Scottish Independence

Potential successors to Cameron position themselves before close election

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BIRMINGHAM England - Eight months before a tight election, the three main contenders to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron as leader of the Conservatives wooed potential supporters at the party's annual conference with starkly different pitches.

UK firms' risk appetite picks up even as election looms - Deloitte 29 Sep 2014

LONDON - British companies are feeling their most confident about taking on business risk in seven years despite worries about an election in 2015 and a possible referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union, a survey showed on Monday.

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Leadership doubts overshadow Labour party before 2015 vote 28 Sep 2014

MANCHESTER England - With his party ahead in opinion polls eight months before an election, opposition leader Ed Miliband could be Britain’s next prime minister. Yet his Labour party is in the odd position of trying to win power despite, not thanks to him.

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House prices in England and Wales stagnate in September - Hometrack 26 Sep 2014

LONDON - Asking prices for houses in England and Wales flatlined in September for the first time in 19 months, according to a survey on Friday that showed a small fall in prices in London.

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House prices in England and Wales stagnate in September - Hometrack 26 Sep 2014

LONDON - Asking prices for houses in England and Wales flatlined in September for the first time in 19 months, according to a survey on Friday that showed a small fall in prices in London.

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George Hay

Scots 'No' still leaves UK in limbo

The vote against secession in a landmark referendum reduces many risks: financial instability, a UK exit from Europe and a sharp fall in trade. But the bribe to 'No' voters of more devolved powers creates other dangers – including a weakening of the union.  Full Article 

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