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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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Manchester United: The business of soccer

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Winning the richest national soccer league for 13 of the last 21 years has guaranteed a big slice of broadcast revenue, and allowed the club to amass a global following.

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Grill Potatoes for a Unique, Healthy Side Dish

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MISSION, KS–(Marketwired – Apr 25, 2013) – (Family Features) Potatoes are the top food eaten alongside grilled main dishes, according to the NPD Group, so why not put potatoes on the grill too? Try grilling thick potato planks, skewered potato chunks, or colorful halved fingerlings in a zesty rub like these Flame-Licked Fingerlings, created by award-winning cookbook authors Karen Adler and Judith Fertig, also known as the “BBQ Queens.”

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Winning Brands Corp. (WNBD: OTC Link) | Symbol Change

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Thu, Apr 25, 2013 12:00 – Winning Brands Corp. (WNBD: OTC Link) – Symbol Change – The symbol, WNBD, is no longer a valid symbol for Winning Brands Corp.. As of Thu, Apr 25, 2013, the new trading symbol is WNBDD. You may find a complete list of symbol changes at

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Verengo Solar Receives City of Torrance Advantage Award for "Enriching the Community"

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TORRANCE, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 24, 2013) – Verengo Inc. helped celebrate Earth Day this weekend by winning the 6th Annual Torrance Advantage Award for “Enriching the Community.”

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FirstGroup and Morrisons have got problems, but Britain’s Got Talent

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The rail company lost its star attraction – the west coast line – but at least the supermarket still has its celebrities onside

Is the rail industry’s silver fox set to fall victim to the City’s slavering hounds? Tim O’Toole, the charismatic but embattled chief executive of FirstGroup, will have to hope that Tuesday’s pre-close trading update assuages his shareholders’ anxiety.

This time last year, a profits warning saw FirstGroup’s share price tumble by a third, before slowly rising back up on the promise of winning the lucrative west coast rail franchise. The ensuing fiasco, in which the Department for Transport confessed to a botched job and decided First couldn’t have a new railway after all, sent the company’s value plunging again.

Despite the government’s attempt to get franchising back on track, including handing First extensions to its Great Western, Thameslink and TransPennine contracts, analysts believe this may be merely postponing First’s pain. The elusive west coast prize is now at least four years away, and O’Toole’s “winning” bid for it has now been widely judged as over-the-top. First will need to bank the merged Thameslink-Southern franchise, where Govia are favourites, before refinancing in 2015: the train cash makes its £2bn debt manageable.

A cut in dividend looks a foregone conclusion. O’Toole, very much a rail man, may need other ways to keep First on track. Selling Greyhound, the US coach service, may be an answer.

Supermarket sweep

Knife-throwing butchers and super-fast shelf stackers should start honing their skills now. Morrisons, Britain’s fourth-biggest supermarket, has splashed out millions to become the new sponsor of ITV1′s Britain’s Got Talent, which airs next Saturday.

In a clever bit of planning, BGT’s hosts, Ant and Dec, are also the stars of Morrisons’ new TV commercials and are even thought to be customers of the Bradford-based retailer. Perhaps chief executive Dalton Philips feels more comfortable in the company of celebrities, especially after spending last Tuesday showing George Osborne around one of his distribution centres.

Announcing the sponsorship of BGT and Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway last month, Philips said: “This deal puts us in the homes of millions of potential new Morrisons customers every Saturday night and gives us the opportunity to showcase the talent that shoppers won’t see in any other supermarket.”

Ironically for Morrisons, which is in desperate need of a groceries website, it is replacing Virgin Media in the sponsor’s slot. Perhaps the purveyor of superfast internet connections could advise Philips on his online strategy.

BP to join equality crusade … soon

“I believe board diversity – including the representation of women at the top – helps to make boards more effective,” BP’s Carl-Henric Svanberg wrote in his chairman’s letter last month.

The former Ericsson boss is a member of the 30% Club, a group committed to hiring more female directors, and he has voiced his support for Lord Davies’s Women on Boards report, which recommends that at least a quarter of those sitting around the top table should be female. Specifically, Svanberg committed to improving representation at BP.

The 2011 annual report states: “Our goal is to increase the number of women on the board to three by 2013 and to work towards 25% representation by 2015.” We are already well into 2013, but BP has just two female directors and there are no plans to elect a third at this Thursday’s annual meeting in London.

Cambridge University professor Dame Ann Dowling was brought in to help steer BP in February last year; Cynthia Carroll, the former Anglo American boss, has been a director since 2007. BP never clarified whether it would meet its quota by the beginning or the end of 2013, but a spokeswoman says the target remains. Fortunately, one of BP’s 13 male directors, Byron Grote, is stepping down, so there is a spare seat.

VIDEO: Top economist: Osborne plan ‘a mess’

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George Osborne’s economic plan of austerity deficit reduction is “disastrous” and “a mess” according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.

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Dow: Best streak since ‘irrational exuberance’

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The Dow is on track for its 9th consecutive up day, its longest winning streak since November 1996 — less than a month before Greenspan’s infamous “irrational exuberance” speech.

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Blue-screen effects pioneer dies

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The Oscar-winning visual effects pioneer Petro Vlahos – who pioneered blue and green-screen techniques used by thousands of movies – dies aged 96.

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Sysomos Reports on Social Media Market Share for Smartphones

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iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows: Who’s Winning the Social Scrum?

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Why you’re right to be obsessed with Apple stock

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Loading up on the tech giant’s shares has been a winning strategy.

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