FCA proves to be a paper tiger in case of RBS mistreatment | Business

The Financial Conduct Authority is usually described as the City’s watchdog. In the case of the disgraceful treatment of small businesses by the Royal Bank of Scotland’s global restructuring group the FCA has proved to be a paper tiger. Let’s be clear. Businesses were badly and systematically let down by GRG, a unit that was specifically created by RBS to help customers cope with the tough business conditions created by the financial crisis of a decade ago. Precious little tender

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Your fantasy football league would be much better with these settings – The Denver Post

Can you hear that? It’s the sound of fantasy football season rapidly ramping up. Specifically, it’s the sound of fantasy football analysts stampeding to their rankings to give Andrew Luck a boost, now that the Colts QB is a “full-go” in training camp, but they’ve been pondering this stuff for months. For most players, now is the time when they really start thinking seriously about their favorite players, their draft strategies and their leagues. Of course, we still have a

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Jury seated in Paul Manafort trial, as Mueller probe faces key test

A jury has been seated in the high-stakes trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, with opening statements set to begin as early as Tuesday afternoon.  Jury selection moved swiftly as the trial kicked off at a federal courthouse in northern Virginia, refocusing the special counsel probe for at least the next several weeks on the veteran operative’s alleged tax evasion and eye-popping spending habits – but not Russia’s 2016 election meddling.  The jury is composed of six men

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Syrian envoy rails against Turkish presence in north

BEIRUT –  Syria’s envoy to the United Nations on Tuesday railed against Turkey’s growing influence in the north, calling it an “occupation” and vowing to “expel” its troops. Turkey, a main backer of Syria’s opposition, has sent troops into northern Syria to battle the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants. It has also deployed troops in the opposition stronghold of Idlib as part of a de-escalation agreement with Iran and Russia, both of which are close allies of the government.

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Trump administration considering tax break on capital gains

The Trump administration is studying the idea of implementing a big tax break for wealthy Americans by reducing the taxes levied on capital gains, but no decision has been made yet on whether to proceed. Administration officials said Tuesday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin prefers deferring to Congress. But he does have his department studying the economic impact of such a change and the legality of proceeding without congressional approval. The change would involve taxing capital gains — profits on

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Siemens thinks big with small-batch production

KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) – German engineering group Siemens (SIEGn.DE) is redoubling its efforts in an area where it has traditionally lagged: managing the processing of materials into medicines, chemicals or foodstuffs. The headquarters of biopharmaceutical company BioNTech are seen in Mainz, Germany July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski Siemens excels at helping makers of cars, planes and trains make their production and assembly smarter by using its software to create distinct items and components – so-called discrete manufacturing. But when it

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Accused driver warns against going off mental health medications

The man accused of a crime spree involving stolen vehicles, hit-and-runs, a stolen tractor chase through downtown Denver and biting a police dog wants to let the public know that his mental health issues spiraled out of control and anyone who doesn’t address their mental health problems could wind up in the Denver Downtown Detention Center like him. “Don’t be embarrassed,” Thomas Busch said in a video interview with The Denver Post on Tuesday. “If people say you’ve got a

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Meghan Markle’s 37th birthday has a special meaning for the Queen

Meghan Markle will celebrate her 37th birthday and her first birthday as member of the royal family on August 4. The new royal’s birthday also marks a special date for the queen.  (AP) Meghan Markle’s first birthday as a royal is on the horizon.  On August 4, the Duchess of Sussex with celebrate her 37th birthday. But in royal fashion, Markle will spend her big day doing royal duties.  According to royal photographer Tim Rooke, the new duchess will spend

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