As each day brings yet more gloom on company results (Lloyds TSB - 70% slide in half-year pre-tax profits, A&L's first half profits dipping to just £2M, BA down 80% ), there is good news for some. Cadbury's profits are up 46% in the first half of 2008. "No matter how bleak economies look, people always go for treats and that's why we have seen no real slowdown," said Cadbury's chief executive, Todd Stitzer.

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