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Yellen’s over, now the work begins

Reversing QE has begun and the challenge now is for the Fed's new chairperson to keep it in check.

US takes a closer look at digital currency

United States authorities increase scrutiny of the digital currency.

Paul Ryan and the share trading scandal

The US vice-presidential candidate has denied he profited from a 2008 meeting with the Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke.

Global slowdown chips away at McDonald’s boom

McDonald's, the fast food giant that managed to ride out much of the Great Recession, has been bitten by the global slowdown.

Microsoft takes on iPad with Surface tablets

Microsoft has launched its own series of tablet computers as the tech giant fights to regain ground lost to Apple's hugely popular iPad.

Buyers baulk at cost of ‘green’ cars

A lot still needs to happen in the alternative fuels vehicle market before sales figures start to rise.

New York police arrest ‘lone wolf’ terror suspect

An "al-Qaeda sympathiser" has been arrested in New York for allegedly planning bomb attacks targeting soldiers, police cars and post offices.

Las Vegas: A tale of two cities

The rich are having the best of times while the middle and lower classes are struggling to survive.

Amazon kindles its own fire

At $199, the wireless media player/book reader/web browser/geegaw will be the cheapest of its kind when it is released.

The ‘dire’ consequences of default

Analysts say standoff between Obama and Republicans could spark a global recession.

Best returns, worst reputation

A new book on Goldman Sachs says the bank will take years to reinstate its image.

Goldman executives’ wages of sin

A nun leads the charge against the excessive amounts paid to corporate chiefs.

Walmart sex-discrimination case has profound implications

A 60-year-old Walmart employee came up against the world's biggest retailer in another round of the largest sex discrimination case in history.

Financial crisis ‘avoidable’

Government, bankers, homeowners and regulators all blamed for 2008 financial crisis.

Look out, here comes the robotic revolution

The second decade of the 21st century will see the rise of a mechanised army that will revolutionise private and public life.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

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Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

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