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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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Swordfish Financial, Inc. Holds a Special Meeting of Majority Shareholders

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ROCKWALL, TX–(Marketwire – Dec 21, 2012) – Swordfish Financial, Inc. (OTCQB: SWRF), a Minnesota corporation, announced this afternoon that a special meeting of shareholders was held earlier today via teleconference pursuant to applicable state law. Attending were a majority of shareholders holding a majority of the voting stock in the company. The shareholders unanimously voted to elect Clark Ortiz and Randy Moseley as new directors of the company. In addition the shareholders voted to remove John Berner as a director of the company, effectively immediately.

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Election: Status quo would be stock market nightmare

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A Republican sweep would remove the risk of tax hikes. A Democratic win would help the economy avoid the fiscal cliff, according to one investment strategist.

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Brazil Google boss arrest ordered

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A judge orders the arrest of Google’s president in Brazil after the company failed to remove “slanderous” videos about an electoral candidate.

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Sweeping immigration changes target ‘foreign criminals’

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Changes proposed for the immigration system would mean automatic deportation for non-Canadians sentenced to more than six months in jail and remove the consideration of humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

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Good to hear MPs talking about their mental health issues

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Gavin Barwell’s bill seeking to remove laws preventing people who have been sectioned for than six months from becoming MPs is a welcome move

It cannot be said that the Palace of Westminster has in recent years overburdened the population of Britain with heart-gladdening news. All the more reason, then, to seize the opportunity to be delighted at Gavin Barwell’s private member’s bill, which seeks to remove laws that ban “mentally disordered persons” from doing jury service, allow the removal of company directors “by reason of their mental health”, and stop those sectioned under the Mental Health Act for more than six months from becoming MPs.

Yes, of course it’s one of those feel-good things that is doable because it doesn’t cost money. But it was great, hearing cross-party MPs describing the mental distress they have suffered from, or continue to suffer from, not least because it can still be held against them. It wasn’t so long ago, after all, that supposedly intelligent people seemed to think that if Gordon Brown was on medication related to mental health, then this damaged his ability to be prime minister. Brown was obliged to deny that he was on such medication. Nevertheless, it remains strange that unacknowledged and untreated depression is tacitly considered to be less damaging to a career than a condition that is being managed by medics.

MPs became carried away talking of “historic moments” and declarations about “a clear message that discrimination is wrong”. But, as I say, it’s a complicated world, and opportunities in this economic climate to do something that is simply right, moral and welcome, are sadly thin on the ground.

Shedding bad staff ‘to be easier’

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Vince Cable announces plans to make it easier for firms to remove under-performing workers in return for a pay-off, proposals welcomed by business but criticised by the unions.

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Google shows copyright complaints

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Microsoft has asked Google to remove more than 500,000 links from its search index in the last month, figures show.

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Minister Toews Statement on the 18th Removal from the ‘Wanted by the CBSA’ List

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – May 22, 2012) - The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, commended the Canada Border Services Agency on the May 17 removal of Tarquin Seemongal in Montréal. Seemongal, who was apprehended in Montreal on May 4 following a tip received from the public, is the 18 individual from the “Wanted by the CBSA” list to be removed from Canada.

“Our Government has been unwavering in its commitment to locate and remove individuals who are inadmissible to Canada for serious criminality and we are grateful for the tremendous support that Canadians have provided in locating these individuals. The success of the “Wanted” program is an example of what can be achieved when agencies like the CBSA and the public work together towards a common goal – making our streets and communities safe.

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109-year-old fine following appendectomy

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A 109-year-old woman in Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture, has undergone a successful appendectomy, likely becoming the oldest patient to have such surgery in Japan, the attending physician said Tuesday.
Ai Onishi was diagnosed with acute appendicitis Feb. 22 at the No. 1 Towakai Hospital in Takatsuki, according to surgeon Atsushi Okita. Because noninvasive therapy would not have been sufficient, he decided to remove her appendix during emergency surgery.

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UTV Media chairman ousted by board

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Two non-executive directors also depart in row over John McGuckian’s ‘close association’ with biggest shareholder

UTV Media has been thrown into turmoil after the ousting of veteran chairman John McGuckian and the resignation of two non-executive directors, including the head of largest shareholder TVC Holdings.

The Northern Ireland ITV licence holder’s share price surged 12.71%, 15.25p, to 135.25p on Thursday afternoon on speculation that the board upheaval might be related to some form of sale or management takeover of the company.

However the company, which also owns of TalkSport and other radio stations in the UK and Ireland, said that a majority of the nine-strong company board voted to remove McGuckian from the role of chairman due to governance issues.

McGuckian, UTV’s highest paid non-executive director, has been with the company for more than 40 years and has held the role of chairman since 1990.

Helen Kirkpatrick, one of two surviving non-executive directors, has taken the role of interim chairman.

She has started the search for a new independent non-executive chairman “as well as at least” two non-executive directors “in order to ensure that in the future the company’s affairs can be conducted in accordance with the UK corporate governance code and best practice for corporate governance”.

UTV said McGuckian had been removed because of his “close association” with TVC, the publicly listed investment company that is UTV’s largest shareholder with an 18% stake.

The Belfast-based company said McGuckian had “compromised his independence to such an extent that they [the board] no longer considered it appropriate for him to continue as chairman”.

Following the board vote McGuckian tendered his resignation and this was followed by the departures of Shane Reihill, the executive chairman of TVC, and UTV senior independent director Kevin Lagan. They comprise three of UTV’s five non-exeutive directors.

In a statement TVC, which took an initial 11% stake in UTV in 2008 becoming its biggest shareholder, said that the trio resigned over “corporate governance concerns” because McGuckian was removed by a minority of non-executive directors.

“The majority of non-executive directors were opposed to the removal of McGuckian as chairman,” said TVC in a statement, arguing that the move was contrary to the UK corporate governance code.

However, UTV insisted that the decision was made properly as its nine-strong board, which includes executive directors, voted in the majority to remove McGuckian.

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