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FAMILY INCOME HAS IMPROVED SAYS ASDA

coinsTHE average UK family is only £7 a week worse off compared to November last year, an improvement of £4 from its lowest point in September, according to Asda’s monthly tracker.
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MARKETING INDUSTRY TO STRUGGLE IN 2009, SAYS NEW SURVEY

atomicie1A NEW global marketing survey has predicted a struggling and challenging year for the industry in 2009. Continue reading

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BELFAST-BASED SLA OPENS MALAYSIA OFFICE

sla-picBELFAST technology firm SLA Mobile has opened an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in a major effort to expand its foothold in the fast-growing mobile market in the Asia Pacific region.The company, which has added global phone giants such as Nokia, Vodafone and Sony to its client base, designs and installs high-tech platforms to enable mobile phone companies to deliver services such as games, music and video downloads.
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ASDA CONTINUES TO DROP PETROL PRICES ACROSS UK

800px-asda_logosvgASDA has given motorists more Christmas cheer with its 10th consecutive cut in petrol prices.
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GORDONS SLASH PRICES TO BEAT CHRISTMAS CREDIT CRUNCH

gordon-chemist2WITH just six weeks to go until Christmas, locally-owned retailer Gordons Chemists have slashed prices across their Northern Ireland stores.
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WORRIED WORKERS

RECRUITMENT consultants and estate agents are the professions fearing for their jobs the most in the shaky economic climate, new research has revealed.
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EDUCATION MINISTER BACKS WOMEN IN BUSINESS

catrionaruane1EDUCATION Minister Caitríona Ruane is encouraging more women to start their own business, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
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WHAT NEXT FOR STERLING AS BANK OF ENGLAND CUT RATES BY 1.5 PER CENT?

coinsLAST week the Bank of England took decisive action to shore up the economy and stave off a deep recession by ordering an aggressive cut in interest rates by 1.5 percentage points to three per cent, taking the base rate to its lowest level in more than half a century.
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STUDENTS WARNED OVER HIDDEN COSTS OF CHEAP RUN-AROUNDS

recycleyourcar2STUDENTS are being warned about the false economy of running older cars once repairs, safety issues and disposal responsibility are considered.
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WIN A HOUSE FOR JUST £35

comberhouse1A HOUSE worth £600,000 can be yours for just £35.
That’s the irresistible offer from a Comber man who is employing a very unusual method to sell his house and raise money for charity.
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BREAK-UPS ARE NUMBER ONE REASON FOR HOLIDAY CANCELLATIONS

sunshinecouk1CUSTOMER statistics from a UK online independent travel agent show that the number one reason for cancellation of holidays is due to relationship break-ups. Continue reading

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BELFAST PULLS TOGETHER TO BEAT CREDIT CRUNCH CRISIS

THE Lord Mayor is spearheading a new campaign to increase the numbers of Christmas shoppers and visitors to Belfast in a bid to beat the current global economic crisis.
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EARN MONEY FINDING STUDENT DEALS

THE academic year is underway and for many students, this means the finances are about to take a battering. And as the credit crunch pushes up the cost of living, that measly budget will need to stretch even further than usual.
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