FCA could call time on PPI claims

FCA could call time on PPI claims

Britain’s financial watchdog has raised the possibility of introducing a time limit on complaints about payment protection insurance, the mis-selling scandal that has cost banks more than £17bn in compensation. The Financial Conduct Authority will look at trends in complaints ...

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Chinese Real-Estate Firm Looks West—to California

Chinese Real-Estate Firm Looks West—to California

A Chinese real-estate firm known for its big investments at home is casting its net much farther afield, becoming one of the most aggressive property buyers in California. China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co. and its chairman, Lu Zhiqiang, have poured ...

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Social distancing ‘effective for reducing flu risk’

Social distancing ‘effective for reducing flu risk’

As reported by Medical News Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently estimated that this season’s flu vaccine is only 23% effective. As such, the organization recommends that additional flu prevention measures are taken. Now, a new study ...

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Windows 10: What You Missed at the Microsoft Event

Windows 10: What You Missed at the Microsoft Event

Microsoft wasn’t kidding when it billed its Windows 10 event today as the “next chapter” for the software company. From hardware to holograms, the company packed a slew of announcements into a feature-packed presentation that lasted around 2 hours and ...

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UBS’s Richest Clients Seen Flocking to Dollars After Swiss Franc Shock

UBS’s Richest Clients Seen Flocking to Dollars After Swiss Franc Shock

UBS Group AG (UBSG), the largest Swiss bank, said its wealthiest clients will be attracted to U.S. dollars after Switzerland roiled markets by scrapping the franc’s cap. Private-banking customers are concerned a stronger franc will hurt Switzerland’s economy and the ...

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The Interview Review: Much Less Compelling Than the Events It Inspired

The Interview Review: Much Less Compelling Than the Events It Inspired

It’s hard to know what I would have made of The Interview if I had watched it months ago, before the scheduled release of the movie provoked a massive cyber attack that prompted an international affair. Instead, I spent two ...

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An Upper East Side Apartment Convenient to Work

An Upper East Side Apartment Convenient to Work

Two years ago, Alexis Wold arrived in New York from her hometown, Albuquerque, and rented a studio in a dog-friendly Yorkville walk-up. It had two of the things she wanted most — a laundry room and an easy walk to ...

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Are Hispanics tech’s next tycoons?

Are Hispanics tech’s next tycoons?

Miami — There comes a time when the word “minority” loses its context, where one group surpasses its status in population and influence, crossing over into a new mainstream community of Americans. When I first arrived in Silicon Valley to ...

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Fiat Chrysler, Nissan, Honda U.S. Sales Rise to End Strong Year

Fiat Chrysler, Nissan, Honda U.S. Sales Rise to End Strong Year

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCAU:US), Nissan Motor Co. (7201), and Honda Motor Co. all reported rising vehicles sales in the U.S. in December, capping the best year since 1996. Nissan beat estimates last month and had its biggest year of ...

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5 small things to do for retirement

5 small things to do for retirement

Resolving to pick up better money habits in 2015? Probably not. Fewer than a third of Americans said financial planning was their top New Year’s resolution for 2015, according to a survey released in December by Allianz Life Insurance Co. ...

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