News Headlines - 30 September 2011

▽Worst quarter for UK, German, French stocks in nine years - Reuters
Shares in major European economies suffered their biggest quarterly loss in nine years, hit by concerns the global economy was slipping into recession and the euro zone debt crisis was deepening with Greece facing possible default.

▽Copper thefts from railways escalating out of control, warns union leader - The Guardian
The price of copper has more than doubled since 2009 to more than £5,000 a tonne... According to one rail industry estimate, copper theft costs the UK economy £770m a year.

▽Phone hacking: Watergate reporter 'struck by parallels' with Nixon scandal - The Guardian
One of the two journalists who uncovered the Watergate scandal has said that he was "struck by the parallels" between the News of the World phone-hacking affair and the saga that brought down Richard Nixon in the 1970s.

▽iPhone 5: eBay expects iPhone 4 sales rush - Telegraph.co.uk
Sales of old Apple's iPhone models are expected to rise up to 70 per cent in the aftermath of the new iPhone 5's launch, eBay has announced. As it happened last year, when the iPhone 4 went on sale, earlier iPhone models will be accessible at a lower price and online customers are ready to exploit the chance to get one.

▽Chrome poised to take No. 2 browser spot from Firefox - Computerworld
Chrome will pass Firefox to take the No. 2 spot behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) no later than December.
As of Wednesday, Chrome's global average user share for September was 23.6%, while Firefox's stood at 26.8%. IE, meanwhile, was at 41.7%.







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