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Sterling slides to 17-month low as 2015 rate hike looks remote | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Sterling got off to a sorry start to the year on Friday, sliding under $1.54 to a 17-month trough as weak manufacturing data bolstered bets that the Bank of England will not raise interest rates until 2016.<p>A generic picture of a some British sterling money in coins and bank …

Economics

Transport Secretary defends the cost of commuting

Patrick McLoughlin, the Transport Secretary, says commuters know the cost of the journey they are taking on, as fares rise once again<p>Rail passengers should not complain about high fares because they know the cost of commuting, Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin has suggested.<p>With fare …

US stocks end mixed as manufacturing growth slows

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks got off to a sluggish start on the first day of trading in the New Year, ending the day mixed as a report showed that manufacturing growth slowed in December.<p>U.S. factory activity grew at the slowest pace in six months last month, weakened by declines in orders and …

Stock Markets

House price concerns grow as mortgage approvals hit a 17-month low

Data from the Bank of England is the latest to suggest weakening demand in the property market<p>Prospects for the property market in 2015 were dealt an early blow today with data from the Bank of England showing a further fall in mortgage approvals.<p>The number of home loan agreements fell to 59,029 in …

Housing

Mystery of how Egypt's pyramids were built 'solved by retired French postman'

Michel Michel has spent 40 years examining the construction of the pyramids<p>The long-standing mystery of how Egypt's pyramids were built has …

How to Make Difficult Conversations Easy: 7 Steps From a Clinical Psychologist

Someone is screaming in your face at the top of their lungs. Or ranting angrily and you can’t get a word in edgewise. Or maybe they’re sobbing so …

Self-help