U.S. Federal authorities are investigating a widespread case of insider trading. The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that the FBI is close to making formal charges against a large group of researchers. John Dimsdale reports.
In China, where many people pay a premium for an auspicious number combination, changing your number can bring bad luck. China's government announced a solution: a pilot project that will allow Chinese to keep their phone numbers even if they change carriers. Rob Schmitz reports.
Over in London, the new era of austerity is already taking hold. The British government is making deep cuts to the budget, including a big reduction to what the country forks out on social housing. Christopher Werth has more.
Irish banks lost billions of dollars in the real estate bust and global crisis. The country is awash in debt and the Irish government now says it needs help to keep its financial system solvent. Stephen Beard explains.
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