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Guardian
today, 22:53

Weaker corporate tax receipts worsen US budget picture

The US budget picture will likely worsen in coming months as companies wait until next year to see what actions Congress will take on taxes, a report from the Congressional Budget Office showed on Wednesday. The US...

 
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The Independent
today, 22:40

Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of...

Journalists at The Times received a surprise this week when the tip-tapping of old-fashioned typewriters started to ring out into the paper's new London Bridge offices.

 
mega-ipo to rekindle the 'bromance' behind alibaba's rise
Reuters
today, 22:36

Mega-IPO to rekindle the 'bromance' behind Alibaba's rise

Son, CEO of Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank Corp (9984.T), also put money into a young Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O), co-founded by Jerry Yang, in 1995, and Yahoo's subsequent investment in Alibaba saw Ma, Son and Yang build...

 
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Reuters
today, 22:22

Double trouble - China property launches to deepen inventory overhang, price declines

Prices started to decline in March as the slowing economy hit demand, inventories ballooned and developers began offering discounts. The current slump was confirmed by official data only around the middle of the year,...

 
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Reuters
today, 21:38

PwC must face $1 billion lawsuit over MF Global advice

U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in Manhattan said PwC's [PWC.UL] advice on "repurchase-to-maturity" transactions through which Corzine bought $6.3 billion of European sovereign debt affected how MF Global...

 
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Reuters
today, 21:21

Terra Firma considers UK's Garden Centre Group sale-Bloomberg

A spokeswoman for Terra Firma declined to comment on the article. The Garden Centre Group operates 129 sites throughout the UK and generates revenue through the sale of gardening and related products, revenue from...

 
bill jamieson: are we just saying yes to spending?
Scotsman
36 min. ago

Bill Jamieson: Are we just saying Yes to spending?

The pro-independence campaign is seeking a mandate far beyond self-rule - and it looks expensive, writes Bill Jamieson On the ballot paper it all seems so straightforward: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”...

 
tom peterkin: archie macpherson’s no camp boost
Scotsman
today, 22:24

Tom Peterkin: Archie MacPherson’s No camp boost

Archie MacPherson is not known as a towering intellectual figure (apologies to any football fans, who may think otherwise). Nevertheless it was “Woooof!” Archie who yesterday made one of the most rousing and effective...

 
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The Independent
today, 19:58

EXCLUSIVE: Overcharging by outsourcing giant Serco costs NHS millions

Outsourcing giant Serco is embroiled in a fresh misuse of public funds scandal after a company it set up overcharged NHS hospitals millions of pounds, The Independent can reveal.

 
scottish independence: brown slams snp ‘equality’
Scotsman
today, 17:38

Scottish independence: Brown slams SNP ‘equality’

GORDON Brown today attacked Alex Salmond's left wing credentials claiming that SNP policies would see inequality and poverty reign until "doomsday". At a Better Together rally in Dundee, the former prime...

 
scottish independence: douglas henshall backs yes
Scotsman
today, 15:22

Scottish independence: Douglas Henshall backs Yes

ACTOR Douglas Henshall has declared his support for Scottish independence. The London-based star has been a fixture in TV and film in recent decades, he played Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez in the popular Shetland...

 
scottish independence: mcconnell highlands warning
Scotsman
today, 15:02

Scottish independence: McConnell Highlands warning

FORMER First and Deputy First Ministers Jack McConnell and Jim Wallace have claimed that a Yes vote would harm the economy of the Highlands and Islands as the two politicians made a campaign visit to the region. The...

 
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Reuters
today, 22:23

U.S. moves prisoners from Afghan prison to Pakistan, Yemen

Another two prisoners were sent to Yemen this week, Caggins added. The Obama administration has been moving prisoners out of Parwan in step with its gradual military withdrawal from Afghanistan. Detainee transfers...

 
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Reuters
today, 21:40

US STOCKS-Wall Street drifts to another record in light trading

* Dow up 0.09 pct, S&P up 0.01 pct, Nasdaq off 0.02 pct (Updates to close, adds quote) By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 creeping...

 
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The Independent
today, 20:52

Syria crisis: British and US failure there led to creation of Isis, says former military chief General Sir...

The former armed forces head General Sir David Richards has said Britain and the US encouraged the rebels in Syria to keep fighting Bashar al-Assad’s regime while denying them the means to achieve victory, in a...

 
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The Independent
today, 20:05

Syria crisis: Rebels seize border crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights

Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al-Qa’ida-linked group, have seized control of a frontier crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights after heavy clashes with President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, activists and...

 
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The Independent
today, 20:05

Syria crisis: Freed American journalist Peter Theo Curtis returns home to family

Peter Theo Curtis, the American writer and journalist released this week by an al-Qa’ida-related group in Syria, emerged from his Massachusetts home early today and expressed wonderment at the work that had been going...

 
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The Independent
today, 20:05

Tycoon friend of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis in row over Hard Rock Cafe

He's famed for rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest celebrities in the movie world. British tycoon Robert Earl was such good pals with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis that he persuaded...

 

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Metro
5 min. ago

Fernando Torres will accept AC Milan loan transfer but Chelsea striker's wages remain a problem

Fernando Torres will accept a loan move to AC Milan but his wages are still proving a problem for the Italian giants. The out-of-favour Blues forward is said to be willing to leave Stamford Bridge during this transfer...

 
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The Independent
7 min. ago

Capital One Cup full draw: Arsenal face Southampton, West Brom vs Hull and Crystal Palace against Newcastle

Aston Villa’s good start to the season came to a halt in spectacular fashion as they were knocked out of the Capital One Cup 1-0 at home by League One side Leyton Orient.

 
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The Independent
7 min. ago

Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild...

Almost 19 years ago I was part of the Manchester United team that failed to overturn a three-goal deficit in the second round of the League Cup against York City.

 
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The Independent
7 min. ago

Paul Scholes: Manchester City were so good against Liverpool I felt like turning the television off

Watching Manchester City on Monday night, the scale of the club’s ambitions was clear for anyone to see. They do not just want to be champions of England; this is a squad built to win the Champions League, too.

 
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The Independent
54 min. ago

Arsenal vs Besiktas: Jack Wilshere admits incident should have been penalty while Arsene Wenger says it was...

Jack Wilshere has admitted that he made contact with Ramon Motta in the area during Arsenal’s 1-0 victory in the second leg of their Champions league qualifier at the Emirates Stadium, with manager Arsene Wenger even...

 
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The Independent
54 min. ago

Tottenham vs AEL Limassol match preview: Spurs handed cup-shock warning by Mauricio Pochettino

Although Tottenham Hotspur being knocked out of the Europa League by AEL Limassol at White Hart Lane would not be the cup upset of the week, head coach Mauricio Pochettino is keen for his players not to emulate...

 
 
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