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Romney asks London hedge funds, bankers for financial support

BOSTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney takes his fund-raising machine to London next month, holding a reception aimed at wealthy American expatriates working at banks and hedge funds. A handful of London fund-raisers were held during the 2008 presidential election cycle, but Romney’s event, scheduled for July 6,…

UK palace staff lift lid on royal wedding preparations

LONDON (Reuters) – Staff at Buckingham Palace have lifted the lid on preparations forPrince William’s wedding next month, giving an insight into what guests can expect and the amount of work needed to make it a success. From cooks and hospitality planners to cloakroom attendants, employees at Queen Elizabeth’s London residence are finalizing plans…

Apple shares slide on iPhone problems

NEW YORK — Apple shares were down sharply on Tuesday after Consumer Reports panned the new iPhone because of reception problems and rumors swirled about a possible recall. Shares in the California gadget maker were trading 3.13 percent lower at 249.22 dollars at noon (1600 GMT) on Wall Street. Apple’s…

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