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How 370 investors lost £18m - in minutes

A shock move by the Swiss National Bank left a group of British investors suddenly in debt. One investor, who staked less than £10,000, now faces losses of £250,000<p>Hundreds of investors with Britain’s biggest spread betting firm, IG, say the firm is to blame for losses totalling £18.4m which were …

Man United boss Louis Van Gaal insists he's 'flexible' and not a dicator

Louis van Gaal is adamant he is no dictator -- as Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney described his manager as a nice guy.<p>The 63-year-old has a …

Soccer

Warby Parker has taken on a relationship with Goldman Sachs

The New York eyewear startup Warby Parker is exploring its options to raise money, according to sources.<p>Multiple sources have told Business Insider that the company is working with Goldman Sachs. One source says Warby is considering filing for an IPO under the Jobs Act.<p>"The company has not hired …

The world will turn a little darker on Friday as the moon wanders across the face of the sun<p>The rare solar eclipse will completely blot out the morning sun on the Faroe Isles, 200 miles (321km) north of Scotland, and in Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean – the only two land …

Solar Eclipse

Mesut Ozil is the high quality oil in Arsenal's slick machine but he is not delivering in the Champions League

With just two assists and no goals in his past nine European games for Arsenal, Mesut Ozil is struggling to scale the peaks of his excellent start<p>Rewind 17 months to Mesut Ozil’s first <b>Champions League</b> game at the Emirates Stadium and the only possible conclusion was that <b>Arsenal</b> had signed a player …

10 reasons your belly fat isn’t going away

A little bit of belly fat is actually good for you: it protects your stomach, intestines, and other delicate organs. But too much fat is anything but healthy. Extra fat cells deep in your abdomen (aka visceral fat) generate adipose hormones and adipokines—chemical troublemakers that travel to your …

Islamic State defaces St George in assault on Christian churches in Iraq

Militants replace cross with black flag and destroy images of England's patron saint<p><b>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil)</b> militants have released new images showing the destruction of Christian churches in the terror sect's strongholds in northern Iraq.<p>The photos depict groups of fanatics …

Religion

Personal drone registration will become necessary, U.K. Lords say

Image copyright Signe Brewster/Gigaom.A U.K House of Lords committee has recommended that, in the long term, people operating drones for leisure may …

The British Group With A Very Different Take On 'Jihadi John'

Every day new details emerge about Mohammed Emwazi, believed to be the masked man with a British accent known as "Jihadi John" who appears in execution videos by the self-declared Islamic State. At the center of Emwazi's story is a divisive London-based organization called Cage.<p>Cage advocates for …

After Swype, HTC taps China's TouchPal for new Android keyboard

Tech-savvy users may have already come across TouchPal when trying different keyboards on Android and iOS 8 (and maybe even Windows 8), but it looks like a whole lot more people will be introduced to it soon. According to the Shanghai-based keyboard developer, HTC is replacing Nuance's Swype with …

Google Play

Fund managers could be the new investment bankers, says IoD

The UK’s fund management industry is “ripe for investigation” because of “an alarming lack of transparency that surrounds [its] pay and practices”, the influential Institute of Directors said on Sunday.<p>Simon Walker, director general of the IoD, said “uninterested” financial regulators should wake …

Investing

Hyundai recalls 200,000 vehicles for power steering defect

Hyundai is recalling more than 200,000 vehicles that could have a power steering defect that increases the risk of a crash, according to documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Saturday.<p>The recall will affect Elantra sedans produced between 2008 and 2010, as well …

Tube workers to strike over sacking of driver who failed two alcohol breath tests

Members of RMT union to walk out from 9.30pm on March 7 until 3.59am on Sunday following vote for industrial action over dismissal of London Underground driver<p>London Underground workers are to stage a short strike from Saturday evening in a row over the sacking of a colleague.<p>Members of the Rail, …

Nationwide’s figures echo other indicators which have shown waning interest from buyers although lending data suggest prices may start rising again later this year<p>House prices fell by 0.1% in February, according to the latest figures from the UK’s largest building society, as a slowdown in activity …

Housing

UK manufacturing growth at seven-month high in Feb - PMI

British manufacturing growth hit a seven-month high in February, according to a survey which adds to signs that Britain’s economy started 2015 on a strong footing, albeit one based mostly on domestic demand.<p>An employee works on a 2013 Mini at BMW's plant in Oxford, southern England November 18, …

