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'Panic Saturday' sees shoppers out in force
Crowds flocking to some of Britain's high streets were up by as much as seven per cent yesterday as shoppers were out in force for last minute christmas gifts on 'Panic Saturday'.
�1.2bn spending on 'panic saturday'  Daily Mail
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons to spend �1.2bn � while 13 million others ...  The Independent
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Storm clouds over North Sea oil industry
The sun may be shining over Aberdeen harbour, but there is a chill in the air as the clouds scud across the sky. �It's like looking out at the storm on the horizon, you can see it's getting closer, but it hasn't quite hit yet,� said the Rev Gordon Craig, in the city's Oil ...
Sinking Oil Price Is Hard on North Sea Producers  New York Times
Unions call for North Sea tax breaks as oil slump threatens jobs  HITC
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Super Saturday Excpected To Top Black Friday Sales
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Sales this Saturday could beat Black Friday sales for the first time in a decade. The day is known as Super Saturday.
It's not over yet: Super Saturday promises biggest holiday sales numbers  KSHB
What to expect from 'Super Saturday' sales this year  Christian Science Monitor
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Catching a wave of failures
Through Scottish Enterprise, it has a fund for taking stakes in fledgling companies with high-growth potential, and particularly those at a stage where it's hard to get the funding necessary for development.
16 jobs to go as administrators fail to find buyer for Edinbugh-based wave ...  Scottish Daily Record
Scottish Government to buy bust Pelamis' assets  Scotsman
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Billericay banker arrested in serious fraud investigation
A banker from Billericay has been arrested in connection with a Serious Fraud Office investigation. The arrest, which reportedly took place at a raid of his home early yesterday (December 19) morning, is likely to be part of an investigation into the criminal ...
Banker arrested in amid foreign exchange rigging scandal after banks fined ...  The Independent
Ex-RBS trader arrested on suspicion of forex manipulation  Market Business News
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Garden Bridge: a blot on the landscape?
Like most people, my reaction on first hearing about the Garden Bridge was, "What a lovely idea! And from lovely Joanna Lumley, too�" With Thomas Heatherwick as architect and Dan Pearson as landscape designer, it seemed a "dream team" was in place ...
City Hall says yes to Garden Bridge... but they need to find �65m before ...  Evening Standard
London mayor gives nod of approval for 'garden bridge'  Malay Mail Online
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Subsidies go to polluting plants to provide back-up for clean power
Green campaigners rounded on the Government yesterday after it gave fossil-fuel plants most of the subsidies in a �1bn scheme to promote low-carbon electricity.
Energy companies given �1bn to keep the lights on  The Times (subscription)
Power auction keeps lights on for 2018-19  Financial Times
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FTSE 100 enjoys best week in three years
British shares enjoyed their best week for three years after the US Federal Reserve's promise to take a �patient� approach to interest rate rises sparked a global rally that helped the London stock market stage a recovery from its recent rout.
FTSE brushes past 6500 as Fed relief rally continues
FTSE has best week in three years  The Courier
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December 2014 fuel price update -- Petro ...
The FINANCIAL -- A 6.6p-a-litre crash in UK average petrol pump prices over the past month rivals the collapse in fuel prices during the credit crunch of 2008.
Petrol price drop is third biggest in a quarter of a century, says AA  This is Money
Petrol prices drop to less than $1 a litre in a four-year low  The Daily Telegraph
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Fitbug races higher on new contracts
It was another exhausting trading session for followers of Fitbug, the maker of wearable fitness technology. These are shares that came alive in October, when the Aim-listed minnow announced that its products would be stocked by two retail giants, ...
Fitbug in bed with Amazon and Bestbuy  Interactive Investor
Fitbug contracts  Stock Market Wire
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