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Chase Bank Limits Cash Withdrawals, Bans International... Before you read this report, remember to sign up to for 100% free stock alerts Chase Bank has moved to limit cash withdrawals while banning business customers from sending...

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Richemont chairman Johann Rupert to take 'grey gap... Billionaire 62-year-old to take 12 months off from Cartier and Montblanc luxury goods groupRichemont's chairman and founder Johann Rupert is to take a year off from September, leaving management of the...

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Cambodia: aftermath of fatal shoe factory collapse... Workers clear rubble following the collapse of a shoe factory in Kampong Speu, Cambodia, on Thursday

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Spate of recent shock departures by 50-something CEOs While the rising financial rewards of running a modern multinational have been well publicised, executive recruiters say the pressures of the job have also been ratcheted upOn approaching his 60th birthday...

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UK Uncut loses legal challenge over Goldman Sachs tax... While judge agreed the deal was 'not a glorious episode in the history of the Revenue', he ruled it was not unlawfulCampaign group UK Uncut Legal Action has lost its high court challenge over the legality...

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SkinCeuticals Skincare: Effective for All Skin Types — Presented by

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SACRAMENTO, CA–(Marketwired – May 6, 2013) – A person’s skincare needs are unique to his or her skin type — which means a moisturizer, cleanser or serum that works for one person may be ineffective or even irritating for another. Since each skin type requires different ingredients, finding the right products can be a challenge. Fortunately, SkinCeuticals has taken the guesswork out of skincare. The latest article by What’s Your (Skin) Type? Choosing the Right SkinCeuticals Products discusses how the company’s science-based formulas are created specifically for normal, dry, oily, combination and sensitive skin types.

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DUST 514 Set for Launch on 5.14.2013

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World’s First Free-to-Play First-Person Shooter on Console Is Unleashed on PlayStation(R)3

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You can’t bank on getting a PPI pay-out from Barclays

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After completing all the forms and accepting the offer, the money fails to materialise

Last year I received an offer letter on my Barclaycard PPI claim of £7,264.7 dated 10 September.

I completed the acceptance form and returned it immediately. I then changed my name due to marriage, and had to send in proof which they received in November. I have since made numerous phone calls chasing up my claim and keep being given different excuses. I can not afford to keep ringing on their premium rate number, and they are still sending me Barclaycard bills each month even though they owe me substantially more than I owe them. How can they get away with this? AA, Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire

I have been trying to reclaim missold PPI payments from Barclays on behalf of my mother since September. So far, they have lost five recorded delivery letters after scanning them into their system.

My mother was self-employed when the policy was taken out, which Barclaycard asked us to prove as this is one of the major reasons why they uphold complaints. We have sent this evidence twice (recorded delivery) to no avail. My proposal was simple: give me the telephone number for the person who is dealing with my case and I will fax it whilst he is on the line, so he can confirm he has it. Problem solved. Not for Barclaycard. It won’t give me the person’s number and refuses to ring him. NW, Manchester

Barclays, in both cases, declares that its service “on this occasion fell below the standard we would expect” and “sincerely apologises” for the inconvenience. Its mea culpa would be more touching if it hadn’t been prompted by our intervention. Both customers have been refunded their money and given £100 each in extra compensation. Why is it I feel these are not isolated cases?

If you need help email Anna Tims at or write to Your Problems, The Observer, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU. Include an address and phone number.

RusHydro JSC (RSHYY: OTC Link) | RusHydro starts placement of shares of additional issue on December 19, 2012

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Citi to lose $2.9 billion on Smith Barney sale

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Morgan Stanley and Citigroup agreed the wealth brokerage unit they had shared since 2009 was worth $13.5 billion, paving the way for Morgan Stanley to snap up the remainder of the 17,000 person strong brokerage.

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RusHydro JSC (RSHYY: OTC Link) | RusHydro’s additional share issue

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September 7th, 2012

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George Soros celebrates 82nd birthday with engagement to Tamiko Bolton

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40-year-old Bolton and 82-year-old billionaire investor met in 2008 and announced planned wedding at Hamptons party

Billionaire investor George Soros had a lot to celebrate on Saturday evening: his 82nd birthday and the engagement to his much younger girlfriend Tamiko Bolton.

Soros and Bolton, who met in the spring of 2008, formally announced their engagement at a party at Soros’ summer home in Southampton, New York, attended by a small group of friends and relatives, according to a person familiar with the trader.

