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Do your homework when buying shares on the Net.

Internet share trading doubles every fortnight

ONLINE SHARE dealing is exploding in popularity in the UK, with Internet-based stockbrokers seeing business double every fortnight. Some of the companies are struggling to keep pace with demand, which now sees as many shares traded online in a single week as in the whole last half of 1998.

City bank admits errors in sacking female executive

A LEADING City bank admitted yesterday it had behaved unfairly when it sacked a senior manager who claims she was dismissed for trying to juggle her job and family.

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Gunman kills 7 in Honolulu office and then escapes

A GUNMAN opened fire on an office building in Honolulu yesterday morning, killing at least seven employees of the Xerox company before making his escape in a company van, according to initial reports. It was the latest in a string of fatal shootings that have plagued offices and schools across America in the past few months.

Wall Street tries a better deal for working mothers

A raft of law suits has forced US banks to take motherhood more seriously, writes Betsy Jelisavcic

Atlanta Shootings: Yet another massacre, and a shocked nation asks: Just why did he do it?

AS THE United States reeled from the second mass shooting in three months, police turned up as many questions as answers as they tried to find out why Mark Barton shot nine people dead in two Atlanta brokerage houses after earlier killing his wife and two children at their suburban home.

Peter York on Ads: No 282: JP Morgan - The bank that likes to seem irrational

The world, as we know, is ruled by American investment banks. Wall Street only failed as satire because the reality is utterly beyond parody. And the 1990s reality is that those businesses are now twice as big, doing twice the deals, reshaping and consolidating Europe's businesses as well as the US's. They're over here now and the City of London is the main jumping-off point for the European leg of the world-domination plan.

Schwab to launch UK share shop network

CHARLES SCHWAB, the US stockbroker that brought Internet trading to the masses, is planning an aggressive push into retail broking with the opening of several share shops in the UK.

Stock Market Week: Net revolution sends punters share-surfing in cyberspace

A QUIET revolution has been taking place in the City's trading floors over the past few months.

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Garban and Intercapital in talks

People and Business: Sell spinach, buy beans

CHARLES SCHWAB, the American-owned telephone share-dealing service, has come up with a revolutionary kind of investment, if its bulletin for spring 1999 is anything to go by.

Stockbroking on the Internet: Evolution of the electronic trader

THE OLD image of the stockbroker was of a chap - remember women did not exist in the City then - who arrived at the office with his bowler and briefcase in time for his mid-morning tea, had a longish lunch with a client, which the client paid for one way or another, and then went back home in time for afternoon tea. The Eighties put paid to all that, and gave us loud-mouthed yuppies with even louder braces.

People & Business: Money back

CHARLES SCHWAB, the American-owned share shop chain, has already paid back roughly half its frustrated retail investors in the William Hill float, which was pulled in favour of a sale last Saturday.

People and Business: Persaud stays

AVINASH PERSAUD, one of the highest rated currency analysts in the City, has changed his mind over going to Boston to join Putnam Investments. A spokesman for the former JP Morgan high flyer says that "a personal glitch came up late in the day and he's not going after all".
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