Morrisons reveals growth ‘well ahead’ of rivals

Author: By Kelly Macnamara, Press Association

The supermarket chain said like-for-like sales, excluding fuel and VAT, were
up 4.3 per cent in the 13 weeks to 1 November, a slowdown from the previous
period as falling food inflation took its toll.

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Stephen King: Developing economies show the way for the US and EU to recover

Despite all the encouraging signs of recovery in recent months, the US unemployment rate continues to rise. In October, the rate rose to 10.2 per cent, despite a half-decent bounce in overall output in the third quarter. Unemployment is in danger of reaching a new post-war high. If recovery is on the way, why are companies letting workers go? Why are they not re-hiring to meet higher future demand? The answer may come from the varying fortunes of different parts of the US economy.

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Is Miliband set to desert sinking ship?

Author: By Jane Merrick

The likelihood that Mr Miliband will desert Labour as the party heads towards defeat at the election rose with the disclosure that the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, is backing him for the post.

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Dyslexia: Playing with the mind

Millionaire businessman Wynford Dore says he has developed a treatment that can “transform the lives” of people with dyslexia and associated learning difficulties. He doesn’t quite claim it’s a cure, but he does say that it is a giant leap forward in the treatment of these problems, and one that will change the fortunes of millions of people, and save society an enormous amount of money in the process.

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David Prosser: New Isas, old problems

There is just one catch. The new rules only apply to savers aged 50 or above. Everyone else is getting the extra £3,000 allowance too, but not for this tax year ? they’ll have to wait until 2010/11.

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Levi’s turn from sewing to suing as jeans brand fades

Author: By Andrew Buncombe in Washington

Ever since, the company founded by Strauss has been working to protect its copyrights. Indeed, research suggests that Levi Strauss has become one of the world’s most litigious companies, more so than any other clothing company.

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