News archive from 5 May 2012

U.S. to launch public offering of AIG common stock

(Reporting By Mark Felsenthal)

Reuters, 22:00 in Business
 

UPDATE: Flood alert lifted on rivers Evenlode and Glyme

FLOOD alert warnings on the full length of the River Evenlode and on the River Glyme at Woodstock and Wootton were lifted this evening. The warnings had been in force since Sunday night, following heavy rain across the Cotswold hills. Flood alerts...

 

Hyndburn MP Graham Jones backs scheme to beat 'rip-off merchants'

HYNDBURN MP Graham Jones is urging residents to use a scheme aimed at beating ‘rip-off merchants’. The MP said he was grateful Lancashire County Council’s Help Direct Safe Trader Scheme was supporting his campaign to empower consumer rights. He said:...

 

Mixed results for mobile stroke treatment

Treating stroke patients in specialised ambulances en route to hospital could boost the number of patients who receive life-saving therapy, BBC News has today reported. The news is based on a small but well-conducted study looking at whether the time...

 

X-ray 'brain tumour risk' uncertain

Regular dental X-rays “can double or even triple the chance of developing a common type of brain tumour,” according to The Daily Telegraph. This news is based on a large US study comparing the dental histories of people who had a brain tumour known as...

 

'Depression blood test' still experimental

Today the Metro has boldly claimed that a “blood test diagnoses depressed teenagers”, while the Daily Mail says that a new blood test “is first to diagnose depression in teenagers”. Currently, depression is diagnosed by a doctor using validated...

 
L.A. gasoline falls on BP restart expected by mid-May - trade

L.A. gasoline falls on BP restart expected by mid-May - trade

Gasoline blended to meet California's strict environmental standards sold at 27 cents a gallon on top of June NYMEX RBOB gasoline on Friday in the Los Angeles market, down from the last trade on Thursday at 39 cents a gallon over the NYMEX. (Reporting...

Reuters, 22:15 in Business
 
Glencore's Viterra bid clears Canada competition hurdle

Glencore's Viterra bid clears Canada competition hurdle

(Reporting by Rod Nickel in Winnipeg; Editing by Peter Galloway)

Reuters, 22:15 in Business
 

Mixed results for mobile stroke treatment

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X-ray 'brain tumour risk' uncertain

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'Depression blood test' still experimental

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Royal Bank of Scotland in £1.4bn bump on road to recovery

Royal Bank of Scotland blamed an accounting quirk after slumping to a £1.4bn loss for the first three months of the year, but hailed great progress in its long road to recovery. The state-backed bank preferred to focus on operating profits, which...

 
ALEX BRUMMER: Pay revolution is tearing apart boardrooms

ALEX BRUMMER: Pay revolution is tearing apart boardrooms

Whichever way you look at it, it has been a momentous few days for shareholder activism. Two powerful chief executives, David Brennan at AstraZeneca and Trinity Mirror's Sly Bailey, have been hounded out of office and another, Andrew Moss of Aviva, is...

 
Stock markets on both sides of Atlantic hit by worries over global economy

Stock markets on both sides of Atlantic hit by worries over global economy

Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic slammed into reverse yesterday amid mounting fears over the global economy. Unemployment in the United States fell from 8.2 per cent to 8.1 per cent last month but only 115,000 jobs were created - fewer...

 

MARKET REPORT: Andrew 'Bert' Black carves out Hydrodec stake

Some serious stakebuilding is going on in Hydrodec. The industrial lubricants recycling company should soon catch the attention of more City fund managers because a couple of very shrewd super-rich investors apparently continue to mop up stock....

 


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