Stephen Foley

Stephen Foley is a former Associate Business Editor of The Independent, based in New York. He left in August 2012. In a decade at the paper, he covered personal finance, the UK stock market and the pharmaceuticals industry, and had also been the Business section's share tipster. Between arriving with three suitcases in Manhattan in January 2006 and his departure, he witnessed and reported on a great economic boom turning spectacularly to bust. In March 2009, he was named Business and Finance Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards.

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Stephen Foley: So many internet users, I've decided to ban them

US Outlook Ongoing thanks to my Independent on Sunday colleague John Rentoul, who maintains his ferocious (and ferociously funny) Banned List of clichés and nonsense-phrases that he wants excised from journalists' writing. He is fighting the tide, of course, as more words are bashed out more quickly across more outlets on the web, but we internet users are grateful for what success he is having.

Stephen Foley: Americans betrayed by half-baked attempts to fix housing market

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Stephen Foley: So many internet users, I've decided to ban them

US Outlook Ongoing thanks to my Independent on Sunday colleague John Rentoul, who maintains his ferocious (and ferociously funny) Banned List of clichés and nonsense-phrases that he wants excised from journalists' writing. He is fighting the tide, of course, as more words are bashed out more quickly across more outlets on the web, but we internet users are grateful for what success he is having.

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Stephen Foley: Regulators should resist temptation to gore Google over Frommer's move

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Stephen Foley: Car loans could steer US to a new debt bubble

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