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  • New Tesco boss likely to sell assets to fund recovery plan

    LONDON (Reuters) - Just six weeks into his job, Tesco boss Dave Lewis must look at selling assets in Britain and abroad as he battles to raise funds to pull the world's No.3 grocer out of the deepest crisis in its 95-year history. Trading at the British...
  • EU bank watchdog expects UK to adhere to 'allowances' opinion

    LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's banking regulator expects Britain and all other member countries to accept its opinion saying banks should change how they pay "allowances" to staff, a leading regulator said. "We expect national authorities will take on board...
  • Portraits Of British Aristocrats And Their Servants At Yale Museum

    Portraits Of British Aristocrats And Their Servants At Yale Museum
    In the 18th century, the economy of Great Britain was flourishing and many families were becoming prosperous. At around the same time, the painting genre of "conversation pieces" was created. These paintings showed families in groups, arranged in such a...
  • First UK rate hike still expected in first quarter '15 despite low inflation: Reuters poll

    LONDON (Reuters) - Falling inflation, stock markets and growth rates have virtually wiped out lingering expectations for a Bank of England interest rate hike this year though the consensus for a rise early in 2015 has not budged, a Reuters poll found on...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    ADDICTED A successful businesswoman, wife and mother (Sharon Leal) risks it all when she can't resist temptation. Not Previewed ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY 2 stars. Ed Oxenbould plays the boy who unintentionally jinxes...
  • China blocks BBC website as Hong Kong tensions rise

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese Communist Party censors have blocked the website of Britain's national broadcaster, the BBC said in a statement, as tensions rise in Hong Kong between pro-democracy protesters and police.     The broadcaster said that the...
  • AbbVie cools on $55 billion Shire deal after U.S. tax changes

    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. pharmaceutical company AbbVie said it was reconsidering its $55 billion takeover of Shire in the wake of U.S. government moves to curb deals designed to cut taxes, wiping as much as $13 billion off the London-listed firm's stock...
  • AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire

     AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire
    AbbVie's surprise announcement late Tuesday that it is having second thoughts about its proposed acquisition of Shire raises numerous questions about the future of the deal. The North Chicago-based drugmaker said its board of directors will take...
  • No-man's land is unwanted territory for Briton Casey

    ASH England (Reuters) - Britain's Paul Casey, third in the world in 2009 before injuries and divorce sent him spiraling down the rankings, is looking at this week's World Match Play Championship as a chance to get back in the top 50. Casey, who is...
  • No-man's land is unwanted territory for Casey

    ASH England (Reuters) - Britain's Paul Casey, third in the world in 2009 before injuries and divorce sent him spiralling down the rankings, is looking at this week's World Match Play Championship as a chance to get back in the top 50. Casey, who is based...
  • BoE won't tell markets what to expect on rates: Weale

    HULL England (Reuters) - The Bank of England will not seek to react to financial markets' changing expectations about when the central bank will start to raise interest rates, a BoE policymaker said on Wednesday. Investors have pushed back their bets...