2012

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Bank of West Classic: Johanna Konta overpowers Dominika Cibulkova in semifinal

Johanna Konta nearly flawless on serve as she rolls to a 6-4, 6-2 victory at Stanford
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Comic-Con: Fantastic! New 'Beasts' trailer has arrived

"I want to be a wizard." So do we.             
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U.S.: Microsoft can’t shield user data from government

The U.S. says there’s no legal basis for them to be required to tell Microsoft customers when it intercepts their e-mail             
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S&P 500 rally streak hits fourth week

For the first time in two months, technology and commodity stocks have led the S&P 500 Index.             
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How to avoid being a victim of ransomware

Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. (CFA) As you may already know, the cyberspace is a world of its own and you have basically two kinds of people living side by side. There are those using it for good purpo
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Lagos PDP: In the pit of its divide

TOLUWANI ENIOLA examines the factional crisis rocking the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party and its implications for the party as it braces for the forthcoming council poll in the st
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Popular Finance

 

'It felt like I was being penalised for having had an illness': Millions of older travellers want to go on adventure holidays - but are held back by insurers who charge them up to 100 TIMES the usual cost

Although travel is the most common retirement aspiration among the over-50s, the high price of insurance could stand in their way. Dee Marquette-Slight (pictured) has experienced problems.
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Now Sir Philip Green threatens to sue former BHS owner: Arcadia alleges Dominic Chappell’s firm misused £12m of the store’s funds

The group alleges that Dominic Chappell’s firm, which bought BHS for £1, failed to honour contractual obligations to pump money into the company.
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Satellite broadcaster Sky's profits rocket by 13 per cent while embattled ITV’s advertising dips

Sky is seen by investment bank Numis as a company which is ‘highly resilient’ in the face of any likely economic downturn after the referendum. ITV's advertising is likely to have fallen by up to te
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Out vote means more diners set to stay in: Brexit hits bars and restaurants as owners see fall in trade and fear downturn in confidence

A survey of 800 leading business owners and directors in the sector by consultants CGA Peach revealed that just 15 per cent of operators were optimistic about the market for the next six months.
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'We used an appeals firm to get permission for our barn;'s new windows': As homeowners opt to stay put, how to get YOUR grand design past the planners

The Brexit vote has dampened homeowners’ enthusiasm for moving, according to new research. But it is likely to increase the appetite of many to improve their property instead.
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Virtual location, location, location: Now you can view a property and make an offer...without even visiting

Services such as Zoopla and Rightmove already help many buyers whittle down choice by allowing them to browse images online first. Now some estate agents are offering virtual reality home tours.
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'I've been collecting vouchers for a while to help keep a lid on costs': School holiday survival guide...(or how to tackle a long break without having a breakdown!)

The long summer holidays may be fun for children but for parents they can also represent a financial burden. With two young children, Rachael McGillion-Fee has been planning ahead.
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JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Income protection should become the cornerstone of effective financial planning: It's insurance that can really make a difference

This insurance amazingly isn’t riddled with exclusions and surprisingly meets more than 90 per cent of claims (miracles, it seems, do occasionally happen in the world of insurance).
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Institute of Directors chief calls for action in wake of EU vote: 'A lot of our members employ people from the EU...we must make it clear they can stay here'

Simon Walker wants to look on the bright side of Brexit. But it is difficult for him to avoid the fact that leaving the European Union creates a host of challenges for the businesses he represents.
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