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King has reportedly begun using their trademark to issue takedown notices

Mark Leftly: Hiding results is bad news in any language

In The City: Virtually every company is trying to bluff its way to a profit

OFT investigates Carpetright and rivals over ‘misleading’ promotions

The floor-covering specialist Carpetright said it is “co-operating fully” with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) over the watchdog’s investigation into “misleading” sales practices of furniture, carpet and bed chains yesterday.

Carpetright has confirmed it is one of the companies under investigation, but says there is no suggestion it has broken competition law

Furniture and carpet shops probed over price fixing

Six high street retailers under investigation for allegedly using artificially high prices to make price cuts look better

Unpaid library fines could cost you your degree

The Office of Fair Trading has launched an investigation after it emerged that institutions were refusing to allow students with outstanding library fines to graduate

Absolute Radio sold to Bauer Media UK in £22m deal

Absolute Radio has been snapped up by the owner of rival stations Kiss and Magic in a £22 million deal.

Wonga has entered the online payment industry by offering shoppers the option of borrowing cash to fund their web purchases

Payday lenders Wonga to fund Channel 5 endurance challenge show

Channel 5 has teamed up with payday lenders Wonga to make a new endurance show for the channel.

Money alert: Letting agent fees

MPs this week called for tougher rules for "cowboy" letting agents. Last month Shelter said that agents were "out of control" and forcing millions into debt.

Has your child racked up a sky-high iPad bill? Parents, take some responsibility

Only an irresponsible parent allows unlimited iPad access. Children are not allowed to put items in supermarket trolleys without permission - the principle is identical.

Using high-cost credit for essentials is a swift route into financial misery

Families are forced to 'rely' on payday loans

Fast action needed to stop more people falling victim to the rogue lenders

Five questions about: Extended warranties

Aren't they expensive and a waste of time?

IT giants face investigation over Whitehall contracts

Government IT suppliers are in danger of a competition investigation after the trading watchdog turned its spotlight on the £10.4bn public sector computing market.

Watchdog turns spotlight on public sector IT costs

Government IT suppliers are in danger of a competition probe after the UK’s trading watchdog turned its spotlight on the £10.4 billion public sector computing market today.

British firms rapped over virtually identical responses to consultations over reforms to way they are governed

Shareholder voting advisor Pirc has attacked British companies for producing virtually identical responses to consultations on a series of crucial reforms to the way they are governed.

Some payday lender customers rack up debts with several firms

Payday lending advertising faces ban under hard-hitting new rules

Payday lending advertising could be banned under hard-hitting new rules being considered by the new City Watchdog.

Consumer minister Jo Swinson hosts today’s summit on the loan industry

'Toxic' loans industry scrutinised at summit

Payday lenders, regulators, charities and government ministers will be brought together on Monday to tackle the problems in the loan industry.

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