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Americans watch a health-care bill that could upend many lives again

Americans watch a health-care bill that could upend many lives again

Finance June 30, 2017 at 4:52 am 0 comments

Rusty Lee, 34, and his wife, Tierra Jolly, 34, have a two-month-old daughter, Rocket Josephine Lee, who was born with Down syndrome and a heart defect. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

Millions of Americans of all ages and needs would …

As ISIS Gets Squeezed In Syria And Iraq, It’s Using Music As A Weapon

As ISIS Gets Squeezed In Syria And Iraq, It’s Using Music As A Weapon

Finance June 29, 2017 at 1:49 pm 0 comments

Iraqi government forces flash a victory sign while holding an upside-down Islamic State flag in western Mosul on June 9. As ISIS loses territory, it’s still exhorting its supporters to keep fighting.

Three years ago, the Islamic State overran large …

Queen Elizabeth II is getting a 78% raise from the government

Queen Elizabeth II is getting a 78% raise from the government

Finance June 27, 2017 at 8:01 pm 0 comments

How rich is the Queen?

Queen Elizabeth II is getting a huge pay boost this year to help refurbish Buckingham Palace.

The Queen received £42.8 million ($54.6 million) in tax-free income from the state last year as her annual "sovereign …

SUNDAY NEWSPAPER SHARE TIPS: Fidelity Asian Values; United Utilities, Admiral

SUNDAY NEWSPAPER SHARE TIPS: Fidelity Asian Values; United Utilities, Admiral

Finance June 25, 2017 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

Every week, This is Money rounds-up the share tips from business sections of the Sunday newspapers.

Today, Midas considers investment trust Fidelity Asian Values.

The Sunday Telegraph takes a look at United Utilities, while the Sunday Times asks whether insurer …

Off-camera, no audio broadcast: White House keeps undermining press briefing

Off-camera, no audio broadcast: White House keeps undermining press briefing

Finance June 19, 2017 at 11:06 pm 0 comments

‘Frightening’ threat to White House press briefings

The White House press briefing has seen better days. Lately, in fact, the briefing is often not seen at all.

For four days last week, representatives for President Trump skipped the usual on-camera …

The perfect holiday home for Lord of the Rings fans! Eco-house complete with a turf roof could be yours for £160,000

The perfect holiday home for Lord of the Rings fans! Eco-house complete with a turf roof could be yours for £160,000

Finance June 15, 2017 at 5:01 pm 0 comments

It looks like a centuries-old cottage more likely to have been built in the 1700s than the 70s.

But this Welsh property – nicknamed ‘The Hobbit House’ by local estate agents – was only built in 1972 by the eco-architect …

Doctor dragged off United flight was felon who traded prescription drugs for secret gay sex with his patient and took them himself – and he needed anger management, was ‘not forthright’ and had control issues, psychiatrist found

Doctor dragged off United flight was felon who traded prescription drugs for secret gay sex with his patient and took them himself – and he needed anger management, was ‘not forthright’ and had control issues, psychiatrist found

Finance June 13, 2017 at 8:02 am 0 comments

The troubled past of the doctor who was dragged off United Airlines in an incident which has plunged the company into crisis is revealed – including his felony conviction and need for ‘anger management’.

Dr David Dao has past of …

US hedge fund in fresh attack over £19bn bid for Dulux: Elliott Advisors threaten legal action if shareholders don’t get a vote to dismiss chief

US hedge fund in fresh attack over £19bn bid for Dulux: Elliott Advisors threaten legal action if shareholders don’t get a vote to dismiss chief

Finance June 10, 2017 at 11:10 am 0 comments

Vulture hedge fund Elliott Advisors is threatening legal action against Dulux’s owner if it doesn’t give shareholders a vote to dismiss its chief.

The New York investor, which owns just over 3 per cent of the paint maker’s parent company …

RACHEL RICKARD STRAUS: The two party manifesto lines that made me laugh – and why we need a serious talk about tax

RACHEL RICKARD STRAUS: The two party manifesto lines that made me laugh – and why we need a serious talk about tax

Finance June 8, 2017 at 7:43 pm 0 comments

Party manifestos are not exactly known for their jokes.

But as I trawled through them all there were two lines that made me at least snigger.

The first was the most ridiculously vague promise I’ve ever seen from a party. …

British Airways meltdown: Someone switched off the power!

British Airways meltdown: Someone switched off the power!

Finance June 7, 2017 at 4:42 pm 0 comments

Behind the British Airways tech meltdown

Talk about flipping the wrong switch.

The head of British Airways’ parent company says that human error caused a recent tech meltdown that affected 75,000 passengers and wreaked havoc on the airline’s operations.

IAG …