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Petrol prices could fall by £1.50 a tank, says the AA

Petrol prices could fall by £1.50 a tank, says the AA

Business
Petrol prices could fall by as much as 3p a litre as a result of falling wholesale prices and a potential supermarket price war, the AA has said.The price of both petrol and diesel is currently at a four-year high, after 11 consecutive weekly price increases.Average petrol prices hit 130.6p a litre this week, while average diesel prices rose to 134.6p a litre.The AA said it was now a question of "how quickly" supermarket forecourts passed on lower costs to drivers.The motoring organisation - which offers advice to drivers - said falling wholesale costs had in the past triggered a forecourt price battle, with supermarkets jostling to offer drivers the cheapest prices.Fuel price calculator: How much do you pay?Luke Bosdet, from the...
5 Things to Try at Trader Joe's This Fall

5 Things to Try at Trader Joe's This Fall

Health
Even a food reporter has a tough time tracking what’s new at Trader Joe’s. “We don’t have a list of new items that I'm able to send,” a rep emailed, “but as you likely already know, we are constantly introducing exciting, new products in our stores.” Harumph. Though the company wasn’t willing to part with a list of new items, TJs fanatics—and they are legion—probably know all about the “What’s New” page, the store’s “New Item” shelf, and to watch their Instagram like a hawk. So I poked around like any other curious shopper, looking for new-to-me and straight-up new items. I bought a handful, and tasted all. I’ll definitely buy a few of these again, but for others, my goodne...
Carney: House prices may fall by a third in 'no-deal' Brexit

Carney: House prices may fall by a third in 'no-deal' Brexit

Business
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned ministers that a "no-deal" Brexit could see house prices crash by a third, Sky sources say. Briefing Theresa May and her top team in Downing Street, Mark Carney laid out three different scenarios the Bank believes could come to pass if Britain leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement.The worst case scenario would see Britain go into recession, a slump in the value of the pound and a crash in house prices.Sky's political editor Faisal Islam said a source characterised the governor's comments as "not a prediction, a worst case scenario", adding Mr Carney's comments were received "respectfully" by those around the cabinet table. ...
Walmart stores close overnight amid financial fall

Walmart stores close overnight amid financial fall

World
Argentina is in an economic freefall — again — and the government of President Mauricio Macri may be too late to stem the tide of social and economic hardship that lies ahead. DOT, one of the most upscale malls in Argentina, is already taking a hit. The enormous shopping center was inaugurated in early 2009 with a Walmart and Falabella, a Chilean department store, as its flagship stores. However, those economic boom times are no more, and today, the DOT is an empty shell of a mall. "It's really sad", Sandra, who asked that her last name remains private, told ABC News from a completely empty, chic women's clothing store at the mall. "I've worked here for eight years but I don't know what tomorrow might bring. The only times we have customers is [when] people [come] from the m...
Highest energy bills to fall under regulator plan

Highest energy bills to fall under regulator plan

Business
Energy regulator Ofgem has announced plans for a new price cap that it says will save up to 11 million households on poor value supplier deals £75 on average. The industry watchdog's proposals would see energy suppliers being forced to cap their annual tariffs at £1,136 - a move that could save those on the worst deals up to £120 per year."The exact savings each individual household would make will depend on the price of their current deal, how much energy they use, whether they have both gas and electricity and how they pay for their energy," Ofgem said.The watchdog suggested that many consumers on default tariffs use more energy than a typical household, so their savings would be higher."Those who buy their electricity and gas from different suppliers woul...