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In the papers today - Thursday 29 November

Campaigners protesting against the construction of a third runway at Heathrow yesterday interrupted the deliberations of MPs investigating the future of the airport's operator, BAA...

...As BAA chairman Sir Nigel Rudd prepared to give evidence to the Commons transport committee, protesters began chanting "no third runway at Heathrow" – The Guardian

They have kept drivers safe for 70 years, but cat's eyes have seen their last days. They are to be replaced by revolutionary solar powered studs, designed by a London fireman, Martin Dicks – Daily Telegraph

Venus used to be like Earth and could have harboured life until runaway global warming dried out the planet. Readings from the Venus Express probe convinced scientists that the planets were once more similar than realised – The Times

Wolseley, the FTSE 100 plumbing and building products supplier, warned it is facing a worsening US market as it cut another 3,000 jobs in the US – Independent

Martin Bettington, the long-standing chief executive of waste management company Biffa, is to stand down next March although the surprise departure is not related to a recent bid approach – Independent

Financial institutions might be failing to propery vet funds from the former Soviet Union and other booming sources of foreign capital, according to Bob Ferguson, head of financial crime policy and intelligence at the Financial Services Authority – Financial Times

Fears that the housing market slowdown could lead to widespread falls in property prices deepened yesterday after Land Registry data showed the long-exuberant London market was weaker than any other region in October – Financial Times

EDF of France and Enel of Italy are close to agreeing a £1.5bn deal that will see the Italian power group take up to 3% of the French market in a gesture aimed at ending tensions over energy ownership in the two countries – FinancialTimes

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