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hacking-052215.jpg A popular dating website has allegedly been hacked, with the hacker exposing the sensitive personal and sexual details of nearly 4 million users on to the web. UK television station Channel 4 News said it discovered the database as part of an ongoing investigation of the cyber underworld.

Richpoor-052115.jpg The gap between the rich and the poor keeps widening, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). A report published by OECD Thursday says growth, if any, has disproportionately benefited higher income groups while lower income households have been left behind. This long-run increase in income inequality not only raises social and political concerns, but also ec

UKRetailSales-052115.jpg U.K. retail sales recovered at a faster-than-expected pace on clothing demand in April, providing a notable support to economic growth at the start of second quarter. The volume of retail sales including auto fuel expanded 1.2 percent month-on-month reversing a 0.7 percent fall in March, the Office for National Statistics reported Thursday. This was the fastest growth since November.

DailyMail-GeneralTrust-DMGT-052115.jpg Daily Mail & General Trust Plc Thursday reported higher profit in its first half with increased underlying revenues. Looking ahead, the UK-based multi-media and information company said its outlook for the full year remains in line with previous guidance and market expectations, with earnings per share anticipated to be above market view.

United-Utilities-052115.jpg UK-based water utility United Utilities Group Plc. (UU.L, UUGRY.PK) Thursday said its full-year profit before tax declined from the prior year, despite a marginal rise in revenues. However, underlying profit before tax improved, supported by cost control.

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