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Barclays gives information to U.S. precious metals probe

LONDON (Reuters) - Barclays has been providing information to an investigation into precious metals by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), the bank said in its 2014 annual report on Tuesday, a week after a similar statement by HSBC.


Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight taken to jail medical facility again

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight told a judge in Los Angeles on Monday that he had fired his attorneys and could not understand court proceedings against him, the Los Angeles Times reported, before he was taken to a jail medical facility.The 49-year-old co-founder of influential label Death Row Records, who has pleaded not guilty to murder charges stemming from a fatal hit-and-run, was still in the infirmary late in the afternoon, said a sheriff’s official.Knight’s attorney, David Kenner, said he could not comment on whether he would continue representing the music executive, but added that Knight’s health was "not good."During the hearing, Knight stood before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Brandlin wearing an orange jumpsuit and eyeglasses. The Times reported that he told the judge he had lost 30 pounds since the his last court appearance."I can't really see. I can't really comprehend what's going on," Knight said, according to the paper.Brandlin transferred Knight’s hit-and-run case, along with a pending robbery case, to the downtown Los Angeles courthouse from two distant courthouses.Knight missed another appearance scheduled for later on Monday in a different courtroom. The incident marked the third time since Knight’s arraignment in early February that he has requested medical treatment when expected to appear at court.



Wolff to take part in two free practice sessions

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Williams test driver Susie Wolff will take part in Friday practice sessions at this year's British and Spanish Grands Prix, the Formula One team said on Tuesday.

Technology tops expectations with 73 rise in quarterly revenue

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Inc, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's biggest e-commerce rival, on Tuesday posted a 73 percent rise in revenue for the three months ended December, topping estimates, as it expanded sales across more consumer goods categories.

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