News archive from 15 October 2015

Strong dollar holding back US growth says Fed report

Strong dollar holding back US growth says Fed report

Image copyright Getty Images A strong US dollar is slowing growth and stalling manufacturing according to a report released by the Federal Reserve. The Beige Book - a review of economic activity from the Federal Reserve - showed modest growth in the...

BBC, 23:59 in Business
 

Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi to stand trial accused of assaulting wife

The former Stoke City midfielder Steven N’zonzi missed the club’s player-of-the-year awards because he was in police custody. The Frenchman won the player-of-the-year and the players’ player-of-the-year awards at Stoke’s annual dinner. However, the...

Guardian, 00:00 in Sport
 

Two-thirds of hospitals offering substandard care, says NHS regulator

Two-thirds of hospitals are offering substandard care, according to the NHS regulator, which also warns that pressure to cut costs could lead to a further worsening of the health service in the coming years. The Care Quality Commission also said that...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
I should have been smart like Steve Jobs - Lord Sugar

I should have been smart like Steve Jobs - Lord Sugar

Apprentice boss Lord Sugar has revealed that his one big business regret is not sticking it out in the phone industry like Apple founder Steve Jobs. The former Amstrad owner, valued at £1.04 billion on the Sunday Times Rich List, bought mobile company...

 
Royal High School hotel ‘has doubled in size'

Royal High School hotel ‘has doubled in size'

THE body set up to oversee Edinburgh's world heritage site has accused developers of virtually doubling the size of a controversial hotel project since they won a contest to take over one of the city's most prestigious landmarks. The Edinburgh World...

 
Domino's Pizza serves a slice of profit cheer

Domino's Pizza serves a slice of profit cheer

Domino's Pizza said yesterday that strong online sales and surging demand for takeaways in the wet summer weather would see it deliver better-than-expected annual results. The group, which has more than 800 stores in Britain, said UK like-for-like...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Dundee's Pacson Valves secures funding of £3m

Dundee's Pacson Valves secures funding of £3m

Oil and gas services firm Pacson Valves has secured a £3 million refinance package from Clydesdale Bank, to back its long-term strategy, and said it is focusing on growth opportunities as the sector battles ongoing

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Jacob Jenkins: Watch heartbreaking moment thousands of balloons are released as toddler dies in arms of...

This is the heartbreaking moment thousands of well-wishers released balloons in honor of Jacob Jenkins as he slipped away in his mum and dad's arms. In a huge show of support for the toddler's grieving parents, a crowd is seen holding a sea of yellow...

 

Sixty per cent of Scousers say what is better than chocolate?

Sixty per cent of Scousers says chocolate comes second to ... what? Let’s talk about it. Yes, 60 per cent of online ECHO readers said they prefer sex to chocolate. Tonight’s poll largely disagrees with a recent Liverpool study that found 66 per cent...

 

Supporters of MoD whistleblower launch crowd-funding appeal

Friends and family of an experienced doctor who is bringing a whistleblowing claim against the Ministry of Defence have launched a crowd-funding appeal to help support his fight. Dr Stephen Frost was dismissed by text and email while on a family...

 
‘No legal basis' for stopping MPs' phones being tapped

‘No legal basis' for stopping MPs' phones being tapped

A DECISION that the convention preventing the tapping of MPs' telephones has no legal basis has been branded a "body blow for parliamentary democracy". Green Party MP Caroline Lucas who, with Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb and former MP...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Video shows captives abducted by Filipino militants

Video shows captives abducted by Filipino militants

SUSPECTED Muslim militants have posted a video purportedly showing for the first time two Canadians, a Norwegian and a Filipino who were abducted from a southern Philippine resort last month, and demanded that government forces stop their artillery...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 
Jeremy Corbyn avoids major rebellion over austerity

Jeremy Corbyn avoids major rebellion over austerity

A ROW broke out last night over accusations from Labour that the SNP have signed up to Tory austerity plans as MPs debated George Osborne's Charter of Budget Responsibility. With Jeremy Corbyn facing a rebellion from his own backbenches over his...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Hot News
 

Cambridge to launch £2bn funds drive to compete with Ivy League rivals

Already the wealthiest university in the UK, Cambridge is to launch a £2bn fundraising drive this week to enable it to compete with wealthy US Ivy League rivals such as Yale and Harvard. With £5.9bn at its disposal, Cambridge has the largest endowment...

Guardian, 00:08 in Learning
 

Financial accountability regime will not be fully operational until 2018

A new regime intended to make top bosses at banks more accountable for their actions will be extended to other parts of the financial services industry in 2018, according to a proposed law set out by the government. The senior managers and...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 


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