News Thomas Perkins, who is thought to be worth around $8bn, made the startling comparison in a letter to The Wall Street Journal

Billionaire venture capitalist admits Kristallnacht was a "terrible word" to use but defends war on the rich remarks

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Change of mind at NationsBank

Chastened Hillary faces down her critics

HEALTH CARE reform may be dead, but political obituaries of its most celebrated architect are decidedly premature. Hillary Clinton, make no mistake, is a chastened, saddened and perhaps wiser woman in the wake of the most crushing failure of her husband's presidency. But she is not about to turn to a life of cookie-baking.

Clinton's poll ratings soar as troops invade

WASHINGTON (Reuter) - President Bill Clinton's handling of Haiti has helped him in the polls, according to a survey released yesterday by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News.

Staff scramble to get pay linked to profits

NEARLY one in 10 employees in the private sector has a pay deal linked to profits.

Clintons admit wrongdoing over failure to pay tax

THE CLINTONS failed to report dollars 6,000 ( pounds 4,000) in income from Hillary Clinton's speculation in cattle futures, the White House admitted yesterday. It said they would certainly pay any back taxes owed.

Lucas under fire in US over Gulf war equipment

LUCAS Industries faces criminal charges in the United States over the sale of allegedly defective missile electronics that failed during the Gulf War. A separate investigation into the aerospace and automotive components group centres on the supply of possibly sub-standard radios to the US army.

Making megabucks from a mid-life crisis: Ruth Picardie on why The Bridges of Madison County sold 40,000 copies the day it hit the bookshelves

The paperback top 10 currently features the usual stash of film tie-ins, thrillers, glossy romance, superior sci-fi. The authors are well-known: Len Deighton, Terry Pratchett, Danielle Steel. The titles are punchy and macho (The Firm) or punchy and girly (Jewels).

Death of White House lawyer still a mystery

FEDERAL investigators turned yesterday to the grieving family of deputy White House legal advisor, Vincent Foster, in search of an explanation for his death by apparent suicide in a suburban Washington park early last week.

Bunhill: 'High-tech geniuses'

NICE to see Tony Hoare, the Oxford University professor of computation, named as the only European in the Wall Street Journal's list of 'high-tech geniuses' last week.

Art Market: Painting withdrawn from sale after artist declares it a fake

A PAINTING which Christie's in New York estimated at dollars 500,000 ( pounds 330,000) for its Latin American sale on Monday evening was withdrawn after the artist dismissed it as a fake.

Bankrolled by Wall Street, read by the seriously rich

IN 1983 the Wall Street Journal took its product directly to Europe. A decade later the Brussels-based Wall Street Journal Europe, circulation 57,000, believes it has taken root on this side of the Atlantic.

Kodak plunges after finance director resigns

WALL STREET turned on Eastman Kodak yesterday, driving its share price down more than 10 per cent after it announced the resignation of a new finance director who had been a favourite with investment analysts.

Lamont signals opposition to switching jobs

NORMAN LAMONT yesterday appeared to raise the stakes over any early Cabinet reshuffle by declaring there was 'absolutely no' other government position that interested him.

Obituary: Edward Hunter Hughes

Edward Hunter Hughes, journalist, died London 25 July, aged 71. Former foreign editor of the Wall Street Journal, and a Time Inc bureau chief in Africa, Germany and the Middle East.
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