News archive from 18 December 2013

AT&T to sell Connecticut wireline assets to Frontier for $2 billion

Frontier shares rose more than 8 percent after it said the deal would boost its dividend payout ratio, generate savings and improve its adjusted free cash flow. Since many people are disconnecting home phones in favor of wireless services, regional...

 

UK got value for money from Lloyds share sale - watchdog

The endorsement of the sale process by Britain's National Audit Office (NAO) may influence the Conservative-led coalition as it ponders how best to offload its remaining 33 percent stake. It wants to return Lloyds to full private ownership by the time...

Reuters, 00:10 in Business
 
Nasa Orders Three Urgent ISS Spacewalks

Nasa Orders Three Urgent ISS Spacewalks

Nasa has ordered a series of spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station - including one on Christmas Day. Station managers will send two American astronauts out on Saturday, Monday and next Wednesday. "The next...

 

UK got value for money from Lloyds share sale - watchdog

By Matt Scuffham LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The government's first sale of shares in Lloyds Banking Group was managed effectively and provided value for money, Britain's public spending watchdog said on Wednesday. The endorsement of the sale process...

 
Swiss to vote on incomes for all - working or not

Swiss to vote on incomes for all - working or not

Switzerland, one of the world's wealthiest countries, is engaged in an intense process of soul searching - about money. This year alone there have been two nationwide referendums on executive pay, one of which approved strict limits on bonuses and...

BBC, 00:19 in Business
 

Odd man out: Keane, Ince and Joe Cole make the line-up but who is the misfit in our XI?

Every week we'll name an XI of past and present footballers for you to guess what links them all. But there's a twist - one player will always be the odd man out in the dressing room. This week's team contains both current and former Premier League...

Daily Mail, 00:19 in Sport
 

ASH WEDNESDAY: Since his ban Suarez has provided a masterclass in attitude and endeavour... it's just like...

There is a moment in the brilliant ITV documentary Keane and Vieira - Best of Enemies when Roy Keane separates the great players from the good in a way that only he could. Asked by Gabriel Clarke about the booking against Juventus in the Stadio Delle...

Daily Mail, 00:19 in Sport
 

Guangzhou 0 Bayern Munich 3: Ribery, Mandzukic and Gotze on target as European Champions ease into Club...

Bayern Munich made predictably light work of Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande, dispatching the Chinese side 3-0 in their Club World Cup semi-final and hitting the woodwork five times in Morocco. Guangzhou, coached by Italy World Cup winner...

Daily Mail, 00:19 in Sport
 

Leave Januzaj to look after himself! Hughes tells Moyes to let youngster learn to stand on his own two feet

Mark Hughes has rubbished David Moyes's suggestions that Adnan Januzaj needs extra protection and claims that the teenager is already being molly-coddled by referees. Stoke City boss Hughes saw the 18-year-old Manchester United winger at close...

Daily Mail, 00:26 in Sport
 
Masters of Sex recap: season one, episodes 11 and 12 – Phallic Victories/Man High

Masters of Sex recap: season one, episodes 11 and 12 – Phallic Victories/Man High

Michael Sheen as Dr William Masters and Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson in Masters of Sex. Photograph: Sony Pictures SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for people watching the first series of Masters of Sex at UK broadcast pace. Don't read on if you haven't...

Guardian, 00:28 in Showbiz
 

The daily grind: Stressed sandwich shop owner who ground her teeth so badly she couldn't open her mouth has...

15 View comments A woman who ground her teeth so badly that she could no longer open her mouth, has had part of her jaw bone replaced with titanium implants to allow her to speak and eat again. Toni Lovell-Clarke, 50, lost both her sandwich shop...

Daily Mail, 00:29 in Health
 
Lago Agrio: Ecuadorians can seek Chevron damages in Canada

Lago Agrio: Ecuadorians can seek Chevron damages in Canada

A group of Ecuadorian Indians can seek enforcement of a $9.5bn (£5.8bn) judgement against petrol giant Chevron in the Canadian courts, an Ontario appeals court has ruled. Ecuadorian courts awarded the damages in 2011 and 2013 after the villagers sued...

BBC, 00:29 in Business
 

Train like Wayne! United boss Moyes orders Welbeck to follow Rooney's example

David Moyes revealed on Tuesday that Danny Welbeck has been told to follow the example of his Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney and put in extra target practice after training. Welbeck deputised for injured Robin van Persie as lone striker in...

Daily Mail, 00:35 in Sport
 

Mackay: There won't be any money so that's fine, we crack on with the squad we've got

Cardiff manager Malky Mackay claimed on Tuesday he would not be doing his job properly if he didn't look to buy new players in the January transfer window. The beleaguered Cardiff boss has been publicly criticised by owner Vincent Tan for saying at...

Daily Mail, 00:35 in Sport
 

'Taking it really slow': Khloe Kardashian covers up in a hoodie for gym trip as 'romance with Matt Kemp...

Khloe Kardashian didn't look like she was in the mood to talk on Tuesday. As she exited an LA gym, The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star wore oversized sunglasses and her hoodie up, hiding half her face. It's easy to understand why she wants to fly...

 


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