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Britain's new bank chief takes the helm

Jul 1, 2013
Canadian Mark Carney takes over running the Bank of England today. Carney looks good and has star power, but some wonder whether the current adulation will last.
Posted In: Britain, Bank of England, england, banking, Europe

British retailer Tesco packs up after failing in the U.S.

Apr 17, 2013
Britain's biggest retailer, the supermarket Tesco, has announced its first drop in profit in 20 years -- and its U.S. business expansion may be partly to blame.
Posted In: england, Retail, Tesco, supermarket

Margaret Thatcher's economic legacy

Apr 8, 2013
Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female Prime Minister, died Monday from a stroke at age 87.
Posted In: england, Margaret Thatcher

The incredible history of LCD flat-screen TV

Mar 27, 2013
What does the origin of the LCD flat-screen have to do with a hidden identity and the British military?
Posted In: Tech, tv, england

Look past the headlines: Horse meat is cheaper, healthier

Feb 15, 2013
A major scandal in Europe over horsemeat is having an unexpected consequence in Britain: A surge in sales of horseburgers.
Posted In: horse, Food, food safety, england

DIY broadband in northern England

Feb 15, 2013
Residents in a town in Northern England who couldn’t get high-speed Internet decided to put in their own.
Posted In: Internet, broadband, england, utilities

British food safety regulators ask: Where's the beef?

Feb 8, 2013
The British government has ordered the country’s food industry to test all processed beef products after some of the country's biggest food manufacturers have been finding horsemeat in their products.
Posted In: england, Food, food safety, meat

Why GPS could keep its American accent

Feb 8, 2013
The European Union is taking a hard look this week at its Galileo navigation system -- an alternative to American GPS. Galileo is so far costing three times what was projected.
Posted In: gps, Tech, england

Where they celebrate Independence Day in the U.K.

Jul 4, 2012
George Washington's ancestral home in England, Washington Old Hall, is an historic estate which might be the only place in the U.K. that throws a party for our Independence Day.
Posted In: George Washington, history, Fourth of July, england

Queen's Diamond Jubilee brings joy and complaints

Jun 4, 2012
Britain is marking Queen Elizabeth’s 60-year reign, but some complain the celebrations and extra public holidays cost too much in a recession.
Posted In: england, monarchy, Queen, royal, Queen Elizabeth II

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