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Lidl overtakes Waitrose as seventh biggest supermarket



News August 22, 2017


The German-owned business grew sales by 18.9% in the 12 weeks to 13 August, taking its market share to 5.2%, according to industry data from Kantar Worldpanel.That puts it ahead of upmarket Waitrose, at 5.1%, and comes as a separa...

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Doorstep lender Provident Financial shares slump 60% on profit alert



News August 22, 2017


Chief executive Peter Crook has stepped down with immediate effect as the group alerted investors to a downgrade of up to £180m in expected annual earnings.It was the latest profit warning from Provident over the impact of a rest...

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Ford offers £2,000 deal to scrap old cars



News August 22, 2017


Any car or van, from any manufacturer, registered before 31 December, 2009, is eligible for a typical £2,000 discount under the scheme, which runs to the end of the year.It comes amid evidence of falling new car sales, with indus...

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Ford offers £2,000 deal to scrap old polluting cars in face of declining sales



News August 22, 2017


Any car or van, from any manufacturer, registered before 31 December, 2009, is eligible for a typical £2,000 discount under the scheme, which runs to the end of the year.It comes amid evidence of falling new car sales, with indus...

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Johnson & Johnson hit with $417m bill over talc cancer claim



News August 21, 2017


A jury in California awarded the sum to Eva Echeverria, who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using products such as Johnson's baby powder.The consumer goods company said it would appeal against the verdict handed down at...

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