Sunday, November 30, 2014

Virgin Brands, Richard Branson, Win Some, Lose Some (video)

Virgin America and Virgin Money - two companies using the Virgin brand name are going public. Bloomberg's Muhammad Darwish has been taking a look at Brand Virgin: its successes and some of its failures. (Source: Bloomberg)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Failed Attempt to Buy Canary Wharf in London (video)

Qatar's Failed Attempt to Buy London’s Canary Wharf: Video - Bloomberg:
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The owners of London’s Canary Wharf have rejected an offer from Qatar and a U.S. property firm to buy the banking district. Songbird, the company that owns the dockside development, claims the offer doesn’t reflect it values. Bloomberg's Angus Bennett explains. (Source: Bloomberg 11/10)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Innocent People Plead Guilty

Why Innocent People Plead Guilty by Jed S. Rakoff | The New York Review of Books:

"The criminal justice system in the United States today bears little relationship to what the Founding Fathers contemplated, what the movies and television portray, or what the average American believes. To the Founding Fathers, the critical element in the system was the jury trial, which served not only as a truth-seeking mechanism and a means of achieving fairness, but also as a shield against tyranny. ... In actuality, our criminal justice system is almost exclusively a system of plea bargaining, negotiated behind closed doors and with no judicial oversight. The outcome is very largely determined by the prosecutor alone." 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Battle for Prime London Property (video)

The Battle for Prime London Property -

Property can make or break a market. One of the world’s strongest is London. But as the U.K. capital’s most valuable real estate gets snapped up, where does it leave Londoners? Bloomberg's Tom Gibson reports. (Source: Bloomberg 10/20)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

London Underground, Driverless Trains the Future (video)

London Underground of the Future: Driverless Trains?: Video - Bloomberg:
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London's subway is due an update. Here's an artist impression of what their future trains will look like and what kind of features they will have. Bloomberg's Tom Gibson reports. (Source: Bloomberg 10/14)

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