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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Harley-Davidson powers ahead

A new generation of motorcycle enthusiasts are buying Harley-Davidsons, thanks to a concerted marketing push aimed at refreshing the company's image.

Fed says US economy has slowed, but not enough to take steps

Private employers added 163,000 jobs last month, more than expected

Apple and Samsung in court battle over patent

The legal phoney war between Apple and its biggest rival in smartphones and tablet computers, Samsung, finally gave way to real courtroom hostilities yesterday, as a patent case with billions of dollars at stake got underway in Silicon Valley.

Stephen Foley: Zuckerberg's long-term view is not enough to calm short-term worries

US Outlook: Mark Zuckerberg kept Wall Street guessing, right up until the start of Facebook's maiden results conference call with analysts. Would the social network's founder and chief executive deign to appear on the call, or would he leave it to his lieutenants, Sheryl Sandberg and David Ebersman, to walk everyone through the numbers?

Stephen Foley: Drought gives farmers a bigger voice in Congress

US Outlook: Don't be surprised if the price of your morning cornflakes go up. A drought in the midwest here is getting so bad that barges taking grain down the Mississippi are having to lighten their usual loads. The river is so low that they are afraid of getting stuck on the bottom.

Stephen Foley: It's a guessing game over the US economy

US Outlook: Officials at the Federal Reserve sparked a mini-stock market rally midweek when they briefed journalists that a new round of monetary stimulus will be on the agenda of the Federal Open Market Committee when it meets next week.

A bullish performance from founder Mark Zuckerberg on his maiden conference call with Wall Street analysts did nothing to stem the slide in Facebook shares

Facebook shares hit record low as fifth of value is lost in one day

Company's first public set of financial results loses Zuckerberg friends on Wall Street

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Police believed to have found Holmes' notebook detailing cinema massacre

Continent's car industry woe hits Ford and Citroën

Ford, the American car maker, warned it faces $1bn (£646m) in losses in its European division this year, as the Continent's car industry slipped deeper into crisis.

Apple not immune to the economic pressures in Europe as shares dive following Q3 results and iPhone 5 gossip

Apple, the world’s largest company by market capitalisation and a juggernaut whose quarterly profits have a habit of blowing away analysts’ forecasts, showed that it was not immune to the economic pressures building in Europe.

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