20 Oct 2010

France strikes: Paris streets ablaze, Britons warned to stay away from violence

“A car explodes in flames and policemen clash with rioting youths as spiralling violence grips France. This was one of many flashpoints across the country yesterday amid growing public anger against raising the retirement age to 62. In the town of Nanterre, north-west of Paris, officers also fired rubber bullets

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19 Oct 2010

Stocks: Worst day in two months

“Stocks fell sharply Tuesday, amid reports that a group of bondholders are trying to force Bank of America to repurchase bad mortgages. Investors also weighed a surprise rate hike by the Chinese government, and mixed data on the housing market and corporate results. The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) lost

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19 Oct 2010

European Stocks Fall After China Interest Rate Hike

“European stocks fell Tuesday, with basic resources pacing the decline following a surprise short-term interest-rate hike by China. At the same time, mixed earnings reports out of the U.S. and weakness in the technology sector weighed on markets. The euro lost ground against the dollar, while oil and gold prices

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