Day: August 1, 2018

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s markets watchdog proposed new rules on Wednesday to stop banks and other firms from offering misleading currency exchange rates to people sending money abroad electronically. An English ten Pound note is seen in an illustration taken March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble/Illustration – The Financial Conduct Authority said the market for individuals
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Cole Hamels, making his Cubs debut, struck out nine and gave up one unearned run in five innings Wednesday as Chicago clobbered the host Pittsburgh Pirates 9-2 to split a two-game series. Aug 1, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) looks to the catcher for a sign against the Pittsburgh
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REDDING, Calif. (Reuters) – Weary firefighters in Northern California were outflanking a deadly, 10-day-old blaze on Wednesday that has destroyed over 1,000 homes as authorities reopened more evacuated neighborhoods and the last few people listed as missing were found alive. Aided for a third straight day by diminished winds, ground crews extended buffer lines carved
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Liza Minnelli’s signature “Cabaret” bowler hat, boots and halter top vest fetched $81,250 at a Los Angeles auction, while her hand-annotated shooting script for the 1972 movie sold for $15,000, organizers Profiles in History said on Wednesday. Liza Minnelli’s “Sally Bowles” Cabaret performance ensemble, bowler hat, and boots are shown in
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Ohio State placed head coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave Wednesday while it investigates whether or not Meyer knew of allegations of domestic violence against recently fired receivers coach Zach Smith. FILE PHOTO: Nov 4, 2017; Iowa City, IA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer reacts during the fourth quarter against the
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britons are more attached to their mobile phones than ever before, but the amount of time they spend using them for their original purpose – talking to someone else – has fallen for the first time, Ofcom said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A man looks at his mobile phone in Shoreditch, London,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday postponed a vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. consumer watchdog following an effort by Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren to get more details on the nominee’s role in immigration matters and other policy areas. FILE PHOTO: Kathleen Laura Kraninger testifies before a
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VIENNA (Reuters) – Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt denied on Wednesday that warnings about fallout from a disorderly exit from the European Union were an attempt to scare opponents of the government’s preferred Brexit plan into supporting it. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt gives a press conference at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland July
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