborne's spending plan: seven more years of pain

George Osborne told the Tory conference: 'We have to confront the costs of modern government and cap working age welfare.' Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA The chancellor, George Osborne, warned on Monday that austerity may continue until 2020 as he set...

Guardian, 00:04 in Health
 

War on illegal drugs 'failing'

The so-called war on drugs is failing to curb supply despite the increasing amounts of funding being ploughed into law enforcement, medical researchers have warned. Street prices of illegal drugs have fallen in real terms since 1990 while the purity...

 
Bafta to allow US shows available online to take on UK competition

Bafta to allow US shows available online to take on UK competition

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, right, could also be nominated for Bafta's acting categories. Overseas shows were restricted to the international prize. Photograph: Lewis Jacobs/AP Breaking Bad and other hit US TV shows only available online in...

Guardian, 00:07 in Showbiz
 
Danny Dyer joining EastEnders cast as landlord of Queen Vic

Danny Dyer joining EastEnders cast as landlord of Queen Vic

Kellie Bright and Danny Dyer, who will take over the Queen Vic on EastEnders. Dyer had previously had talks to become a Walford regular. Photograph: BBC/PA TV tough guy Danny Dyer is to become the new landlord of the Queen Vic as he joins the cast of...

Guardian, 00:07 in Showbiz
 
How gadget accessory-makers must battle for orders

How gadget accessory-makers must battle for orders

Maybe you are thinking of upgrading your smartphone to the iPhone 5S or the 5C, or you have your eye on the new Samsung smartwatch. If so, spare a thought for the legions of often small, young, entrepreneurial companies that will want to sell you a...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Extended GP Opening Hours Pilot Unveiled

Extended GP Opening Hours Pilot Unveiled

A £50m trial to encourage longer GP surgery opening hours has been unveiled by the Prime Minister in an attempt to cut the pressure on overstretched A&E departments. Up to half a million patients are expected to be covered by the pilot project in...

 
Kenya: Troops 'Looted Shops' In Attack Mall

Kenya: Troops 'Looted Shops' In Attack Mall

Shop owners at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi have been returning to their stores after last week's terrorist attack to find displays ransacked and valuables stolen. They say jewellery and mobile phones have been taken, cash tills plundered and...

 

War on illegal drugs 'failing'

The so-called war on drugs is failing to curb supply despite the increasing amounts of funding being ploughed into law enforcement, medical researchers have warned. Street prices of illegal drugs have fallen in real terms since 1990 while the purity...

 
At least three killed in fiery crash of small jet in California

At least three killed in fiery crash of small jet in California

The twin-engine Cessna Citation 525A veered off the right side of the runway as it touched down at Santa Monica Municipal Airport west of Los Angeles on Sunday evening, slammed into a hangar and burst into flames, airport and federal safety officials...

 

UK job vacancies rise, wages remain flat - survey

However, wages remained stagnant for a third month, it found. Unemployment, currently 7.7 percent, has become one of the closest watched economic indicators since the Bank of England said it would not think about raising interest rates from a record...

Reuters, 00:14 in Business
 


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