Former UK Treasury secretary Denis Healey dies at 98 LONDON- Decorated World War II military hero and former British Treasury chief Denis Healey has died after a long career in British politics. His family said Healey, a Labour Party stalwart and member of the House of Lords, died Saturday morning at his home in Sussex after a brief illness. His most challenging moment in government came in 1976 when, as Treasury...
Source: The Associated Press
UPDATE 3-Rocket Internet expects start-ups to break even soon BERLIN, Sept 30- German ecommerce investor Rocket Internet expects three of its top online start-ups to break even by the end of 2017 and pledged not to raise more capital or make big acquisitions for a few years. Founded by brothers Oliver, Alexander and Marc Samwer in 2007, Rocket has set up dozens of ecommerce sites, aiming to replicate the success of Amazon and...
| By: Emma Thomasson
How GoPro plans to spur camera sales GoPro has announced plans to sell a new, lower-priced version of its popular camera just in time for the holiday shopping season.
| By: Althea Chang
COLUMN-College refinancing options open up for parent PLUS loans LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28- Parents who borrowed to put their kids through college now have several options to refinance their federal PLUS loans, including, in some cases, the ability to transfer their debt to those children. Some of those lenders- including SoFi, CommonBond, Earnest, Citizens Bank and Darien Rowayton Bank- added PLUS refinancing in the past year.
| By: Liz Weston
Financial planning is way beyond just investing Whether you're in your 20s and just starting out or you're nearing retirement, a holistic financial plan that's about more than investments is key.
| By: Sarah O'Brien, special to CNBC.com
Brazil Supreme Court votes to spin off part of corruption probe SAO PAULO, Sept 23- Brazil's Supreme Court voted on Wednesday to move part of the country's largest-ever corruption probe to another judge, challenging the notion that all pieces of a case that initially focused on state-run oil firm Petrobras are legally linked. The majority of judges at Brazil's highest court agreed, the Supreme Court said in a statement.
UPDATE 1-Holy lawsuit, Batman! U.S. court affirms Batmobile's copyright SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 23- The Batmobile, the indispensable crime fighting vehicle driven by comic book hero Batman, has enough distinct character traits to qualify for copyright protection, a U.S. appeals court has ruled. Larry Zerner, an attorney for defendant Mark Towle who sells replica Batmobiles for approximately $90,000, said he was disappointed in the...
| By: Dan Levine
Baseball legend and icon Yogi Berra dies at 90 New York Yankees icon and baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra has died, Major League Baseball and his charitable foundation announced early Wednesday.
Source: NBC News
| By: Andrew Rudansky, Alastair Jamieson and Ron Allen