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The Legend of Tarzan doing better than expected at US box office

... gross around $43 million by the end of the week. The film, featuring an all-star cast including Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson...

EU referendum letter: 1280 business leaders sign letter backing Remain

... Chief Executive, Credit Suisse; Peter Pack, Chief Executive Officer, Crescendo Biologics Ltd; Dr Robert Scoffin, Chief Executive Officer, Cresset Biomolecular Discovery Limited; Stephen Stone,...

Australia vs England live: Latest England defeat the Wallabies 39-28 to seal record victory Down Under

The Canberra TimesAustralia: 15. Israel Folau; 14. Dane Haylett-Petty, 13. Tevita Kuridrani, 12. Samu Kerevi, 11. Rob Horne; 10. Bernard Foley, 9. Nick Phipps; 1.

'Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have become archetypes in a classical drama'

Further dismay was generated by the fact that, though childless, she had filed for spousal support – whereas Vanessa Paradis, Depp's former long-term partner and...

Area turns out for day of events

Ike Nicholson told those assembled in the Transportation Center. Boyd County High School principal Tom Holbrook led prayer for education and schools at both the...

If liberal conservatism collapses, we will all suffer for its passing

Iain Duncan Smith's Parthian shot at the government's economic policy is an important reminder to the Chancellor that 'Osbornomics', for all its strategic value to...

Daily catch-up: George's mistake on disability benefits clears the way for Boris

I wrote about Iain Duncan Smith's resignation for on Sunday, and about George Osborne's frank admission that the Budget cut in disability benefits was...

Iain Duncan Smith: John McDonnell and Nadine Dorries lead social media in shock and amusement at resignation

Twitter users across the political spectrum have been tweeting their shock, outrage and amusement of the shock resignation of Iain Duncan Smith. The former Work...

James Moore's Outlook: Pearl River Delta euphoria and possibly a sharp wake-up call

How does all the loud applause and talk about HSBC's decision to stay put in London being a vote of confidence in the capital look...

Ed Slater: I'm not at Leicester on a fast track to England

In Leicester Tigers' cosmopolitan team of half a dozen nationalities who will face Munster in the European Champions Cup today, it is the personalities that...

James Moore: Customer inertia: the only thing about banks that isn't broken

Banks' IT systems are “creaking” and it is because consumers want things like mobile phone banking services. So said Anthony Browne, head of the British...

Transfer news: Radamel Falcao, David De Gea and Raheem Sterling: Let the ...

Sterling's future at Liverpool is in serious doubt If Liverpool lose Sterling they will turn to Real Madrid's Russian winger Denis Cheryshev who impressed on...

James Moore: Sainsbury's offers a whiff of promise and investors are following ...

Sainsbury's might have reported a 2 per cent fall in sales but its shares were flying off the stock market's shelves like barbecue food on...

James Moore: Banks' fear of US fines will turn Fifa accounts into hot potatoes

The stock market greeted the news that three UK-based banks have been named by the FBI in its indictment against various Fifa officials with a...

James Moore: HSBC's 'review' is an attempt to bring the government to heel

HSBC's shares were jumping like a grasshopper in spring in the wake of reports that it is considering spinning off the bank that brought it...

James Moore: 'Generation rent' deserves a helping hand from the greedy baby ...

Good news, generation rent! The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has set up a code to make sure its members act responsibly towards the people...

James Moore: Spread betting is easy if you are a Disney mouse

Did you imagine that chancing your arm at spread betting would involve jumping over more fences than the winner of Saturday's Grand National? Read more:...

James Moore: 'Nuclear blackmail' game is proving a waste of energy

Outlook It seems we're still wasting energy on game playing when it comes to the planned new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset.

James Moore: Playtech directors need to broaden their horizons

Outlook Playtech has been shopping for another of its founder's businesses, handing over up to £333m for a majority stake in TradeFX, a financial betting...

James Moore: M&S is back in fashion, but how long will its resurgence last?

Outlook Something strange has happened at M&S. The beleaguered retailer finds itself in an unusual position: thanks to its fourth quarter trading statement it is...

James Moore: Alliance Trust is under pressure, and quite rightly so

Outlook Help, help, the wolves of Wall Street are after us! At least that's how Alliance Trust is telling it. The company is under siege...

James Moore: How can the Pru justify these fat pay rewards?

Outlook “This performance outstripped that of other international insurance companies,” said Lord Turnbull, the chairman of Prudential's remuneration committee, presumably puffing out his chest as...

James Moore: Cash incentives for whistleblowers make sense

While the City watchdog has a lot of soul searching to do, let's give credit where it's due. The law firm Pinsent Masons says the...

James Moore: The FCA's own watchdog is barking loudly

The Independent - and with justificationThe IndependentThe Treasury Select Committee will today take one of its last chances before Parliament's dissolution to bowl another bouncer...

