Stephen Foley: Nasdaq in line of fire over the Facebook float fallout

US Outlook Bob Greifeld, the chief executive of Nasdaq, says the exchange has no legal obligation to compensate brokers who lost money because of software glitches that marred Facebook's flotation three weeks ago. But it says it will distribute $40m (£26m) to those who lost money when their trades didn't go through as requested.

Stephen Foley: Why can’t exchanges stay open all night?

US Outlook It is time to mothball the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange. That ring-a-ling-a-ding might be iconic of American capitalism, but the opening hours of US exchanges are starting to look anachronistic in an age of 24-hour connectivity.

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Protesters clash with mounted police during a march through Chicago before the Nato summit

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Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg updated his status to “married”.

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Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg updated his status to “married”.

Stephen Foley: At a stroke, Jamie Dimon has become Exhibit A in the case for regulation

US Outlook Whatever Jamie Dimon says, JPMorgan Chase's employees don't think the Volcker Rule is a waste of time. The company's chief executive has mocked and mocked and mocked the new rule that bans proprietary trading in Wall Street banks – which is why he is so angry with himself for failing to spot that his own proprietary traders had put on a bet which could blow a $4bn hole in JPMorgan's profits.

Shock US jobs update hits shares as Europe sinks again

Poor figures hint at slowdown in America's recovery as elections loom in France and Greece

Failed merger costs hurt NYSE Euronext

NYSE Euronext, the shares and futures exchanges group, saw its profits plunge 44 per cent in the first three months of this year as its was hit by the costs of its blocked merger with Deutsche Börse and lower trading volumes in the US.

French election triggers crisis for austerity plans

Angela Merkel's agenda of forcing through austerity programmes from Athens to Dublin faced its toughest test yet with the success of François Hollande in the first round of French presidential elections.

Hollande sets France and Germany on collision course

Austerity strategy poised on a knife-edge as Socialists look set to storm the Elysée Palace

Goldman bonus pool shrinks, but no layoffs

Staff at Goldman Sachs have been put on notice to expect more cuts to their bonuses this year, after the bank slashed payments to its bonus pool in the first three months of 2012.

Laurie Penny: America learns it cannot ignore race and class on the Million Hoodie March

Protest and privilege make uneasy bedfellows.

Bats flotation cancelled after glitch causes Apple havoc

The stock market flotation of Bats Global Markets, which operates the third-largest equity market in the US, turned into an embarrassing debacle for the company, after a technical glitch caused its share price to go haywire and forced it to cancel trading.

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