Pre-budget report: Markets seen calmer before Darling’s storm

• Greece credit downgrade hits Asian markets • Pre-budget report will dominate City trading • Boardroom shake-up at easyJet With just a few hours to go before Alistair Darling stands up to deliver this year’s pre-budget report, City traders are

Grand jury in New York hearing September 11 case: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A grand jury in New York is hearing evidence against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-professed mastermind of the September 11 attacks in 2001, and four accused accomplices, NBC News reported Tuesday.

Money: PBR – 9th Dec 09

Andy Verity and Mickey Clark present this morning’s business stories, including:
The Chancellor Alistair Darling will deliver his pre-Budget report this afternoon with the economy still mired in the longest recession since the 1950s and public finances in their worst state since the Second World War.
We also look at what’s on offer from a business support group for the car sector which is holding a networking event in Birmingham tonight.
Finally, five of the world’s biggest publishers have launched a joint venture to try and regain control of their content in the face of a new generation of online reading devices.

NJ vote on gay marriage could shape battles ahead

TRENTON (Reuters) – The legalization of same-sex marriage faces a critical test in New Jersey this week that advocates on each side of the controversial issue argue will shape the fate of gay-marriage battles across the nation.