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  • UK construction output slides in October

    British construction output suffered an unexpected sharp fall in October, even as growth in preceding months was revised up and handed a slight boost to overall economic growth in the third quarter. Construction output fell 2.2 percent in October after...
  • Leonid Bershidsky: Despite report, U.S. moral leadership is far from restored

    Leonid Bershidsky: Despite report, U.S. moral leadership is far from restored
    Now that the U.S. Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency's torture practices is out, the question remains whether its revelations do anything to fill the global vacuum of moral authority, which the U.S. created by reacting so violently to the 9/...
  • Kings, queens and checkmates, from Sunrise to London

    Kings, queens and checkmates, from Sunrise to London
    This battle of wits extends across the pond — electronically, that is. Sunrise students will take on chess players in the United Kingdom on Tuesday at 8 a.m., from the comfort of their classrooms. Kids from Sawgrass and Sandpiper elementary...
  • Watch Arian Foster use a British accent during interview [Video]

    Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster turned a mundane interview session into a display of linguistics when he broke into a British accent. He forewarned the media on Thursday that he'd be answering their questions in his "best English accent."...
  • UK trade deficit hits seven-month low in October, helped by slower oil imports

    Britain's goods trade deficit narrowed in October to its lowest level in seven months, helped by lower fuel imports and a slight rise in exports, official data showed on Wednesday. The Office for National Statistics said the deficit shrank slightly...
  • UK economy set for strong 2015, but premature rate hike 'huge risk': BCC

    Britain's economy still looks on course to expand at a strong pace in 2015, but raising interest rates now would pose a "huge risk" to its recovery, the British Chambers of Commerce said on Wednesday. The BCC trimmed its forecasts for economic growth...
  • UK October factory output slides, hit by electronics, after strong September

    British industrial output unexpectedly fell in October as manufacturing was dragged down by a sharp fall in production of electronic products following a strong September. Output for industry overall fell 0.1 percent in October having jumped by a revised...
  • 'Pride' named best film of 2014 at British Independent Film Awards

    'Pride' named best film of 2014 at British Independent Film Awards
    "Pride," a drama set in 1984 about gay and lesbian activists raising funds for striking British miners, was named best film of the year Sunday night at the Moet British Independent Film Awards in London. Andrew Scott and Imelda Staunton won supporting-...
  • BoE's Weale: signs recovery will boost productivity 'tenuous'

    Signs that Britain's economic upturn will soon end years of poor productivity growth are tenuous at best, which could mean interest rates will need to rise, Bank of England policymaker Martin Weale said on Monday. Weak productivity has been a major...
  • UK consumer spending rises as 'Black Friday' crosses Atlantic: Visa

    British consumer spending grew strongly in November after many big retailers adopted U.S.-style "Black Friday" promotions, payments company Visa Europe said on Monday, suggesting spending for 2014 as a whole may rise at its fastest rate since 2010....
  • UK rate rise in 2015 to test high-debt households

    Britons who have relied on years of record-low interest rates to manage hefty mortgages are looking nervously ahead to 2015, when the Bank of England finally looks set to start raising rates. British people have more debt per head than in any other big...