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£42.5m takeover for 5-a-side firm

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 05:54
Powerleague, which runs 5-a-side football centres across the UK, is to be bought by a private equity firm.

House prices 'back to 2008 level'

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 05:38
UK house prices have now recovered to the same level as a year ago, according to the latest Nationwide figures.

Supermarkets face planning test

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 05:31
The UK competition watchdog will press ahead with tough planning hurdles to limit supermarket domination - but has revised its rules.

EDF eyes sale of UK power network

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 05:18
EDF Energy's electricity distribution network, could be sold by its owner, French power giant EDF.

Dunkin' Donuts president quits

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 04:28
The president of Dunkin' Donuts, the chain famous for its filled doughnuts, is to leave the firm at the end of the year.

Nestle to stop Mugabe milk deal

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 04:07
Swiss firm Nestle says it will stop buying milk from a farm owned by the wife of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe.

Market bubbles

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 04:05
'The bellboys are handing out stock tips in the lifts'

EU queries airline tie-up plans

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 03:54
The European Commission raises concerns over the transatlantic plans of British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia.

Privacy risks

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 03:27
Smart ads are helping shops sell you more stuff

Xstrata gets Anglo offer deadline

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 01:41
Swiss-based miner Xstrata has been given just over three weeks to make a formal takeover bid for rival Anglo-American.

Comcast 'is in talks to buy NBC'

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 01:26
US cable company Comcast is reported to be in talks about buying a majority stake in NBC Universal.

UK research 'G8's most efficient'

Thu, 10/01/2009 - 19:41
UK science is the most productive and efficient in the G8, according to a report published by the government.

Firms issued TV licence warning

Thu, 10/01/2009 - 18:02
Businesses could be breaking the law if staff watch live TV on their computers when the firm does not have a TV licence.

Lift off

Thu, 10/01/2009 - 17:00
South Africa takes a small step into the space race

Game on

Thu, 10/01/2009 - 16:56
2016 Olympics hopefuls aim to win economic gold

September drop for US car sales

Thu, 10/01/2009 - 14:34
The big three US car firms saw their sales fall in September, as they suffered a hangover from the end of the 'cash for clunkers' scheme.

Stocks fall on weak economic data

Thu, 10/01/2009 - 12:06
US stocks fall after weaker than expected manufacturing data increases fears about the slow pace of the economic recovery.

Rush for loans by Scots students

Thu, 10/01/2009 - 10:45
The student awards agency in Scotland took on extra staff amid a rush of late applications for loans.

BAE Systems faces bribery charges

Thu, 10/01/2009 - 10:42
The UK's Serious Fraud Office is expected to announce that it wants to prosecute defence giant BAE Systems over alleged bribery.

Cisco buying Norwegian video firm

Thu, 10/01/2009 - 09:50
US computer group Cisco Systems agrees to buy Norwegian video conferencing company Tandberg for $3bn (£1.9bn).
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