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The Business Matrix: Friday 4 January 2013

IAG could avert strike at Iberia

Amazon’s giant distribution centre near Swansea, one of eight in the UK

World’s largest online retailer faces a new foe as bookshop takes fight to Amazon over tax

Independent business in Midlands started online petition to force internet giant to ‘do a Starbucks'

Erotic fiction can spice up a book group

A risqué title gives a literature club an added frisson, says Arifa Akbar
A corking read: book clubs are a surefire way of exposing yourself to other people's bad taste

Erotic fiction can spice up a book group

A risqué title gives a literature club an added frisson

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50 Shades of Grey boost for Ann Summers hailed by lingerie tycoon

Ann Summers tycoon Jacqueline Gold says the success of saucy literary hit 50 Shades of Grey has led to sales at her chain going through the roof.

David Cameron rules out 'naming and shaming' multinationals who fail to pay their 'fair share' of tax

David Cameron has ruled out “naming and shaming” large multinational companies who fail to pay their “fair share” of tax in Britain.

Perfect presents: Our colour-coded Christmas gift guide

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Between the Covers 02/12/2012

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I'm glad Danny Nightingale's out of prison - but even for a member of the elite SAS, keeping a pistol is asking for trouble

No matter how elite you are, it's bludgeoned into every soldier - watch your ammo

Community unites to saves Devon bookshop

Mid-Devon faced losing its only independent bookshop after the owner decided to retire after 30 years running the shop in Crediton. But tonight it will be given a new life after determined residents launch a community share issue in a bid to save the shop.

From Tooting to Islington, our high streets are bereft of buzz and variety

I don't pine for childhood glories, but the disappearance of my old hairdresser is traumatic - and globalisation won't slow down any time soon

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Rev star Miles Jupp in the running for sports book prize

Rev star Miles Jupp is in the running for a literary prize after his tale of how he bluffed his way into the cricket press corps during a Test series in India was shortlisted for an award.

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