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.

Facebook's shares slump 11 per cent in frenzy

Facebook shares slumped to more than 10 per cent below their float price on their second day trading as a public company.

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

Laurie Penny: In the age of camera phones the message is that protesters are watching police too

Eyewitness: There are droves of old-school peace activists and war veterans, but many of the younger attendees have a broader economic agenda

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

Facebook founder Zuckerberg updates status to 'married'

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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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why