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Features by Rebecca Singer

U.K. job centers ban lap dancers, adult performers

Government-run help wanted offices in the U.K. can no longer offer job seekers the chance to work as a lap dancer or a stripper. Those who work in the adult performance industry are not pleased about the new rule.
Posted In: Jobs

Euro banks telling same story as U.S. firms

Banks in Europe are reporting how well business is doing. The financial institutions seem to be telling the same story going around in the U.S., and there are indicators that recovery is underway.
Posted In: Banks

Budweiser loses fight to be only 'Bud' in Europe

Budweiser has lost a long-running battle to trademark its name across Europe, allowing a Czech company called Budweiser Budvar to also call itself "Bud".
Posted In: Food

Study: Lack of confidence has impact on handshake

New research identifies the 12 things we need to perform the perfect handshake.
Posted In: Science

Oil companies invest in quick response to deep-sea blowouts

Learning from the BP spill, Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron and ConocoPhillips are committing a quarter of a billion dollars each to construct a rapid response unit that could quickly move in place to collect leaking oil.
Posted In: Oil

How will BP's asset sales affect the company?

Steve Chiotakis talks to the BBC's Rebecca Singer about what BP's sales of some of its assets means for the company.

BP selling assets at a disadvantage to offset Gulf clean-up costs

BP is selling some of its assets to pay Gulf spill clean-up costs at a speed surprising analysts.
Posted In: Investing, Oil

Fiscal measures shake up Ireland's financial house

Ireland sold $2 billion worth of government debt today to fund its country's budget. The move was more expensive due to Moody's cutting Ireland's credit rating.

$1B cocoa bean purchase pushes price up to 33-year high

British investor Anthony Ward has purchased $1 billion worth of cocoa beans. This could have an bitter effect on the price of chocolate bars.
Posted In: Food, Wall Street

Congress wants to limit BP's U.S. drilling

Members of Congress are trying to restrict BP from drilling new oil and gas wells in the U.S.

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