Janet Yellen: US stocks fluctuated, after the benchmark index’s biggest two-day decline since June, as a report that  Ms Yellen was picked to lead the Federal Reserve offset concern that the debt impasse will harm the economy. Photograph: Reuters/Gary Cameron

Deadlock in Washington was the main topic on the floors of stock markets yesterday, prompting investors to mark time and wait to see what happens.The (...)

Bank of Ireland shares ended the day down 3.9
per cent

The crisis in Washington hung heavily on markets yesterday, with many investors thinking they might well take their profits and wait out the deadlock(...)