- Business notebook: Cape salon picked as one of nation's top 200 (4/17/17)
- Man out on bond for alleged molestation of boys charged with abusing girl (4/18/17)
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- New policy for semissourian.com online commentary: No pseudonyms (4/17/17)59
- Without city record, Marie Street residents on hook for thousands in sewer repairs (4/19/17)7
- Going the distance: Several locals participate in Boston Marathon (4/18/17)2
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- Cape councilman Bob Fox to run for mayor (4/21/17)5
- Deputy: Man kicked, broke uncle's ribs after yard-work dispute (4/19/17)
- Scott County: M Kay Supply in Benton fills unique needs in community (4/14/17)
PM: British assets to be sold off
LONDON -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's office said he will announce a sale of government assets aimed at raising $4.8 billion.
Assets to be sold over the next two years include the Channel Tunnel rail link, betting company the Tote, and the government's 33 percent stake in European uranium consortium Urenco.
Brown is due to make the announcement in a speech today.
Britain is suffering its worst recession in decades and the budget deficit is soaring.
But Brown has recently sounded cautiously optimistic about the economy.
In an interview published Saturday he said the economy would grow by 1.5 percent next year, more than many economists have foreseen.