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  • Swiss name British ex-UBS banker head of financial regulator

    BERN/ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government named British-born former banker Mark Branson on Wednesday as the first non-Swiss national to head its financial regulator, just as the body probes currency markets and prepares for a major review of big banks....
  • Rupert Murdoch positions sons Lachlan, James for succession

    Rupert Murdoch positions sons Lachlan, James for succession
    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has made dramatic changes that position his two sons to ultimately take over the global media empire that Murdoch has spent most of his life building. Murdoch's eldest son, Lachlan, has been given an influential role as non-...
  • Al Qaeda training: poisoning dogs and rabbits, building shoe bombs

    Al Qaeda training: poisoning dogs and rabbits, building shoe bombs
    NEW YORK -- Saajid Badat had been through all the training, from firing weapons while riding a motorcycle to watching dogs and rabbits, trapped under glass, die slow, agonizing deaths as he learned poisoning techniques.    He had laughed with other Al...
  • Bank of England may broaden Islamic liquidity tools

    (Reuters) - The Bank of England is studying ways to increase the number of sharia-compliant assets that Islamic financial institutions can use in their liquidity buffers, a step towards reducing concentration risks in the sector. The move comes as part...
  • From Latin American To Polish Varieties, Blood Sausage Plentiful In Connecticut

    From Latin American To Polish Varieties, Blood Sausage Plentiful In  Connecticut
    Outside of Criollisimo Restaurant on Arch Street in New Britain, on a sandwich board advertising the specials of the day, the magic word, "Morcilla," could be seen down the sidewalk. Inside, waiting at the counter was Diane Alverio, publisher of the...
  • UK inflation hits new four-year low, wages still lag

    LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation fell to its lowest in more than four years in February, easing pressure on Britons' living standards ahead of next year's election and dipping further below the Bank of England's 2 percent target. Prices have been...
  • Jeremy Piven returns as 'Mr. Selfridge'

    PASADENA, Calif. Jeremy Piven was 37 years old when he was anointed with "The Fresh Face of the Year" acting award. At that point he'd been performing for 29 years. He'd costarred in nearly 40 movies and negotiated TV series like "Ellen," "Cupid" and...
  • Prisoners in Britain denied books, authors launch protest

    Prisoners in Britain denied books, authors launch protest
    A new rule bans books from being sent to prisoners in Britain. "From now on, any man, woman or child in prison will not be able to receive a book from outside," prison reform activist Frances Crook explained in an editorial Sunday. The regulations...
  • British boxing says farewell to Mickey Duff

    LONDON (Reuters) - British boxing has paid its respects to matchmaker Mickey Duff with the sort of eulogies likely to have the late promoter grinning from the grave. Duff, the Jewish rabbi's son who managed or promoted a host of world champions while...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Literacy Volunteers Of Central CT Announces 12th Annual Scrabble Challenge And Auction

    On Thursday, April 24, Literacy Volunteers of Central CT (LVCC) will host its 12th annual Scrabble Challenge and Silent Auction, a fundraising event designed to raise money for its adult and family literacy programs. The event will take place from 6 to 9...
  • Jewish children were placed in foster homes to escape Nazis

    When Kurt Herman was 9, living a modest middle-class life with his mother and father on a quiet street in Vienna, the Nazis took over his homeland. It was essentially a bloodless invasion, an Anschluss — annexation — crafted by Germany and...