Bankruptcy Judge May Lift Shield for GM Over Ignition Switch Claims

A bankruptcy judge told General Motors Co. six years ago it didn’t have to worry about lawsuits over cars made before its $49.5 billion government bailout. Last month, the same judge said he wasn’t so sure anymore. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge … Continue reading


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Catlin Joins London Natural History Museum’s Major Coral Reef Exhibition

Catlin Group Limited announced that it has joined forces with the Natural History Museum in London to present a major exhibition, which opens today, exploring the importance and beauty of the world’s coral reefs. “The exhibition, ‘Coral Reefs: Secret Cities … Continue reading


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Guernsey’s Heritage Insurance Accorded Lloyd’s Registered Broker Status

Guernsey-based Heritage Insurance announced that it has been accorded Lloyd’s registered broker status. “This allows Heritage Insurance Solutions, the FCA-regulated arm of the Guernsey-headquartered Heritage Group, to place business directly with Lloyd’s underwriters,” the announcement said. Heritage Insurance Solutions managing … Continue reading


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Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Usually Bone-Dry Chile Desert

Flooding caused by abnormally heavy rains cut roads, knocked out electricity and threatened several communities in the usually bone-dry Atacama Desert region early Thursday. Local media quoted police as saying two people had been killed in the coastal town of … Continue reading


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Deal Watch: Am Law 100 Foursome Feast on Heinz, Kraft Megamerger

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Late Brother’s Boutique Beckons Longtime Reed Smith Partner

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Office workers ‘too sedentary’

Office workers need to get off their backsides and move around more, according to a new campaign. On Your Feet Britain says sitting for long periods at work is linked to a host of health problems, which are not undone … Continue reading


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Sex abuse ‘cover-up’ inquiry extended

Three new claims of Metropolitan Police corruption over child abuse are to be managed by the police watchdog. The latest allegations include one that an investigation in London was dropped on the orders of a senior Met officer. The abuse … Continue reading


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Top Gear: Tymon ‘won’t press charges’

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Labour to cap private profits in NHS

Labour would cap the amount of profit private firms can make from the NHS, Ed Miliband will say as he launches the party’s election campaign. He will pledge to halt the “drive to privatisation” he claims has taken place in … Continue reading


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U.S. biotech stocks may fall further as short interest rises

By David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) – A 4 percent decline in biotechnology stocks on Wednesday sent the Nasdaq Composite Index (.IXIC) to its largest one-day loss in nearly a year, and some investors are betting that the once-hot sector … Continue reading


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Amazon in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-Porter -Forbes

(Reuters) – Amazon.com is in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-porter in what could be the biggest acquisition yet for the e-commerce giant, but the negotiations are in early stages and could fall apart, Forbes reported, citing a person … Continue reading


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