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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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Japan rises to third in women’s volleyball rankings

Category : World News

Japan’s women’s volleyball team, which won its first Olympic medal in 28 years last Wednesday when it captured bronze in London, has risen to third in the sport’s latest world rankings.
Japan jumped from fifth to third when world volleyball body FIVB published its rankings on Monday. Japan’s men’s team, which failed to qualify for the London Games, fell two places to No. 17.

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Huge day for FTSE shares going ex-dividend

Category : Business

Investors no longer qualify for the latest dividend payment, so index odds-on to get knocked

It is a huge day for shares going ex-dividend – the date after which investors no longer qualify for the latest dividend payment – so the fact that the FTSE 100 is trading down 35 points at around 5806 effectively means it is flat-lining.

Reuters predicted that the dividend deadline would shave 26.41 points from the blue chip index today, and it has been trading pretty well in that range all session.

Shares tend to fall when they go ex-dividend as the payout is subtracted from the share price. There are a number – such as Standard Chartered and AstraZeneca – that also have corporate news today, and the roll call of FTSE 100 stocks going “ex-divi” are:



BT Group




Reckitt Benckiser

Reed Elsevier


Royal Dutch Shell

SAB Miller

Standard Chartered



What’s needed to put something on the World Heritage list?

Category : World News

Last week I talked about Japanese food becoming a UNESCO World Heritage. This got me to thinking that perhaps American food too should qualify. Stop laughing.
On the surface, American food seems like a poor candidate for World Heritage status. Especially when you consider that washoku (Japanese food) was nominated on the basis of visual presentation, fresh and seasonable ingredients, and overall healthiness that adds to longevity and quality of life.

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Reform means the world for Todai

Category : World News

When Japan’s leading university announced in January that it intends to shift undergraduate enrollment from spring to autumn in line with colleges worldwide, the plan created waves far beyond the academic world.
The University of Tokyo’s move would have a far broader and deeper effect on Japanese society and force authorities to amend long-established practices, notably the season when companies recruit graduates and the timing of various national examinations, such as those medical students take in February to qualify for a medical license.

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Stocks gain after Greece OKs austerity

Category : Business, Stocks

U.S. stocks rose Monday after the Greek government approved a key austerity package, lifting hopes the nation will qualify for more bailout money and avoid a default.

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Debate Over Supplemental Security Income Benefits for Disabled Children

Category : World News

Children with disabilities may be eligible to receive benefits through SSI. However, the program has some critics questioning the disabilities that qualify children for benefits.

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Greece must do ‘whatever it takes’

Category : Business

The Greek government faces a crucial test this weekend as the nation’s parliament is set to vote Sunday on austerity reforms needed to qualify for a second bailout.

Excerpt from: Greece must do ‘whatever it takes’

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