News Headlines - 22 September 2011

▽Stocks, Commodities Drop on Fed; Treasury Yields at Record Low -
Stocks and commodities tumbled, Treasury 30-year yields dropped to a record and the Dollar Index climbed to a seven-month high as the Federal Reserve signaled “significant downside risks” in the U.S. economy.

▽Call off mass strike plans, unions told - BBC
The government will urge unions not to organise mass public sector strikes during emergency talks on Thursday.

▽Cabinet Office steps in on troubled NHS IT programme - Financial Times
Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister, is to take direct oversight of the troubled £12bn programme to provide an electronic patient record for the National Health Service throughout England, in an attempt to squeeze more value out of billions of pounds of government contracts with BT and CSC, the two main IT suppliers.

▽Government to pay compensation to Bloody Sunday families - BBC
The government is to pay compensation to the families of those killed and wounded on Bloody Sunday.

▽Julian Assange publishers to release autobiography without his consent - The Guardian
In a dramatic move, Canongate has defied Assange's wishes and secretly printed thousands of copies of Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autobiography, with the book being shipped amid strict security to booksellers in preparation for imminent release. The enormous security operation was put in place by the publishers, according to a source, to stop the author blocking publication.







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