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  • Old Mutual's wealth arm buys UK's Quilter Cheviot

    LONDON (Reuters) - Financial services group Old Mutual's wealth arm said on Friday it would buy money manager Quilter Cheviot from European private equity house Bridgepoint, strengthening its focus on richer customers. The 585 million pound ($941...
  • Review: 'Pride' champions a moral victory

    In the Department of Strange Bedfellows, none were stranger than the middle-aged Welsh coal miners and the young London gay activists of Maggie Thatcher's day. Some 2 million British manufacturing jobs had already been lost under her watch when, in March...
  • Review: 'Pride' ★★★

    Review: 'Pride' ★★★
    Now that folks can get gay-married in Wisconsin and Indiana, it's safe to say a genial, fact-based British heart-warmer such as "Pride" can enter the U.S. marketplace without threatening the stability of the republic. Like "Billy Elliot," "Kinky Boots,"...
  • Exhibit of forgeries shows off unprecedented collection at Peabody Library

    Exhibit of forgeries shows off unprecedented collection at Peabody Library
    It's hard not to admire their inventiveness, their refusal to be cowed by the stubborn and unyielding truth, their bravado and their nerve. The dozens of charlatans, schemers and impostors on display in "Fakes, Lies and Forgeries," an entertaining new...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Keep calm over bank accountability rules: Bank of England's Bailey

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's banks are over-reacting to rules aimed at making senior officials accountable for breaches in rules or procedures which happen on their watch, a top regulator said on Thursday. Bank of England (BoE) Deputy Governor Andrew...
  • 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...
  • UK jobless rate falls again, recovery shows signs of cooling

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's strong labor market recovery is showing signs of cooling, even as the unemployment rate once again fell more than expected in the three months to August. Job creation was its weakest since the spring of last year and there...
  • London mayor urged to ban smoking in Trafalgar Square, royal parks

    LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Smoking in London's parks and public spaces like Trafalgar Square should be banned, according to a report that has been welcomed by health workers and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg but slammed as "outrageous" by a pro-...