Boris v Jo Johnson: the new sibling rivalry in British politics

The hiring of the London Mayor’s younger brother as head of David Cameron’s policy unit brings new sibling competition at the top of UK politics. So how might BoJo v JoJo play out?The appointment of Jo Johnson as head of No 10’s policy unit does not, at first glance, address a pressing demographic need. It’s […]
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British power elite will give David Miliband an edge in New York

Labour’s lost son may be little known to many Americans as he takes up his new job, but he’ll have help from familiar faces as he tries to make a mark in fickle Manhattan societyAs places of self-imposed exile go, the glittering, wealthy and uber-fashionable island of Manhattan hardly ranks as a hardship posting.But when […]
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Sir James Dyson unveils tap system with air dryers called Airblade Tap

Demand for new system, unveiled in New York on Monday, could be sizableThe agony of walking with dripping hands from a sink to a hand dryer or towel dispenser might seem like the ultimate first world problem – but the British inventor Sir James Dyson thinks it needs fixing.Luckily, he has the solution: the Airblade […]
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Richard O’Dwyer’s two-year extradition ordeal ends in New York

TVShack founder avoids prosecution under copyright laws and says: ‘It is a pity the UK government didn’t try and resolve this’A British student’s two-year fight to avoid extradition to the US ended in less than five minutes on Thursday, when Richard O’Dwyer signed an agreement in a New York court to avoid prosecution and a […]
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Western shoppers can help prevent another Bangladesh factory fire | Bim Adewunmi

The 123 people killed in the Ashulia clothes factory fire mustn’t die for nothing. Will consumers take a stand on cheap clothing?Bangladesh has some 4,500 clothes factories, employing more than 2 million people (mostly women), and accounting for a whopping 80% of the country’s annual exports. Clothing from its factories makes its way across the […]
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London to lose title of world’s finance capital, study warns

Rival hubs such as New York and Hong Kong will push beleaguered City into third place by 2015, CEBR forecastsLondon can expect to lose its crown as the leading global centre for high finance this year amid a barrage of City job cuts, falling bonuses and competition from rival hubs led by New York, Hong […]
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Hurricane Sandy begs the question: what is travel insurance good for?

New York declared a state of emergency in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, but insurers refused to pay up for cancellation, as Money writer Jill Papworth found on a half-term breakIt was meant to be the family holiday of a lifetime, an expensive, but much anticipated, half-term five-night trip to see the sights of New […]
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UBS banking job cuts set to hit London hard

In one of the biggest banking job culls since Lehman Brothers, London and New York to be hit hard by 10,000 layoffs worldwideSwiss banking giant UBS is cutting up to 10,000 jobs worldwide as it scales back its investment banking operations.In one of the biggest banking job culls since Lehman Brothers, the axe will fall […]
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Nannies and the shadow economy behind New York’s working class

You don’t have to be rich to hire a nanny in a city where childcare is a crucial component of a balanced (and equal) economyWhen two young children were killed, allegedly by their nanny, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, much of the coverage of the crime prominently mentioned the family’s class: their “luxury […]
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