Soros proposed to Bolton, 40, a few weeks ago during a weekend visit to the Hamptons, a summer beachside colony on Long Island frequented by New York’s wealthy.

For Soros, this will be his third marriage and the second for Bolton, who was married briefly in the 1990s. Soros has five children from his previous marriages.

Last year, Adriana Ferreyr, a former girlfriend of Soros, filed a lawsuit in Manhattan state court, alleging he reneged on a promise to buy her an apartment. Soros has filed a pending motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the former Brazilian soap opera star.

Also in 2011, Soros, who is an active contributor to politically liberal causes and frequently speaks on world economic events, converted his hedge fund into a family office and stopped managing money for outside investors.

Soros rose to fame and fortune two decades ago on a now-historic trade, in which he took on the Bank of England and shrewdly wagered on a devaluation of the British pound.

Bolton, who once started an Internet-based dietary supplement business and is now running a web-based yoga education business, has a masters degree in business from the University of Miami.

The engagement ring Soros gave Bolton, according to a person close to the trader, is a Graff diamond in a platinum setting on a rose gold band. Among the guests at the party at Soros’ summer home were journalist Jane Bryant Quinn and Blackstone’s Byron Wien.

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Japanese man allegedly goes on shooting spree in Philippines

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A Japanese man was arrested for allegedly killing one person and wounding five others with a handgun Sunday evening outside Manila.
Police said Tuesday that Kunimitsu Matsuo, 56, initially shot dead the brother of his estranged wife and injured three others, including a 6-year-old girl, in the village of Concepcion Uno in Marikina City.

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Olympic security: omnishambles meets hypershambles | Simon Hoggart

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The shambles and shamblettes that would have buried a dozen Labour home secretaries have left May untouched

What happens when the most incompetent security firm in Britain – possibly the world – meets the most disorganised government of recent times? Why, a hypershambles! In fact it’s a DNA-type scandal, as the two shambles twist round each other, interlocked in a death-embrace super-shambles unlike any we’ve seen.

The home secretary was yanked before the Commons to explain how it is that her department had no idea of the G4S collapse until last Wednesday. Or how it was that the person nominally in charge of the whole imbroglio – her – was the very last to know! Even Boris Johnson, who admittedly rarely loses a chance to undermine the government, said on Monday that “everyone” had known about the shortfall “ages ago”.

As mocking laughter cascaded round her, Ms May ploughed bravely on. She is presumably unsackable. The many shambles and shamblettes – scandals which would have buried a dozen Labour home secretaries – have left her untouched.

Yvette Cooper, her Labour shadow, was incredulous. “How on earth could the minister responsible for delivering Olympic security be the only person who didn’t know?”

Poor Ms May put her foot in it more often than a line dancer trying to perform on an open cesspit. “She says that we need to get a grip, but that is exactly what we are doing!” she said, to peals of mockery from Labour. Why, as recently as 6 July, the managing director of G4S had said that not only could they provide all the security staff they had promised but could do the same in Australia at the same time! This mad boast came just five days before he confessed his failure.

Jack Straw asked if G4S were lying. Ms May tried to patronise him – big mistake. Jack Straw was home secretary in what by now looks like an idyllic era of calm competence. And the Home Office was twice as big then.

Labour MPs pointed out that G4S was failing catastrophically already, 10 days before the Games. Only one third of their required staff had turned up to a “lockdown” in Manchester. In Newcastle they had promised 58 people. Ten turned up.

Ms May kept saying that G4S had not deceived the government. Why, they had revealed the problems on Wednesday last! (A mere seven years after the UK won the Games.) Tory MPs tried to help, but only made things worse. A clown called Ben Wallace said that the thing that really undermined security was [Labour's] “petty point-scoring”, a remark so ludicrous that it caused some opposition MPs to hyperventilate noisily from a combination of rage and mirth.

“G4S did not try to deceive the government!” said Ms May again, and yet again a tide of scorn poured over her. To Dennis Skinner, “you say the cabinet committee should have spotted this – G4S only spotted it in the last few days!”

I wanted to shout, “stop digging!” though she was not digging but drowning.

As for the wretched soldiers, some back from Afghanistan, desperate to see their families but reduced to patting down punters at the handball court, their pay will be coughed up by G4S. As if that is the remotest consolation.