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Black Friday steals Christmas shoppers

Image copyright Getty Images UK retail sales fell by more than expected in December after consumers brought forward their Christmas shopping to November, the Office for National Statistics has said. Sales volumes fell by 0.9%,…



Ryanair issues profit warning as fares fall

Image copyright Getty Images Ryanair has cut its profit forecast blaming lower-than-expected air fares. The airline’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, said Ryanair could not rule out having to cut fares further. Fares are expected to…


Nissan says Ghosn received ‘$9m in improper payments’

Image copyright Getty Images Nissan and Mitsubishi said Carlos Ghosn received “improper payments” totalling 7.8m euros ($8.9m) from a joint venture between the carmakers. The claim follows a joint investigation by the companies into misconduct…


Speaker Bercow ‘could be denied peerage’

Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Speaker John Bercow has been criticised by some Tory MPs Such is the anger with the Speaker at senior levels of government, it has been suggested he could be…


How Corn Flakes became a million dollar idea

Corn Flakes are the world’s most popular breakfast food. But did you know they were invented by a penny-pinching American doctor who thought they’d be the cure for sex mania? Aaron Heslehurst explains how they…





Housing market outlook worst ‘for 20 years’

Image copyright Getty Images The housing market outlook over the next three months is the worst for 20 years, surveyors say. A net balance of 28% of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) members expect…