News archive from 4 August 2012, page 1

Brilliant Murray sets up Federer final

Andy Murray will play Roger Federer for the Olympic gold medal on Sunday after a brilliant 7-5 7-5 victory over Novak Djokovic in the men's singles semi-final. The 25-year-old is now guaranteed at least a silver medal and will have the chance to make...

Daily Post, 22:33 in Sport

Ennis storms into first-day lead

Britain's Jessica Ennis remains on course for Olympic heptathlon glory after turning a sensational start into a 184-point lead following the opening four events in front of a capacity crowd of 80,000. Ennis ignited the athletics programme at London...

Daily Post, 22:33 in Sport
Berkshire Hathaway profit falls on derivative losses

Berkshire Hathaway profit falls on derivative losses

Buffett eschews derivatives for the most part, but he does have one outstanding -- and large -- derivative bet tied to stock market performance. While he has said repeatedly he expects that position to be profitable over time, it generated nearly $700...

Reuters, 22:36 in Business
Slow broadband speed dents expansion plans

Slow broadband speed dents expansion plans

CRAWLING broadband speeds are hurting a publishing firm’s expansion plans. Managing director Tony Stephenson currently forks out just under £1,000 a year for three 2mbps broadband connections because one simply is not enough to service his successful...


Scandals catapult RBS deep in the red as state-backed bank plunges to £1.5bn loss

Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Stephen Hester hit back at calls from ministers to fully nationalise the state-backed bank as it plunged to a loss of £1.5billion for the first half of the year. A faction within the Coalition, spearheaded by...


MARKET REPORT: Oil and gas firm Wood Group works out a US takeover

The collapse of prices on the US shale gas market has led to big writedowns for major players such as BHP Billiton and BP - but for oil and gas services firm Wood Group this has presented opportunities. The Aberdeen-based business, which rents...


Jetliner feud deepens as Boeing grabs key Airbus client

Silkair, the regional arm of Singapore Airlines, said it had placed the biggest order in its history with a tentative deal to buy over 50 Boeing 737 jets worth $5 billion. This came as figures showed Boeing outselling Airbus by more than two to one in...

Reuters, 23:04 in Business

Some Turks call foul over Obama-Erdogan bat photo

"The photo reveals from whom our Prime Minister receives orders to rule the country," Metin Lutfi Baydar, a lawmaker with Turkey's main opposition party the Republican People's Party (CHP), said in a statement. CHP vice president Umut Oran...


British duo on course to retain gold

Britain's Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson are guaranteed to end London 2012 on the podium and head into Sunday's medal race well placed to retain their Star class gold. The Olympic champions of four years ago have an eight-point lead over second-place...

Daily Post, 23:05 in Sport

Bronze for dogged Campbell as Satch and Nash continue rowing success with another medal

The backbreaking work of winning Britain's first single sculling medal in 84 years so felled Northern Ireland's Alan Campbell, all 95 kilos of him, that he could barely make it out of the boat to the medal ceremony afterwards. Who better to step in...

Daily Mail, 23:15 in Sport
Fancy footwork teen earns top dance place

Fancy footwork teen earns top dance place

A TEENAGE dancer from West Cowick has tapped her way to the top by winning a coveted place on a prestigious regional dancing scheme. Fifteen-year-old Annie-Rose Grantham beat of competition from 600 other hopefuls to successfully audition at the...


Nissan unveils sleeker Pathfinder SUV

The new Pathfinder will be 300 to 500 pounds lighter than the 2012 versions, depending on which options consumers take, said Carla Bailo, senior vice president of research and development for Nissan Americas. The Pathfinder was unveiled at Nissan's...

Reuters, 23:33 in Business

U.S., Pakistan appear to make little headway in spy meet

Ahead of his visit, Pakistani officials said the country's spy chief would call for an end to U.S. military drone strikes in volatile areas bordering Afghanistan and push for a sharing of technology and intelligence. The public preview of Pakistani...


Tech start-ups: the last refuge of Spanish optimism

These are Spain's technology entrepreneurs, and they're positive about the future - even as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tries to avert a full international rescue for a country beset by recession, a property market collapse and a banking crisis....


New RSPCA shop needs your support

HILLSBOROUGH Barracks is set for the opening of a new charity shop with proceeds to be used to help find homes for the city's growing number of abandoned pets. The RSPCA shop will raise funds directly for the RSPCA Sheffield Animal Centre which...


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