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I'm fascinated by the new public ratings website, www.plebble.com, which enables the public to rate businesses for their service and value for money. Rather deliciously, supermarkets which reported the highest profits over Christmas (Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco) are coming off rather badly in the Plebble chart, while good old Waitrose is riding high (probably because it's nice to chickens). The businesses that come out worst are the dreaded computer security system Symantec and Carphone Warehouse. Hooray! At long last, a public revolt against Carphone Warehouse's teeth-grinding queues, tortuous handsets and inexplicably enormous bills.

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Carphone Warehouse has blamed tough trading on the high street for the retailer connecting fewer mobile phone customers than expected over Christmas.

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Market Report: Weak Link weighs on Carphone Warehouse

Nervousness ahead of today's trading statement from Carphone Warehouse sent shares in the group tumbling 6p to 158p yesterday as traders fretted that they could disappoint.

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Carphone Warehouse predicted a bumper Christmas for mobile phone sales yesterday but warned that third-generation (3G) phones were unlikely to be filling many stockings.

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