The U.K. government set aside 250 million pounds ($380 million) to build two proton-beam cancer therapy centers as it seeks to catch up with the U.S. and other countries in Europe that already offer the treatment.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration bought $184 million in screening equipment it stored in warehouses and tried to prevent Congress from learning how many machines were there, a congressional report found.
Pharmaceutical companies have dropped prices by as much as half to convince the body that advises the U.K. health system that their products help patients enough to justify the cost, the agency’s chairman said.
Prime Minister David Cameron released the names of 172 of Britain’s most senior civil servants who earn more than he does, as he continues efforts to squeeze spending and appease voters over high public-sector pay levels.
Lloyds Banking Group Plc , the U.K.’s biggest mortgage lender, is cutting about 1,850 jobs in its retail, insurance and administrative units as a result of divisional mergers following the takeover of HBOS Plc.