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On Fat Cats And Cuts

ON the Anorak Forums: Financial services companies have reacted to the credit crunch by embarking on the biggest set of job cuts since the worst depths of the bear market, but most redundancies will be restricted to the City, according …

Posted: 1st, April 2008 | In: Money | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Everyone’s For Credit Crunch At The Middle Class Dinner Table

middle-class-bastards.jpgIN an article about how out of touch Gordon Brown is, credit crunch and how the economy is not what it was, Matthew d’Ancona writes:

Suddenly, the talk at middle-class tables is less about Poppy’s cello lessons and the simply

Posted: 30th, March 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Heathrow Handlers Are Not Baggage

TERMINAL FIVE – handling the baggage handlers:

Baggage handlers are obviously complements to a baggage handling system – one’s useless without the other. And it’s a basic principle of economics that complementary assets should be run by the same boss,

Posted: 29th, March 2008 | In: Money | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Express: House Princess In Rothley And Stages Of Diana

rothley-property.pngTHE Daily Express: friend of the McCanns, thanks to its generous donation; friend to Princess Diana, for its refusal to let her lie; and once more friend to home owners.

“HOUSE PRICES STILL ON THE RISE,” says the …

Posted: 29th, March 2008 | In: Money, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Getting A Job In A Credit Crunch

GETTING a job in a credit crunch – a video:

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Posted: 28th, March 2008 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Earn Big And Work For The State

WORKING for the state pays:

Over 800 town hall employees make more than £100,000 a year. Some even make more than Polly, if you can believe that.

Source 

Posted: 28th, March 2008 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Losing It At HeathRow Airport

heathrow-row-five.jpgIT’S HeathROW Airport as Terminal 5 crashes and burns.

The debut is a “disaster” says the Sun on its front page.

The Mail takes it personally and leads with “TERMINAL DISGRACE – Luggage check-ins axed. Bags lost. Escalators paralysed. 34 …

Posted: 28th, March 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Tabloids | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Wives Are Real Victims Of The Credit Crunch

The real victims of the credity crunch are wives, interior decorators, Martignettis……

Posted: 27th, March 2008 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dominatrix Offers Bear Stearns Staff Discount: Spanking The Money

spanking-banker.jpgMISS Victoria X is not insenstive to bankers’ needs and the dominatrix is offering Bear Steans staff a share-tracker discount:

Says she: “Inspired by the example of the generous Hamptons-based design firm which is now offering its stagings service at …

Posted: 27th, March 2008 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Heather Mills Campaigns For The Sunday Times Rich List

heather-mills-cash.JPGLADY Heather Mills “calls in the experts to prove Paul DOES have £800million”.

The Mail looks at the Sunday Times Rich List and sees it concur with Lady Mills’ opinion that rather than being worth £400million, as stated in court, …

Posted: 26th, March 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Celebrities, Money, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


EU To Decide If It Can Make A Lake From Mead

mead.jpgJERRY Schooler is an award-winning English fruit wine maker, purveyor of silver birch wine, bramble liqueur and mead.

The Telegraph says Mr Schooler’s customers include “royal palaces and the National Trust”.

The paper also notes that Mr Schooler has been …

Posted: 25th, March 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Politicians | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Telsa Purple Energy Shield And Keychain

SOVLE all your energy firled issue with the Telsa Purple Energy Shield:

IF you happen to have “energy field” problems (or if you’re just very gullible) you can buy the “Tesla Purple Energy Shield” from Life Technologies for only $199.95.

Posted: 25th, March 2008 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Starbucks Spit In And Recylce ‘Our Coffee’ Into One Cup

starbucks-one-cup.jpgA SAN Diego judge has ruled that Starbucks has been illegally short-changing “baristas” by paying shift supervisors money from cafe tip jars.

Starbucks must now pay its California staff more than $100 million in back pay.

