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Next, a favourite bellwether of the high street, underlined the challenges this week when it posted weak results. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This distributes a dizzying range of electronic products and is a bellwether of world economic recovery. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Nor has her quixotic campaign in a bellwether seat yet ignited. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It's not been your more bellwether economic stocks. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It's a bellwether stock and always under scrutiny. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The high street bellwether could also face hostile questions from shareholders at its annual meeting on Tuesday. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Steel is a good bellwether of economic activity as it is used in construction, cars and manufacturing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Often seen as a bellwether for economic activity, haulage companies need less congestion and better traffic management systems. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The advertising sector is a bellwether for economic confidence given that it is a gauge of how much the world's companies are spending. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She leaves vacant her Ohio seat, a bellwether and one of the most vulnerable. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Punters backed the multinational recruitment company and bellwether of the global economy to have done well in America in particular, where the recovery continues. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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