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Traditional fashion calendar fuels overconsumption and waste

17 September, 2014 - Source: http://www.theguardian.com

Brands are accustomed to excess stock, and customers to seasonal sales – but some designers are breaking with this cycle.

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ACCC takes Woolworths to court over unsafe products

17 September, 2014 - Source: http://www.theguardian.com

Consumer watchdog claims Woolworths misled consumers that products were safe even after being made aware they could cause serious injury.

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Click and collect shoppers predicted to pick up £6.5bn of goods by 2019

17 September, 2014 - Source: http://www.theguardian.com

More than two-thirds of UK shoppers have used method at least once, with fashion items proving most popular.

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Around 500 car insurance applicants a day give false information

17 September, 2014 - Source: http://www.theguardian.com

Association of British Insurers says cases involve motorists lying about details such as previous claims or convictions.

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Phones 4u closure leaves cashback customers sweating over payments

17 September, 2014 - Source: http://www.theguardian.com

Thousands more who took out firm's handset insurance must also wait to hear if deals will be honoured.

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Online fashion firms Asos, Boohoo.com and N Brown see shares slide

17 September, 2014 - Source: http://www.theguardian.com

Shares in Asos drop nearly 9% to £22.07 and more than £190m is wiped off company's value after profits warning...

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Leading tech investors warn of bubble risk 'unprecedented since 1999'

17 September, 2014 - Source: http://www.theguardian.com

Billy Gurley and Fred Wilson, who backed Uber and Twitter, say Silicon Valley investing in too many losing ventures.

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PayPal ribs Apple Pay: 'We want our money safer than our selfies'

17 September, 2014 - Source: http://www.theguardian.com

The payment system takes an indirect swipe at Apple Pay in a full-page advert in US newspapers.

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Hobbycraft's annual profits halve as supermarkets win price war

17 September, 2014 - Source: http://www.theguardian.com

Retailer invests £2m in price cuts in year to 24 February as discounters and large chains target crafters by cutting...

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McDonald’s to trademark 'McBrunch' for a bigger bite of the breakfast market

17 September, 2014 - Source: http://www.theguardian.com

One-quarter of the company’s revenues come from morning customers, a percentage it wants to increase.

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