James Moore: FirstGroup's figures aren't very impressive: check the small print

FirstGroup's shares are in demand, and no wonder. The company has just won a four-year £68m extension to its operation of the profitable Great Western...

James Moore: Next can afford to reward its staff as well as its shareholders

Outlook I've written before about what a success story Next is. The clothes retailer has delivered again with its final results. What a shame, then,...

James Moore: The only surplus might be in the Chancellor's reserves of optimism

Outlook Now that George Osborne has finished throwing his confetti of numbers down the aisle of the House of Commons in an attempt to prolong...

James Moore: Sainsbury's, the least worst retail performer, has lessons for others

It says a lot about the supermarket sector that Sainsbury's reporting a 1.9 per cent fall in sales at stores open at least a year...

James Moore: IG may have to write off £18m loss as bad practice

The story my colleague Russell Lynch relates on the opposite page, of Irish supply teacher Tomas O'Comartuin watching in horror at the back of the...

James Moore: This £36m bonus forces executive pay on to the political agenda

If crazy pay wasn't already a part of the election campaign it surely is now. Sir Martin Sorrell, who regularly appears in the “most outrageous”...

James Moore: Serco should stop blaming others for the state it's in

Rupert Soames must get fed up of his grandfather – a certain Winston Churchill – constantly being mentioned in connection with his own career. “There...

James Moore: Chairman of the challenger bank needs to be challenged

Outlook One of the challenger banks that will provide some of the glut of banking shares coming to market is Shawbrook, which has announced its...

James Moore: Regulators must resist any pressure to wave the TSB takeover ...

Outlook The general rule in business is that when everyone agrees about something, it's time to get very nervous. Pretty much everyone appears to agree...

James Moore: Even if HSBC is fined, it will be the shareholders who pay – as usual

Another set of MPs, another deeply dispiriting display from the people who were running and overseeing HSBC, a once respectable bank, who were called to...

Morehead seeking Founders Award noms

... 1987; George T. Young, 1988; John E. Collis, 1989; Dr. Wilhelm Exelbirt, 1990; Dr. R.H. Playforth, 1991; Dr. Mary Northcutt Powell, 1992; Sen. Woody...

James Moore: Everyone wants more apprentices, as long as their own children ...

Outlook It's that vanishingly rare thing: an idea that finds favour with nearly every political party, the business community, and the public at large. Just...

James Moore: Flotations should not just be for the favoured few

Outlook Instead of just revelling in a 20 per cent rise in profits and celebrating with a glass of the (excellent) wine he produces in...

James Moore: Some welcome brakes applied to George Osborne's pension ...

Outlook Are you one of the rapidly diminishing band of people with a “defined benefit” (DB) company pension that guarantees you a percentage of your...

James Moore: What have the European courts ever done for us?

Outlook What's this, a victory for George Osborne in Europe? Sacré Bleu! A few years ago, certain members of the eurozone – and you won't...

James Moore: ITV is thriving in a digital world, but content must remain king

Outlook Despite the multi-channel digital world we live in, it seems that advertisers are still clamouring to get on ITV1. Despite ITV as a company...

James Moore: TSB is getting twitchy over switching

If there is a "new" bank that might put a dent in the dominance of the big four, TSB might be it. But while it...

James Moore: Costa brews up a sweet shot for Whitbread

To my taste, Costa Coffee's flagship offering is rather bitter when compared to Starbucks, or Caffè Nero. But the majority of its customers don't seem...

James Moore: The US Department of Justice is gunning for HSBC. Why aren't we?

The subject of tax is still proving to be taxing. On both sides of the Atlantic. On the other side, President Obama has just nominated...

James Moore: Why fund managers are no better than bankers

Outlook With all the justified fuss about yet more misdeeds committed by the banking industry it's easy to forget that there are other parts of...

James Moore: The need for lessons to deal with payday lenders

Outlook First the Financial Conduct Authority introduced a price cap. Now the Competition & Markets Authority has further tightened the screw on the payday lending...

James Moore: Are local banks really the answer

The Independent - or are they just a utopian ...The IndependentOutlook Results announcements tend to be viewed through the prism of City expectations, and you'll...

Senior 'Willing' Lady Rams

“One of the things (Tennessee) coach Rob Patrick likes about Kymbria, he thought she was a wonderful passer.” Williams participated in Kentucky's ... Ashland coach...

James Moore: This is why the 'wonks' should mind the shop

The investment community needs to take a good look at itself over Tesco. I know the focus is on whether the company will face a...

Ottawa shooting: Mother of suspect says she is not crying for her son, but for ...

Julian Fantino, a Canadian MP, said: “All the details are not in. But the Sergeant-at-Arms, a former Mountie, is the one that engaged the gunman,...

Ottawa shooting: Kevin Vickers labelled 'hero' after taking down gunman in ...

Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino told the Toronto Sun: “All the details are not in, but the sergeant-at-arms, a former Mountie, is the one that...