Man: One company in the news is Freewaves, which owns a chain in internet cafes.
Like other new companies, Freewaves has tended to pay low dividends to investors, preferring to re-invest profits in research and development.
Although Freewaves was able to turn in a healthy profit in the first quarter, taking everyone by surprise,
the company has now declared operating losses close to a million pounds.
This, of course, will make shareholders think about whether to keep their shares.
And news from Simpson's, the big retail group. For years Simpson's have been acquiring other chains,
giving them a strong market position, and they now sell everything from make-up to computers.
But today Simpson's announced that they are to consolidate their three home improvement chains into one, under the Fresca name.
Woman: Now for the figures...