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UK house prices 'rising strongly'

UK house prices continued to grow strongly in October, the Office for National Statistics says.

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Chipotle shutters 43 US restaurants

Chipotle Mexican Grill has temporarily closed 43 restaurants on the West Coast while authorities investigate an E. coli outbreak.

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British retailers spooked by Halloween frenzy - The Guardian


The Guardian

British retailers spooked by Halloween frenzy
The Guardian
Angels Fancy Dress, the UK's largest costume hire company, said it expected to ring up more than ?2m of sales over Halloween, slightly up on last year and more than double the amount taken in 2007. Costumes based on the Mexican Day of the Dead, ...

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Political wrangling is to blame for UK's 'productivity slowdown', MPs told - The Independent


Political wrangling is to blame for UK's 'productivity slowdown', MPs told
The Independent
Warring politicians have contributed to the UK's ?productivity slowdown?, according to evidence passed to the House of Commons' Business Select Committee. The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), which represents companies that build and ...

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FTSE up almost 2% in midday trading

London's leading shares move further into positive ground in midday trading as global investors regain confidence.

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