Simon English: So the NYSE closed. The world carried on. There's a lesson there

Outlook The boss' demands were blunt and direct, as usual. "When the bell rings I want you standing next to it. Inside it if possible. When that market starts trading again it's the free world saying to the terrorists, you can't beat us, you won't win. I want to feel the excitement."

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Goldman Sachs hits back at whistleblower Smith

When Greg Smith left Goldman Sachs in March with a public condemnation of the way the bank worked, was he incensed by its culture of greed or piqued by a failed bid for a pay rise and boost up the corporate ladder?

Citigroup chief Pandit stuns Wall Street by quitting

Vikram Pandit abruptly stepped down from the helm of Citigroup yesterday after a boardroom clash at the top of the third-largest US bank.

Goldman beats forecasts to roar back to profit –and big bonuses

Goldman Sachs smashed Wall Street forecasts with its third-quarter figures yesterday.

How has Apple changed after Steve Jobs?

A year ago today Apple founder and svengali Steve Jobs died. CNN's Heather Kelly explores how the iconic brand has changed under his successor, Tim Cook.

Simon English: 'Draghi Put' is keeping the real pain in Spain at bay

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London received a major boost to its status as a global financial centre yesterday as the world's largest futures exchange, CME, revealed it has applied to run a new European derivatives market there.

Album: Ry Cooder, Election Special (Nonesuch)

With Election Special, Ry Cooder extends the outraged political perspective of last year’s outstanding Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down into election year, with another set of what he called that album’s “simple tools for citizens under siege”.

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