US stocks stage recovery despite collapse in global markets

Dow makes huge comeback after plummeting 1,000 points minutes as markets opened but markets in the rest of the world suffer massive losses

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Government’s priority must be to fix Britain’s broken social care system

The question of how to care for an ageing population was conspicuous by its absence during the election campaign – and now’s the time to act

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Nepal earthquake: how to donate

With the death toll close to 4,000, aid agencies are providing vital food and shelter for survivors. Here are some of the main appeals that have opened

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The union and the euro are at stake, Greece warns EU

Greece presents eurozone officials with list of measures aimed at unlocking badly needed aid

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