Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ spikes but unlikely to be pointing to a market crash

NEW YORK – Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ is soaring again, as investors spooked by Thursday’s market decline rushed to load up on options protection, but analysts said the intensity of the move in volatility does not necessarily point to a market crash. The Cboe Volatility Index .VIX, which for weeks had been easing toward its […]

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Thomasina Miers’ recipe for roast and whipped aubergine with chilli and mint dressing

Aubergine roasted, whipped and dressed in a zippy vinaigrette makes a memorable, meze-style centrepiece Serving ingredients cooked in several ways might be reminiscent of chi-chi noughties menus, but for the eco-aware home cook, it’s an approach that makes good sense. Seasonal veg is cheaper, tastes better and uses shorter, more carbon-friendly supply chains. What’s more, […]

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Amazon takes down a five-star fraud in the UK

The company deleted 20,000 suspicious reviews following Financial Times investigation Amazon’s top reviewers in the UK appear to have engaged in fraud, leaving thousands of five-star ratings in exchange for money or free products. The company took down 20,000 product reviews following an investigation by the Financial Times. Justin Fryer, the number one Amazon reviewer […]

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