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Study: Intelligent people less likely to take sick leave

Apr 4, 2012
According to a new study out in the U.K., there is a correlation between intelligence levels and the likelihood that someone will end up on long-term sick leave.
Posted In: Health, Britain, employee benefits
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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
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Queen's Diamond Jubilee in England could hurt economy

Mar 28, 2012
It seems this year's Diamond Jubilee -- which celebrates her 60th year on the throne -- could be a bad thing for the economy.
Posted In: Britain, Queen, Royal wedding
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Britain looks to sell off parts of Royal Bank of Scotland

Mar 27, 2012
Britain faces the same dilemma as the U.S. when it comes to bailed-out companies: When to sell off the billions of dollars worth of assets it bought from those companies at the height of the crisis.
Posted In: Royal Bank of Scotland, Britain, Scotland, bank
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British budget to be unveiled with focus on income tax

Mar 21, 2012
A former British finance minister once threatened to “squeeze the rich until the pips squeak," but that won’t like be the message of today.
Posted In: income tax, Britain
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Overweight cops suffer criticism in Britain

Mar 16, 2012
The cliche that cops like to eat doughnuts might be true in the U.K., where police officers could soon feet their unhealthy ways reflected in their paycheck.
Posted In: Britain, police, obesity
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James Murdoch resigns role at News International

Feb 29, 2012
James Murdoch has quit as Executive Chairman of News Corp’s British newspaper-publishing arm after allegations of malpractice by the publications.
Posted In: News Corp., James Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch, Britain
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British PM David Cameron fights 'anti-business' mood

Feb 23, 2012
Several of Europe's biggest banks are reporting billion dollar losses today and yet, banks are handing out billions in bonuses and getting a lot of flack for it.
Posted In: Britain, banking, bonuses, david cameron
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Murdoch to launch new tabloid in U.K.

Feb 20, 2012
Just seven months after another paper shuttered its doors in scandal, Rupert Murdoch is launching a new tabloid in Britain.
Posted In: Rupert Murdoch, Britain, tabloids
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Britain, France to sign nuclear energy deal

Feb 17, 2012
The two European nations are set to strike a deal that will pave the way for new nuclear power plants in the U.K. But why now?
Posted In: France, Britain, nuclear power, nuclear energy

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