JPMorgan shares lurch down again as trading losses hit $3bn

Jamie Dimon's worst fears for the scale of losses on the "London Whale" derivatives disaster could be coming true in double-quick time.

Asda lifts market shareas sales pick up

Asda, the British arm of the US retail giant Wal-Mart, said sales growth accelerated in its first quarter and it won market share as a focus on low prices and a revamped own-brand range appealed to cash-strapped shoppers.

Olympics deal helps drive G4S revenue growth

G4S, the world's biggest security firm, said a thriving resources sector across developing markets and a contract to protect punters at the Olympic Games in London helped to drive a 7.5 per cent rise in first-quarter revenue growth.

Asda cutting fuel prices again

Supermarket Asda is to cut its fuel prices by up to 2p a litre, it was announced today.

Sainsbury's profits increase 7.1%

Sainsbury's signalled an end to the supermarket "space race" today when it revealed it would scale back expansion this year.

Man accused of Glasgow gangland shooting is cleared

A man accused of gunning down a gangland figure in a supermarket car park was acquitted today after the case against him collapsed.

Supermarket chain Asda cuts fuel prices

Supermarket chain Asda is to cut its fuel prices by up to 2p a litre.

Osama bin Laden 'wanted 9/11 follow-up'

A Briton who trained to be a shoe bomber said Osama bin Laden told him shortly after the September 11 2001 attacks that he believed a follow-up terrorist attack could doom the American economy.

Wal-Mart shares plunge after Mexico corruption allegations

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, built its business in Mexico on the back of systemic corruption that went right to the very top of the company, while executives at head office in the US covered up the scandal, according to explosive claims that wiped $10bn from the firm's value yesterday.

The News Matrix: Monday 23 April 2012

Global warming fear over Arctic gas find

Tesco in £1bn fightback to turn around its UK stores

Tesco yesterday put a radical overhaul of its UK stores and dominating online shopping at the heart of a £1bn fightback to turn around its weak domestic performance.

Store shake-up and online effort in Tesco fightback

Grocery giant earmarks £1bn in bid to boost domestic performance after fall in profits

Asda Giant Belgian Chocolate Egg
£10, asda.com
This creamy 1kg giant has just been named best Easter Egg by the Good Housekeeping Institute

The 10 best Easter eggs

1. Asda Giant Belgian Chocolate Egg

Asda lifts its grocery market share to an all-time record

Asda, the UK's second-biggest supermarket, has achieved its highest-ever share of the grocery market after showing its rivals a clean pair of heels.

Asda said nearly half of the jobs it created last year had gone to young people

Asda grows its share of the market

Asda has closed the gap on struggling giant Tesco after a report today revealed that its share of the grocery market has grown to record levels.

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Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

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Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

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The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
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Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003