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The Royal Baby By the Numbers

The royal baby is just a day old, but he's already joined the family business. Here's a glimpse at some fascinating facts and figures about William and Kate's bundle of joy.

Bentley Recalls 596 Cars Over Faulty Hood Ornaments

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.

Barclays Appoints Robert Diamond as CEO

British bank Barclays PLC (BSC) appointed Robert Diamond Jr. as CEO, according to The Wall Street Journal. Diamond is currently the head of Barclay%u2019s investment banking business. He will replace John Varley, who will step down on March 31, The Wall Street Journal said.

Aegon Looks to Sell Transamerica Re

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 Finally Limps Out of Recession

Britain, the last of the G7 nations still in recession, finally limped out of it for the last quarter of 2009, but barely. GDP grew by just 0.1% from October to December 2009, according to the U.K. Office for National Statistics. Economists had expected slightly higher growth at 0.4%.

UK's rating outlook cut by S&P

Pound buyers faced losses after the S&P warned that it was cutting its outlook for the pound from "stable" to "negative." The pound lost two...