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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.

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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

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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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