News archive from 16 January 2014, page 104

US STOCKS-Dow, S&P 500 dip after bond trading bites bank profits

* Intel posts results after the bell, stock slides * Dow down 0.4 pct, S&P 500 off 0.1 pct, Nasdaq up 0.1 pct By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 slipped on Thursday, with the S&P retreating from the...

 

Brooklyn 127 Atlanta 110: Nets sink Hawks in a blowout as the NBA brings the big show to London

A resurgent Brooklyn Nets team beat the Atlanta Hawks in a blowout 127-110 win in front of a raucous sell-out crowd at The O2 Arena in London. Along with 20,000 screaming basketball fans, a host of footballers and celebrity personalities were in the...

Daily Mail, 23:18 in Sport
 
Diageo in £30m Clynelish whisky expansion

Diageo in £30m Clynelish whisky expansion

SCOTLAND'S biggest whisky maker has increased its investment in the Highlands to nearly £150 million after yesterday unveiling a £30m expansion at its Clynelish site in Sutherland. Diageo – which produces blends including Bell’s, J&B and Johnnie...

Scotsman, 23:21 in Business
 
Over 200 tickets issued at BGH

Over 200 tickets issued at BGH

NHS Borders has confirmed that there are no plans to introduce a "no-return" period in Borders General Hospital's short-stay car parks. The implementation of such a regulation had been rumoured on the Facebook page set up by staff after the...

 

Man United thankful to another Belgian starlet for hard-fought victory in FA Youth Cup

Belgian whizzkid Andreas Pereira's deflected goal broke Leicester City hearts as Manchester United advanced into the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup after a 1-0 victory. United required 101 minutes to get through a dogged Leicester rearguard at the...

Daily Mail, 23:26 in Sport
 
Osborne signals minimum wage rise of £7 an hour

Osborne signals minimum wage rise of £7 an hour

CHANCELLOR George Osborne has signalled that Britain "can afford" an above-inflation rise in the minimum wage as the government tries to take on its critics over the cost of living. In an indication of what might appear in his Budget in...

Scotsman, 23:30 in Hot News
 

Ebooks hit record high as 50% of Americans say they own a tablet or reader (but don't worry, the printed...

Americans are reading more ebooks than ever before - but also more print books, it has been revealed. 28% of Americans read at least one e-book in 2013 up from 23% the year earlier, according to a new survey of more than 1,000 adults from the Pew...

 

The gun that could turn ANYONE into an ace sniper: US Military tests smart rifle that can automatically aim

The US military is testing a radical 'smart rifle' that can automatically aim itself, it has been revealed. The army is believed to have acquired six $27,000 'smart rifles' from Texas firm Tracking Point. It uses a built in computer to aim at a...

 

The rise of the climate change denier: New figures find 23% of Americans do not believe global warming is...

More Americans than ever before believe global warming isn't happening, a new study has found. The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication study found the number has risen to 23 percent, up 7 percentage points since April 2013. The latest survey,...

 

Women held over 'terror offences'

Two women have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences in separate police swoops. The first, aged 26, was held at Heathrow Airport at around 9.20am after officers stopped her as she tried to board a flight to Istanbul in Turkey from Terminal 5....

 
Australian tennis looks to bounce back

Australian tennis looks to bounce back

Tennis is part of the essential soundtrack to an Australian summer: balls rocketing off strings, the squeal of overworked footwear on baking courts and the grunts of heavy exertion. It's a sport that Australia once dominated. In the 1960s and '70s...

BBC, 23:56 in Business
 

Sydney dental patients warned of possible exposure to HIV or hepatitis

Dental tools. Photograph: Alamy Nearly 1,000 people have been warned they may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis or other infectious disease at two Sydney dental clinics where equipment was not properly sterilised. About 980 patients this month...

Guardian, 23:57 in Health
 


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