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  • Plenty of Rooms Left for Olympics, for a Price Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 8:51 PM ET

    Most of London's most exclusive hotels have been booked for the Olympics, snapped up by Olympic officials or companies block-booking rooms for favored customers, but there are still amazing places to stay. If you can afford the bill.

  • Doomsday Homes Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 4:23 PM ET
    As we approach the latest projected doomsday (Dec. 21, 2012) the end of the world is getting to be quite popular. Google “doomsday” and you will find a lot of websites with black backgrounds and urgent red lettering.  Emergency bunker sales are up, according to the claims on these sites. Then there are the new reality TV shows, “Doomsday Preppers” and “Doomsday Bunkers.” All beg the question, where would you go to “bug out”? A mountaintop, inside a mountain, underground, in a fortress, or is the

    The end of the world is getting to be quite popular. Where would you go to "bug out?" Check out some stylish and genteel ways to hide from to possible future widespread problems.

  • Watch May for Bank of England Moves: Economists Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 1:35 AM ET
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    Anyone expecting the Bank of England to make a move on interest rate or monetary easing policy this month is guaranteed to be disappointed, economists have told CNBC.com

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    When Lehman Brothers collapsed at the height of the financial crisis, JPMorgan Chase was at the center of the storm. The bank was a major lender to the firm, which filed the biggest bankruptcy in United States history. The NYT reports.

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    With people panic-buying gasoline, protests against taxes on cheap hot lunches, and worse-than-expected economic data, the mood in the UK seems to be turning from the cautious optimism of early 2012.

  • Osborne Battle Over £10 Billion Welfare Cut Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 6:36 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    Plans by the chancellor to take £10 billion a year, or almost £1 in £20, out of the welfare budget are being openly resisted by the department for work and pensions in the first sign of government infighting over the coming spending round.

  • British Castle Homes Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 4:57 AM ET
    They say that an Englishman’s home is his castle. The phrase might not have literal meaning for most Britons, but buying a castle is not as unusual as you might think. For history buffs or buyers with a romantic imagination, a range of castles are on the market in Britain with the majority in Scotland. A lot of these castles also come with substantial grounds containing parkland, forests or rivers full of fish.The following castle homes are for sale or rent in Britain and are presented in order

    Buying a castle is not as unusual as you might think. Check out the following castle homes that are for sale or rent in Britain.

  • Romney’s Day to Relish Is Marred by Aide’s Gaffe Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 4:57 AM ET
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    Mitt Romney sought to use the coveted endorsement of Jeb Bush on Wednesday to amplify his call for Republicans to rally behind his candidacy and get on with the mission of ousting President Obama. The NYT reports.

  • Will Scotland Drop Sterling for Euro? Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 3:17 AM ET
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    Scotland’s centuries-old struggle with the "Auld Enemy"– England–is reaching a new chapter with renewed push for full Scottish independence.

  • Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced aggressive cuts to corporation tax as he pledged to make the UK more competitive in his second full budget Wednesday.

  • Busch: My Money in Motion Trade Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 12:13 PM ET

    Friday on CNBC’s Money in Motion I recommended a GBPUSD trade and here's why.

  • Make Public Sector Workers Retire at 75: Nightingale Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 10:47 AM ET

    UK public sector workers make less effort than those in the private sector, so should be forced to retire at a later age, veteran economist and strategist Roger Nightingale told CNBC Tuesday.

  • UK Budget: Top-Rate Tax Cuts, Job Initiatives Expected Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 1:51 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is expected to strike a note of caution and keep the Treasury’s purse strings firmly closed in Wednesday’s Budget – despite the UK government’s borrowing figures coming in lower than expected.

  • UK’s Wealthy Cheered by Reported End to 50% Tax Sunday, 18 Mar 2012 | 9:03 AM ET
    Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds Disraeli's original budget box as he leaves 11 Downing Street for Parliament.

    UK businesses and Conservative politicians have been lobbying for an end to the 50 percent tax rate on income above 150,000 pounds ($235,500) a year since it was brought in two years ago.

  • Olympics Games, Royal Jubilee Boost London Hotels Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:03 AM ET
    A detailed view of the prototype design of the new golden Olympic torch during its unveiling at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Land's End in Cornwall on May 19, 2012.

    London’s hotel sector will grow by 3.9 percent in 2012, with the London Olympics and the Queen’s diamond jubilee bolstering tourist demand, according to UK estate agency Savills.

  • Regulations Could Make Insurers Flee UK: Analyst Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 6:13 AM ET
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    The potential relocation of UK insurers away from Britain will turn “from a trickle into a flood,” says one analyst. Craig Scarr, Head of Insurance at accountancy firm Mazars warned that something needs to be done to stem the threat of new European capital rules, known as Solvency II.

  • UK Chancellor Looks at 100-Year Gilt Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 4:16 AM ET
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    The UK chancellor aims to launch an “Osborne bond”—a 100-year debt issue or even a perpetual gilt that never matures—to take advantage of the country’s historically low interest rates, the Financial Times reports.

  • Brooks, 5 Others Arrested in Phone-Hacking Probe Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 8:12 AM ET
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    British police investigating the systematic hacking of mobile phones to generate stories at a Rupert Murdoch tabloid arrested six people - believed to include former Murdoch editor Rebekah Brooks and her husband - on Tuesday in dawn raids across the country.

  • Prudential Loves London; Brussels, Not So Much Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 6:42 AM ET
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    The management of UK-based Prudential has made no decision on whether to relocate outside of the European Union but is watching with apprehension Brussels' plans to introduce new regulation for insurers, CEO Tidjane Thiam told CNBC.

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    Banks will face stiff penalties and intense public scrutiny if they fail to live up to the standards of a $25 billion mortgage settlement with state and federal authorities, according to court documents filed as part of the deal Monday in federal court in Washington. The NYT reports.