Carl Court/GettyImages LONDON — Analysis of the global stock market over the last 12 months shows that some asset classes are performing much better than others, with Asia Pacific equities delivering huge returns on investment compared to European stocks. The research, by investment company Fidelity International, shows that Asia Pacific equities have delivered a 36.89% […]

Walt Disney Pictures/”Pocahontas” John Smith, depicted in Walt Disney Pictures’ 1995 animation “Pocahontas,” was an English soldier, explorer, and author. The United States may best be known as the land of the free and the home of the Smiths. Genealogy website Ancestry.com pulled data on the most common surnames in every state and published the […]

Reuters LONDON — Shares in Lloyds Banking Group are gaining a little ground on Wednesday morning after it was confirmed that the British government has sold its final portion of the company’s stock. The news was first reported by several media outlets late on Tuesday afternoon, but was confirmed by both Lloyds and government on Wednesday […]

Casper Casper’s mattress. LONDON — Online mattress and bedding startup Casper doubled sales to $ 200 million (£154.5 million) last year and is on track to double sales again this year. Casper’s European MD Constantin Eis told Business Insider on a call this week that, while the company is not explicitly targeting sales of $ […]

Shutterstock Mews houses in Notting Hill, London LONDON — Four in five of Britain’s housebuilders have gone out of business in the last 30 years, according to new research. A report by LendInvest, an online property marketplace, found that in 1988 — when Britain’s last housebuilding boom stalled — the number of smaller UK housebuilders […]