Léon-Robert de L’Astran, an 18th-century shipowner, was praised for his noble refusal to participate in the slave trade. Sadly, however, it seems that he existed only as an internet hoax — duping Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, for three years, along with Ségolène Royal and others.
Next and WH Smith were victims of their own success as scribblers at Nomura downgraded the pair.
Apple is accused of being "among America's largest tax avoiders" by a Senate committee, who says the company avoided paying billions of dollars in US taxes.
The Senate report said Apple’s use of loopholes for international profits allowed it to save tax on $44bn in ‘otherwise taxable offshore income’
As hail thundered down and heavy winds began whipping the area of Moore, a storm warning went off just before 3pm local time, warning the 170,000 residents within the area to seek shelter.