By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama declined to engage in a bout of political soul-searching on Friday and said that despite a botched health care rollout and stalled legislative initiatives, his year had not been all that bad. He acknowledged setbacks but declined to dwell on them at a year-end news conference in the White House briefing room hours before escaping Was
Weekly roundup: Funding reductions higher than announced and half of councils plan to build on the green beltLabour would give councils power to ban roulette machinesCouncils could get the power to ban high-stakes roulette machines from betting shops if Labour wins the next election, according to the leader Ed Miliband.Miliband said the machines were "spreading like an epidemic" and caus
The NHS "became too powerful to criticise" despite many patients receiving a "wholly unsatisfactory" service, the health regulator says.
The rogue trader who cost Société Générale almost €5 billion was dismissed as an historical footnote today by executives seeking to draw a line under France’s biggest financial scandal.