News archive from 7 February 2012, page 2

Retailers hit by second worst January on record

Retailers hit by second worst January on record

Total sales, which include new floor space and are closer to the measure used in Britain's official statistics, grew 2.1 percent, down from a 4.1 percent annual rise. Only in January 2010 was either measure weaker, and with inflation running at more...

Reuters, 00:34 in Business
 

MF Global shortfall worsened as bankruptcy neared

The trustee has not changed his estimate that a total of about $1.2 billion (757.9 million pounds) is missing from customer segregated accounts, said Kent Jarrell, a spokesman for Giddens. Giddens said that his investigation found that as part of MF...

Reuters, 00:34 in Business
 
FTSE ends lower as miners fall, Greek deal awaited

FTSE ends lower as miners fall, Greek deal awaited

The FTSE 100 index .FTSE ended down 8.87 points, or 0.2 percent, at 5,892.20, remaining near six-month highs after strong U.S. jobs data boosted appetite for cyclical stocks. It had risen 4 percent over the previous four trading days. "The bears...

Reuters, 00:34 in Business
 
App shows how alcohol can age users

App shows how alcohol can age users

A smartphone app showing how alcohol can quicken the ageing process has been launched to help encourage women to stay within the recommended alcohol limits. The Scottish Government's Alcohol Behaviour Change campaign, aimed at women, highlights the...

 
Plea to parents on internet safety

Plea to parents on internet safety

Parents' fear of technology and the internet is putting children's safety at risk, according to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop) Centre. A Mori poll, commissioned by the centre, showed that about 80% of children in the UK, aged...

 
Verizon, Redbox plan Netflix challenge

Verizon, Redbox plan Netflix challenge

The venture will combine the Redbox DVD rental kiosk business with an Internet video offering from Verizon, including mobile offerings, in the second half of the year. However, investors in Verizon and Coinstar were unimpressed as the pair offered...

 
A child's journey from Club Penguin to Facebook

A child's journey from Club Penguin to Facebook

Staying safe online can be complicated enough for adults - hands up those who have clicked on a spam link or inadvertently downloaded a virus to their PC? - so imagine what a minefield it can be for a child. My eight-year-old son recently got his...

 
FABIO CAPELLO FACING REVOLT

FABIO CAPELLO FACING REVOLT

FABIO CAPELLO has risked a rift with stunned members of his England squad by publicly insisting John Terry should not have been stripped of the captaincy. There are fears England coach Capello has not only damaged his relationship with the Football...

 
FEARS OVER GREEK TALKS HIT MARKETS

FEARS OVER GREEK TALKS HIT MARKETS

RISING fears Greece is sliding towards a messy default that will reverberate across the eurozone sent the single currency and stock markets around the world sliding yesterday. The euro fell against the pound and the dollar as Greek politicians...

 
Last picture: Denise Welch and husband Tim Healy wildly celebrate his birthday and her Big Brother win just a week before announcing split after 23 years

Last picture: Denise Welch and husband Tim Healy wildly celebrate his birthday and her Big Brother win just...

They then saw each other casually while she was filming Loose Women in London and from September the relationship became serious. She apparently spent a night with Lincoln at the Marriott before going into Celebrity Big Brother. Lincoln's checkered...

 

Cisco seen reporting solid second quarter

For the current quarter analysts estimate earnings of 45 cents a share on revenue of $11.48 billion. Cisco is due to report its second quarter results after the bell on Wednesday, February 8. "We believe improving demand in the U.S. is driving a...

 

Singapore Hot Stocks-Aztech falls after profit warning

Aztech said in a stock market filing late on Monday that despite an increase in revenue, it will record a loss for the three months ended Dec 31, 2011, due to lower margin arising from a stronger U.S. dollar and higher fuel cost. (Reporting by Eveline...

 
Citigroup wins approval to launch credit cards in China

Citigroup wins approval to launch credit cards in China

The Chinese unit of Citigroup will be the first non-Asian bank to launch credit cards in China. The US-based bank announced on Monday that the move had been approved by China's banking regulator. Citibank (China) will offer credit cards to Chinese...

BBC, 01:29 in Business
 
As Capello looks for a new England captain, who won the duel at the Pool?

As Capello looks for a new England captain, who won the duel at the Pool?

We were into time added on at Anfield when Scott Parker raced across the field looking to launch one last Tottenham attack. The man pursuing him was not giving up, however and, as Parker tried to knock the ball down the touchline, Steven Gerrard threw...

Daily Mail, 01:36 in Sport
 
Suarez should have seen red, blasts Rooney after Liverpool striker's booking against Spurs

Suarez should have seen red, blasts Rooney after Liverpool striker's booking against Spurs

Spurs assistant boss Kevin Bond, speaking in the absence of Harry Redknapp, whose flight from London to Merseyside was cancelled, admitted that he did not think it was a sending-off. "I don"t think so," said Bond. "It was a hard...

Daily Mail, 01:36 in Sport
 


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