News archive from 6 June 2012, page 2

Accounts with the same name but different rates - a new trick to baffle savers

Banks and building societies have muddied the waters for savers by offering different rates on the same deal - depending on the day customers opened the account. Providers routinely launch waves of accounts to attract new customers, putting out 188...

 
Be a pensions private eye and find those funds taken out years ago that you've lost track of

Be a pensions private eye and find those funds taken out years ago that you've lost track of

Do you have a pension taken out years ago you've forgotten about? There's an amazing £1.4bn hidden away just waiting to be claimed. Here's how to find yours.HOW CAN I TRACE A FORGOTTEN PENSION? The scale of the problem is huge - £1.4 billion...

 
ALEX BRUMMER: Chancellor George Osborne should act now to keep a slump at bay

ALEX BRUMMER: Chancellor George Osborne should act now to keep a slump at bay

Chancellor George Osborne has demonstrated that, as much as it may hurt, he is capable of U-turns. The big question now is whether he is ready to jump ahead of the International Monetary Fund's advice and implement a "plan B' now rather than wait...

 

CITY FOCUS: Queen's Diamond Jubilee party cheer for Portmeirion

Plenty of people are sceptical about the ability of British businesses to capitalise on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations but Portmeirion Group is one company that has defied those expectations. Portmeirion, with its distinctive and enduring...

 

Italian banker Alessandro Profumo and another 19 people including three Barclays employees to stand trial...

Barclays bank became embroiled in yet another controversy over tax yesterday. A Milan judge has ordered top Italian banker Alessandro Profumo and another 19 people including three Barclays employees to stand trial for alleged tax fraud. The case...

 
Oil giant BP faces fresh complications in its hopes to sell its 50 per cent stake in its Russian operation

Oil giant BP faces fresh complications in its hopes to sell its 50 per cent stake in its Russian operation

Oil giant BP faces fresh complications in its hopes to sell its 50 per cent stake in its Russian operation. A court in Siberia has called for a new hearing into TNK-BP, the joint venture it has with Alfa Access Renova (AAR), a vehicle run by Russian...

 
My Business: The Russian online fashion label

My Business: The Russian online fashion label

What makes an entrepreneur? BBC Moscow's Ekaterina Drobinina and Tom Santorelli hear from Moscow resident Alina Gamsakhurdiya about why she set up an online fashion label. When she was in her twenties, Alina Gamsakhurdiya already had a great job in a...

BBC, 23:26 in Business
 
Nintendo pins hopes on holiday-ready Wii U

Nintendo pins hopes on holiday-ready "Wii U"

Nintendo, which was knocked off its perch at the pinnacle of gaming industry hardware by Microsoft Corp's Xbox in recent years, formally unveiled a white console on Tuesday, saying it will support two "GamePad" controllers designed to look...

 

Platters founder member Reed dies

Herb Reed, the last surviving original member of the 1950s vocal group the Platters, has died at the age of 83. A spokesman said Reed died on Monday at a hospice in the Boston area. Reed founded the Platters in 1953 and sang bass on the group's four...

 
Redcar mum's bid for better safety on Coast Road

Redcar mum's bid for better safety on Coast Road

A YOUNG mum's fears about a seafront road have prompted her to campaign for improved safety on it. Emma Boyes moved to Redcar a few weeks ago but already says she's appalled by the speed some motorists drive along the Coast Road from Redcar to...

 
WELBECK LOOKS AHEAD AFTER INJURY

WELBECK LOOKS AHEAD AFTER INJURY

Danny Welbeck feared he would suffer Euro 2012 injury heartbreak but is now looking to build on scoring his first goal for England. The Manchester United striker suffered an ankle setback during the finale to domestic season against Manchester City...

Daily Star, 23:30 in Sport
 

1 in 5 men 'has heart risk gene'

“Men can inherit heart disease from their father,” BBC News has reported. The broadcaster said that a specific version of the Y chromosome, a genetic structure passed from father to son, can raise a man’s heart disease risk by 50%. This story is based...

 

Platters founder member Reed dies

Herb Reed, the last surviving original member of the 1950s vocal group the Platters, has died at the age of 83. A spokesman said Reed died on Monday at a hospice in the Boston area. Reed founded the Platters in 1953 and sang bass on the group's four...

 

Debra Messing files for divorce

Debra Messing has filed for divorce from her writer-producer husband. The former Will and Grace star filed her petition in Los Angeles citing irreconcilable differences. Messing married Daniel Zelman, a writer and executive producer of the show...

 

Sweden 2 Serbia 1: Ibrahimovic spot kick sets up assault on Euro finals

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a second-half penalty to give Sweden a 2-1 win over Serbia on Tuesday in their final tune-up for the European Championship. Ibrahimovic calmly slotted the ball into the left side of the net in the 52nd minute of a game that...

Daily Mail, 23:36 in Sport
 


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