IC – February 28 highlights

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London’s green spaces need protection

The Royal Parks are under threat from tawdry commercialism and we should protest, writes Jane Owen

Tencent takes prize in ‘red envelope’ war

WeChat trumps rival Alibaba with 1bn new year cash gifts

Crippling US ports dispute hits Gap

Warning on earnings as clothing delayed en route to stores

JC Penney shares tumble on loss

Retailer’s results show some evidence it can win back customers

US workers need more than $10 an hour

Short-notice rotas and low pay are key to protests across America, writes Linda Tirado

Cider makers face costs rise after ruling

European Commission orders end to duty exemption for small groups

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Nets suitors seek clarity before jumping

Auction of Brooklyn basketball team could raise $2bn

Lapland

Finnish treasure map to lure tourists

Design plan to revive remote Lapland hamlets

BAT draws up battle lines over packaging

Tobacco group pledges legal action if UK changes approved

AB InBev plans buy-back and dividend rise

Brewer falls short of fourth-quarter target but increases payout

Morrison’s new bruise brother

Combo aims to hit the right notes for troubled supermarket

Home Depot/Lowe’s: Humble pie

DIY retailers have outpaced the US housing market

AO World: what you don’t know

After a big drop, online appliance retailer’s shares are still expensive

Strongest growth at UK law firms for 6 years

Improving UK economy and international expansion boost lawyers

Lego constructs record sales and earnings

Toymaker cements position as most profitable in sector

David Potts: five things to know

Wm Morrison’s new chief has more than 40 years’ retail experience

AO World shares tumble on profit warning

Retailer says Black Friday sales failed to attract new spending

Macau casinos take lunar new year hit

Shares fall more than 5% on signs traditional peak period fell short

SuperGroup finance chief made bankrupt

Fashion retailer suspends Shaun Wills with immediate effect

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