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Keith Hann: The lady in Sainsbury's was smiling - there's a lesson in that for us all

Journal columnist Keith Hann says there may be bad news around - but that's nothing new and we can still take joy from plenty of things


The week to come in business

Sainsbury's and Vodafone will report results this week

Tesco is the dominant supermarket across the UK

Which supermarket is winning the battle for North East shoppers?

New data shows a surprising result in Newcastle of who is winning the battle for your weekly shop

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Departing Sainsbury's boss Justin King hailed as saviour

Supermarket boss Justin King was hailed as the saviour of Sainsbury’s yesterday as he announced plans to step down as chief executive after 10 years

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Sainsbury's report 'strong sales'

Sainsbury's piled more pressure on rival Tesco with another quarter of strong sales, driven by demand for own-brand ranges


Barclaycard to cut base rate link

Barclaycard is telling some of its customers that their cards will no longer track the bank rate, paving the way for potential future increases

Durham remains robust despite downturn

The city of Durham has seen great changes over the past few years and continues to move forwards

Agriculture minister to speak at livestock farming conference

DEFRA minister Lord Rooker will deliver the keynote speech at the Meat and Livestock Commission’s highly regarded Outlook Conference.

Eaga’s leader misses out on prestigious national award

ONE of the region’s top bosses has been pipped to the post for a prestigious national award.

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Wednesday morning business bulletin

Sainsbury's profits climb despite takeover distraction; Banking group HSBC reveals extra £700m hit in American mortgage business; Boss of Friends Provident steps down.

Supermarkets rapped over foreign lamb sales

MAJOR supermarkets are still stocking large quantities of New Zealand fresh lamb, according to the latest data collected by the National Sheep Association

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Monday evening business bulletin

Sainsbury's shares plummet by 21%: Chinese energy firm PetroChina becomes the world largest firm; Bagless vacuum cleaner pioneer picks up £59m salary.


Monday lunchtime business bulletin

Tesco spreads its reach to the USA; Almost £2bn is wiiped off the value of Sainsbury's; The number of people being turned down for credit cards soars.

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Monday morning business bulletin

Sainsbury's takeover bid collapses; Budget airline Ryanair increases profits forecast; The head of the world's biggest bank steps down.

Energy boss in frame again

A LEADING light of North-East industry, who is already a finalist in The Journal’s Business Executive of the Year, is in the running for a second major award.

Association keeps the British and Irish apart

CORPORATE moves by Anglo-Irish processing companies to blur the distinction between higher priced, home produced, British beef and discounted beef from the Republic of Ireland (ROI) must be strongly resisted, says the National Beef Association.

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Friday lunchtime business news bulletin

Insurance giant finds new merger partner; Oil prices hit fresh high; Sainsbury's Qatari stalker's given new deadline.

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Wednesday morning business bulletin

Cadbury Schweppes and Carphone Warehouse impress investors; Magners cider firm C&C warns of declining sales; Supermarket group Sainsbury's reports slowdown in sales.

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Tuesday lunchtime business bulletin

US electronics giant Atmel should be forced to pay back government grant following closure of its North-East plant, says senior politician; Sainsbury's to hold out against Qatari takeover; London market in bullish mood as Northern Rock shares climb.

Village units sold for £4m to private investor

DEVELOPER Circle Red Properties has announced the sale of its mixed use retail and leisure development in Main Street, Ponteland, to an undisclosed private investor.


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