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

Stephen Foley: Dow Jones insanity shows the need to regulate the murky world of dark pools

Outlook: We don't know all the causes yet of Thursday's bout of insanity on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but this much is clear: regulators have lost control of the equity market.

World markets back under pressure

Post-election uncertainty, the continuing eurozone sovereign debt crisis and incredulity about US stock market volatility combined to send share prices plummeting again yesterday, with the FTSE 100 index falling 138 points, or 2.6 per cent.

Goldsworthy earns respect

Small yard regroups after loss of best horse with a cast of cast-offs and a clean slate

Business Diary: 30/09/2009

Ryanair's offer melts in the mouth

Another generous offer from the cost-conscious folk at Ryanair. It normally costs £30 to take your skis on one of its flights, but the airline is advertising a special offer right now – it will transport them for free. Just one problem –the press adverts mistakenly say the deal expires on 1 September, almost a month ago, and before a single snowflake had fallen in Europe's leading ski resorts.

The Sketch: Buy jailed Goodman's silence? Nooo...

The story so far (I'd forgotten everything except that there was a story). Major news organisation pays hacker to get into the phones of princes and celebrities. They then publish the rubbish they find in scoops and spreads and exclusives. The hacker goes to jail. So does the News of the World "royal editor". Many investigations later the paper concludes that their convicted royal editor was the only one involved.

Stock markets waver on fears of a US-Chinese trade war over tyres

Stock markets around the world faltered yesterday amid nervousness that a spat between the US and China could escalate into a full-scale trade war.

Murdoch puts Dow Jones up for sale

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the most famous stock market index in the world, has been put up for sale.

Upbeat US job figures send markets soaring

Unemployment rate falls as experts say figures indicate end of the recession

Peter Chernin and the Empire of the rising son

The departure of Rupert Murdoch's right-hand man has sent tremors through Hollywood and Wall Street. Stephen Foley reports

Guy Adams: Change? This time it's personal

LA Notebook

Guy Adams: Who are these limey creeps?

LA Notebook

Wall Street endures further turbulence amid bleak news

Wall Street endured another turbulent session yesterday as the Dow Jones fell by 348.2 points, or 3.2 per cent, to close at 10,482.9. Credit markets also remained tight.

Top 'WSJ' editor leaves after four months under Murdoch

Marcus Brauchli, the most senior editor at The Wall Street Journal, is to quit his post just four months after the $5bn (£2.5bn) takeover of the newspaper by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

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