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In the papers today - Wednesday 18 June

Olympic advisors to the London Mayor have cast serious doubt over the funding for the atheletes' village...

...saying the credit crunch has thrown many of the assumptions for the 2012 games into disarray - Financial Times

The US is set to overtake Germany as the world's biggest wind market in 2009 on the back of an investment boom which saw wind power generating capacity jump 45% last year - Financial Times

Taylor Wimpery's debt was downgraded to junk status by Fitch Ratings amid concerns over the house builder's ability to repay creditors through the economic downturn - Fiancial Times

With his plans for a New York congestion charge rebuffed, the city's mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has hit back with an eye-catching scheme involving a seven-mile path carved through the centre of Manhattan, turned over briefly to pedestrians - Guardian

Consumers will be hit by energy price rises of up to 40% this year as power companies struggle to maintain profitability in the face of a trebling in wholesale gas prices - The Times

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