"We have a profound issue — that is, an industry-wide issue, not just a Barclays issue," Robert Diamond told Parliament members Wednesday. The former head of Barclays Bank resigned Tuesday over a growing interest-rate manipulation scandal.
There is perhaps nothing more American than flipping burgers on the Fourth of July — even if the burgers are being flipped in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A Cambodian-American who fled the Killing Fields of his country more than 30 years ago has returned and opened his own Burger House.
Peter Higgs is the name — and man — behind the Higgs boson. He and his team proposed the particle's existence back in the 1960s. Robert Siegel talks to Victoria Martin, a lecturer in physics and astronomy at the University of Edinburgh and a former student of Higgs, for more.
Since 2005, medical marijuana use in Israel has grown from a few hundred government-licensed users to more than 10,000. The demand for cannabis, prescribed to treat ailments such as cancer and chronic pain, has created a smoking new market. But the new venture is not without its critics.
The former chief executive of the British bank Barclays is appearing before a parliamentary committee in Britain Wednesday. Bob Diamond, who resigned Tuesday, is supposed to answer questions about the rate-setting scandal at the company. Barclays released documents Tuesday suggesting that a Bank of England official may have pressured the bank to lower its rates.
You may have heard about plans to put missiles on London rooftops during the Olympics to shoot down intruders. There is another interesting weapon that will be deployed to keep away a threat that Londoners live with every day: pigeons.
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