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LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) — An archaeological project has returned to an artifact-rich state park in the southern Adirondacks on what was the focal point of the warring British and French empires more than 250 years ago.
Britain's state-rescued Lloyds Banking Group said on Friday that net profits rose by 31 percent in the first half, despite setting aside further funds for compensation for insurance mis-selling. This was despite setting aside a further £1.4 billion to cover compensation to customers who were mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI), taking the lender's total PPI bill to £13.4 billion including administrative costs. The British government bailed out Lloyds during the financial crisis in 2008 but has been reducing its share in recent months, and this now stands at less than 15 percent.