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Online sales now represent almost half of all Argos' business

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.

Dixons calls for cut in interest rates

The Bank of England should cut interest rates to avert a complete collapse in consumer confidence, the chief executive of Dixons urged yesterday.

End of video recorders moves a step closer

The death of the video recorder came a step closer today when the country's largest electrical chain said it is stopping selling them.

Dixons warns of slowdown ahead of Christmas period

Dixons, the electricals specialist, spooked the retail sector yesterday when it admitted its sales had slowed and warned margins would come under pressure over the key festive trading period.

Dixons sends shiver through retail sector

Dixons sent another shiver through the retail sector today after the electricals specialist said its rate of sales growth had slowed.

Dixons buoyed by surprise sales leap

Dixons provided a boost for sentiment in the UK retail sector yesterday when it surprised the City with a 5 per cent jump in like-for-like sales.

Violent video game sells out after being blamed for murder

A video game blamed by a 14-year-old murder victim's parents for his death has sold out across much of the country following publicity about the brutal murder. The Dixons Group last week withdrew the violent game Manhunt from its Dixons, Currys and PC World stores, while Virgin Megastores also withdrew it in the wake of media coverage about the murder of Stefan Pakeerah, who was killed by his friend, Warren Leblanc, 17 in Leicester in February.

Dixons directors lose bonus after profit alert

Boardroom pay at Dixons sank by one-third last year after a profit warning from the electricals retailer in early 2003 wiped out bonuses for its top managers.

Stores withdraw computer game linked to boy's killing

The retail chain Dixons took the violent computer game Manhunt off its shelves yesterday after it was blamed for influencing a teenage murderer.

Cautious Dixons limits return of capital to £200m

Dixons Group yesterday unveiled plans to hand back £200m to shareholders as it confirmed that its finance director, Jeremy Darroch, had quit to join BSkyB.

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BSkyB looks to hire Dixons finance chief

James Darroch, the finance director of Dixons, is set to leave the electrical retailer to take up the same post at the satellite broadcaster BSkyB.

Dixons to shut under-performing branches

More than 100 under-performing Dixons stores are to close as part of an overhaul at the high street electrical chain, it was announced today.

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