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Aug 12, 2011
Hedge fund traders and even ordinary investors are short selling stocks to make a buck off the ups and downs in the markets
Aug 11, 2011
Rumors abounded today over the solvency of French banks, and fears of global contagion from a bank failure trickled into the markets
Aug 11, 2011
After another big sell-off yesterday, shares are back up in overseas trading this morning -- one reason for that rebound is that people aren't as worried about French banks and the credit rating of France's debt.
Aug 9, 2011
Police say young rioters in London are using tools like Twitter and BlackBerry Messenger to organize attacks on businesses
Aug 8, 2011
France may be next on the downgrade hit list; analysts say French debt levels are as unsustainable as America's
Aug 5, 2011
Asian economies are not immune from the developments in the U.S. and Europe.
Aug 4, 2011
A massive wind farm off the coast of France is facing opposition by groups trying to preserve the historical D-Day invasion site
Aug 3, 2011
Computer security firm McAfee claims that more than 70 groups, including the U.S. government and the International Olympic committee, have had confidential data stolen during a five-year cyber attack campaign by a single organization
Jul 28, 2011
An explosion last week that took out the island's biggest power source and growing concern over Cyprus' exposure to the Greek financial crisis have resulted in a credit downgrade for the country.