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Why we should bring back the Postal Banking system

Aug 18, 2014
Almost every other country has a postal banking system that serves low-income customers. Why don't we?
Posted In: post office, UK, U.S. Postal Service

London's complexity through an American eye

May 23, 2014
Marketplace went to London. Here's what we saw.
Posted In: income, London, UK

Climate change is making English wine better

Feb 21, 2014
Climate change is reversing the fortunes of a once derided industry.
Posted In: wine, Britain, United Kingdom, UK, France, Agriculture

Many of Europe's unemployed youth are relocating to the UK, but is that a good idea?

Dec 20, 2013
The conclusion of our Jobless Generation series.
Posted In: UK, Unemployment, youth

Starbucks volunteers to pay more taxes

Dec 7, 2012
The company is one of a number of big U.S. businesses accused of not paying a fair share of tax on their British operations.
Posted In: UK, starbucks, corporate tax, austerity

UK press may face tougher regulation after hacking scandal

Nov 29, 2012
UK officials are expected to recommend a new, tougher media regulatory body following a series of phone-hacking, bribery, and data theft abuses by the country's newspapers.
Posted In: UK, hacking, news media, media

In face of debt crisis, EU asks for budget increase

Nov 19, 2012
While most EU governments have been forced to freeze or cut their spending drastically, the European Commission is asking for a six percent budget increase.
Posted In: UK, European Commission

UPDATE: Ford to transfer UK plant to Turkey

Oct 25, 2012
Ford has announced the closure of its last vehicle manufacturing plant in the UK. The company is reportedly shutting down a van factory and shifting production to Turkey.
Posted In: Ford, auto market, UK, Europe debt crisis

Could the U.S. follow the U.K. into another recession?

Apr 26, 2012
The Federal Reserve has upgraded its forecast for the U.S. economy in 2012 but also downgraded its outlooks for 2013 and 2014. There are worries the U.S. could fall back into recession just like the U.K. did.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, UK

Meat theft on the rise in U.K.

Apr 24, 2012
In the U.K., meat theft is on the rise and it's not just hungry individuals -- we're talking fully-fledged organized crime gangs. And it doesn't stop at supermarket meat either.
Posted In: UK, Food, meat, theft

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