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Age of austerity

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 05:41
Pain for the people as governments cut spending

Kenya starts to register mobiles

BBC News - Technology - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 05:32
Kenya begins registering all mobile phone numbers in a bid to cut crime, with unregistered numbers to be cut off at the end of July.

BA in pension deal with trustees

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 05:31
British Airways reaches an agreement with its pension trustees on a recovery plan to reduce its £3.7bn pension deficit.

Watchdog calls for trans-fats ban

BBC - Health News - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 05:15
Trans-fats found in cakes, biscuits and fast food should be eliminated in England, says the NHS watchdog NICE.

Stoppard fear for 'printed page'

BBC News - Technology - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 05:13
Playwright Tom Stoppard fears that reading and literature are being swept away by new technologies.

Benefits to go?

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 04:57
Europe social model set to change as budgets are cut

Gulf claims to be paid 'quickly'

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 04:55
The man running the $20bn fund to compensate victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill promises to speed up the payment of claims.

Fighting back against web attacks

BBC News - Technology - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 03:23
The tools which hi-tech criminals use to attack websites can themselves be attacked, suggests research.

China moves to meet currency vow

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 03:22
China takes its first step towards honouring a pledge to let the exchange rate of its currency float more freely.

Scottish pension jobs 'face axe'

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 03:12
Hundreds of jobs in Scotland's finance sector are at risk as insurer Aegon seeks to cut a quarter of its UK costs.

Breast is best slogan 'outdated'

BBC - Health News - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 03:12
Breastfeeding campaigners call for an end to the "breast is best" slogan, in a bid to show it is not something special.

Robert Peston

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 02:35
Has there ever been a bigger Budget?

Robert Peston

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 02:35
The private sector is likely to applaud the Budget

UK patients 'have genes mapped'

BBC - Health News - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 02:34
A hospital has begun decoding all the genes of individual patients, 10 years after the first human genome sequence was published.

Homes ahoy

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 02:22
Can a boat beat the rising house price tide?

Warnings over Budget cuts plans

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 02:19
The government is warned against "deep" and "senseless" cuts in Tuesday's Budget as it seeks to reduce the deficit.

Ex-ICI food firm sold for $1.3bn

BBC News - Business - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 02:12
A US food innovation firm that used to be part of chemicals giant ICI is sold in a $1.3bn deal.

White House Budget Chief Is Leaving

NYT - Politics News - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 02:10
Peter R. Orszag will reportedly step down as budget director in July, removing a major player from President Obama’s economic team.

Donations flow as celebs join Larry King's Gulf telethon

CNN.com - Showbiz - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 01:58
Large and small donations flowed in Monday evening as dozens of celebrities answered phones for Larry King's telethon to help the people of the U.S. Gulf Coast suffering from the oil disaster.

Lil' Wayne pleads guilty to Arizona drug charge

CNN.com - Showbiz - Tue, 06/22/2010 - 01:51
Rapper Lil' Wayne may avoid jail time on an Arizona drug charge, according to a plea deal that was announced Monday.