Niche publisher Future boosted by bored readers in lockdown

This post was originally published on this siteResurgent interest in hobbies and more leisure time for some during lockdown has boosted the fortunes of Future, publisher of magazines such as PC

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DFS remains cautious despite lockdown sales surge

This post was originally published on this siteDFS Furniture has said sales have soared as hours spent indoors during lockdown has unleashed pent-up demand for home makeovers, but the sofa

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UK newspaper publisher Reach to cut 550 jobs

This post was originally published on this siteReach, the UK’s largest local newspaper publisher, plans to cut 550 jobs as the pandemic deepens the struggles of a group whose titles include

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UK audit watchdog drops probe into Tesco

This post was originally published on this siteBritain’s audit watchdog has dropped a probe into a high-profile accounting scandal at Tesco in which the retailer overstated its 2014 profits

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Imperial cuts dividend for first time to pay down debt

This post was originally published on this siteImperial Brands has cut its dividend for the first time since listing 24 years ago, as the cigarette maker looks to cut its £14bn debt and

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Amazon unit’s VP resigns to protest firings of coronavirus ‘whistleblowers’

This post was originally published on this siteA vice president in Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud computing division has resigned in protest over the company’s firing of staffers who had

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Tobacco makers join race to develop Covid-19 vaccine

This post was originally published on this siteThe maker of Lucky Strike and Camel cigarettes has entered the fray of companies trying to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, hoping to produce up

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M&C Saatchi placed under investigation by UK financial watchdog

This post was originally published on this siteBritain’s financial watchdog has launched an investigation into advertising group M&C Saatchi, following previously disclosed accounting

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Daily Mail owner buys UK daily i newspaper for £50m

This post was originally published on this siteThe owner of the Daily Mail has bought the i for £49.6m, promising to maintain the publication’s “politically neutral

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WPP sells stake in communications group Chime

This post was originally published on this siteWPP has agreed to sell its stake in Chime, the communications group, to majority shareholder Providence, as chief executive Mark Read shrinks one of

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