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→  August 31, 2014

The parents of Ashya King, who was taken out of hospital against medical advice, have been arrested after being found with their son in Spain. Police say officers in the Malaga area pulled over the family’s car at 9pm UK time and found the five-year-old and his parents inside. The boy from Portsmouth, who underwent […]

→  August 30, 2014

Monk has instilled into his players, the importance of working for each other and playing with a collective spirit. On this occasion, it was good enough to brush aside an Albion side who were well below their best and desperate for a change in fortunes. Monk’s only gripe on the day, although he was quick […]

→  August 30, 2014

Tax lawyer Robert Wellen’s telephone keeps ringing with calls from hedge-fund executives he’s never met. They’re desperate for clues about the Treasury Department’s planned crackdown on corporate inversions, overseas mergers that cut companies’ U.S. tax payments. The barrage of out-of-the-blue queries in the past several weeks is unprecedented in his 40- year career, Wellen said. […]

→  August 30, 2014

It’s often tempting to dive into investment funds that have a strong recent performance. But when it comes to hedge funds, that may not be such a great idea, according to a new report from money manager Commonfund. “The draw of managers that have produced outsized recent winners can be powerful,” write the report’s authors, […]