News archive from 4 January 2012

Rambus raises quarterly revenue outlook, shares jump

Rambus said it anticipates revenue of about $83 million, compared with its previously announced target range of $66 million to $71 million. The two analysts who follow Rambus, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S, were on average expecting $69 million...

 

Fed to publish rate path forecasts in new transparency

The move is meant to better align bets in financial markets with the views of policymakers at the central bank and is a significant milestone in Ben Bernanke's push for greater policymaking transparency. The Fed has held the overnight federal funds...

Reuters, 23:53 in Business
 
MANCHESTER UNITED BOSS ALEX FERGUSON BACKED BY THE STATS

MANCHESTER UNITED BOSS ALEX FERGUSON BACKED BY THE STATS

SIR ALEX FERGUSON has always taken a glass half-full view of Manchester United’s fortunes. So it comes as no surprise that, despite a crippling injury list, some wildly fluctuating form, shock early exits from the Champions League and Carling Cup...

 
STUART BROAD'S BITTER BUT WON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER

STUART BROAD'S BITTER BUT WON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER

STUART BROAD admits he still harbours bitterness towards Pakistan for the spot-fixing scandal that shook the sport but ­concedes holding grudges will not help win the ­upcoming Test series. England’s party line to questions about the 2010 series...

 
BP MOVES TO MAKE HALLIBURTON PAY UP

BP MOVES TO MAKE HALLIBURTON PAY UP

BP TURNED up the heat on contractor Halliburton yesterday as part of moves to make it pay the costs resulting from the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. The oil giant called on the courts to throw out a demand from the US company that BP should be...

 
MARKETS RISE AS RECOVERY HOPES GROW

MARKETS RISE AS RECOVERY HOPES GROW

STOCK markets started the new year on a surge of optimism on hopes recovery in the world’s two biggest economies was gaining steam. About £33billion was added to the value of Britain’s biggest companies as investors shrugged off disappointing...

 
THE CHRISTMAS CHEER WILL DRY UP IN NEW YEAR

THE CHRISTMAS CHEER WILL DRY UP IN NEW YEAR

SHOPPERS flocked back to the high street over the festive break but City experts warn the gulf between top performing retailers and the stragglers will widen. The three shopping days after Christmas saw a frenzy of shoppers hit stores and shopping...

 
WHERE BEST TO INVEST IN 2012

WHERE BEST TO INVEST IN 2012

FOR investors 2011 was a turbulent year and 2012 is set to be just as volatile. But what really matters is where you put your money. If you had invested £10,000 one year ago it could be worth as much as £12,000 or as little as £3,300 today. That’s...

 
START SAVING NOW FOR A STRESS-FREE CHRISTMAS

START SAVING NOW FOR A STRESS-FREE CHRISTMAS

WITH many families having spent more than they had planned to on presents, partying and other festive fare during the past few weeks, bank balances will have taken a battering. This comes at a time when household finances are already stretched to...

 
LEEDS GOALKEEPER PAUL RACHUBKA TO STAY AT TRANMERE TILL JANUARY

LEEDS GOALKEEPER PAUL RACHUBKA TO STAY AT TRANMERE TILL JANUARY

TRANMERE have extended the loan stay of Leeds goalkeeper Paul Rachubka by a further month until January 28.

Daily Star, 00:10 in Sport
 
Families with children hit by tax and benefit changes

Families with children hit by tax and benefit changes

Families with children will be hardest hit by tax and benefit changes aimed at cutting the deficit, a charity argues. The Family and Parenting Institute (FPI) says the average income of households with children will drop by 4.2% between 2010-11 and...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
MORCAMBE SECURE SERVICES OF JASON PRICE

MORCAMBE SECURE SERVICES OF JASON PRICE

MORECAMBE have secured the services of striker Jason Price until the end of the season. Price’s original loan deal expired on January 3, but manager Jim Bentley has been impressed enough to extend his stay at the Globe Arena.

Daily Star, 00:10 in Sport
 
NI scheme 'a total flop' says Labour

NI scheme 'a total flop' says Labour

The government's national insurance holiday scheme has been 'a total flop', argued the Labour party on Wednesday. The scheme gives businesses established outside of London, the South East and East of England a "holiday" in paying staff...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
SWANSEA TARGET JOHN GOOSENS TURNS DOWN MOVE

SWANSEA TARGET JOHN GOOSENS TURNS DOWN MOVE

SWANSEA transfer target John Goossens has turned down a move to the Liberty Stadium and will stay with NEC Nijmegen for the rest of the season.

Daily Star, 00:10 in Sport
 
Libya's commercial hub recovers slowly

Libya's commercial hub recovers slowly

A seven-storey apartment block on Tripoli Street is riddled with bullet holes. Its walls have been blackened by smoke and a large chunk has been ripped out of its roof by a tank shell. On the ground floor, what was once a shop is now a mess of...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 


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