Richard Plepler, the former chief executive of HBO, is in talks to produce content for Apple, according to two people familiar with the matter, which would see the tech group snag one of the most prestigious names in Hollywood for its new television service.
Hiring in Britain fell at the fastest pace in four years and wage growth cooled more than expected between July and September, as the most resilient part of the economy stuttered ahead of the general election.
Shares in Premier Foods surged as a turnround took hold with sales in brands such as its sweet treat maker Mr Kipling gaining momentum, revenue in noodles more than doubling and its international business returning to growth.
A group of Trainline investors, led by its biggest shareholder KKR, have cashed out completely from the online rail bookings company, months after the group had one of this year’s most successful European initial public offerings.
Greggs, the UK bakery chain, lifted its profit forecasts for the fourth time this year as more consumers frequented its stores enticed by new products and later opening, according to its chief executive.