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HMV administrator to axe 1,000 jobs as 66 stores close

HMV's administrator Deloitte is set to axe more than 900 jobs by closing 66 stores over the coming two months.

HMV's administrators to close 66 shops at music chain

HMV's administrators are to close 66 shops at the music chain in a move set to cost nearly 1,000 jobs.

Danny Rogers on PR and advertising: Malign force could save the economy

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John Lewis: A snowman travels to the big city to buy a scarf, hat and gloves for his snowwoman amour. Naturally includes a winsome cover version: newbie Gabrielle Aplin singing Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “The Power of Love”.

Letter from the Editor: Advertising just needs to learn how to sell itself better

The editor of The Independent on why advertising isn't a luxury to be discarded when times are tough.

'We're all being fired! Exciting!': HMV staff take to official Twitter account to liveblog their own 'mass execution'

HMV moved to delete the posts from the @HMVtweets account, which broadcast news of a 'mass execution of loyal employees' to 61,500 followers

Negative signs add to pressure for UK stimulus

Fresh signs have emerged that the British economy is "flatlining", giving more ammunition to the incoming Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, who declared at the weekend that much more could be done to stimulate growth.

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Manchester United and City duo to rival Real and Barcelona incomes in future

Deloitte release its annual Money League

Restructuring firm Hilco buys HMV debt

Hopes over the future of collapsed music chain HMV were raised today after its debt was bought by the restructuring business behind HMV Canada.

U-turn on HMV gift cards as its survival hopes improve

The administrator to HMV yesterday performed a major U-turn and said the failed retailer's gift cards could be redeemed in stores from tomorrow, as hopes were raised that the chain's 200-plus stores could remain on the high street in the short-term.

HMV rescue bid wins backing of big guns

Global music and film giants have thrown their weight behind a consortium led by Hilco UK, the restructuring firm that is bidding to rescue the entertainment chain HMV out of administration.

North Sea oil and gas wells leap fuelled by tax breaks

Drilling for North Sea oil and gas took off last year, as a resurgence in the UK continental shelf pushed up the number of new exploration and appraisal wells by a third.

Blockbuster falls as Britain’s retailers prepare for grim 2013

Thousands may lose jobs as video-rental chain becomes latest high street failure

Finance chiefs see clouds over UK lifting

Britain's boardrooms are shrugging off fears of a triple-dip recession amid rising hopes over prospects for 2013, according to leading financial chiefs.

More retailers set to fold; more stores will close

The retail sector is "certain" to see further collapses and large swaths of stores closed this year, following a sharp jump in administrations in 2012. The accountancy firm Deloitte blamed the continued squeeze on household finances and the inexorable shift of spending to the internet for its gloomy forecast, predicting that more chains would fold in the first quarter of this year.

More trouble in store for retailers

The retail sector is "certain" to see further collapses and large swaths of stores closed this year, following a sharp jump in administrations in 2012.

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