Prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss all criminal charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund chief accused of sexual assaulting a hotel maid who lied to authorities about some details of her life and the case.
J.C. Flowers & Co. the U.S. leveraged buyout firm, is in talks with Kent Reliance Building Society to create a joint company which will seek to acquire other customer-owned lenders in the U.K., said two people with knowledge of the situation.
The University of California Medical Center in San Francisco spends more than $3 million a year on translation services for thousands of patients who don’t speak English. Since 2009, the demand for foreign language interpreters from the center’s medical personnel has risen by a third, for languages ranging from Farsi to Mongolian.