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Thursday 20 November 2014
  Fast-growing “ridesharing” app firm Uber hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons again this week as senior executive Emil Michael was reported suggesting the company hire researchers to dig up dirt on its media critics. 
Thursday 20 November 2014
 
Thursday 20 November 2014
  Q What are tied-pubs and how does the arrangement work?  
Thursday 20 November 2014
CAMRA is delighted that, after 10 years of our campaigning, MPs have today voted to introduce a market rent only option for licensees tied to the large pub companies – a move that will secure the future of the Great British Pub.
Thursday 20 November 2014
BRITISH car production went into reverse gear last month as growing uncertainty about economic prospects abroad hit demand.
Thursday 20 November 2014
BRITISH businesses would perform better if they employed a more ethnically diverse workforce, attendees at an Institute of Directors (IoD) business and ethnicity summit heard yesterday.
Thursday 20 November 2014
THE EUROZONE’s construction sector suffered a decline in activity in September.
Thursday 20 November 2014
FIRST it was publishers, then high street retailers, now US giant Amazon is set to disrupt the business model for Britain’s postal service.
Thursday 20 November 2014
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Thursday 20 November 2014
Brokerage BGC Partners yesterday promised to make sure it told regulators in future when it bought shares in rivals.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Shares in insurance firm Amlin dipped by more than three per cent yesterday, as the company reported rate reductions across a range of its products during the first nine months of 2014.
Thursday 20 November 2014
CLS HOLDINGS yesterday said the vacancy rate across the group reduced to 3.1 per cent by rental income from 3.5 per cent since the end of June, helped by the markets in London and France.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Aga Rangemaster warned yesterday that continued weaker trading in Europe, particularly in its French and Irish businesses, would hold back its growth for the financial year as a whole.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Substantially more parents are in favour of taking shared parental leave than had been previously estimated by the government, according to a report published yesterday by law firm Linklaters.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Desperate times call for desperate measures. How else to interpret the crude insinuation from BG Group that its newly anointed chief executive might not join if investors vote down a one-off share award worth £12m?  
Thursday 20 November 2014
D&D London is to open its first restaurant in Scotland after signing up to Land Securities’ Buchanan Galleries development in Glasgow.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Communications watchdog Ofcom yesterday announced the appointment of Steve Unger as interim chief executive until the post is filled permanently in early 2015. He will replace Ed Richards who leaves his post at the end of the year.
Thursday 20 November 2014
SHAREHOLDERS in investment vehicle Melrose Industries can expect a payout of around £200m early next year, after the company confirmed in a trading update yesterday that it would be making a return of capital in 2015.
Thursday 20 November 2014
HICL Infrastructure yesterday reported that its first-half pre-tax profit rose to £132m from last year’s £71.4m. Profit after tax improved to £131.9m from £71.3m in the prior year.
Thursday 20 November 2014
THE UK Ministry of Justice has appointed construction company Carillion and infrastructure group Amey to manage and maintain its public sector prisons.
Thursday 20 November 2014
Technology group Intelligent Energy yesterday announced that Upp, its hydrogen-powered, USB-compatible charger was now available at Apple stores across Britain.  
Thursday 20 November 2014
Big Yellow raised £79m via a share placing yesterday to help buy the remaining 67 per cent stake in a self-storage business it did not already own.
Thursday 20 November 2014
SHARES in UK product-testing firm Intertek plunged 7.76 per cent yester­day after it cut full-year guidance.
Thursday 20 November 2014
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Thursday 20 November 2014
THE FTSE 100 ended a four-day rally yesterday as falling iron ore prices hit mining stocks and trading updates from Royal Mail and testing firm Intertek disap­p­ointed investors.
Thursday 20 November 2014
US SHARES edged lower yesterday as minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve meeting gave investors few new clues as to when interest rates might rise.
Janet Yellen
Wednesday 19 November 2014
The minutes from the Federal Reserve's October 28 - 29 meeting showed little debate between its members on the key aspects of last month's statement.  
Beats
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Apple will start integrating the Beats music subscription service into every iOS device early next year, as the battle for music streaming supremacy intensifies.  
Clive Woodward
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Sir Clive Woodward has offered his advice to beleaguered England head coach Stuart Lancaster: keep working your socks off.  
James Murdoch
Wednesday 19 November 2014
James Murdoch has stepped down from his role as chairman of Sky Deutschland following today's AGM.   
Ebola
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Ebola is having a “substantial” impact on Liberia's employment, with nearly half of those who were working when the disease first surfaced jobless by the start of November 2014.   
WhatsApp
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Snoops and spooks will be shut out of messages sent by the more than half a billion WhatsApp users around the world.  
TTIP
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Europe's trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom gave a vigorous defence of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) yesterday.
Ashton Kutcher
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Actor and sometime tech VC Ashton Kutcher - who also happens to have a stake in Uber - has come out strongly in support of the taxi app in a rant on Twitter.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
New Bond Street has once again been named as London's most expensive street with its luxury retailers paying some of the highest rents in the capital - though it has got some competition coming from Oxford Street. 
Women at work
Wednesday 19 November 2014
The gap between the amount women and men are paid has narrowed to 9.4 per cent, its lowest since records began in 1997, according to the World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Index 2014.
Keystone
Wednesday 19 November 2014
A bill for the Keystone XL oil pipeline failed to pass in US congress yesterday by just one vote.   
Quindell share price
Wednesday 19 November 2014
A disastrous year for insurance services provider Quindell culminated in the resignation of chairman Robert Terry on Tuesday, saying he was “disappointed and sorry that events turned out as they did”.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
"Dating coach" Julien Blanc will very likely be prevented from entering the UK by the Home Office, according to Sky News sources.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Shares in ICAP had sunk over nine per cent in mid-afternoon trade on Wednesday, making it one of the largest fallers on the FTSE 250.
Reckless
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Ukip has sought to distance itself from comments made by its Rochester & Strood candidate Mark Reckless, after he suggested certain European migrants could be asked to leave Britain if the party came to power.   
Sir Martin Sorrell
Wednesday 19 November 2014
WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell has warned of “clouds on the horizon” for the Conservatives, even if they win the 2015 election, noting that a coalition with untested parties such as Ukip and the SNP is likely.   
Royal Mail
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Shares in Royal Mail had fallen more than eight per cent to 431p in early afternoon trading, after the company posted disappointing half-year p
Sandbanks
Wednesday 19 November 2014
The threat of mansion tax may be dampening the prices in London and
Uber
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Troubles are mounting for taxi app company Uber after it confirmed it will investigate one its New York executives for allegedly tracking a Buzzfeed journalist without her permission.
Emoji typewriter
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Emojis are those little smiley faces teenage girls pepper their text messages with - but it turns out they have a serious source.
shell
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Royal Dutch Shell has won a billion-pound court battle over the underpricing of its shares.  
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Shares in pub chains plummeted after MPs voted to let landlords buy their beer on the open market, as investors heeded industry warnings that the legislation would have a "hugely damaging" effect.

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