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3M posts slightly better-than-expected 2Q profit

3M Co., which makes a wide range of items including Scotch tape, reflective coatings for signs, and medical products, said on Thursday that its net income rose 2.6 percent as revenue grew across most of its businesses. Full story

BlackRock says executive rejected RBS approach

(Reuters) - BlackRock Inc <BLK.N> said its head of Asia Pacific operations, Mark McCombe, spurned an approach regarding the role of chief executive at Royal Bank of Scotland <RBS.L> and will remain with the world's largest fund manager. Full story

Regulators fine RBS 5.6 million pounds

British regulators have fined the Royal Bank of Scotland 5.6 million pounds ($8.6 million) for incorrectly reporting nearly 45 million transactions it made on financial markets. Full story

Muirfield moments and a British Open to remember

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) On the day after a British Open that will be talked about for years, it was time for Muirfield to return to normal. Workers dismantled the green seats in all the grandstands. Trucks carried out supplies from the tented village. The blue name plates of players were... Full story

Dunblane celebrates Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory

   For a small town in Scotland, Andy Murray's Wimbledon victory matters more than anywhere else in the UK. Not just because in Dunblane, seemingly everyone treasures memories of him as a determined little boy with a tennis racket. It's also because Andy Murray's win has given his home town a new legac

Moody's places RBS ratings on review for downgrade

Moody's Investors Service on Friday placed its ratings for Britain's taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland and its parent holding company on review for downgrade, after the nation's Treasury appointed an adviser to asses a potential split of the bank. Full story

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  ‘Swamp Soccer’ has players getting down and dirty

A gritty new version of soccer has players slogging through deep mud soccer fields in Scotland.

  UK begins new Madeleine McCann investigation

Six years have passed since three-year-old Madeleine McCann disappeared in Portugal, but the case has not been forgotten. The British government is now funding its own investigation to follow up on a number of leads as her parents hold out hope for answers. NBC’s Michelle Kosinski reports.

  Plane lands after threatening letter found onboard

A flight that originated in Cairo was diverted to Glasgow, Scotland after a suspicious note was found onboard. A BBC reporter on the flight said she found the message written on a napkin, which said in English, "I'll set this plane on fire," with a seat number. NBC’s Maria Schiavocampo reports.

  Duchess Kate confirms: I’m due in mid-July

During a two-day tour of Scotland, the Duchess of Cambridge confirmed that her baby is due in mid-July,. She said she and Prince William have a list of names… for both boys and girls.

  Prince William rebuffed by fair maiden

While on a trip to Scotland, amidst questions about when their baby is due and whether they have a name picked out, Prince William accepted a request for a kiss from a four-year-old girl, who then got shy.  ITV’s Tim Ewart reports.

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