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There can be a surprising amount of salt in shop-bought bread: eating just two slices of a normal branded, medium-sliced, white loaf could give you just over 15 per cent of your recommended daily intake. So, whether you're looking to reduce your salt intake, or just want to enjoy the smell and taste of freshly baked bread, you might want to think about baking your own.

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Japan's Panasonic to cut 15,000 jobs worldwide

Panasonic Corp. said today it will slash 15,000 jobs and shut down 27 plants worldwide to cope with plunging demand for its TVs, semiconductors and other electronics products.

Sony to cut 16,000 jobs and shut production sites

Electronics giant hoping to save more than $1bn

The Insider: Small-screen TVs

Once upon a time, the only big decision you needed to make when buying a television was whether to go for a colour or a black-and-white one. Today, however, with so many different factors to consider, the decision is far from simple. Do you go for a plasma or an LCD screen? Is it worth paying extra for a TV that's HD-ready? And just how big should you go – 15 or 50 inches?

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Alonso talks up Liverpool's 'traditions'

Xabi Alonso believes the Dubai consortium planning a Liverpool takeover must protect the traditions and heritage of the five-times European Cup winners.

lnTechnology shares crash to year low after profits warning

Shares in InTechnology, the IT infrastructure provider, bombed to a 12-month low yesterday, after the group warned that a squeeze on margins in the run-up to Christmas was likely to mean its full-year profits would come in below expectations.

Business Essentials: 'Furnace contracts have put our plans in the melting pot'

New orders are pouring in at Omega Foundry Machinery, but should it risk cranking up its resources? asks Kate Hilpern
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