News archive from 3 October 2013

Angelina and breast cancer copycat surge: Doctor warns patients are requesting double mastectomies even if...

Women inspired by Angelina Jolie are demanding breast removal surgery - even if they don't need it - a leading doctor has warned. After Miss Jolie, 38, who is in a high-risk cancer category, announced this year she had had a double mastectomy, a surge...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 

Angelina and breast cancer copycat surge: Doctor warns patients are requesting double mastectomies even if...

Women inspired by Angelina Jolie are demanding breast removal surgery - even if they don't need it - a leading doctor has warned. After Miss Jolie, 38, who is in a high-risk cancer category, announced this year she had had a double mastectomy, a surge...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Health
 
Michael Jackson: Tour promoters AEG Live cleared

Michael Jackson: Tour promoters AEG Live cleared

A jury has found Michael Jackson's concert promoters, AEG Live, not guilty of negligence in hiring the doctor who killed him. The Jackson family had been seeking $290m (£180m) for emotional losses, plus an unspecified amount for economic losses - a...

BBC, 00:03 in Art & Culture
 
Heart attack risk could be cut by new cholesterol lowering drug, study says

Heart attack risk could be cut by new cholesterol lowering drug, study says

Cardiovascular model. Researchers say a trial showed 'bad cholesterol' falling by 57% during ALN-PCS drug use. Photograph: Science Picture Co/Science Faction/Corbis People with dangerously high cholesterol could get an alternative to taking statins...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
Cory Monteith Death: Used Needle Found In Room

Cory Monteith Death: Used Needle Found In Room

A spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle were discovered in the hotel room where Glee actor Cory Monteith was found dead, officials have said. The coroner's final report confirmed initial findings that the Canadian star died from using...

 

Lloyds close to sell Scottish Widows Investment Partnership as deal 'could be signed off within weeks'

Lloyds is closing in on a deal to sell Scottish Widows Investment Partnership as part of ongoing efforts to streamline its business and shore up its finances. A deal to sell the asset management arm of Scottish Widows could be signed off within weeks,...

 

Investors tuck into shares at Domino's as soaring web and mobile phone sales offset slowdown concerns

Traders gobbled up Domino's Pizza shares as soaring web and mobile phone sales offset any concerns over slowing revenue growth and a scaled-back programme of store openings. Total sales in the third quarter were up by 10.4 per cent to £140.9million,...

 

High hopes from Empire State Building float as it has raised more than £570m

The stock market listing of the Empire State Building, which held the title of the world's tallest edifice for 40 years, has raised more than £570million. Empire State Realty Trust's shares edged up after one of the most eagerly anticipated floats of...

 

Italian shares rally after Berlusconi's U-turn keeps coalition alive - but world markets under pressure...

Italian shares rallied yesterday after Premier Enrico Letta won a confidence vote after a last-minute climbdown by former leader Silvio Berlusconi. World markets elsewhere, however, were jittery over the US government shutdown. The Milan FTSEMIB share...

 

ALEX BRUMMER: Why profits really do matter

The contrast between business reactions to David Cameron's conference speech and that of Ed Miliband a week ago could not be stronger. This might seem like the natural order of things in that the Tories traditionally have been the party of commerce....

 

Marc Jacobs quits LVMH role to concentrate on his own label

High-profile designer Marc Jacobs has left his role with luxury goods firm LVMH to concentrate on his own fashion label. Jacobs spent 16 years with LVMH, the owner of luxury brands such as posh luggage firm Louis Vuitton and champagne maker Moet &...

 

Wheels come off Tesco's trolley as its international arms see slowdown in sales

Tesco saw sales slow across all of its markets, blasting a hole in its recovery plan and heaping pressure on embattled chief executive Philip Clarke. Shares in Britain's biggest retailer lost 2.83 per cent at one point yesterday as investors took...

 

Danone wants full compensation from Fonterra after recall

"Danone is determined that it should be fully compensated for damages caused by the recall on eight markets," the company said in a statement. "Food safety is a non-negotiable priority and we are cooperating fully with local authorities...

Reuters, 00:06 in Business
 

Guy Grainger interview: Build more to stop a bubble, says boss of property agents behind The Shard

Ever since George Osborne launched his Help to Buy scheme to try to shake life into the housebuilding market, critics have warned the policy could inflate property prices. Another state-backed project - the Funding for Lending scheme - has added to...

 

MARKET REPORT: Roller-coaster ride as Wolfson Microelectronics issues another profits warning

In recent years you have needed nerves of steel to be an investor in Wolfson Microelectronics. It's been a roller-coaster ride for the Edinburgh-based chip manufacturer and shareholders' stomachs were left in a rather queasy state yet again yesterday...

 


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