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The Dow Jones suffered its biggest fall for more than six months amid market jitters about slower worldwide economic growth.

Lex Fenwick leaves Dow Jones as chief executive

William Lewis named interim CEO as News Corp plans to review Dow Jones’ institutional strategy

In Brief: Boeing on track; LoveFilm beats rivals; Apple makes it Snappy; News Corp on the move; Bullish Bentley; Clarksons ahead for year; Profits bubble up for Lush

Boeing on track to keep biggest plane-maker title

Boeing has revealed record deliveries and orders for 2013, putting it on track to remain the world’s largest plane-maker for a second year in a row.

US shutdown: Markets drift on IMF warning over global economy

Global stock markets drifted Wednesday as news the Federal Reserve's vice chair will be nominated to head the US central bank gave only a slight lift to investor sentiment darkened by an IMF warning on the global economy.

Shares slide on fears of a US shutdown

Investors on Wall Street fled the stock markets on Monday, triggering sharp declines on major indices as political gridlock in Washington looked set to force a partial shutdown of the US government for the first time in nearly two decades.

Asian markets lead global fall after uncertainty over US monetary policy

Warnings of slower but more stable growth over the coming months

Activity at a career fair in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

US labour market adds 175,000 jobs in May - but is still short of hoped-for levels

The unemployment rate rsoe from 7.5 to 7.6 per cent

FTSE plunges as US economy and bird flu fears hit global markets

Fears over the health of the US economy and worries over a possible bird flu pandemic sent investors crashing down to earth today as global stock markets plunged.

A scavenger in central Athens: the eurozone crisis has not been solved

Rupert Murdoch axes digital newspaper The Daily amid revamp

The announcement comes after the news that current NI chief executive Tom Mockridge will step down at the end of the year

Simon English: Even the Dow reckons Obama's doing well

Outlook My admiration for Barack Obama is partly based on the people who really hate him. They may not actually foam at the mouth, but you sense that's just a happy side-effect of the other medication they must be on.

The Redskins Rule: if the Washington Redskins win their last game before the election, the incumbent or his party wins

Never mind the polls: it's baseball that tells you who'll win

Tired of all those psephologists who, after machine-gunning you with figures for half an hour, say they still aren't sure whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney's going to win? Let's turn to some of the quicker, if less scientific predictors of the result. Alas, in 2012 they're as mixed up as the pros.

Unexpected surge in US growth boosts Obama

With less than a fortnight to go before the US presidential election, Barack Obama’s campaign has been boosted by news that the American economy grew more strongly than expected in the three months to the end of September.

World stocks stall after Asian session

World stock markets mostly declined today against a backdrop of worries about global economic growth and Europe's debt crisis.

Stock markets mixed ahead of Greece talks

World stock markets were mixed today, as encouraging signs about the US economy were tempered by investors' fears that time was running out for Greece to fix its debt crisis.

Chinese manufacturing delivers new year bounce

Better than expected data from a survey of Chinese manufacturers delivered a boost to world stock markets yesterday.

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003