News archive from 15 April 2014, page 2

Maker-Disney deal nears OK; Relativity's bid rejected

"The agreement has been approved by Maker Studios' Board of Directors and the majority of its shareholders and is expected to close in the next few weeks, subject to regulatory approval," Maker said in a statement on Monday. Maker, founded...

Reuters, 00:27 in Business
 
More support needed for sight loss patients, says charity

More support needed for sight loss patients, says charity

A charity which supports blind people says more support is needed for newly-diagnosed patients in South Yorkshire. A new report by the Royal National Institute of Blind People says that almost two-thirds of clinics and hospitals across Yorkshire do...

 
Teachers say long days make 'ghosts' of children dropped at school gates

Teachers say long days make 'ghosts' of children dropped at school gates

Mary Bousted, the ATL general secretary, said financial and work pressures were destroying families’ work-life balance. Photograph: Luke Macgregor/Reuters Work commitments are forcing parents to put children as young as four in school for eight hours...

Guardian, 00:30 in Learning
 
Edinburgh fringe gets down with the referendum

Edinburgh fringe gets down with the referendum

COMEDIANS, musicians, actors, authors and playwrights have revealed they will be taking part in Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows inspired by the debate over Scotland's future. The Scotsman can reveal at least 12 different productions will be staged...

 

Apple antitrust compliance off to a promising start: monitor

The assessment came in the first report issued by the monitor, Michael Bromwich, who found himself the subject of a bitter fight by Apple to put his work on hold while it pursues an appeal. In a 77-page report filed in U.S. District Court in New York,...

 
Easter boom for internet fashion sales

Easter boom for internet fashion sales

Online sales rose 12.8 per cent against a year earlier as workers with no time to buy summer outfits in shops bought them on the web. Internet orders made up 17.3 per cent of total non-food sales during the month, up 1.5 percentage points compared...

 
French connection bounces back

French connection bounces back

The high street company's shares rose more than 10 per cent after an upbeat trading update. Up 7¼p to 74¼p, they are now at their highest level since November 2011, having bounced back from a low of 20p two years ago. Founding chairman Stephen Marks...

 
Peugeot Citroen set to slash costs in bid to make profit

Peugeot Citroen set to slash costs in bid to make profit

New boss Carlos Tavares has wasted no time in steering the loss-making French group in a new direction. The former number two at arch-rival Renault joined in February when Peugeot struck a rescue deal that saw the French government and China's...

 
Tesco tries its luck in US again

Tesco tries its luck in US again

Just seven months after it closed its Fresh & Easy grocery stores in the States it is opening seven F&F shops with franchise partner Retail Group of America. Launched in the UK in 2001, F&F has stores in 21 countries and the first in the...

 
New probe at GlaxoSmithKline after bribery claims

New probe at GlaxoSmithKline after bribery claims

Glaxo has been accused of bribery in China and Iraq. Now Polish prosecutors are investigating alleged bribes to doctors to promote asthma drug Seretide. Poland's Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA) has so far charged 13 people in connection with...

 
Glencore Xstrata digs deep for Caracal

Glencore Xstrata digs deep for Caracal

The commodity trader has agreed to buy London listed Chad oil explorer Caracal Energy for £807million in cash, trumping an agreed all-share merger with Canada's TransGlobe Energy. The acquisition of Caracal will help Glencore to expand its African oil...

 

Charity tribute to marathon runner

Well-wishers have donated more than £11,000 to a charity supported by the runner who died at the finishing line of the London Marathon. Robert Berry, 42, was running to raise money for his "inspirational" mother, who had been diagnosed with...

 

Can I stop my nightly splitting headaches?

1 View comments For the past five months I have been getting severe, intense headaches every evening at around 8pm to 10pm. They last around four hours, are intense and then subside, but do not go away. The pain is centred on the left front forehead...

Daily Mail, 00:43 in Health
 
Woman held after 7 babies’ bodies found in boxes

Woman held after 7 babies’ bodies found in boxes

A WOMAN accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over a decade has been arrested after police found the bodies stuffed in cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home. Megan Huntsman, 39, who lived at the house in Pleasant Grove, Utah,...

 
Nigeria: 71 killed and 124 wounded in bus blast

Nigeria: 71 killed and 124 wounded in bus blast

AN EXPLOSION which ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital yesterday has killed at least 71 people and wounded 124 others, police said. The deadly attack on Abuja has raised concerns about the spread of an ­Islamist insurgency. The...

 


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