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House prices 'expected to fall' in the short term

<b>Chartered surveyors are predicting a short-term drop in UK house prices over the next three months - the first fall in more than six years.</b><p>Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) who work in estate agents said London and East Anglia would be most affected.<p>Surveyors expecting …

Housing

The grimy business of buying and selling US debts

<b>Last weekend, US TV show host John Oliver bought and forgave $15m (£10.3m) worth of medical debt, delighting hundreds of people who had defaulted on the sky-high expenses from life-threatening illnesses. It only cost him $60,000 plus a $50 set-up fee. So is it that simple?</b><p>Mr Oliver's show, Last …

Personal Finance

How countries spend their money

IT SEEMS a country's spending reflects its national stereotypes, according to household expenditure data compiled by Eurostat: Russians splash 8% of …

Unintended consequences - Sykes-Picot and its aftermath

Special report<p>Sykes-Picot and its aftermathUnintended consequences<p>THE MODERN FRONTIERS of the Arab world only vaguely resemble the blue and red …

Gossip column: Paul Pogba, Jamie Vardy, Diego Costa, Pep Guardiola,

<i>For a list of all the completed deals, check out the</i> transfers page.<p><b>Manchester United may have to pay a British-record £78m to sign 23-year-old Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba - four years after the France international left Old Trafford for £800,000.</b> (Daily Mirror)<p>But Manchester City have ended …

House prices forecast to fall for the first time since 2012

House prices are set to drop for the first time since 2012, as demand for property falls at its fastest rate in eight years.<p>A "short-term" dip in house prices over the next few months will come at the same time as rents continue to rise, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors …

The eye of the storm

BOEING’S factory at Everett, near Seattle, is the largest building in the world, as befits the world’s biggest planemaker. From within its cavernous …

The changing face of psychology

In 1959, an American researcher named Ted Sterling reported something disturbing. Of 294 articles published across four major psychology journals, 286 had reported positive results – that is, a staggering 97% of published papers were underpinned by statistically significant effects. Where, he …

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Don't worry – a ghost ship crewed by cannibal rats probably isn't about to hit the British Isles

A ghost ship, crewed by cannibal rats, is reported to be heading towards the British Isles. Really? Well, the mystery of the Lyubov Orlova cruise liner has become a news story that has been circulating online and splashed in newspapers. Just imagine it: a shadowy vessel silently docking in the dark …

US opens probe into Chinese solar 'dumping'

Solar products have been a focus of friction between China and the US, which accuses the Chinese government of unfairly subsidising the industry to gain a trade advantage<p>The US Commerce Department has opened an investigation into whether China and Taiwan are dumping a certain class of solar cells …

My share tips: 'Now is a great time to back British shares'

Comment: Mark Slater, son of legendary investor Jim Slater, reveals how he is playing Britain's economic recovery<p>Having often declared that “Britain is open for business”, the Chancellor, George Osborne, was last month able to celebrate the biggest upgrade to the country’s growth forecasts since …

Mark Carney admits forward guidance must 'evolve'

BoE Governor says even if unemployment trigger changes interest rates will not rise<p>The Governor of the Bank of England has admitted that its new "forward guidance" on increasing interest rates will need to change because unemployment has fallen far faster than expected.<p>Mark Carney said it was time …

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S4: Should you upgrade? | Trusted Reviews

Galaxy S5 vs S4: Is it Worth the Upgrade?<p>The Samsung Galaxy S5 is flying the flagship flag for Samsung’s in 2014. There is little doubt that it will …

In the blink of an eye

GOOGLE'S smart lens, slumbering spacecraft, and whether your fridge can send spam as well as storing it<p>Latest stories<p>Belgium struggles to manage its …

DropTask Is A Productivity App That Does Away With To-Do Lists

To do or not to do. That is the question for anyone who has a love/hate relationship with productivity apps. I’ve tested out so many different to-do list, mind-mapping, and Getting Things Done (GTD) apps (as well as various pen-and-paper planner hacks) that I sometimes wonder if it’s become just …