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Tuesday 31 July 2012
Thursday 12 July 2012
More than a third of people will insure the contents of their homes before they insure their lives
Friday 15 June 2012
US defence secretary Leon Panetta thanked gay and lesbian US military members for their service today, as the Pentagon prepares to mark June as gay pride month with an official salute.
Friday 01 June 2012
The insurance giant Prudential is set to get a little bigger after striking a deal to buy Swiss Re's US life insurance business for $621m (£400m) in cash.
Saturday 19 May 2012
Competition among comparison sites is growing as bullying allegations and credibility issues emerge. Simon Read reports
Friday 18 May 2012
Aviva insisted yesterday that it had made a "solid start" to the year, despite the investor fury surrounding the now departed chief executive Andrew Moss. He stepped down last week, recognising that shareholder unhappiness at his pay and the company performance made it difficult for him to continue.
Tuesday 01 May 2012
Lloyds Banking Group is understood to have received an initial multi-billion-pound bid approach for Scottish Widows, its life assurance, pensions and savings business.
Tuesday 01 May 2012
Saturday 14 April 2012
Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein’s take-home pay in 2011 was $16.2m, the investment bank disclosed yesterday, a 14.5 per cent increase on the year before, despite the company’s sliding profits and share price.
Saturday 25 February 2012
Gabe Watson, who spent 18 months in an Australian prison for the death of his wife during a honeymoon diving trip, has been acquitted of her murder by a court in Birmingham, Alabama.
Wednesday 21 December 2011
Outlook So it's cheerio to Harvey McGrath. It is a mark of the way Prudential has conducted itself that he is probably not the worst occupant of the top seat in the life insurer's boardroom during the past few decades. The Ulsterman's tenure as chairman has hardly been a happy one, however.
Monday 19 December 2011
The German foreign minister today pledged to "build bridges" in the wake of David Cameron's summit veto - insisting Britain was an "indispensable partner" in the EU.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Heiress's family dropped complaint against Banier but state prosecutor has pursued case regardless
Friday 18 November 2011
The Financial Services Authority has slapped a fine of £195,117 on a broker for insurance fraud and banned him from the finance industry.
Thursday 03 November 2011
A British man accused of faking his own death as part of a life insurance scam has been arrested in Australia after a six-year hunt by authorities.
Sales of the tablet are set to fall again, say analysts
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George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
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