Sam Smith, Beyonce, Pharrell top Grammy nominations

Dec 8, 2014

Sam Smith, Beyonce, Pharrell top Grammy nominations

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Newcomer Sam Smith joined Beyonce and Pharrell Williams on Friday to lead in nominations for the Grammy Awards, with the music industry’s annual picks weighted toward R&B-influenced artists. Smith — the British blue-eyed soul singer who emerged in force this year with “Stay With ...

Bow down: Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music Awards

Aug 25, 2014

Bow down: Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music Awards

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Beyonce closed the MTV Video Music Awards with an epic nearly 20-minute performance, and tears streamed down her face as she was joined onstage by her beaming husband and daughter. Beyonce sang and danced Sunday in a metallic leotard while Blue Ivy and Jay ...

Oct 10, 2011

There are no rogue traders, only rogue banks that can't be bothered to vet their speculators

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In 1995, derivatives broker Nick Leeson of Barings Bank engaged in “unauthorized” speculative trading. The massive losses — £27 million — led to the collapse of Barings, the oldest investment house in Britain. In 1996, another rogue, Sumitomo Bank copper trader Yasuo Hamanaka, lost ...