News archive from 2 March 2011, page 1

Wisconsin news you can really use | Michael Tomasky

From the clever folks at Swing State Project, here is a chart showing some of the kind of extremely useful hard information out of Wisconsin I've been looking for. The chart shows the results of the 2008 presidential election broken down by the...

 
Gérard Houllier eyes FA Cup success for Aston Villa at Manchester City

Gérard Houllier eyes FA Cup success for Aston Villa at Manchester City

Gérard Houllier takes Aston Villa to Manchester City in the FA Cup on Wednesday night admitting that his last visit to Eastlands represented his lowest point since he took up managing 38 years ago. Villa suffered a thumping 4-0 defeat against Roberto...

Guardian, 22:55 in Sport
 

Government sticks with plans to buy new Hitachi trains

"We will now work with Agility trains with a view to reaching financial close by the end of this year," he told parliament. There had been fears the scheme could be axed as part of a squeeze on government spending. Hitachi had originally...

Reuters, 23:09 in Business
 
Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United: Player ratings

Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United: Player ratings

ChelseaPetr Cech - 6/10 It was startling to see the Czech, so consistent in recent weeks, beaten from distance at his near post, his reactions delayed as he flopped down and the chance flew into the corner. But he was slightly more reassuring when...

Guardian, 23:09 in Sport
 
'I'm a mild lesbian', reveals Daisy Lowe as she admits she has a crush on Kelly Brook

'I'm a mild lesbian', reveals Daisy Lowe as she admits she has a crush on Kelly Brook

And her dream woman is fellow model Kelly Brook, who she described as 'such a hotty'. When asked by men's magazine GQ if she liked women, Lowe replied: 'Yes, I think women are really hot... 'I am, pretty much, a mild lesbian.' Famous for having a...

 
'She was not capable of taking care of herself': Police release Christina Aguilera after her arrest for public intoxication

'She was not capable of taking care of herself': Police release Christina Aguilera after her arrest for...

Steve Whitmore, the chief public information officer for the Los Angeles Sheriffs department, spoke at a press conference in front of the West Hollywood station. Aguilera was a passenger in the car driven by Rutler when officers said he was observed...

 
Women feel like non-persons if they don't work says Kirsty Young

Women feel like non-persons if they don't work says Kirsty Young

It might help explain why she returned to work within a year of having her first child and a mere six months after the second. According to Kirsty Young, women who give up their jobs to look after the family are often left feeling like "non...

 

Analysis: Netflix short sellers may yet have their day

Just ask Whitney Tilson, a well-regarded investor who late last year published 7,000 words detailing the reasons his fund bet big that Netflix shares would drop. Three weeks ago Tilson admitted he got it wrong -- after the stock reached another new...

 

Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United

Football: Whether this defeat halts Manchester United’s charge towards the league title will be determined by how they respond on Sunday when they travel to bitter rivals Liverpool in what promises to be an equally explosive encounter. Here, against a...

 

Egypt newspaper revives questions over Mubarak's health

Before Mubarak stepped down on February 11, a report about Mubarak's health in a big state newspaper such as al-Akhbar would have been unthinkable unless given the official nod, even if official sources were not named. But since his departure, state...

 
Ex-Goldman Sachs director charged with insider trading

Ex-Goldman Sachs director charged with insider trading

A former Goldman Sachs board member has been charged with insider trading. The US Securities and Exchange Commission said Rajat Gupta leaked details about Warren Buffett's $5bn (£3bn) investment in Goldman in 2008 to Galleon Group founder Raj...

BBC, 23:47 in Business
 
RATE HIKE FEARS FUEL MORTGAGE DILEMMA

RATE HIKE FEARS FUEL MORTGAGE DILEMMA

HOMEOWNERS are facing a mortgage dilemma as pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates grows. Rising inflation has increased the chances of one or more rate rises in 2011. This means many borrowers are considering whether to fix their...

 
THIS DRESS IS KILLING ME! JOAN COLLINS SUFFERS A VICTORIAN SWOON

THIS DRESS IS KILLING ME! JOAN COLLINS SUFFERS A VICTORIAN SWOON

WITH every star in Hollywood dressing to impress at the Oscars, Joan Collins wasn’t about to be outshone on the red carpet. After all, at 77, the TV and film legend knows more about showbiz glamour than most of her younger rivals can dream about....

 
Football League examines whether Cardiff City mortgage is all it seems

Football League examines whether Cardiff City mortgage is all it seems

The Football League is investigating whether a mortgage agreement could prevent Cardiff City selling their players without the prior written consent of Coventry City's owner, Ray Ranson. According to Cardiff's accounts the mortgage was struck last May...

Guardian, 00:09 in Sport
 
Lewis Hamilton warns McLaren must play catch-up to be competitive

Lewis Hamilton warns McLaren must play catch-up to be competitive

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button admit they are well off the pace being set by Ferrari and Red Bull, with one testing session remaining before the Formula One season opens in Australia on 27 March. McLaren's two former world champions head to...

Guardian, 00:09 in Sport
 


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