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Barclays CEO investigated for trying to unmask whistleblower
Barclays bank says its CEO is being investigated by regulators for his attempts to unmask a whistleblower who had raised concerns about a senior employee
Mother of Baby With Cancer Takes On Barclays
A young mother whose baby was born with cancer claims that Barclays Capital fired her after an extended leave of absence, at which time Barclays cancelled her child's health coverage. Barclays, she says, contested her eligibility for unemployment, forcing her to draw down her savings to support
U.S. Mortgage Rates Not Likely to Be Affected by LIBOR Proposals Soon
U.S. Consumers Can Rest Assured Their Borrowing Rates Won't Be Immediately Affected by LIBOR Proposals
Online Holiday Sales Boom For Retailers
Morning Business Memo: You may not be ready, but the retail industry is putting the finishing touches on its plans for the holiday shopping season. A big consumer trend is almost certain to continue this fall with online sales taking a bigger share of retail...
'D' Is For Diplomacy (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone), ELIZABETH HARTFIELD (@LizHartfield) and CHRIS GOOD (@c_good) NOTABLES: THE NOTE ON THE ROAD: Good morning from London where Mitt Romney is on the second day of his seven-day, three-country foreign trip. On his agenda: a round of meetings with British ...
The Global Note: What Happened At Tremseh?…Libor Agonistes…Berlusconi - Again?…Olympic Clampdown
SYRIA -WHAT HAPPENED IN TREMSEH?…As Alex MARQUARDT reports from the Syrian border, the morning hasn’t offered much more clarity on what happened yesterday in Tremseh. We know that many people (maybe not 200) were killed. Graphic pictures have surfaced showing young men killed – nothing...
The Global News Quiz
QUESTIONS 1) Who lost a $100 bet on the so-called “God Particle”? 2) What news this week links the following countries: France, Japan, Mongolia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Egypt, and Israel? 3) According to an Al Jazeera investigation, what poison was found on Yasser Arafat’s belongings?...
Countrywide Bought Influence With Cut-Rate Loans
Morning Business Memo: A house report has found Countrywide Financial, whose subprime loans helped start the foreclosure crisis, made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with members of Congress, congressional staff, top government officials and executives of troubled mortgage giant Fannie
The Global Note: Afghan Friends, Afghan Foes…The "God Particle"…Exhuming Arafat?…Pistorius, Olympian
AFGHAN WAR -AMERICANS ATTACKED…It’s happened again. A man in an Afghan army uniform has shot and wounded five American troops in eastern Afghanistan. The extent of their injuries isn’t clear – we know only that they are receiving treatment at a medical facility. The U.S.-led...