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Consumer confidence dips in August as people worry about markets chaos and ...
Consumer confidence fell last month as people worried about the chaos on financial markets and rising unemployment, according to a new survey.
Global share rout takes shine off soaring confidence in August  Telegraph.co.uk
Consumer confidence rises in August as economy improves  Retail Week
Reuters UK  
North West millionaires on the rise - study
The number of millionaires in the North West has risen by 41 per cent in the last five years, according to a new study. The first Barclays UK Prosperity Map has shown that the North West is now home to 45,000 millionaires, up from 32,000 in 2010.
Millionaire numbers surge in the Midlands  expressandstar.com
Number of millionaires in UK rising  Sky News Australia
Oil prices extend gains after biggest daily climb in six years
SEOUL Crude oil futures rose on Friday, adding to their biggest one-day rally in over six years the day before, led by recovering equity markets and news of diminished crude supplies.
Oil Price Spike As Jittery Markets Recover  Sky News
Oil options calm shows 10 per cent price surge may be fleeting  Economic Times
Asia extends stocks rally as US GDP data calms nerves
SINGAPORE/TOKYO Asian markets extended a global rally into second day on Friday, as upbeat U.S. economic growth data calmed sentiment following the hammering shares across the region took earlier in the week.
Oil prices extend gains as upbeat US data boost Asia stocks  USA TODAY
Asia extends stocks rally as upbeat US GDP calms nerves  The Australian Financial Review
Burger King Called for a Truce with McDonald's. And McDonald's Totally Blew It
A PR stunt for peace day is quickly turning into a war between America's two burger giants. By Justin Bariso. Justin Bariso is the founder and leader of Insight, a consulting group that helps organizations improve their ability to work globally ...
A Burger Truce for World Peace  KTRH
Burger King Wants to Make Peace with McDonald's  Wall Street Hedge
UTV pre-tax profits reduced by �9m compared to same period last year
UTV, the Belfast-based media group, made a pre-tax profit of �1m in the first half of 2015 compared to �10m in the same period last year.
UTV Media's Irish TV unit reports turnover below expectations  Reuters
UTV first-half profits slump on Irish channel costs  Irish Times
Tap water safe to drink for 80000 after parasite - but not all homes are safe
Tap water has been declared safe to drink for 80,000 people in parts of Lancashire after a parasitic outbreak forced residents to boil their water for several weeks.
Tap Water Partly Restored After Bug Outbreak  Sky News
Warning to boil tap water is lifted in parts of Lancashire  Press Examiner
Beware manspreading, enjoy wine o'clock: Here are a few of the new Oxford ...
The term, coined by commuters, refers to men on public transport who splay their legs wide apart and encroach on neighboring seats.
Pity him, poor man has a brainfart  Times LIVE
Hangry' named as a new word by the Oxford English Dictionary  Herts and Essex Observer
China jitters, globalization bode ill for Fed's inflation goal
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. Wild swings in world financial markets this week have shown how events in China can potentially disrupt the Federal Reserve's carefully scripted policy plans.
Protesters ask Fed to delay at Jackson Hole summit  Press Examiner
Central Bankers at Jackson Hole Search for Answers on Low Inflation  Bulletin Leader
Japan Reports Inflation, Household Spending Soften in July
TOKYO - The backdrop to the wild drama in financial markets over the past few weeks is a less dramatic but more daunting reality: the deep-seated challenges for sustaining long-term growth, especially for aging economies like Japan's.
Abenomics Starting to Look Like a Failure  Bloomberg
Japan's inflation flat in July; beats expectations  MarketWatch