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What's up, Europe? Ex-pats in the U.K.

Jul 4, 2012
For Americans abroad, this 4th of July is spent talking about Barclays and David Beckham -- all while knocking back a few at the pub.
Posted In: Whats up Europe, U.K., expats

The curse of the skyscraper strikes again

Jul 4, 2012
Tomorrow, The Shard will officially open in London. It's the tallest building in Europe at over a thousand feet high. Meanwhile, Britain's economy isn't looking so good.
Posted In: The Shard, London, Britain, U.K.

In 'Capital,' remembering what we really have

Jun 25, 2012
Author John Lanchester's new novel explores the lives of a group of people living in London on the eve of the 2008 financial crisis. He discusses themes from the book: the London property bubble and capital's role in our lives.
Posted In: London, capital, Britain, U.K.

Conservative party suffers losses in U.K. elections

May 4, 2012
This weekend, voters in both France and Greece will go to the polls, and the expectation is that they'll be in a bit of an anti-austerity mood. One clue came yesterday in the U.K. where voters delivered big losses to the ruling Conservative party.
Posted In: U.K., elections, david cameron, austerity

Rupert Murdoch deemed 'unfit' to run company

May 1, 2012
Rupert Murdoch is "unfit to run a major international corporation." That is the verdict from a committee of British lawmakers today. The committee was investigating allegations of widespread phone hacking by journalists working for Murdoch's News of the World tabloid newspaper.
Posted In: News Corp., Rupert Murdoch, U.K.

U.K. considers broad national surveillance plan

Apr 2, 2012
Many British citizens are used to being watched via camera by the government, but now a new plan to monitor all phone calls, emails and web traffic to keep up with hackers and other criminals is causing privacy advocates to stir.
Posted In: Britain, U.K., privacy

Crude oil prices on the rise

Mar 16, 2012
After rumors that the U.S. and U.K. might release crude oil stock prices were found untrue -- at least for now -- prices are climbing back up.
Posted In: Oil, crude oil, U.K.

Companies may have received 'cosy deals' on U.K. taxes

Dec 20, 2011
British lawmakers are accusing the U.K. taxman of giving major corporations an easy ride
Posted In: U.K., Britain, Taxes, Goldman Sachs

Every dog has its day

Feb 9, 2011
They sound like royalty -- sporting the latest designer accessories, adorned in Swarovski crystal, receiving over $6,000 in presents for Christmas...
Posted In: dogs, presents, U.K.

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