Says Starbucks spokeswoman Valerie …

Posted: 22nd, March 2008 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jeff Randall On The Futures Of Short Selling

futures_traders_chicago.jpgJEFF Randall tells his readers what a short sale is and how not to confuse one with a  future.

Put simply: I know that you want to buy 100 shares in Jayar Junk. The shares are trading at £10 each.

Posted: 21st, March 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Poem Of Tony Blair By The Bard Of Downing Street

tony-blair-poem.jpgWHO wrote Ode To Tony Blair? Ahem:

“At Downing Street upon the stair,

I met a man who wasn’t Blair,

He wasn’t Blair again today,

Oh how I wish he’d go away.”

Tory Shadow Business Secretary Alan Duancan says its …

Posted: 19th, March 2008 | In: Money, Politicians | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ilja Gort And The Smell Of Money

iliagort.jpgTHE money markets are in turmoil. And that means problems for journalists, who are never the best at maths.

In the Times, Dutch wine producer Ilja Gort has insured his nose for 5million euros, or £4million

In the Guardian Mr …

Posted: 19th, March 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown Is Victor Kiam Channelling Gerald Ratner

courage-gordon-brown.jpg“GORDON Brown today gives Britain his personal guarantee he will save the nation from financial meltdown.”

The guarantee is not for all time, and a glance at the small print, and a look at the opinion polls, shows that it …

Posted: 19th, March 2008 | In: Money, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lady Heather Mills, The First Beatle, Goes Bea Class

heather-mills-money.pngFORMER Beatle Paul McCartney will give his ex-wife Lady Heather Mills, aka the First Beatle, a divorce settlement of £24.3 million.

Mills gets £16.5 million plus the assets she currently holds worth £7.8 million.

SAYS SHE ON HER CHILD’S ALLOWANCE

Posted: 17th, March 2008 | In: Celebrities, Money | Comments (26) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Heather Mills And The Sums Of Her Parts

heather-mills-leg.jpgLADY HEATHER MILLS is to get about £25million in her divorce from Paul McCartney.

The Sun says: “But it will still make one-legged Mucca one of Britain’s richest women – and gives her more than £6million for every year of …

Posted: 15th, March 2008 | In: Celebrities, Money, Tabloids | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shaun Ryder’s Happy Monday For Darling’s Black Monday

happymondays-budget.jpgSHAUN Ryder giving his Budget verdict.

In “Alistair Darling what a tw*t”, Ryder, whose Happy Mondays band provided a 1980s antidote to Black Monday, tells fiscally minded Daily Sport readers:

Darling is “one of those people who hasn’t just got …

Posted: 14th, March 2008 | In: Celebrities, Money, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What The Budget Means For You

grey-darling-budget.jpgWHAT does the Budget mean for you?

As ever, the review begins with the vital stuff, the manna of British life: booze up; fags up.

A pint of beer will be 4p more expensive. A bottle of wine will be …

Posted: 14th, March 2008 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mod Cons And Labour Saving Devices On MPs’ John Lewis List

YOU cannot help but notice that David Cameron’s kitchen is not too shabby.

On his Webcameron, the kitchen has all the mod cons – which might make a good name for Dave’s rebranded party. (Note to the Tory marketing …

Posted: 13th, March 2008 | In: Money, Politicians | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ed Balls Says So What To Highest Taxes Ever

ed-balls-taxes.gifED Balls Says ‘So What’ To Highest Taxes Ever…

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Posted: 13th, March 2008 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Budget Hits Nissan Micra Drivers

CURLY says the Budget has hit Nissan Micra divers – it will cost £40 more to drive one……

Posted: 13th, March 2008 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Budget Hangover From Norman Lamont

alistair-darling-budget-10.jpgTHOSE post-Budget front-page headlines and what they reveal about the papers and their readers:

THE TIMES: “The hangover Budget”.

A picture of Alistair ‘Knut’ Darling carrying a bag (plastic?) of booze. Those eyebrows. That light grey hair. The absence of …

Posted: 13th, March 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Politicians | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0