Windows Phone has no shot at ever being relevant

We hardly knew ye, Windows Phone. And I mean that literally almost none of us knew Windows Phone: The latest smartphone numbers from IDC are out and …

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

Consider it your ultimate weight-loss guide.<p><i>This article was republished with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't easy, and whoever tells you differently is lying. It takes commitment, hard work, and for many, a complete lifestyle makeover. But these 56 techniques will make losing …

Fitness

New Zealand startup Xero scores $147 million from Silicon Valley investor

New Zealand cloud accounting company Xero has raised NZ$147.2 million in funding, as the company continues to accelarate rapidly and grow globally.<p>US …

Venture Capital

Latest Teaser Suggests Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Will Sport A Metal Back

It looks like Samsung is finally dispensing with its tradition of faux leather, plastic backs for its Galaxy S range.<p>That’s according to this teaser image from T-Mobile — spotted by The Verge — which gives us the clearest glimpse yet of the Galaxy S6, the phone Samsung is expected to announce next …

Phones

The CEO of HSBC kept millions in a Swiss bank account when he moved from Hong Kong to London

It is the latest in a stream of so-called "Swissleaks" allegations that have hit the reputation of the British banking giant and caused a political storm ahead of a general election in May.<p>The report claims the chief executive was a client of the Swiss private banking arm accused of helping wealthy …

How Islamic State is expanding its empire of terror

Marched on to a Libyan beach in now gruesomely familiar orange jumpsuits, the last moments of 21 Coptic Christians carried the vicious jolt of previous Isis snuff videos, but with an added charge of fear.<p>The setting, in Libya, suggested that the group was spreading further and faster than even …

Middle East

What is aerotoxic syndrome?

As a Coroner writes to British Airways and the Civil Aviation Authority calling for 'urgent action' about aircraft air contamination, we ask whether we should be worried<p><b>What is aerotoxic syndrome?</b><p>It is an illness caused by exposure to contaminated air in aircraft – known as a “fume …

How Much Would You Pay for Snapchat?

What is Snapchat worth? Well, if the purveyor of disappearing photos and videos succeeds in attracting a new funding round of $500 million, and gets …

Chelsea’s first black player Paul Canoville: I’d love to have faced racists in Paris Metro station

Paul Canoville, who himself suffered racist abuse at the hands of Chelsea supporters in the 1980s, would have loved to 'stand up to those idiots' in Paris Metro<p>Chelsea’s first black player claims he would have “loved” to have faced the racist fans who pushed a passenger off a Paris Metro train.<p>Paul …

Centrica slashes dividend after annual profit falls

Centrica has slashed the dividend for its 650,000 small shareholders and plans to cut costs and investment after warm weather and falling oil prices reduced annual profits at the owner of British Gas by more than a third.<p>It is the first time Centrica has cut its dividend since the company was …

North Sea

Victim of racist Chelsea fans wants them ‘found, punished and locked up’

Paris resident Souleymane S makes police complaint after being shown a video of incident by French newspaper Le Parisien<p>The black passenger prevented from getting on the Paris metro by Chelsea fans singing a racist chant has made a police complaint.<p>The passenger, named by Le Parisien only as …

Soccer

FTSE struggles for direction after hawkish BOE, Greek hopes

LONDON (MarketWatch) — The FTSE 100 index ended flat on Wednesday, with hawkish minutes from the Bank of England outweighing waning worries over …

By The Numbers: How Apple Can Get To A $1 Trillion Market Cap

Apple’s market cap crossed $742 billion with Tuesday’s close of $127.83. This is almost two times the market cap of Exxon’s $391 billion and Google’s $372 billion and more than double Microsoft’s $360 billion. Not surprisingly there is a lot of speculation about Apple getting to a $1 trillion …

HSBC: Swiss bank searched as officials launch money-laundering inquiry

Pressure on HSBC mounted on Wednesday when prosecutors in Switzerland announced a money-laundering investigation into its Geneva-based private banking subsidiary and raided its offices in the city.<p>Prosecutors said the investigation into “suspected aggravated money laundering” was prompted by “the …

Corruption