The Dow Jones suffered its biggest fall for more than six months amid market jitters about slower worldwide economic growth.
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Saturday 08 May 2010
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.
Saturday 08 May 2010
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.
Saturday 01 May 2010
Friday 08 January 2010
Wednesday 30 September 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.
Wednesday 16 September 2009
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.
Tuesday 15 September 2009
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.
Saturday 22 August 2009
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the most famous stock market index in the world, has been put up for sale.
Saturday 08 August 2009
Friday 03 April 2009
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Thursday 12 February 2009
Thursday 09 October 2008
Friday 03 October 2008
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.
Wednesday 23 April 2008
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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