AstraZeneca faces up to bittersweet moment

$500m tie-up recognises neuroscience costs but has greater chance of success

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N Brown hit by sharp decline in sales

Plus-size fashion retailer struggles with shift in marketing spending

Operators in talks to acquire Phones 4U

EE and Vodafone talk to administrator about failed chain

UPS to hire up to 95,000 temp workers

Delivery service aims to avoid repeat of holiday gift chaos

Q&A: How deep are the problems at Asos?

Online fashion group hit by strong sterling and growing competition

Asos shares plunge on third warning

Online fashion retailer will boost spending to aid overseas sales

Health of UK high streets ticks up

Shop vacancy rate improves in first six months of this year, falling to 13.4%

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Phones 4U founder calls for probe

Caudwell accuses mobile industry of ‘bully boy’ tactics

Phones 4U owner clashes with mobile groups

Vodafone hits at buyout group BC Partners

Accusations fly after Phones 4U collapse

Private equity owner and former partners point fingers

Apple set for blockbuster iPhone 6 launch

Pre-orders for flagship products hit record 4m

Fashion labels try digital experiments

Burberry teams up with Twitter in new-look London Fashion Week

Phones 4U founder predicted downfall

Entrepreneur has shifted his attentions to philanthropy

MySale expands with Danish stake purchase

Retailer acquires 60% of Invitetobuy.dk to target Nordic region

Amazon hits India tax snag

Dispute over whether retailer should pay state sales tax

Greggs sales rise prompts profit upgrade

Shares up 14% as falling costs boost UK baker’s gross margin

A rocket ride for Alibaba IPO

Good times for flotations tend to be a bad time to invest

Álvarez of El Corte Inglés dies aged 79

Deflation takes shine off Italy’s shop sales

Businesses cut their prices as economy stagnates

London Fashion Week to boost retailers

Shoppers expected to spend £100m in next three days

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