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In the papers today - Thursday 24 April

Public bodies and construction groups are telling clients not to blacklist firms named in the Office of Fair Trading investigation...

On Monday, NHS chief executive David Nicholson wrote to finance directors at every health trust in the country reminding them that firms should be treated as innocent until proven guilty - Construction News

Office space in the City of London will be one of the hardest hit areas of the commercial property market as the credit crunch continues, the ratings agency Moody has warned, placing the sector on "imminent stress" alert - The Independent

The price of rice has touched a new high, setting off fresh alarm around the world where export cuts by rice-producing nations have already led to food riots in countries that depend on imports to keep their populations fed - The Independent

The "green levy" on motorists announced in chancellor Alistair Darling's first budget will double car tax revenue to £4bn but reduce vehicle emissions by less than 1%, Treasury figures showed yesterday - The Telegraph

German energy firm Eon, owner of Powergen, has signalled its intent to build new nuclear power stations in Britain by signing letters of intent with France's Arriva and Germany's Siemens to consider the construction of two new plants - The Telegraph

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