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Gallup says emerging countries are more optimistic than others

Dec 22, 2010
There's a new global survey that shows even the world's richest economies don't necessarily feature the planet's happiest people.

British banks borrowed more than a trillion U.S. dollars

Dec 2, 2010
The U.S. Federal Reserve has released a list of the banks that received federal loans at the height of the financial crisis. British banks were among the recipients, and borrowed more than a trillion U.S. dollars.
Posted In: Banks

Qatar Airways says Boeing has 'cleary failed' with Dreamliner delays

Nov 26, 2010
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker publicly criticizes the Boeing for it's continued delay of the 787 Dreamliner. Still, analysts say the airline is eagerly waiting its arrival.
Posted In: Airlines

McDonalds serves up a McDegree to employees in Britain

Nov 25, 2010
McDonald's offers two-year degree program in operations and business management to employees working at the fast food chain.

London prepares for a royal wedding

Nov 17, 2010
Prince William and his future bride, Kate Middleton will sit down with royal advisers to begin planning their wedding next year. But many Brits are already wondering how much it's going to cost and whether it's appropriate in a time of austerity.

Hayward tells BBC that BP was making it up day-to-day

Nov 9, 2010
Tony Hayward, former Chief Executive of BP, has been speaking to the BBC about the details of BP's actions during the Gulf oil spill.
Posted In: Oil

Britain and France to share military costs

Nov 2, 2010
Despite a torrid history, Britain and France agree to sign a treaty to share their military costs.

Business travelers boost airline profits

Oct 29, 2010
During the recession, businesses tightened their wallets, and business travel fell dramatically, hitting the airline industry.
Posted In: Airlines

New Zealand protests to keep "The Hobbit"

Oct 25, 2010
Thousands of New Zealanders have taken to the streets to demand that two films in the "Hobbit" franchise continue filming in New Zealand.

Public spending cuts hurt private sector

Oct 13, 2010
Many European governments, including the U.K., have been looking to reduce public spending. That would include many government job losses, but a report today warns about a knock-on effect in the private sector that would see up to half-a-million jobs being lost.


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