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

Reuters releases last results before merger with Thomson

The end of era for another venerable British name drew closer yesterday after Reuters, the 156-year-old news organisation, unveiled its last financial results before it combines with Canadian rival Thomson to create a financial news and data behemoth.

Jeremy Warner's Outlook: Policymakers may be leaving it too late

GCap ditches digital radio future; Lurking CDO threat to pension funds

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GCap ditches digital radio future; Lurking CDO threat to pension funds; Shifting sands of the Dow Jones Industrial

Li to pay &#163;4.1m in 'insider trading' case

Sir David Li, the London-born business grandee who was on the board of Dow Jones, tipped off a friend about the company's secret bid approach from Rupert Murdoch while the pair shared a business-class flight to Shanghai, it was alleged yesterday.

The internet phenomenon: modern zeitgeist - or a cynical PR ploy?

It could well be the fastest example of "build 'em up, knock 'em down" since Scrapheap Challenge. The Scottish singer-songwriter Sandi Thom had been touted as the darling of the online music scene for her daring basement gigs. The story was that, fed up with touring, she set herself up in her south-London home and broadcast sets on the internet. She built up such a large following that she ended up being signed by the major label RCA, part of the Sony BMG group.

My Mentor: Paul Beckett on Rob Goldberg

'His single best piece of advice was just to be a polite pain in the arse'

A dollar in the hand, not two in the Bush

Wall Street is voting Republican. But whoever wins, investors won't find the US a happy hunting ground, says Melanie Bien
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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

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Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

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Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

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Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

British culture owes a huge debt to Peter Watson, says Michael Prodger
Pushkin Prizes: Unusual exchange programme aims to bring countries together through culture

Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

The acceptable face of the Emirates

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