OBAMA WIDENS LEAD AS REPUBLICAN SOCIAL DEBATE ALIENATES WOMEN
Barack Obama has opened a large lead over Mitt Romney among women voters arfter the recent conservative debate in the US over contraception, according to a new poll. Obama has struggled to win voters’ trust on the economy.
DATA WATCHDOG JOINS ROW OVER EMAIL SNOOPING
The data protection watchdog has weighed into a row over planned government surveillance of email, Skype calls and social networking sites, promising to seek assurances that “necessary limitations and safeguards” are in place to protect people’s privacy.
SEC’S RISK MONITORS MEET BOARDS IN EFFORT TO RAISE ACCOUNTABILITY
The Securities and Exchange Commission has held meetings about risk management with directors at Goldman Sachs and several other financial groups in an attempt to increase accountability at board level.
ASTRAZENECA GAINS ACCESS TO NEW DRUGS
Astrazeneca has teamed up with Amgen to develop and sell five drugs to treat autoimmune, inflammatory and respiratory diseases.
ASTRAPOKER SITE PLAYS TRUMP CARD TO CRACK AMERICA
London-listed gaming company 888 Holdings is in talks with Donald Trump to exploit the looming legalisation of online gambling in America.
The Daily Telegraph
GRANNY TAX: GOVERNMENT PROMISED TO KEEP RAISING PENSION ALLOWANCES
The government's “granny tax” appears to break a promise made by the chancellor in last year's Budget, it has emerged. In the 2012 Budget last month George Osborne froze pensioners' tax-free allowance.
CAR INSURANCE FOR BABY VROOMERS
British friendly society, LV=, is coming to the aid of older drivers by scrapping its upper age limit on motor insurance.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
HUNGARY PRESIDENT QUITS IN SCANDAL
Hungary's President resigned from his largely ceremonial post after being stripped of his doctorate in a plagiarism scandal—a political embarrassment for Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a close ally.
FOR CHÁVEZ, OIL AND WATER DON’T MIX
Oil has given President Hugo Chávez the deep pockets to fund his “21st Century Socialist Revolution”, but another liquid —oil-contaminated water — has emerged as a threat to his rule.