LONDON - British consumer confidence surged this month to its highest level in a year as more households expected their finances to improve in the coming 12 months, a survey showed on Thursday.
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RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, Calif - CBS Corp CEO Leslie Moonves met with Apple Inc last week to discuss a TV deal, he said at a technology conference Wednesday, and that discussions and negotiations for such a deal are ongoing.
DRESDEN, Germany - Finance chiefs from the Group of Seven economic powers will discuss the idea of a code of conduct for bankers on Thursday, without committing themselves to any decisions, a German delegation source said.
LONDON - Ex-Thomas Cook boss Harriet Green is to donate around 3 million pounds from a bumper share payout to a charity chosen by the parents of two British children who died during one of the firm's holidays in Corfu in 2006.
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