Recalling luxury cars to fix faulty hood ornaments might sound like a joke, but ultra high-end automaker Bentley Motors isn't dismissing reports that its famous "flying B" metal emblem on some models may fail to collapse in a crash: It's fixing the problem in its $200,000-plus vehicles.
Dutch insurer Aegon announced it will restructure operations in Britain and look into strategic options for Transamerica -- its U.S.-based life reinsurance arm.
Britain, the last of the G7 nations still in recession, finally emerged from it during the last quarter of 2009, but barely. GDP grew by just 0.1%. Economists had expected slightly higher growth at 0.4%.