- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)2
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- A community rallies behind Honorable Young Men's Club (6/16/18)1
- Couple charged in beating death at Brick's (6/13/18)
- Southeast to spend $150,000 to refresh brand with Ohio firm (6/19/18)5
- New urban dance studio opens on Broadway (6/15/18)2
- Jackson natives compete in 260-mile canoe race (6/16/18)1
- Feeding deer in Bollinger, Cape and Perry counties prohibited soon to help curb spread of CWD (6/13/18)7
- New Zaxby's restaurant open in Cape (6/13/18)3
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.