Results tagged “new york”

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BOOKS

Flash Boys
Michael Lewis (Allen Lane)
★★★★✩

Everything changes in the blink of an eye, they say. That's about 300 milliseconds.

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Just weeks after the 9/11 terror attacks on the Twin Towers in New York, Al Qaeda considered targeting Canary Wharf, according to a British terror convict.

"Shoe bomber" Saajid Badat, 35, spoke of the idea while testifying against hate preacher Abu Hamza who is on trial in New York on multiple terror charges.

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By Giles Broadbent

It's Eyes Left as Bill de Blasio takes up residence in New York City Hall with the promise of the kind of new socialism that Labour's Ed Miliband has been test-driving.

Combining tax-the-rich rhetoric with redistributive zeal, De Blasio, a former aide to the last Democrat Mayor (David Dinkins), arrived from nowhere in the 2013 primaries to take the most important municipal post in the US on the promise of aggressive remedies to close the "affordability gap".

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Enjoy a two-centre holiday in the USA, sharing your time between New York and Las Vegas.

Three nights will be spent in the Hotel Wolcott before you are whisked to Las Vegas for five nights at the Luxor. The cost is £1,279 per person leaving on July 30, 2013, with flights from Manchester and London.

Lehman Brothers.jpgCanary Wharf Group has agreed to reduce its $4.5billion claim against Lehman Brothers according to documents filed in the Bankruptcy Court in New York.

The claim against the collapsed bank was filed in September 2009, but with little chance of recovering the full amount CWG has decided to reduce the figure it seeks to $780million.