News archive from 10 October 2013

Buy services from abroad to cut costs, regulator urges NHS

Buy services from abroad to cut costs, regulator urges NHS

Shadow health secretary, Andy Burnham, said: 'This will send a shiver down many a spine.' Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA The NHS will have to open its doors to international health companies from nations such as India and Mexico to tackle the...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Inquiry to look at how to encourage NHS mutuals

Inquiry to look at how to encourage NHS mutuals

Norman Lamb: 'There is a wealth of research showing mutuals can lead to greater job satisfaction, higher productivity and reduced absenteeism.' Photograph: Getty Potentially far-reaching reforms to the NHS will be set in train on Thursday when the...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 

Barclays promotes Miller to head of Americas banking

The bank's global group heads based in the Americas will report to Miller, as will Americas regional heads, the memo said. He currently runs Barclays' global industrials group as well as its global financial sponsors business, it said. A Barclays...

Reuters, 00:08 in Business
 

Union allowed to file brief in American, US Airways merger case

The Justice Department and the two airlines both objected, partly on the grounds that the union might slow the case. Companies contemplating mergers prefer to move quickly since delays can hamper planning and are expensive. The union relented and...

Reuters, 00:08 in Business
 

EXCLUSIVE: My wackiest transfer deals - I told one player my bulldogs would bite him where it hurts if he...

AMDY FAYE More from Always Managing: My Autobiography by Harry Redknapp I would swap my seven years as West Ham boss to have Billy Bonds as a mate again Auxerre to Portsmouth, 2003 Amdy was with Auxerre in France when I saw them against Arsenal the...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

EXCLUSIVE: I would swap my seven years as West Ham boss to have Billy Bonds as a mate again

More from Always Managing: My Autobiography by Harry Redknapp My wackiest transfer deals - I told one player my bulldogs would bite him where it hurt if he tried to get away... the next day he agreed to sign for Pompey! It is 20 years since Billy...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

Lockheed, U.S. Air Force near $2.2 billion satellites deal

The Air Force awarded Lockheed a preliminary contract worth $1.9 billion in December for the fifth and sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellites, which allowed the company to begin work on the new spacecraft. This new contract will...

Reuters, 00:14 in Business
 
House prices and the future of homes - in graphics

House prices and the future of homes - in graphics

The UK's housing boom ended in 2008 as the banking crisis and credit crunch bit. In the subsequent years, sales and prices fell in most areas, leaving some people in negative equity. Many potential buyers found they were unable to get on to the ladder...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 
How useful are MBAs for starting your own business?

How useful are MBAs for starting your own business?

For many would-be entrepreneurs, getting a Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualification is seen as essential. Yet with the most prestigious MBA courses in the US costing more than $100,000 (£62,000) in tuition fees alone, they don't come come...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 
Caught on camera: 17 shoplifting suspects - can you name them?

Caught on camera: 17 shoplifting suspects - can you name them?

After several months of rising shop thefts - particularly among first-time offenders - officers have released pictures of 17 suspected thieves. Detective Inspector Emma Heatley, lead officer for shop theft in the East Riding, said: "I am all too...

 
Tobacco smuggling: HMRC 'failures' highlighted by MPs

Tobacco smuggling: HMRC 'failures' highlighted by MPs

MPs have warned HM Revenue and Customs initiatives to fight tobacco smuggling are not working. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said the UK economy lost £1.9bn a year through tobacco smuggling, equal to 20% of all tax collected on cigarettes. Its...

BBC, 00:20 in Business
 
Life in Hungary's purpose-built 'debtors' village'

Life in Hungary's purpose-built 'debtors' village'

"The only luxury we allow ourselves," says Janos Ofella, 54, as he studies the special offers in the supermarket advertisement, "is coffee." Not counting basics such as cooking oil, flour and sugar, his family of five spends 43...

BBC, 00:20 in Business
 

ECB's Draghi says trusts bank resolution mechanism in place by 2015

The EU Commission in July outlined plans to set up an agency to rescue or shut non-viable euro zone banks, to begin work in 2015 if agreed on by EU states, which would eventually be able to impose losses on creditors of a stricken bank. "We trust...

Reuters, 00:22 in Business
 

Caribbean drug trade rises under new generation of 'Cocaine Cowboys'

About 14 percent of U.S.-bound cocaine shipments - roughly 42 tons - was trafficked through the Caribbean in the first six months of this year, and Puerto Rico and the neighbouring Dominican Republic are emerging as hubs of the burgeoning trade,...

 

Lights will stay on says Miliband

Labour leader Ed Miliband insisted the lights would be kept on if he won the next election and implemented his freeze on energy prices. But he sidestepped questions about whether the energy firms would hike prices in the months between now and the...

 


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