May slaps down foreign minister over health funds

LONDON (Reuters) – Foreign minister Boris Johnson will press Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday to boost funding for Britain’s public health service to try to revive the fortunes of her Conservative Party and grab back the domestic agenda. At a regular meeting of top ministers that will discuss what is widely portrayed as a health crisis in Britain, Johnson ...

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DNA hope in man-with-dog rape case from 35 years ago

A man who raped a teenage girl 35 years ago but was never caught is the focus of a fresh investigation. A DNA profile of the suspect, who had a dog with him, has been created due to advances in forensic science, leading Surrey Police to reopen the case. The victim, then 16 but now in her 50s, was attacked ...

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Great-grandmother's fury after receiving letter from Scottish Power telling her she was DEAD after breast cancer treatment

A shocked great-grandmother returned home from a cancer treatment appointment to find a letter from Scottish Power declaring that she was dead. Tillie McDonald received the letter on January 9, near the anniversary of her husband’s death. In it the energy giant passed on its “sincere condolences” but asked for a £75.51 payment for the balance on the account. The ...

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The rising stars of headhunting everyone on Wall Street should get to know

Competition for talent on Wall Street is fierce. Banks, hamstrung by regulators on compensation and battling the stereotype of an onerous work culture, have seen a talent flight to investing firms and Silicon Valley. For their part, alternative-asset managers have experienced massive growth and a flood of inbound capital, requiring an ever-larger stable of investment professionals to manage the load.  ...

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Trump thanks 'Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN' for reporting on him gloating about the shutdown victory

President Donald Trump spars with CNN’s Jim Acosta at a press conference. CNN President Donald Trump thanked “Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN” for reporting on his victory over Democrats in recent government shutdown negotiations. Trump reportedly had little to do with the negotiations, but Democrats are widely perceived to have gained little during the talks. Acosta has frequently ...

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The mayor of Venice has intervened after 4 tourists were charged €1,100 for steak, fried fish, and mineral water

Four tourists were charged €1,100 for a meal in Venice. Flickr/Pedro Szekely A restaurant charged four tourists €1,100 ($1,350/£970) for a meal. The four Japanese students had four steaks, fried fish, and mineral water at Osteria da Luca. They paid the bill but complained to police in Bologna. Venice’s mayor pledged to look into the case. The mayor of Venice ...

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A $445 billion fund manager explains what everyone gets wrong about the economy

Jim McCaughan, CEO of Principal Global Investors, a fund manager with $445 billion in assets, spoke to Business Insider’s Sara Silverstein about what he sees as improper measures of the US economy. Following is a transcript of the video. Sara Silverstein: When you look at the economic picture right now, what do you think people are missing? Jim McCaughan: I think they’re ...

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UK venture capital firm Atomico is expanding with 2 new partners

New Atomico partners Carter Adamson and Alexis Bonte Atomico London-based venture capital firm Atomico is one of the biggest investors in the UK with $1.5 billion under management. The firm is doubling down on the US and Europe with two senior hires — US-based Rdio cofounder Carter Adamson, and European-focused eRepublik Labs CEO Alexis Bonte. Adamson is Atomico’s first on-the-ground ...

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JPMorgan Chase is raising wages to as much as $18 an hour as part of a $20 billion investment in its US business (JPM)

REUTERS/Dylan Martinez JPMorgan Chase announced Tuesday that it’s giving pay raises to 22,000 US employees who work in its branches and customer service centers as part of a $20 billion investment in the business that’s connected to the company’s tax windfall.  These employees will see hourly wages increase to between $15 and 18, up from $12 and $16.50, the company ...

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Northern Ireland militant splinter group says it will end violent campaign

BELFAST (Reuters) – A small Northern Irish nationalist paramilitary group that has carried out bombings and shootings over the past decade called an end on Tuesday to its armed campaign against British rule of the province. “With immediate effect we will suspend all armed actions against the British State,” Oglaigh na hEireann, which was formed more than 10 years ago ...

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