GE Capital asks U.S. government to lift ‘too big to fail’ designation WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lender GE Capital asked the U.S. government on Thursday to stop designating it as “too big to fail,” saying it had shrunk to the point where it would not pose a major threat to the nation’s financial stability if it experiences distress.
Security concerns dog Games as Portugal minister robbed RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Portugal’s education minister was robbed at knifepoint on Saturday at the Olympic lake where rowing events are taking place, but escaped unharmed, authorities said.
Thousands gather in Bangkok urging Thais to vote in their ‘big day’ BANGKOK (Reuters) – Around 3,000 students, civil servants and military cadets gathered in Bangkok on Thursday in a final push to urge Thais to vote in a crucial constitutional referendum at the weekend that aims to subdue political parties.
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