Buoyant sales lift French Connection

Shares rise on improved performance but store closures continue

Gala Coral posts loss over bingo arm

Revenues and profit rise at bookmaking business

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Hotel Casa del Mar, Los Angeles

Popular spot for tech entrepreneurs with feel of a beach club

Online surge as US eyes Cyber Monday

Smartphones and tablets help weekend spending soar to $6.1bn

Commons health committee backs sugar tax

MPs support government curbs on price discounts on unhealthy food

ASK Italian restaurant

Azzurri invests record amount in openings

Ask owner spends £18m on refurbishing and new premises

Mobile sales spike on mixed Black Friday

US stores see healthy traffic as online discounts resemble 2014

AB InBev to sell off Peroni and Grolsch

Brewer to offload SABMiller brands to avoid EU takeover concerns

Problems with space and demand confront retailers

Rents have risen as sales have increased but this may not continue for long

Small-cap Week, November 28

Stock Spirits, Severfield, NCC and Immunodiagnostic featured

Cameron under fire over green cuts

Blue-chips’ subsidy plea challenges PM on eve of Paris summit

Black Friday online spending surges in UK

Sites struggle to cope as shoppers turn to the web

Hotel sector faces ‘cyber crime wave’

Payments system compromised, leaving guests vulnerable to hackers

Class actions: go sue yourself

Shareholders demand money that must be paid by fellow investors

US shoppers flock to Thanksgiving deals

More customers expected to visit stores during holiday season, but concerns over sales growth remain

US retailers: sale rails

Sting from inventory mismanagement is sharp and lingering

Cloned cows cause beef on climate change

UN estimates global meat industry belches out 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions

Russia hits Turkey with range of sanctions

Economic retaliation follows downing of military jet on Syrian border

FAO cuts China’s 2015 corn output number

Revision comes amid bulging stockpile due to farmer subsidies

Odd office moves reflect shifting London

Exits from traditional locations come as rents soar rents


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