Brexit according to a Brit who has to live with it

Jul 8, 2016
Commentary from a 25-year-old on Britain's decision to leave the EU.
A U.K. passport sits atop the EU flag.
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The price of keeping up a Downton Abbey-like home

Apr 13, 2016
When you inherit a fine old house, you need to find the funds to maintain it.
A view of the Milton Manor.
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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.

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.

Margaret Thatcher's economic legacy

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

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?

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.

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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.

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.

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.