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Morgan Stanley fires former U.S. lawmaker for misconduct

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley fired former U.S. Democratic lawmaker Harold Ford, Jr., a managing director at the Wall Street bank, for inappropriate conduct related to an undisclosed event, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.
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Bombardier is closing in on the second deal for its C Series jet since reaching a landmark agreement with Airbus a few weeks ago that will see the European aircraft maker take control of the programme
Eight Munster research projects are to share a €30.5m regional funding programme managed by Enterprise Ireland, writes Geoff Percival.
Lebanon's ability to survive the crisis sparked last month by the premier's now rescinded resignation has increased confidence in its economy, the governor of the country's central bank said Friday.
Official exchange rate of Azerbaijan’s national currency, the manat, against the US dollar was set at 1.7001 AZN/USD for December 18, the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) said on December 15.
Although most of the Christmas decorations are made in China – fortunately or unfortunately, it depends, some of the Christmas decorations that are currently on the market are made in Romania. And S
Gold chains and bars valued at over Rs 30 lakh have been seized in four separate incidents over the past two days at nearby Nedumbassery International Airport, customs officials said. The seizures
Advertising sector watchdog ASCI today welcomed the government decision to ban condom ads on TV channels between 6 am and 10 pm, saying such adverts focus on sensationalism to grab eyeballs rather
One person was injured and two went missing after a portion of a building collapsed in Mumbai's Zaveri Bazaar.The slab of a four-storey Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) build
The members of pro-Kannada group, Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Yuva Sene (KARAVE) staged a demonstration, protesting against actor Sunny Leone taking part in a party eventSunny is expected to participate
Unfazed over the opposition parties' protests causing adjournment of the Rajya Sabha today, the NDA made it clear that it would take on them over their attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who a
The Supreme Court today asked the CBI, the ED and the special public prosecutor appointed by it in the 2G spectrum scam case to file a status report on the probe carried out by ED officer Rajeshwar
There is an urgent need to develop modern technologies to ensure food safety, security and nutrition, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor, Dr K Ramasamy said here today. This was nec
Gujarat recorded an average 68.41 per cent polling in the two-phase Assembly elections, the Election Commission (EC) said today. According to the final figures released by the poll panel, the voter
Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat today spent time with a group of children with special needs at his sprawling bungalow here and exhorted the society to appreciate the capabilities of the disabled people
There has been a shortfall of Rs 36,000 crore in projected revenues in the first four months post Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra said today. Wh
The neighbourly relations between Bangladesh and India have reached their peak now and are better than before, a Bangladesh minister said today. This view was expressed by Bangladesh Health Minister
The Tamil Nadu government today announced a financial assistance of Rs 5000 each for over 1500 tribal families affected by cyclone Ockhi in Kanyakumari district. Chief Minister K Palaniswami said i
Social activist Anna Hazare today alleged that both the UPA and the NDA governments "weakened" the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill. He alleged that former prime minister Manmohan Singh "weakened" the L
In a step that could boost foreign tourist arrivals, the Union Home Ministry has given permission for e-Visa system at Visakhapatnam airport. State Tourism Secretary Mukesh Kumar Meena informed her
The Delhi High Court today said it will ask the CBI to probe how the famous 108-foot Hanuman statue came to be built on public land in the busy Karol Bagh area of the city and take action against t

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