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  • Strong health product sales boost P&G earnings

    P&G's strongest division was health, a business that has been boosted by premium products, such as the Oral-B electric toothbrushes, as well as other dental products

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  • UK builder Barratt says CFO has left with immediate effect Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jan 19, 2017 16:33 GMT

    Britain's biggest housebuilder Barratt said on Thursday its Chief Finance Officer Neil Cooper (Taiwan OTC: 6401.TWO - news) had left the firm by mutual agreement just over a year after he joined, in a move a source told Reuters was initiated by the board. Chief Executive David Thomas will take on the role temporarily …

  • Manchester United return to top of football rich list Sky News - Thu, Jan 19, 2017 13:42 GMT
    Manchester United return to top of football rich list

    They may be struggling to rediscover past glories on the pitch - but Manchester United are back on top of football's money league for the first time in 12 years. United pipped Real Madrid and Barcelona ...

  • Man Utd dethrone Real Madrid as cash kings AFP - Thu, Jan 19, 2017 04:40 GMT
    Man Utd dethrone Real Madrid as cash kings

    Manchester's Old Trafford Stadium before a match between Manchester United and Arsenal

  • Exiting rail safety chief looks to technology to save lives Associated Press - Wed, Jan 18, 2017 22:13 GMT
    FILE – In this June 2, 2015, file photo, then-acting Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah Feinberg speaks with reporters after testifying about the May 2015 derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, as part of a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Feinberg leaves office Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, after a two-year tenure as the nation's chief railroad regulator, championing safety and technology initiatives that remain a work in progress. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sarah Feinberg was on the job as the nation's chief railroad regulator for just three weeks when a packed commuter train slammed into an SUV stopped on tracks north of New York City, killing six people.

  • Senegal forces say poised to enter Gambia unless Jammeh quits Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 18, 2017 17:59 GMT

    Senegal's forces are at the Gambian border and will enter at midnight if veteran Gambian President Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave power, Colonel Abdou Ndiaye, a spokesman for the Senegalese army, told Reuters. Jammeh, who lost a Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) .

  • Form 8.3 - Punch Taverns PLC Business Wire - Wed, Jan 18, 2017 13:54 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • They might look cheap but Paul Summers isn't tempted by shares in Ladbrokes Coral Group plc (LON:LCL)

  • Burberry benefits from strong British performance over Christmas Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 18, 2017 11:46 GMT

    British luxury brand Burberry said exceptional demand from tourists and local shoppers in London for its bags and fashions over Christmas helped it to report a better-than-expected 3 percent rise in quarterly sales. Known for its British-made trenchcoats, Burberry said comparable sales in its home market, which make up …

  • Roland Head explains why today's update has changed his view on pub chain J D Wetherspoon plc (LON:JDW).

  • JD Wetherspoon sees higher costs, lower sales Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 18, 2017 08:24 GMT

    British pubs group JD Wetherspoon Plc warned of significantly higher costs and lower like-for-like sales in the next six months, taking the shine off higher sales over the Christmas quarter. The owner and operator of pubs in Britain and Ireland (Other OTC: IRLD - news) said like-for-like sales rose 3.2 percent in the …

  • JD Wetherspoon sees higher costs, lower sales Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 18, 2017 07:46 GMT

    British pubs group JD Wetherspoon Plc sees significantly higher costs and lower like-for-like sales in the next six months, it said on Wednesday, as it reported higher sales for the last quarter. The owner ...

  • 'Exceptional' UK performance helps Burberry in Q3 Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 18, 2017 07:13 GMT

    British luxury brand Burberry reported a better-than-expected 3 percent rise in comparable retail sales in its third quarter, helped by an "exceptional" performance in the UK where trading was ...

  • British tour operator evacuating 1,000 Gambia holidaymakers Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 18, 2017 07:11 GMT

    British tour operator Thomas Cook (Frankfurt: A0MR3W - news) started evacuating nearly 1,000 holidaymakers from Gambia on Wednesday after President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on his final day in office, increasing the chances of civil unrest. In a statement on its website, Thomas Cook said it had activated …

  • European shares end little changed after Brexit speech Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 17:47 GMT

    European shares ended flat on Tuesday, coming off lows after British Prime Minister Theresa May provided some clarity on her country's plans to leave the European Union. The pan-European STOXX index ended ...

  • Lufthansa not in talks with Etihad over stake - sources Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 17:16 GMT

    Germany's Lufthansa is not in talks about Etihad Airways taking a stake in the German airline, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, denying an Italian newspaper report that said it was. "A financial stake is out of the question at the moment," one source, who is familiar with Lufthansa's plans, said.

