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Ed Miliband: 'Russell Brand is saying what a number of people are thinking'

Ed Miliband, the labour leader, says that while he does not agree with Russell Brand's 'message' the comedian reflects people who feel politics does not represent them<p>Ed Miliband has defended Russell Brand and said that the comedian is "saying what a number of people are thinking".<p>The Labour leader …

Labour agitators bear the stink of failure - not Ed Miliband

The phantom coup against the leadership is over, but the politics of panic has done the party no favours<p>Back in the Seventies, the counter-intelligence agency MI5 developed a new secret weapon, in the form of the sniffer gerbil. The plan was based on the ability of the furry creature to smell out …

Navy Seal Rob O'Neill: bin Laden op felt like a suicide mission

Navy Seals gave each other a rare hug before the Pakistan operation, fearing it would be their last<p>It felt like a suicide mission, Robert O’Neill explained. The US Navy Seals would usually have shaken hands, but this time they hugged as the helicopters waited.<p>They were about to set off on an …

Obama denies U.S. involvement in pro-democracy Hong Kong protests

President Barack Obama has denied the U.S. have had any involvement in the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong but requested the Chinese …

RAOUL PAL: Bitcoin Is Worth $1,000,000

Pal, a former global macro fund manager and current author of the Global Macro Investor newsletter, is talking about the bizarre digital cryptocurrency that saw its value surge north of $1,200 a year ago.<p>"So I said OK well let's assume it's something like gold—There's a finite amount of it," Pal …

Emerging markets roar back to life

After a long slumber, emerging markets are finally waking up.<p>The iShares MSCI Emerging Market ETF, (EEM) which tracks the widely-followed benchmark for emerging market stocks, has surged 7% in the last three months, outpacing U.S. markets.<p>It's hard to recall that at the start of 2014, investors …

Ebola outbreak: USAID pledges additional $75m

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today that it is making up to $75 million in additional funding available to fight Ebola - bringing the total up to $100 million so far.<p>It comes during a deadly outbreak in West Africa which has already killed more than 1,900 …

Disease

6 Ways to Adapt Hiring Practices to the Improving Job Market

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In recent years, we’ve experienced an employer’s market, as the economy has driven many skilled professionals back into the job market. One job posting could bring in a flood of resumes, leaving employers with the enviable problem of …

Employment

Coca-Cola agrees to traffic-light labelling on drinks sold in UK

Coca-Cola has agreed to put traffic light-style labels on its drinks sold in the UK to help tackle the growing obesity crisis.<p>The move represents a major U-turn by the drinks giant, which makes brands such as Coke, Dr Pepper and Powerade, as it opposed last year's introduction of government-backed …

BP faces $49bn bill for Gulf oil disaster

BP faces a total of $49bn in costs and fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spil disaster, after a federal judge ruled the company acted with "gross negligence''.<p>Judge Carl Barbier concluded on Thursday that the oil company showed a "conscious disregard of known risks'' during the drilling …

Apple stock heading to $80 per share, trader says

Apple stock saw its worst day in seven months, leading bearish trader Brian Kelly to say on Wednesday that shares were likely heading toward $80.<p>"I …

Goldman Sachs: Scottish Independence Could Trigger A Eurozone-Style Financial Crisis

<b>Three separate reports published by economic experts warn a separate Scotland would require deep public spending cuts and lead to higher interest charges for mortgage holders.</b><p>Scottish independence would herald a new wave of painful public spending cuts, an increase in mortgage costs and a …

Great Britain

The Billionaires Are All Quietly Preparing For The Stock Market To Plunge

<b><br>Billionaire 1: Sam Zell</b><p><b>On Stocks and reality...</b><p><b>On Obama and inequality...</b><p><b>On Tax Inversion...</b><p><i>Source: CNBC</i><p>* * *<p><b>Billionaire 2: George Soros</b><p>Soros has once again increased his total <b>SPY Put to a new record high of $2.2 billion, or nearly double the previous all-time high, and a whopping 17% of his total</b> …

Stock Markets

Should You Get an MBA?

At least once a month an ambitious and hard-working person in their 20s asks me, “Should I get an MBA?” I earned my MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in 2000, and since 2007 I’ve been an Instructor and an internal coach back at the GSB, helping hundreds of students develop their …

What health insurance will really cost you next year

Fall marks the start of open enrollment season for individual and group health-insurance plans. And as consumers weigh their options, a recent study …

Health Care

We’re Feeling Very, Very Sleepy Because Mattress Firm Buys Sleep Train For $425M

Have you ever walked by a mattress store and automatically felt like you needed a nap? No? Just me? Okay, fine, but the mattress store near you might …

UK house prices see 10.2% annual rise, says the Halifax

<b>UK house prices in July were up 10.2% from a year earlier - the biggest annual change since September 2007, according to the Halifax.</b><p>The lender said that property prices grew by 3.6% in the three months to the end of July compared with the previous quarter.<p>The monthly increase was 1.4% compared …

Sainsbury’s £592m pension deficit poses a 'material risk to business’

The retailer is one of six FTSE 100 companies whose disclosed pension liabilities are now larger than its equity market value<p>The pension liabilities facing J Sainsbury could prevent the supermarket group from competing with rivals in the grocery price war, according to new research.<p>The retailer is …

5 CEOs who don’t care what you think

Life can be hard for a big-time CEO.<p>They must keep shareholders happy in a choppy stock market while trying to find sustainable growth in a sluggish …

CEOs

Lloyds plans IPO for TSB banking division

Lloyds Banking Group, Britain’s biggest mortgage lender, sells a 25pc stake in its TSB consumer bank<p>In an aim to try and win the support of retail investors by giving them bonus shares, <b>Lloyds Banking Group</b> has launched the highly-anticipated stock market flotation of TSB.<p>Around 25pc of the …

IMF's Lagarde says bank reforms slowed by fierce industry pushback

LONDON (Reuters) - Progress in completing banking reforms to plug gaps highlighted by the 2007-09 financial crisis is too slow and is being hampered by fierce industry lobbying, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.<p>International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde addresses …

London Stock Exchange Revenues Up 50% on IPO Surge

The London Stock Exchange has reported a 50% jump in full-year revenue to over £1bn, bouyed by an increase in listings and its purchase of clearing …

More Than 20 Dead as Anti-China Riots Spread Across Vietnam

More than 20 people were killed when rioters attacked a steel plant overnight as anti-China violence spread from the south to the centre of …

UK's 'Shocking' Wealth Gap Widens Under Coalition Government

The total wealth gap between the UK's poorest and wealthiest households has risen under the first two years of the Coalition Government.<p>According to …

Carphone and Dixons shares tumble on merger

Around £400m wiped off the value of both companies as investors question 'merger of equals' to create leading European electricals retailer<p>Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse shares lost almost £400m in value on Thursday as the proposed merger between the companies was given a rough reception by …

The right to be forgotten on the internet

2014-05-15T09:45:50.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>John Gapper looks at the European Court of Justice’s ruling this week that Google must remove the …

Emerging Europe turns EM growth star in Q1 | Financial Times

Economic growth in emerging Europe surged in the first quarter as Germany’s dynamism drove manufacturing output and fears of that the Ukraine crisis …