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Take down the Union Jack?

May 22, 2014
What could happen if Scotland separates from the UK?
Posted In: Scotland, United Kingdom

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

U.K. announces first nuclear power plant in a generation

Oct 21, 2013
Using Chinese and French financing, the U.K. will build its first new nuclear power plant in 20 years. But the decision is not without controversy.
Posted In: nuclear energy, United Kingdom, China, France

Britain's immigration crackdown sparks anger

Aug 8, 2013
In Britain, a recent government crackdown on illegal immigration has had trucks touring immigrant neighborhoods with signs inviting undocumented immigrants to go home or face arrest. Some say this is heavy-handed.
Posted In: Immigration, United Kingdom

Red pants aren't snobby, right?

Aug 2, 2013
But it's tradition here at Marketplace!
Posted In: fashion, United Kingdom

Forget the hype, Britain's royal baby will only have a small economic impact

Jul 23, 2013
As we await the name of the new British royal baby, let's take a look at the economics of the birth.
Posted In: United Kingdom, Britain, royal baby, Prince William

The difference between Americans and Europeans? We're buying new cars

Jul 16, 2013
At a time when U.S. sales are soaring, Europe saw a drop of almost seven percent in the first half of this year. There is one bright spot: U.K. car sales are up.
Posted In: Auto, cars, tires, United Kingdom, Europe

Reckless bankers could face jail time in the UK

Jun 19, 2013
The British government says bankers who recklessly mismanage their banks could face jail time, according to a new proposal released Wednesday.
Posted In: United Kingdom, banking, david cameron

Another market manipulation scandal? Traders said to rig currency exchange rates

Jun 12, 2013
First there was the rigging of the interest rate known as LIBOR. Now there may be collusion on currency exchange rates.
Posted In: currency, LIBOR, United Kingdom

Austerity on agenda as G7 meets near London

May 10, 2013
As the G7 gathers near London, austerity is on everyone's mind.
Posted In: G7, Europe debt crisis, Eurozone, Germany, United Kingdom

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