Direct Line in Talks to Sell Italy, Germany Units; Shares Surge

Direct Line Insurance Group Plc, the U.K.’s biggest home and motor insurer, said it was in talks to sell its units in Germany and Italy. The shares climbed the most since its initial public offering in October 2012. The discussions … Continue reading


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India Landslide May Leave No Survivors as Death Toll Rises to 61

The death toll from a landslide triggered by torrential rains this week in India’s western Maharashtra state rose to 61 with 110 missing people feared dead, a government official said. Among the dead were 10 children, Ganesh Patil, additional district … Continue reading


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Minova Insurance Launches BMS Capital Advisory

UK-based Minova Insurance Holdings announced the launch of BMS Capital Advisory, a broker-dealer registered with the SEC and a member of both the UK’s Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). BMS Capital Advisory is an … Continue reading


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Allied World Europe Expands Professional Liability Team

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG announced that Allied World Europe has expanded its professional liability team with the addition of two new vice presidents, Alec Goodair as Vice President, European Financial Institutions and Nicholas Lee as Vice President, European … Continue reading


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Five officers face Jayden inquiry

1 August 2014 Last updated at 12:15 Jayden Parkinson was found dead on 18 December last year Five police officers have been served with misconduct notices over the inquiry into the murder of Oxfordshire teenager Jayden Parkinson. Thames Valley Police’s … Continue reading


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Hand luggage advice amid bag delays

1 August 2014 Last updated at 11:29 Passengers reported waiting for up to three hours for baggage at the weekend Travel experts have advised air passengers to pack essential items in their hand luggage after baggage reclaim delays at Gatwick … Continue reading


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Immigration inspector John Vine quits

1 August 2014 Last updated at 12:19 The independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, John Vine, is resigning from his post. Mr Vine had been due to step down in July 2015 when his term ended but will now … Continue reading


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Rolf Harris challenges conviction

1 August 2014 Last updated at 11:55 Harris committed his indecent assaults between 1968 and 1986 Entertainer Rolf Harris has applied for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults, a spokesman for the Judicial Office says. Harris, 84, … Continue reading


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Student starts global class action against Facebook

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austrian law student Max Schrems appealed to a billion Facebook users around the world on Friday to join a class-action lawsuit against Facebook’s alleged violations of its users’ privacy. Schrems, a thorn in Facebook’s side who has … Continue reading


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Healthcare.gov not fully ready for round two

Remember when HealthCare.gov was plagued with so many problems last fall that people could barely sign up? Well, after nearly a year of significant repair efforts pushing the website’s price tag to roughly $840 million, HealthCare.gov still “won’t be perfect” … Continue reading


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Solid US job gains expected for 6th straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a host of reports this week pointing to a healthier U.S. economy, analysts expect Friday’s monthly jobs report to send a similar message. Economists predict that the government will say employers added 225,000 jobs in July, … Continue reading


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Why stocks could be in a lose-lose situation

The big jobs report – set to be released Friday morning – could be a lose-lose situation for stocks that already have had a rough week. If the jobs numbers are bad, that could dampen the market’s outlook and take … Continue reading


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