  • Abellio sells 40 pct stake in UK train contract to Japan's Mitsui Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 15:52 GMT

    Dutch state-owned public transport firm Abellio has sold a 40 percent stake in its UK train operator in eastern England to Mitsui & Co., making the Japanese company the latest foreign firm to invest in Britain's rail network. Abellio said on Tuesday that Mitsui would become the minority partner in its Greater Anglia franchise, …

  • Form 8.3 - Punch Taverns PLC Business Wire - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 14:12 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • European shares steady as banks turns positive after May speech Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 14:02 GMT

    European shares steadied on Tuesday, coming off lows as British Prime Minister Theresa May detailed her country's position on leaving the European Union, helping banking and travel stocks turn positive. ...

  • 2 Footsie high yield dividend stocks to buy right now Fool.co.uk - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 13:24 GMT

    These two companies have the potential to deliver high yields over the long run.

  • Drivers on UK Southern rail suspend next week's strike action -TUC Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 17, 2017 11:54 GMT

    Drivers working for Britain's Southern Rail have agreed to suspend strike action next week which would have brought the network to a standstill once again, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) said on Tuesday. Southern Rail, which runs services from central London to Gatwick Airport and Brighton on the south coast, has been …

  • European shares were dragged lower by miners and carmakers on Tuesday, as markets awaited details of Britain's Brexit position in a late morning speech by Prime Minister Theresa May. The pan-European STOXX ...

  • Form 8.3 - Punch Taverns PLC Business Wire - Mon, Jan 16, 2017 15:00 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Ex-divs to take 2.6 points off FTSE 100 on Jan. 19 Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jan 16, 2017 13:32 GMT

    The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, ...

  • Roland Head looks at the latest figures from Goals Soccer Centres plc (LON:GOAL). Could investors score with this recovery play?

  • Burberry's new CEO to join firm next week Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jan 16, 2017 11:47 GMT

    Marco Gobbetti, recruited last year from French brand Celine to be the new chief executive of Burberry, will start work next week and take on full responsibilities in July, the British luxury goods company said on Monday. Italian Gobbetti was named as Christopher Bailey's successor as Burberry CEO last July but contractual …

  • Form 8.3 - Punch Taverns Plc Business Wire - Mon, Jan 16, 2017 07:01 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FORM 8.3 PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) ...

  • Repaired and ready: Venue where a young Dylan played reopens Associated Press - Sun, Jan 15, 2017 14:06 GMT
    FILE - In this 1962 file photo provided by the Joe Alper Photo Collection LLC, Bob Dylan, left, his girlfriend Suze Rotollo center and Lena Spencer gather around a table at her coffeehouse, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Dylan would surely still recognize the low-ceilinged room in Caffe Lena where he played a couple of gigs 60 years ago. But just about everything else about a venue that bills itself as the nation's oldest continuously operating coffeehouse has undergone some major upgrades as part of a $2 million renovation project bankrolled by some of folk music's biggest names. (Joe Alper Photo Collection LLC/Joe Alper via AP, File)

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Bob Dylan would surely still recognize the low-ceilinged room in Caffe Lena where he played a couple of gigs almost 60 years ago.

  • Driverless electric shuttle being tested in downtown Vegas Associated Press - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 21:22 GMT
    In this Jan. 12, 2017, photo, the Navya Arma autonomous vehicle drives down a street  in Las Vegas. The driverless electric shuttle has begun carrying passengers in a test program in a downtown Las Vegas entertainment district. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — There's a new thrill on the streets of downtown Las Vegas, where high- and low-rollers alike are climbing aboard what officials call the first driverless electric shuttle operating on a public U.S. street.

  • During Mardi Gras season, tradition takes the (king) cake Associated Press - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 20:43 GMT
    John Cassaro uses a blow torch to caramelize the icing on baked loaves as he makes king cakes at La Boulangerie bakery in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. People in this town take tradition seriously and few traditions are as important as King Cake. For many residents, the type of King Cake you buy isn't as important as when you buy it: Eating King Cake before the Twelfth Night (Jan. 6) is considered sacrilegious. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is a city strong on traditions, and few inspire as much passion as the king cakes of Mardi Gras season. Do you eat Haydel's, Gambino's or Randazzo's? Fillings and toppings or old-school simplicity? Do you nibble before the Jan. 6 start to the season, or is that sacrilegious?

  • Wells Fargo thinks it has paid back customers as required Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 20:15 GMT

    The San Francisco-based bank has been dealing with multiple lawsuits and a sharp drop in account openings after it settled with the Los Angeles City Attorney, the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in September over charges that its employees created as many as 2 million accounts …

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