In the 1700s the average-sized wine glass could hold just 66ml of the tipple. Today it's not unusual to be handed a glass that holds almost half a litre.
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LONDON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Weakness in bank stocks dragged European shares lower on Thursday as the financial sector caught the cold from U.S.
British house prices were flat for the first time in more than four years during the past three months, a closely watched industry survey showed on Thursday, as falling prices in London and nearby areas dragged down the national average.
Radical policy changes have contributed to a surge in inequality in the US. Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/Reuters. Inequality. Inequality is not inevitable - but the US 'experiment' is a recipe for divergence.