Panic selling of shares in Spain as country's bond yields go above 7.5%
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 01:56

Big falls on world financial markets as fears grow of second successive eurozone summer crisis

Spain announced tough curbs on the short-selling of shares on the Madrid stock exchange on Monday after fears of a second successive summer crisis for the eurozone triggered big falls on the world's financial markets.

Interest rates on US Treasury bonds...

Obese children's hearts in danger
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 00:02
Children eating fast food

Severely obese children are putting their heart at danger even while they are still in primary school, according to a Dutch study.

Heart disease is normally associated with middle age, but the early warning signs were detected in...

Deeply divisive
Monday, 23 July 2012 17:04

LATELY Poland has appeared as a rapidly modernising place, gradually less influenced by its old-fashioned Catholic clergy. The country now has one openly gay, one transsexual and two black MPs, which would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. Recent surveys suggest more than half the population supports at least some sort of legal...

Four killed in Spain wildfires
Monday, 23 July 2012 16:36

Footage from Catalonia shows the fierce battle firefighters are facing

The death toll has risen to four in forest fires raging in Spain's north-eastern Catalonia region.

A swathe of land is...

US graduates struggling to repay $150 billion in loans
Friday, 20 July 2012 14:53

Americans have racked up $150 billion in private student loan debt, with many graduates owing more than they can repay, according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

With Americans more often taking a gloomy view of their finances and job prospects, borrowing has increased. Even wealthy families in the US are experiencing...

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