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The City

An area in London that forms the center of its financial district. The City is legally called "the City of London" and once formed the entirety of London. The Bank of England, the London Stock Exchange and Lloyd's, among others, are headquartered in the City. In the 1800s, the City was the world's primary financial center and it remains very important. Because of its influence on the wider financial world, the City is often used as a byword for the financial industry in the United Kingdom and its lobbyists. The sheer amount of money traded in the City renders it vitally important to the global economy as well. Interestingly, both businesses and individuals may vote in City elections.

City (of London)

the centre of the UK's FINANCIAL SYSTEM, embracing the MONEY MARKETS (commercial banks, etc.), CAPITAL MARKET (STOCK EXCHANGE), FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET, COMMODITY MARKETS and INSURANCE MARKETS. The City of London is also a major international financial centre and earns Britain substantial amounts of foreign exchange on exports of financial services.
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NAWBO-California is the consortium has nine chapters located in the major metropolitan areas throughout the state: Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Ventura County, Inland Empire and Desert Cities.
Desert cities like Palmdale, which reached a low of 25 degrees on Christmas Eve, should stay below freezing during early mornings on the weekend.
Chapters are located throughout the state, including Desert Cities, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Ventura.
The park is also a member of many local agencies promoting business and tourism in the desert cities.
America Online, the world's leading interactive services company, today announced the launch of its AOL High Speed Broadband service with the Time Warner Cable Desert Cities Division in California which serves the Coachella Valley area.
Officially launched in Fall 2000, the Web site, owned and operated by the CVA, provides visitors, meeting planners and tour operators with immediate access to tourism information in the eight desert cities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs and Indio, Calif.