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January, 2018

Commonwealth Bank of Australia CEO apologies for financial planning scandal

Thursday, July 3, 2014 Ian Narev, the CEO of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, this morning “unreservedly” apologised to clients who lost money in a scandal involving the bank’s financial planning services arm. Last week, a Senate enquiry found financial advisers from the Commonwealth Bank had made high-risk investments of clients’ money without the clients’ […]

News briefs:June 4, 2010

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SEPTA buys rail cars from NJ Transit to deal with crowding

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 As gas prices have risen in the United States, the regional transport authority for southeastern Pennsylvania, SEPTA, has seen a sharp increase in ridership, which has caused overcrowding on the trains. “As fuel prices have continued to rise, SEPTA ridership has steadily increased and is the highest in 18 years,” said […]

News briefs:June 11, 2010

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Wikinews interviews Joe Schriner, Independent U.S. presidential candidate

Saturday, April 17, 2010 Journalist, counselor, painter, and US 2012 Presidential candidate Joe Schriner of Cleveland, Ohio took some time to discuss his campaign with Wikinews in an interview. Schriner previously ran for president in 2000, 2004, and 2008, but failed to gain much traction in the races. He announced his candidacy for the 2012 […]

State Farm Insurance allegedly destroying papers

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 Zach Scruggs, a lawyer for United States Senator Trent Lott, says that State Farm Insurance Company is destroying records related to claims for damage from Hurricane Katrina. The records allegedly contain information saying that State Farm fraudulently denied insurance claims made by its policy holders, including Lott, that had homes there […]

Traces of radiation found where Litvinenko ate

Saturday, November 25, 2006 Traces of radioactive material that apparently killed former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko were found at restaurants where he met other spies just before falling ill and at his home, Scotland Yard said Friday. Litvinenko, a former KGB agent who was investigating the death of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya suddenly fell ill […]

Injunction fails to stop decision on waterfront stadium in New Zealand

Thursday, November 23, 2006 Today an injunction that was filed in the High Court yesterday to stop the Auckland City Council and Auckland Regional Council from telling the Government which stadium they prefer has failed. The decision is over a new stadium located on the waterfront of Auckland, New Zealand or an upgrade of the […]

Rhode Island borrows $90 million from US for jobless claims

Thursday, October 1, 2009 Rhode Island will receive US$90 million in funding from the United States federal government to support unemployment benefits in the state. Rhode Island’s Department of Labor and Training stated on Wednesday that it requested the line of credit because the account utilized to provide funding to unemployed individuals in the state […]

Asbestos controversy aboard Scientology ship Freewinds

Friday, May 16, 2008 Controversy has arisen over the reported presence of blue asbestos on the MV Freewinds, a cruise ship owned by the Church of Scientology. According to the Saint Martin newspaper The Daily Herald and the shipping news journal Lloyd’s List, the Freewinds was sealed in April and local public health officials on […]

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