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Dixons Carphone warns on profits as customers keep phones for longer
Dixons Carphone owns retailers including Carphone Warehouse, PC World and Currys. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images. Dixons Carphone.
Dixons Carphone tumbles on profit warning  Financial Times
Dixons Carphone warns on profit as mobile sales hit  BBC News
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UK GDP growth nudges up to 0.3pc; consumer spending growth at slowest since 2014
More woe for the British consumer and retailers has just dropped from the Confederation of British Industry. Retail sales volumes fell in August at their fastest pace since July 2016, according to the CBI's latest survey.
'Largely disappointing' or just a temporary dip? Economists respond ...  Financial Times
Household spending growth 'slowest since end of 2014'  BBC News
Car production revs up as domestic market bounces back to growth
Manufacturers churned out 8% more vehicles than in the same month last year as they geared up for the key month of September. 10:27, UK, Thursday 24 August 2017.
UK car production revved up last month to put the brakes on a seven-month ...  City A.M.
UK car production increases in July as manufacturers prepare for summer outages  The Independent
German supermarket empties shelves to make a point about racism
A German supermarket has emptied its shelves in an effort to make a point about racism and diversity. The Edeka store in Hamburg removed foreign-made products from its stock, replacing them with sign bearing anti-xenophobia slogans.
German supermarket removes all international products for a day  Newshub
Supermarket confronts 'racists' by removing all foreign groceries ...  Yahoo7 News
Euro strength can be explained by focus on ECB's next move
Sky's Ian King writes that the euro's strengthening against many international currencies poses a few problems for it. 16:57, UK, Wednesday 23 August 2017.
Pound to euro exchange rate: Brexit fears see sterling slump to eight-year low  Evening Standard
Round pound removal hampered by new coins return  Belfast Telegraph
Royal Mail is testing these futuristic-looking electric vans
Royal Mail is to trial electric transport vans as part of its fleet in London. The postal operator has linked up with automotive technology company Arrival to trial nine fully electric commercial vehicles that will be used to transport packages between ...
Royal Mail begins new trial of fully-electric vehicles  Transport Engineer
Royal Mail is trialling some super-futuristic-looking electric mail trucks  Yahoo News UK
August Bank Holiday: Rail bosses warn of long weekend delays
Rail travellers are being warned of significant disruption over the Bank Holiday due to a string of key routes being out of action over the three-day weekend.
Bank Holiday travel warning as rail firms issue early apology  Yorkshire Post
London Waterloo disruption: See how the upgrade is doing as South Western ...  Get Surrey
Strike-hit rail firm Southern speeds up delay payments
Passengers on the strike-hit Southern rail network are now being compensated automatically for train delays. The scheme operates through the firm's smartcard, where passengers tap in and tap out to pay for journeys, parent firm Govia Thameslink (GTR) ...
Automatic delay compensation for Southern rail passengers has finally arrived  City A.M.
Automatic compensation for Southern train delays  Eastbourne Herald
Ministers accused of treating north with contempt
Northern politicians have accused the government of treating the region with contempt as an escalating dispute over transport spending overshadowed a visit by Theresa May to the region.
Andy Burnham: North 'needs transport investment now'  BBC News
Jayne Dowle: Why George Osborne is an unlikely ally in North's transport ...  Yorkshire Post
Uber drama fails to hurt its business, figures suggest
Sexual harassment, an overthrown chief executive, bitter boardroom in-fighting and a major lawsuit have not affected Uber's business.
Uber Provocateur Takes Her Tale of Harassment to Supreme Court  Bloomberg
Uber bookings increase in second-quarter of 2017  The Independent