News archive from 29 February 2012

Authorities risk own goal in tax fight with footballers, bankers

Authorities risk own goal in tax fight with footballers, bankers

Recent scrutiny of banks and footballers has highlighted tax agencies' over-reliance on taxpayers who confess to finding flaws in legislation and the aggressive retroactive moves against anyone who has dared to cash in on those mistakes. Chancellor...

Reuters, 22:19 in Business
 

US STOCKS-Dow, S&P hit milestones on confidence, lower oil

* Micron Tech shares rise after Intel deal * Dow up 0.2 pct; S&P up 0.3 pct; Nasdaq up 0.7 pct (Updates close with details on earnings, volume) By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK, Feb 28 (Reuters) - The Dow closed above 13,000 for the first time...

 
Microsoft's next Steve: Windows boss faces biggest test

Microsoft's next Steve: Windows boss faces biggest test

On that day, in Barcelona, Sinofsky will preside over the public test release of the Windows 8 operating system, the most important new version of Microsoft's cornerstone product in a decade. Optimized for touch computing and low-power...

 
He's come along way from Deptford! First pictures inside Oscar-nominee Gary Oldman's $2.9 million Hollywood mansion

He's come along way from Deptford! First pictures inside Oscar-nominee Gary Oldman's $2.9 million Hollywood...

The main house, covered in clipped vines, was built in 1922 and features three bedroom and four bathrooms while an additional bedroom and bathroom atop a detached two-car garage and can feature as a guest house. A brick walkway lined with hedges wraps...

 
CHISORA BANNED BY WBC

CHISORA BANNED BY WBC

Dereck Chisora has been handed an indefinite ban and heavy fine by the World Boxing Council following his behaviour before and after his heavyweight title fight with Vitali Klitschko earlier this month. Chisora slapped his opponent at the weigh-in...

Daily Star, 23:42 in Sport
 
VAN PERSIE A DOUBT FOR ORANJE

VAN PERSIE A DOUBT FOR ORANJE

Arsenal and Holland striker Robin van Persie is a doubt for Wednesday's friendly against England with a groin injury, Oranje coach Bert van Marwijk has confirmed. Van Persie sat out the last 10 minutes of Holland's hour-long open training session at...

Daily Star, 23:42 in Sport
 
WHITBREAD IN BATTLE OF BEDS

WHITBREAD IN BATTLE OF BEDS

PREMIER Inn-owner Whitbread yesterday warned of a sharp slowdown in the UK hotel market as the stagnant economy and squeeze on consumer incomes took their toll. The company said it was still winning market share, despite seeing sales at Premier...

 
TAXPAYERS TO PROFIT FROM ROCK BAILOUT

TAXPAYERS TO PROFIT FROM ROCK BAILOUT

NORTHERN Rock and Bradford & Bingley, the nationalised mortgage banks, will generate underlying profits of more than £30billion over the next 10 to 15 years, according to the organisation handling the Government’s holdings in state-backed banks....

 

UPDATE 2-Brazil judge blocks Chevron, Transocean injunction

By Jeb Blount and Sabrina Lorenzi RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Brazil declined to grant an injunction suspending the Brazilian operations of oil major Chevron and offshore oil-rig contractor Transocean over a November oil...

 
MAKING RETIREMENT MORE COMFORTABLE

MAKING RETIREMENT MORE COMFORTABLE

MILLIONS of pensioners are missing out on a massive £5.5billion in state benefits because they don’t realise they are eligible to claim. Could you or a close relative be one of them? Some 1.6 million pensioners are failing to claim an astonishing...

 
MIDDLE EAST UNREST FUELS CONCERN OVER RISING PUMP PRICES

MIDDLE EAST UNREST FUELS CONCERN OVER RISING PUMP PRICES

AS well as higher car insurance premiums motorists are now having to contend with rising fuel prices. While the mid-January price for diesel was 141.3p a litre and 132.9p for unleaded petrol, diesel prices recently crashed through the 150p barrier...

 
SHOP AROUND AND DRIVE DOWN MOTOR INSURANCE

SHOP AROUND AND DRIVE DOWN MOTOR INSURANCE

THERE will be millions of motorists receiving car insurance renewal notices next month.However, drivers are being urged not to accept the quote from their insurer automatically as they could waste hundreds of pounds. March is one of the busiest...

 
RISING TIDE OF PENSION COMPLAINTS

RISING TIDE OF PENSION COMPLAINTS

COMPLAINTS about pensions have soared with thousands of investors claiming to have been stung by bad advice. Between July and December last year, formal complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) about pensions and life policies rose by 42...

 
WHAT WILL WE DO WITH OUR CASH IF EURO COLLAPSES?

WHAT WILL WE DO WITH OUR CASH IF EURO COLLAPSES?

Q My husband and I have approximately €600 in currency notes and also €600 on a Visa cash card. Our travel agent, who supplied the cash card, says that both the notes and the euros on the cash card are completely safe. With the current turmoil in...

 
TRENT ROBINSON STILL ON HIGH

TRENT ROBINSON STILL ON HIGH

ADRENALIN junkie Trent Robinson can’t wait for his Dragons to sink their teeth into Wigan. The Catalans coach watched his side pull off the most sensational victory in years at the weekend. Daryl Millard scored 24 seconds after the hooter with Scott...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 


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