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Our fair lady: Why America is falling in love with Eliza Doolittle

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Log on to stay healthy: A host of gadgets can now monitor everything from blood pressure to body mass

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David Prosser: Alexon's warning is just the first of many

Outlook I said yesterday in this column that it would be wrong to expect the pain of the big freeze to be shared out equally across the retail sector, and the profits warning from Alexon underlines the point. This is a retailer that was finding life tough before the big freeze, and which has relatively under-developed internet and mail-order businesses. It was always going to struggle more than most once shoppers found themselves snowed in.

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