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BIG SIX WAIT FOR INVESTIGATION TO ROLL THE DICE
Some time in May or June next year - in all likelihood after
the general election on May 7 - the Competition and Markets
Authority will publish the initial findings of its investigation
into the energy market. It is an indication of the task facing
the authority that analysts are not remotely confident about
predicting the outcome.
POLL: 71 PCT FIND ALEX SALMOND VICTORIOUS IN SECOND SCOTTISH
Alex Salmond emerged as the clear winner of the second
Scottish independence debate, besting Alistair Darling by a 71
percent to 29 percent margin, according to an instant
Guardian/ICM poll of Scots who had watched the debate.
CO-OP MEMBERS WARNED MANAGEMENT SHAKEUP MAY NOT GO FAR
As members of the Co-Operative Group prepare to
vote on sweeping changes to the way the troubled chain of
supermarkets, chemists and funeral homes is managed, they have
already been warned that the proposed shakeup may not go far
BRITAIN DENIED KEY EU ROLE FOR NOT PICKING A WOMAN
Jean-Claude Juncker expresses frustration that "despite my
repeated requests," most governments, including Britain, have
put forward men for the most important positions in Europe.
ALEX SALMOND DECLARED VICTOR OF SECOND INDEPENDENCE TV
DEBATE AFTER HEATED CLASH
Alex Salmond has been declared the victor of the second
independence TV debate with Alistair Darling after the showdown
descended into an angry shouting match.
(Compiled by Karen Rebelo; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)