Head of NSA defends monitoring as legal, closely supervised and crucial to defending Americans, adding it was not “some rogue operation”
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Thursday 16 May 2013
The grim consumer environment in the United States led to an unexpected drop in sales in Walmart over the first quarter, with the world's largest retailer missing Wall Street expectations.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Mysterious absence led to speculation over whether search giant was hiding an ailing chief
Sir Alex Ferguson latest: Manager retires but will remain a director of club after 27 years in charge of Manchester United
Wednesday 08 May 2013
'I built a club, not just a team', says the most successful football manager in the modern game after announcement that this is ‘the right time’ to go
Friday 03 May 2013
Van Dyke Parks deals in Americana of a different vintage to most musicians. In some ways, he's closer to Charles Ives than Hank Williams or Robert Johnson, his work redolent of an earlier, smalltown America, but viewed through a distorting mirror.
Top economist Jeffrey Sachs says Wall Street is full of 'crooks' and hasn't changed since the financial crash
Monday 29 April 2013
The IMF adviser also blamed 'a docile president, a docile White House and a docile regulatory system'
Friday 26 April 2013
Starbucks matched Wall Street’s expectations with its quarterly profits, after the world’s largest coffee chain enjoyed a strong performance in the US despite the sluggish economic backdrop.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Apple is expected to reveal its first profit slide in a decade when it releases its latest figures today.
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Politicians ‘should stay out of schools’
Monday 15 April 2013
Gideon Spanier meets Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, whose new book on how women can overcome inequality in the workplace has provoked controversy
Monday 15 April 2013
Prisoners’ perks to go under new rules
Sunday 14 April 2013
A former British diplomat who resigned over the Iraq war has been hired by Syrian rebels who want his advice on how to raise their voice on the world stage.
Friday 12 April 2013
JP Morgan Chase, America’s largest bank by assets, surpassed expectations with its quarterly profits today, booking a 33 per cent rise as chief executive Jamie Dimon spoke of “positive signs” that the world’s largest economy is “healthy and getting stronger.”
Wednesday 10 April 2013
The minutes of the last meeting of the US Federal Reserve arrived five hours earlier than expected today, with the record showing a growing debate about whether the central bank should begin rolling back its stimulus measures as early as mid-year.
Friday 05 April 2013
Fears over the health of the US economy and worries over a possible bird flu pandemic sent investors crashing down to earth today as global stock markets plunged.
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