News archive from 31 December 2012

US Congress in final push to reach 'fiscal cliff' deal

US Congress in final push to reach 'fiscal cliff' deal

US Congressional leaders are mounting a last-ditch attempt to stop the threat of steep tax rises and spending cuts, known as the "fiscal cliff". Both the Senate and House of Representatives are primed to vote on a compromise measure if one...

BBC, 00:00 in Business
 
CBI chief urges UK to take place at the heart of global trade deals

CBI chief urges UK to take place at the heart of global trade deals

BRITAIN must "resist the siren calls of protectionism" and play a central role in carving out a crucial global trade deal, the head of the CBI says today. In his New Year message, John Cridland highlights the importance of
securing a...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

FSB discerns positive signs for small firms

Business confidence remains low but there are some "positive" economic signs for the year ahead, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). National chairman John Walker said that 2012, when the UK dipped back into recession, had...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Renewables firms’ mixed perspectives on independence

More than four out of ten renewable energy developers have warned that Scotland's separation from the rest of the UK would damage their industry. A survey of just under 100 professionals working in the sector found that 44 per cent of developers,...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Profits increase by 20% as Hamilton & Inches woos higher end of the market

Venerable jeweller Hamilton &
Inches has vowed to pursue more sales at the higher end of the market after seeing its profits jump by almost a fifth last year. The firm, which has a flagship store and silver workshop in Edinburgh and a...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

Retail menu could do without turkeys

The first signs of how Britain's listed retailers fared over the crucial Christmas trading season will emerge this week when Next updates the City on its performance. After a difficult year for the high street, which saw the likes of Comet, JJB Sports...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
CHELSEA IN BA-RGAIN HUNT

CHELSEA IN BA-RGAIN HUNT

CHELSEA were last night locked in talks with Newcastle striker Demba Ba. They want to activate the £7.5m get-out clause in the 27-year-old's contract and take him to Stamford Bridge in January. The Blues – 2-1 winners at Everton yesterday thanks to a...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
REDKNAPP STILL UP FOR IT

REDKNAPP STILL UP FOR IT

HARRY REDKNAPP insists QPR will still beat the drop despite throwing in the towel by half time against Liverpool. Redknapp feared a drubbing after Luis Suarez and Daniel Agger added a third inside half an hour at Loftus Road – and admitted the second...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
THE GOLD, THE BRAD AND THE BUBBLY!

THE GOLD, THE BRAD AND THE BUBBLY!

PURE GOLD – that was the sporting year of 2012. We might be suffering a ­double-dip recession but when it comes to sporting achievement, drama and failure, the last 12 months hit the jackpot. Was it the greatest ever year in ­British sporting history?...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
MANCHESTER UNITED 2 - WEST BROM 0: CARRICK CARRIES UNITED HOME

MANCHESTER UNITED 2 - WEST BROM 0: CARRICK CARRIES UNITED HOME

YOU can't keep Robin Van Persie out of the headlines as Manchester United continue their charge towards another title. But if United go on to complete their mission it won't just be Van Persie who Sir Alex Ferguson will be indebted to. Believe it or...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
ARSENAL 7 - NEWCASTLE 3: HOT GUNNERS DISCOVER OX FACTOR

ARSENAL 7 - NEWCASTLE 3: HOT GUNNERS DISCOVER OX FACTOR

WHISPER it quietly but something special is beginning to stir in North London. Only a month ago the doom-mongers were out in force predicting Arsenal were poised to lose their place at the top table. Out of the title race before Christmas, humbled by...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
NEWCASTLE ROLL OUT WELCOME MAT FOR DEBUCHY

NEWCASTLE ROLL OUT WELCOME MAT FOR DEBUCHY

NEWCASTLE have agreed a £5m deal for Lille's France international defender Mathieu Debuchy. The Magpies have finally reached an agreement with the Ligue 1 side after failing to land the player despite protracted talks during the summer. The...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
WELTON ARTHUR CAN BE KING

WELTON ARTHUR CAN BE KING

WELTON ARTHUR (12.58), who annihilated the opposition in last week's heats, has his trap five draw to beat in the £1,000 Coors Christmas Stayers 660m final at Sheffield this lunchtime – live in betting shops. With the inside bias at the South...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
Keeping QPR in the Premier League is Redknapp's biggest ever challenge... but will he make a dog's dinner of it?

Keeping QPR in the Premier League is Redknapp's biggest ever challenge... but will he make a dog's dinner...

Brendan Rodgers has been talking about getting the right ingredients in place to put on a decent meal for Liverpool's fans.Yesterday, it was the turn of QPR's supporters to discover what a dog's dinner their team really is. Harry Redknapp is convinced...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 

Walcott should learn from the master... when Henry was in the zone there was no stopping him

When Thierry Henry was in the zone, he was driven, there was a real fierce determination about him. You could see it in his eyes. And I think that is coming into Theo Walcott's make-up now. At the moment, the reason for this is that he wants to prove...

Daily Mail, 00:04 in Sport
 


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