LAS VEGAS: ‘ TRADITIONAL TV GOES ONLINE WITH DISH ‘

#AceFinanceNews – Feb.26: Does anyone just watch TV anymore? The dramatic shift toward online and mobile viewing is driving television set makers to design as much for streaming video as for watching broadcast or cable channels AP recently reported.

Traditional TV is far from dead, but these days viewers care less about watching shows live […]

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SAN FRANCISCO: ‘ APPLE V PEBBLE AS WEARABLE TECH HOTS UP IN THE MARKET ‘

#AceFinanceNews – Featured Report:Feb.26: Company hosting media event in San Francisco as speculation swirls over price of the devices, Apple’s first big product roll-out since the iPad USA Today reported today.

Based on the title of the invite, it’s highly likely the company focuses on the Apple Watch, its first jump into the wearable market slated to launch at the start of the year.

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PRESS RELEASE: ‘ GRANT FUNDING OF £22 MILLION TO BOOST LOCAL NEIGHBOURHOODS ‘

#AceFinanceNews – UK:Feb.26: Today Mr Lewis announced that neighbourhood planning groups will be able to apply for grant funding from midday tomorrow (Friday 27 February 2015) as part of the £22.5 million programme.

Grants can be used to pay for events to engage the local community, print leaflets and to pay for specialist planning expertise. […]

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UK: ‘ ZERO-HOURS CONTRACTS GOOD FOR BUSINESS & BAD FOR WORKERS PROTECTION UNDER EMPLOYMENT LAW ‘

#AceFinanceNews – Featured Report: UK.Feb.26: Even though zero-hours contracts do not give an worker protection under new rules brought into being by this government.

The Telegraph reports that Business groups have defended companies using zero-hours contracts, arguing that they have protected the UK from the high levels of unemployment seen on the continent. The Institute […] Read more of this post
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GREECE: ‘ SYRIZA BLOCKS PLANS TO PRIVATISE ASSETS ‘

#AceFinanceNews – GREECE:Feb.26: The Greek left-wing leadership party has rejected plans to privatise assets risking a new clash with the country’s creditors.

Read: More here from Ambrose Evans-Pritchard.

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SNIPPETS FROM THE CITY: ‘ RBS CHIEF EXECUTIVE SAYS NO TO £1 MILLION SHARE INCENTIVE ‘

#AceFinanceNews – UK.Feb.26: Bankers’ bonuses are back on the agenda. The chief executive of RBS has turned down his £1m share incentive as the bailed-out bank reported its seventh straight annual loss.

Read: James Titcomb full story here.

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UK: ‘ WESTMINSTER TO DEVOLVE NHS SPENDING POWER TO GREATER MANCHESTER ‘

#AceFinanceNews – UK.Feb.26: Westminster is to devolve NHS spending power to Greater Manchester.

Ten councils to gain control of £6bn a year of NHS spending.

The aim of such decentralisation is to improve the link between NHS services and social care.

It is part of the chancellor’s plan to create a “northern powerhouse” that rivals London’s economy. Most of the councils are Labour-dominated. Yet there is conflict in the Labour party about such devolution.

In today’s Daily Telegraph James Kirkup explains the policies and politics behind the Chancellor’s plan to empower northern cities.

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