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Uber wins short-term licence for London

Uber wins short-term licence for London

Business
Uber has been granted a 15-month licence to operate in London in a decision which reverses a block placed on its service last year. Transport for London (TfL) refused to give the Uber a five-year operating licence last September, blaming failings in its approach to reporting serious criminal offences and to background checks on drivers.But Westminster Magistrates' Court has now accepted the firm's assertions that its corporate culture had improved since its license was revoked.Uber told the court there had been a "wholesale change" and it had appointed three non-executive board members.Chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot granted the reduced licence but criticised the firm for attempting to "grow the business, come what may".Ms Arbuthnot previously indicated the 18-month provisi...
Big banks get green light to make short-term, small dollar loans

Big banks get green light to make short-term, small dollar loans

Finance
Consumers who rely on payday loans to fill their budget gaps may have a new option to turn to: traditional banks. National banks just received the go-ahead to serve that market from their regulator, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. On Wednesday, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting called for national banks and federal savings associations to step into the short-term, small-dollar installment loan market. These loans typically range from $ 300 to $ 5,000, according to the regulator. And that adds up to about $ 90 billion in loans ta...
Concussion can spur short-term change in women's periods

Concussion can spur short-term change in women's periods

Health
MONDAY, July 3, 2017 -- After a concussion, a young woman might notice that her next few menstrual periods are a bit off-schedule, a new study finds."The findings suggest that adolescent and young women have significantly increased odds of multiple, abnormal menstrual patterns following concussion, compared to those with an orthopedic injury," said lead researcher Anthony Kontos. He's director of research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program."The odds of having two or more abnormal menstrual patterns were significantly higher -- six times higher for concussed patients, compared with those with orthopedic injuries," he said.The study included 128 young women, aged 12-21. Sixty-eight had sports-related concussions and 60 had an orthopedic injury, ...