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UK Bank Chiefs Slated as 'Brash' and 'Deluded'

Pointing The Finger

Bank chiefs at HBOS, one of Britain's biggest banks before it was taken-over by Lloyds and subsequently bailed out by taxpayers, were condemned as a "model of self-delusion", in a damming report by Britain's Banking Standards Commission on Friday.

Hilco To Save HMV Brand in £50m Rescue Deal

HMV Signage

There might just be life in the old dog yet: Nipper, the mascot who has peered into a gramophone in HMV shop windows for more than 90 years, appeared close to being saved in a £50m deal that will safeguard 2,500 jobs and up to 140 branches of the UK's last major high street DVD and CD chain.