Sport New England Patriots running-back LaGarrette Blount scored a record four rushing touchdowns in the play-off victory over the Indianapolis Colts

Blount has been at the forefront of a Patriots side that has shifted their emphasis to a running game but they come up against the free-scoring Denver Broncos for a place in the season showcase

Market Report: BAE lifted by hopes more deals are in air

Jet makers were yesterday fighting to show what lucrative contracts they are close to securing at the Paris Air Show, and punters flew in to BAE Systems on hopes it is close to agreeing long-awaited Middle Eastern deals.

Vodafone confirmed approach to Germany's biggest cable company Kabel Deutschland

Euro telecoms battle hots up as Vodafone targets German firm

Mobile phone giant confirms approach to Germany's biggest cable company Kabel Deutschland

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$500 million botnet Citadel attacked by Microsoft and the FBI

Joint operation identified more than 1000 botnets, but operations continue

Lloyds sells £3.3bn of US subprime debt

Lloyds Banking Group has sold a large slug of US mortgage securities through an auction that raised a total of £3.3bn as part of its ongoing plan to reduce its assets and strengthen its balance sheet.

Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic lift the trophy outside Old Trafford

Major refinancing sees Manchester United slash interest bill by £10m a year

United's present debt is £370million, the sum remaining from a highly leveraged takeover by the Glazer family in 2005

Windfalls on way as Partnership Assurance targets £1bn float

A business that specialises in giving better pensions to people who are ill is set to join the stock market, a sign of good health for the London equity market at least.

UK Financial Investments boss Jim O’Neil quits, leaving Government with banking sell-off headache

Hopes that the Government may soon be able to sell off its stakes in Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds took a further blow today when the man in charge of managing the holdings abruptly quit.

The Business Matrix: Saturday 20 April 2013

Levi's wins 'red tab' trademark case

Market Report: First Group boosted by easier road ahead

Shares in the bus and train operator First Group were driven to the top of the mid-tier index after City scribblers proclaimed that it now has a smooth road ahead of it. First Group's plans to sell buses and spend less on train investment, alongside the Government's clarity on the franchise market for trains, led transport analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch to rate the shares a buy.

UBS pays £17m 'golden hello' to the man who broke RBS

Andrea Orcel paid in cash and shares after being poached by the Swiss bank

Struggling Man Group hires KPMG to review its governance

Man Group, the troubled hedge fund that started life supplying rum to the Royal Navy in the 1780s, has asked KPMG to sort out its governance after a shareholder revolt last year.

Market Report: Mittal's sell-off puts skids under Ophir

What does Britain's richest man know that the City doesn't? The Indian steel tycoon and Queens Park Rangers part-owner Lakshmi Mittal sold part of his stake in the mid-tier listed and African-focused Ophir Energy and the shares fell 44.5p to 475p.

Market Report: Profits taken but banks are backed

Day traders appeared to be taking profit from the recent surge in the share prices of the UK's banks today, but the City's fund managers are backing the banking sector for the first time since 2007. A trusted fund manager survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch today declared that global investors have now shifted their stance on financial stocks, the first time since February 2007.

US banks pay out $18bn over toxic home loans

American banks struck two multibillion-dollar settlements yesterday to end claims connected to the housing bust that triggered the financial crisis and plunged the US into recession.

US banks' multi-billion dollar payouts to settle housing bust claims

American banks struck two multi-billion dollar settlements yesterday to end claims connected to the housing bust which triggered the financial crisis and plunged the US into recession.

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