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Pressure grows on households over cost of living

UK housing market aids Aga Rangemaster

New products account for 60% of sales for maker of cast iron cookers

Small-cap Week, August 23

Asos, Office2Office, Rangers and Greencoat featured

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Week in review, August 23

Berkshire, Apple, BHP Billiton, and car parts suppliers featured

Digital disruption hits bricks and mortar

Property portals Rightmove and Zoopla hand control to homeowners

Marston’s turns to hotels for growth

Pub group could create 400 more rooms

Vodafone to buy stake in Hellas Online

Acquisition aimed at boosting telecoms group’s internet services

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY - JULY 28: Atmosphere at Hudson National Golf Course on July 28, 2014 in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for T.J. Martell Foundation)

Golf hits rough patch as players lose drive

Retailers and equipment makers warn of falling demand

LSE plans £938m rights issue for US deal

Exchange taps shareholders to fund Russell acquisition

Co-op Bank slashes first-half losses

Lender loses 38,000 current account customers after near collapse

Friends Life seeks buyer for international arm

Sale could fetch as much as £600m

Bramson steps up pressure on Electra

Activist aims to appoint himself and Brindle to board

Tube strike hits London commuters

Central Line and Waterloo and City services affected

Common sense disappears in mining mergers

Thankfully focus is now on costs, cash and core assets

US’s role as world bank regulator

DFS made inventive use of settlement stipulations to extend its reach

Quindell shares fall over cash flow fears

Extractive groups face anti-graft rules

Extra UK disclosure requirements to be introduced in January

Phoenix chief warns on insurance probe

FCA scrutiny of policies could see companies sell ‘closed books’

StanChart’s NY settlement draws UAE ire

Gulf state warns of possible litigation from customers

Costain reports record £3.2bn order book

Engineering group’s strategy to target large customers pays off

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