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Govenment warns regulator will be scrapped if it fails to reduce gas and electricity bills for consumers
Caroline Flint, the shadow Energy Secretary, threw down the gauntlet to the big six energy companies yesterday, accusing them of over-charging customers and challenging them to close down their retail arms if they were unhappy with their profits.
Samsung has announced plans to open 60 of its own branded stores in Britain and six other European countries, in a bid to challenge Apple's successful retail store approach.
Barclays is also poised to axe 400 investment bank jobs on top of the 1700 it announced a year ago in a bid to slash costs
Taxpayer-backed lender has cut 11,760 jobs as part of its 2011 strategic review
With a seasonal changeover and a tie-up with Repossi, the Mayfair store is thriving, finds Rebecca Gonsalves
Stellar showings summarise the new spirit of modernity that’s revitalising the stuffy world of haute couture, says Alexander Fury
The United States is confronting yet another public shooting rampage tonight after police in Maryland confirmed that three people had been shot dead inside a shopping mall in Columbia, a suburb of Baltimore.
Caretaker manager is confirmed in a full-time role shortly after victory
Supermarket sweep may just have saved TFL from further embarrassment
Julie Deane set up her business at home with £600. Now she has raised $21m to help sell her bags worldwide
Official statistics reveal 10% reduction in criminal offences
Tony Hall, the Director General of the BBC, is planning a shake-up of the organisation’s Executive Board in an attempt to correct the Square Mile culture which led to its management pay scandal.
Coach shares dived 7 per cent pre-market New York trading after the preppy retailer posted its third consecutive decline in sales in North America.
The chief executive of the energy supplier Npower has claimed that energy bills in the UK are higher because the country's "old and draughty" houses waste so much gas and electricity.