News archive from 11 September 2014

U.S. SEC charges corporate insiders with disclosure violations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said that the defendants included well-known companies such as Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide Inc, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc, Royal Bank of Scotland and Sankaty Advisors LLC, a unit of the private...

Reuters, 00:00 in Business
 

Rory McIlroy: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are playing the last few holes of their careers

Large parts of golfing America might still be in denial but Rory McIlroy spelt out the facts regarding long-time superstars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in characteristically candid terms on Wednesday. Asked about the absence of both from the field...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
France joins US with pledge to strike at militants

France joins US with pledge to strike at militants

FRANCE'S foreign minister says his country is ready to take part in air strikes against Islamic State extremists in Iraq. Laurent Fabius called for international mobilisation against “this transnational danger that could reach all the way to our...

 
Gaza conflict may be over but violence continues

Gaza conflict may be over but violence continues

While the world's attention was focused on the air strikes and rockets over Gaza and Israel this summer, a wave of violence hit the streets of Jerusalem - and continues in parts of this divided city at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The...

 
‘Crippled’ South Yorkshire postie dumped mail

‘Crippled’ South Yorkshire postie dumped mail

A crippled South Yorkshire postman resorted to dumping thousands of letters because he could not cope with the strain of his workload, a court was told. Many residents in Conisbrough, near Rotherham, failed to get their European election polling cards...

 
Poll panic as Sweden’s big parties face deadlock

Poll panic as Sweden’s big parties face deadlock

Sweden, seen for years as a beacon of stability and reforms in a crisis-ridden Europe, is heading for political deadlock after next Sunday's general election, with polls suggesting that both right and left might be unable to form a stable government....

 
Father suspected of killing five children in US

Father suspected of killing five children in US

A MAn is suspected of killing his five children, then driving for hours before dumping their bodies on a rural dirt road. Timothy Ray Jones Jr, 32, led investigators to the site where the bodies of the children were found, off a two-lane highway...

 
Botin’s death sees daughter take Santander reins

Botin’s death sees daughter take Santander reins

Santander, the Spanish banking giant, yesterday named Ana Botin as its executive chairman following the death of her father. The group’s board met to decide on a new leader after Emilio Botin died from a heart attack at the age of 79 and said his...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Sports Direct scores despite World Cup flop

Sports Direct scores despite World Cup flop

MIKE Ashley’s Sports Direct shrugged off England’s disappointing football World Cup campaign to maintain its summer sales impetus, the sportswear retailer revealed yesterday. Sports Direct, owner of brands such as Dunlop, Everlast and Slazenger,...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Barratt and Robertson boosted by construction sector

Barratt and Robertson boosted by construction sector

Britain's construction industry received a double dose of cheer yesterday as housebuilder 
Barratt said profits more than doubled and Robertson Group unveiled record orders. Barratt also announced that investors were in line for a £400...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Teen Killed While Filling Up At Petrol Station

Teen Killed While Filling Up At Petrol Station

A teenage girl has died after she was hit by a car while filling up at a petrol station. Eilish Herron was on the forecourt of the Asda garage in Linwood, Renfrewshire, when the crash happened on Wednesday afternoon. Police Scotland said the...

 
Healthcare funds distribution unfair, audit finds

Healthcare funds distribution unfair, audit finds

Some areas are struggling because of an unfair distribution of funds, claim auditors. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian Some local healthcare services in England have been underfunded because of an unfair Whitehall system to allocate £79bn...

Guardian, 00:07 in Health
 
RBS 'contingency for London move'

RBS 'contingency for London move'

Royal Bank of Scotland has confirmed it has made contingency plans to move its headquarters from Scotland to London if there is a Yes vote in the referendum. A Treasury source told the BBC that it had discussed the plans with RBS. Lloyds Banking Group...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Expensive wine and cheap plonk taste the same to most people

Expensive wine and cheap plonk taste the same to most people

People fool themselves into thinking expensive wines taste better than cheap ones, says psychologist Richard Wiseman. Photograph: Graham Turner/Guardian An expensive wine may well have a full body, a delicate nose and good legs, but the odds are your...

 
Bank account switch scheme lures 1m customers

Bank account switch scheme lures 1m customers

Competition has increased between current account providers since the scheme was introduced last year. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian An estimated 1.1 million current account customers have switched provider in the first 11 months since...

Guardian, 00:10 in Business
 


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