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ITV buys stake in ‘Teen Wolf’ firm

Ben Chu: Warning - state-subsidised asset stripping is a severe choking hazard

Did the private-equity house, OpCapita, really intend to turn Comet around

Electrical chain Comet

Final trading day for Comet as curtain comes down on another famous high street name

As stores close for the final time reasons behind the chain's collapse are examined

Room at the top for Amlin after its Cheesegrater deal

The Lloyd's of London insurer Amlin will soon be wowing its clients at the top of the Cheesegrater skyscraper in the City after agreeing a major pre-letting deal with British Land yesterday.

Closing time for Comet as shutters fall on stores

Beleaguered electrical goods chain Comet is set to close its doors for the final time tomorrow, heralding the loss of thousands more jobs just a week before Christmas.

Thousands to lose jobs as last Comet branches close

Beleaguered electrical goods chain Comet is set to close its doors for the final time tomorrow, heralding the loss of thousands more jobs just a week before Christmas.

Vulnerable people aren’t getting the care they need

Swingeing cuts to preventative care could leave thousands without the care they need if we are not careful – but the voluntary sector can help.

John Lewis predicts record mega Mondays

Retailer expects to beat £7.4m online sales in last two big days of Christmas

Administrator set to close more Comet stores as jobs toll rises

The administrator to Comet has confirmed that it plans to close a further 125 stores over the coming weeks, which means that most of the failed electricals chain's 6,600 staff will have lost their jobs by Christmas.

Electrical chain Comet

125 more Comet stores to close

Staff at stricken electricals chain Comet were dealt a pre-Christmas blow today after administrators announced a further 125 stores will close.

Shoppers to rely on smartphones for Christmas

It has revolutionised the way we listen to music, take photos and exchange gossip but the smartphone is now set to also transform the nation's shopping habits this Christmas.

Smartphone influence on retail 'is set to soar this Christmas'

It has revolutionised the way we listen to music, take photos and exchange gossip but the smartphone is now set to also transform the nation's shopping habits this Christmas.

Size matters in choosing an auditor, Big Four say

The Big Four accountants have launched fierce defences of the reasons for their market dominance in auditing major companies.

Boris Johnson heads to Bollywood on a promotional tour to ‘bat for Britain’

London Mayor’s trip prompts speculation he is branding himself as a ‘world leader-in-waiting’

Comet's comeback? Appliances Online bids to take retailer 'internet-only'

The entrepreneur behind Appliances Online has tabled a bid for Comet in a move that could see the failed electrical chain disappear from retail parks and high streets.

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