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Deutsche Bank squeezes past crucial health checks but investor concerns still remain

Deutsche Bank squeezes past crucial health checks but investor concerns still remain

Finance
Investor concerns over Deutsche Bank were put to one side on Monday as the embattled German lender performed better-than-expected in the European Central Bank's (ECB) latest stress tests. Deutsche shares climbed a modest 0.2 percent in early deals after it registered a core tier 1 capital ratio of 8.14 percent at Friday evening's test. This figure is essentially the cash buffer it has in the event of a financial crisis The assessment looked at the bank's 2017 balance sheet and tested how it would stand up to the strain of what th...
Phil Foden stars as Manchester City ease past Oxford United, Burton Albion upset Burnley, plus more

Phil Foden stars as Manchester City ease past Oxford United, Burton Albion upset Burnley, plus more

Sports
ROUND-UP Manchester City began their Carabao Cup defence convincingly on a night where their Manchester rivals were upset by Championship side Derby Phil Foden was the star of the show as Manchester City began their Carabao Cup title defence with a routine 3-0 victory over Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium. City boss Pep Guardiola made ten changes from their drubbing of Cardiff but despite the likes of Vincent Kompany, John Stones and David Silva in the starting XI, it was Foden who caught the eye. Guardiola congratulates the excellent Foden after the game The England Under-19 international was involved in the opening two goals, scored by Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez, before sealing a 3-0 win with his first senior goal. It did not take lo...
Credit card signatures are almost a thing of the past

Credit card signatures are almost a thing of the past

Finance
5 stunning stats about credit cardsThe random scribble you hastily scrawl after swiping your credit card is no longer required. Major credit card companies are getting rid of the signature requirement for credit card transactions. American Express, Discover and Mastercard will no longer require merchants to collect a signature on April 13. Visa will do away with the signature requirement starting April 14. "Signatures are no longer considered to be any real deterrent to fraud," explained Matt Schulz, senior industry analyst at CreditCards.com. "Most people don't sign their name in full or take it all that seriously." The signature requirement had already been fading, especially for smaller purchases. For instance, American Express has not required a signature for transactions under $ 50...
Liverpool cruises past Bournemouth 3-0 in Premier League scuffle

Liverpool cruises past Bournemouth 3-0 in Premier League scuffle

Sports
April 14 (UPI) -- Liverpool beat Bournemouth 3-0 in a Premier League clash Saturday at Anfield in Liverpool, England.The Reds drew first blood in the seventh minute. Midfielder Jordan Henderson lofted a pass into the box, finding Sadio Mane on a header. Mane's attempt was blocked by Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic.The deflection came back out to Mane, who finished with his right foot.The Reds took the 1-0 edge into halftime. Mohamed Salah then doubled the lead in the 69th minute.[embedded content]Salah received a very long pass from defender Trent Alexander-Arnold on the play. The ball carried about 30 yards before nearing the Liverpool star. Salah headed the ball with his back to the goal. The shot looped over Begovic for a two-goal lead.[embedded content]The score also gave Salah 40 in ...
Drinking alcohol plays role in living past 90, researchers say

Drinking alcohol plays role in living past 90, researchers say

Health
Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Here's some information to ponder while hitting the gym instead of a bar: Beer and wine have better health benefits than exercise in terms of longevity.Those are the findings of University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas and other researchers conducting the 90+ Study, an effort that started in 2003 to explore impacts of daily habits on longevity.In the 1,700-person survey, people who drank about two glasses of beer or wine per day were 18 percent less likely to experience a premature death than those who abstain -- but participants who exercised 15 to 45 minutes a day cut the same risk by 11 percent.As part of the survey, researchers perform neurological, neuropsychological and cognitive tests on the participants every six months at the Clinic for Aging Research an...