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  • Chaos reigns as Comet calls in administrators

    Friday 2 November 2012 7:00

    In the aftermath of Comet's plunge into administration yesterday, the retailer faces a chaotic period amid technology breakdowns and customer uncertainty.
  • Starbucks refutes tax charges

    Friday 2 November 2012 6:00

    Executives at Starbucks have reportedly dismissed charges that it has underpaid its European tax bills
  • PPI payouts to hit £11bn

    Friday 2 November 2012 6:00

    As RBS prepares to increase its funds set asside for PPI payouts today, the overall bill is expected to hit the £11bn mark.
  • Economy set for 'modest growth'

    Friday 2 November 2012 6:00

    The UK economy will return to modest growth next year, with developments in the euro zone posing the biggest risk, a leading think-tank said this morning.
  • Northgate sees retail hires soar

    Thursday 1 November 2012 9:00

    Van hire group Northgate is on target to double its year-end revenue to £4.4m in its retail hire division.
  • Copenhagen route to launch

    Thursday 1 November 2012 7:00

    Struggling Scandinavian airline SAS is to re-link Newcastle to the Danish capital with a new daily route from next year.
  • Regional bodies back Heseltine report

    Thursday 1 November 2012 7:00

    Regional business organisations have backed Lord Heseltine’s calls made yesterday to empower regions like the North East to drive the national recovery.
  • Architect wins first Scottish contract

    Thursday 1 November 2012 6:00

    A Newcastle architect has landed a contract to help restore one of Scotland's oldest castles.
  • City centre office demand slumps

    Thursday 1 November 2012 6:00

    Demand for office space in Newcastle has climbed 10% on last year, although the market for city centre spots remains depressed, new figures show.
  • 4G's a jolly good solution

    Thursday 1 November 2012 6:00

    A new study has claimed that firms in the North East are the keenest in the country to access the next generation of mobile communications technology.
  • China buys stake in Heathrow

    Thursday 1 November 2012 4:00

    Chinese sovereign welath fund China Investment Corporation (CIC) has reportedly invested in a 10% stake in London's Heathrow airport owner.
  • Sporting investment aids expansion

    Thursday 1 November 2012 2:00

    An ethical sports and wellbeing brand developed in the North East has received a major angel investment for expansion from two of the region’s businesswomen.
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