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
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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Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

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Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

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Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

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eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

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Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

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Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

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Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of JMW Turner at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention
Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

Josephine Dickinson: 'How I discovered a new world of sound'

After going deaf as a child, musician and poet Josephine Dickinson made do with a hearing aid for five decades. Then she had a cochlear implant - and everything changed
Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

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Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

The midfielder returned to the Premier League after two years last weekend. The controversial character had much to discuss after his first game back
Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

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