Spirit pub group poised to beat forecasts

Net sales and income expected to grow despite strong comparatives

Atlantic City loses again as Revel shuts

Former gambling centre will lose four casinos this year

Premier League spending hits new high

Summer football transfer outlay breaks £800m

Perform surges on Blavatnik offer

Access Industries bids to control sports media group

Is Manchester United the new Tesco?

Over time trophies are a direct function of expenditure

Tim Hortons’ Canadian roots run deep

Beloved chain reassures anxious nation over Burger King takeover

American pulls Orbitz fares in fee row

The airline has halted sales, with US Airways to follow suit

Burger King takes aim at McDonald’s

Daniel Schwartz to challenge fast food group with Canadian deal

Accor boosted by falling finance costs

Hotels group also benefiting from some expenses being delayed

BK and Tim Hortons soar on merger news

Shares surge for groups after talks revealed over possible tie-up

Sport betting seen as a new asset class

Techniques similar to those used by some investment professionals

Punters gamble on software to beat bookies

Players charged monthly licence to use software gathering odds

Small-cap Week, August 23

Asos, Office2Office, Rangers and Greencoat featured

Start-ups eye radical ideas for golf

New formats and innovations sought to lure younger players

Marston’s turns to hotels for growth

Pub group could create 400 more rooms

Golf hits rough patch as players lose drive

Retailers and equipment makers warn of falling demand

Kuoni profits hit by global turmoil

Currency fluctuations also affect customers’ holiday plans

Sportech suffers from strong pound

First-half revenues at betting group fall amid poor US weather

Ladbrokes chief in line to pick up 760,000 shares

Award subject to group’s performance over three years

Icahn signals a move on Hertz

Shares fall after cut to earnings expectations


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