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UPDATE 2-As diners line up, another fast casual chain sizzles on debut

* Strong demand for specialty restaurant stocks - analyst (Adds details, industry background)

8:32pm GMT

Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics, U.S. study finds

ATLANTA, Nov 20 - Contrary to popular opinion, only 10 percent of U.S. adults who drink too much are alcoholics, according to a federal study released on Thursday, a finding that could have implications for reducing consumption of beer, wine and liquor.

6:44pm GMT

UPDATE 2-Dollar Tree says expects fewer merger-related store divestitures

Nov 20 - Discount retailer Dollar Tree Inc said it was confident it would need to divest fewer stores than anticipated to win antitrust approval to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc.

4:27pm GMT

UPDATE 1-Quindell denies Nationwide Accident stake sale, shares jump

* Quindell stock up 28 pct; National Accident down 5.4 pct

3:42pm GMT

Burger chain Habit Restaurants' shares double in debut

Nov 20 - Shares of Habit Restaurants Inc, a fast food restaurant chain known for its charburgers, doubled in their market debut, valuing the company at about $909.1 million.

3:39pm GMT
Consumer Non-Cyclicals
Unilever PLC 2,641.00p +0.11%
British American Tobacco PLC 3,700.00p -0.24%
SABMiller PLC 3,450.00p -0.45%


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