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National Grid highlights potential for power shortages this winter
Electricity pylons in the sunset. National Grid has formally asked power generators how much spare capacity they could provide. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA.
UK seeks extra electricity ahead of 'uncertain winter'  BBC News
UK seeks emergency electricity supplies  Financial Times   Related articles »  
Supermarket price war sees till prices fall for 16th straight month
Consumers have enjoyed a 16th consecutive month of falling high street prices, as an ongoing price war between the nation's grocers has held down food inflation.
UK shop price decline eases in August - BRC  Reuters
Food costs help to power 16th month of retail price deflation  CITY A.M.
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Royal Mail set for Sunday deliveries as it begins trial inside the M25 this weekend
Royal Mail will begin delivering letters and parcels and opening offices on Sundays from this weekend. The postal service will trial deliveries inside the M25 this Sunday, with a view to expanding it across the whole network.
SDLP: Eastwood welcomes Sunday opening at delivery office  Derry Journal
Blackburn Royal Mail Delivery Office to open on Sundays  Lancashire Telegraph
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UPDATE 2-China services activity rebounds but property remains a worry
... * HSBC services PMI hits 17-month high of 54.1 in Aug. * Aug official services PMI rises to 54.4 from July's 54.2. * Suggests services more resilient than manufacturing.
China services activity rebounds but property remains a worry  Reuters India
China Services Gauges Rebound in Signal of Rebalancing  Bloomberg
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Workers At Tesco, Britain's Most Disastrous Supermarket, Tell Us Their Anguish ...
On Monday, the new CEO of Tesco, Dave Lewis, sent a message to all employees asking them to email him directly if they had any complaints or suggestions about how to improve the chain.
Five things on the Tesco CEO's mind in his first week  IGD Retail Analysis
Tesco's shares are 'dead money at best', Santander downgrades  IFA Magazine
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Dollar climbs as yen, sterling sag; euro off lows for now
TOKYO/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar hovered at 14-month highs against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, underpinned by stronger-than-expected U.S.
Asian shares rise, dollar on top of the heap  Reuters India
Yen weakens in Asia as BoJ starts policy meeting  Business Recorder
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Mobile online retail 'landmark'
VISITS to retail websites via smartphones or tablets are ahead of desktop traffic for the first time, figures show. VISITS to retail websites via smartphones or tablets are ahead of desktop traffic for the first time, figures show.
'Huge landmark' as ecommerce mobile traffic overtakes desktop  BizReport
Visits to retail websites from mobiles overtakes desktop traffic for the ...  Daily Mail
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House market 'back to normal'
HOUSEBUILDER Redrow has said the market has returned to a more normal selling pattern after a year in which its profits jumped to a new record.
Help to Buy lifts Redrow sales in the North  Yorkshire Post
Housebuilder Redrow posts record profits  CITY A.M.
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Co-op to sell Sunwin for �41m
THE Co-operative Group has agreed to sell its security business Sunwin Services for up to �41.5 million to American ATM management firm Cardtronics.
Struggling Co-op sells security arm for �41.5m in battle to balance books  Yorkshire Post
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Independence worries dent shares in RBS
Signs of a pick-up in support for Scottish independence impacted on the pound and left shares in Royal Bank of Scotland sharply lower.
RBS shares down as independence support rises.  Scotsman
FTSE 100 sheds most of its early gains  Interactive Investor
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