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David Pollock
Jeremy Roberts
Richard O'Sullivan
Tony Caldeira
Charlie Mullins
Steve Purdham
Jennie Johnson
Brian Hay
Debbie Pierce
Julie Meyer
Laura Tenison
Michael Oliver

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U.S. consumer spending rose slightly more than expected in June, according to official statistics.

The Commerce Department said spending rose 0.4 percent after a revised 0.1 percent increase in May, previously reported as a 0.3 percent rise.

The U.S. economy contracted at a slower-than-expected pace in the second quarter, according to government data.

GDP fell at a 1 per cent annual rate, the Commerce Department said, after tumbling 6.4 per cent in the January-March quarter - a figure higher than previously reported.

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.