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Monday 10 January 2011
Hats off to Joseph Weiner. When the former investment banker, a New Yorker who these days lives in London, decided to start his own business he had the courage of his convictions, despite other folk's scepticism. Some 14 years later, Hand-in-Hand is thriving, Weiner tells the latest issue of Bloomberg Business Week. For those of you unfamiliar with the company, it charges men up to $2,000 (£1,300) for a "supervised courtship" – a match-making process with young women from Eastern Europe. "Every guy wants a beautiful younger woman," says Weiner.
Tuesday 21 December 2010
Alisher Usmanov hopes to increase his stake in Arsenal to overtake Stan Kroenke as the club's main shareholder, according to reports.
Friday 17 December 2010
"If there is a heaven, and if Tupac, Cobain, Presley et al made it through the gates, chances are they're consoling a wincing, visibly embarrassed Jackson, cursing his inability to bolt the demos drawer in Neverland's vaults just that little bit tighter." bbc.co.uk/music
Monday 13 December 2010
The powerful mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, moved yesterday to extinguish renewed speculation that he could put his hat in the 2012 presidential ring while touting his own vision of ending partisan squabbling in Washington better to govern the country.
Wednesday 08 December 2010
Wednesday 01 December 2010
The 15 biggest banks operating in the UK have adopted a Government code of practice on reducing tax avoidance, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, said yesterday.
Thursday 25 November 2010
With the storm of the midterm elections in their rear-view mirror, a coalition of influential opinion-formers is preparing to launch a third political party in the US next month that will eschew the partisan extremes of right and left and seek consensus in the moderate middle of American politics.
Tuesday 16 November 2010
The Glazer family, who own Manchester United, are set to pay off £220million of high-interest loans.
Friday 12 November 2010
Police warned the public not to approach a man accused of assaulting an elderly woman after he disappeared from a mental health hospital.
Wednesday 10 November 2010
The increasingly bizarre case of Zulqarnain Haider took a series of contradictory twists yesterday with the Pakistan wicketkeeper first announcing that he had quit the game before later saying he had "no issues" over playing for his country again. At first he also denied he was seeking asylum in the United Kingdom before later seemingly changing his mind on that too, although he maintained all along that he and his family did receive "death threats" over demands that he help fix the result of two one-day internationals against South Africa.
Thursday 23 September 2010
Facebook is working with mobile phone maker INQ Mobile Ltd to create two smartphone devices that may have a network tie up with AT&T, Bloomberg said, citing three people familiar with the matter.
Friday 17 September 2010
The mystery of how the Glazer family are sustaining the most punishing interest repayments on their £750m Manchester United debt became clearer last night after reports suggested they had wiped a significant portion of it out.
Thursday 09 September 2010
A new competition called the Picture Editor's Guild Awards has been established to reward the best photo journalists.
Thursday 09 September 2010
Friday 27 August 2010
A soaring new office building planned for midtown Manhattan has won the approval of New York City Council, despite objections from the Empire State Building's owners.
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