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EasyJet shares plummeted after the budget airline warned that the timing of Easter would have an impact on its first-half results.

Aer Lingus reports €27.8 million loss

Aer Lingus has reported an operating loss of €27.8 million (£24.6 million) in the first six months of the year.

Union hits out at Barclays job cuts

Union leaders described news of a further 140 banking job losses as "appalling" yesterday, saying there was now a "drip-feed" of cuts.

The Business On... Stephen Goodyear, Chief executive, Young & Co

What's Mr Goodyear up to?

ConocoPhillips to split into two separate companies

ConocoPhillips is to split into two, separately traded companies, the third largest US oil company said yesterday, sending its stock soaring by nearly 6 per cent in early trade in New York.

Marks & Spencer set for executive pay shake up

Marks & Spencer is poised to overhaul its executive pay policy over the coming days, in a bid to align remuneration more closely to its performance and strategy.

Fleming makes strategic move within Tesco

Tesco has appointed the head of its Japanese operation as group strategy director shortly after Philip Clarke, its new chief executive, hinted the grocer was considering exiting the Asian country.

Boots chief executive left because of 'stress'

Alliance Boots has cited "stress" as being among the key reasons why Andy Hornby left his role as group chief executive this year.

Sofa So Naked

Dean Stockings has photographed regular people from all walks of life, as well as household names like Toyah Willcox, naked on their own sofas.

Murray questions Rangers takeover deal

Rangers non-executive director Paul Murray has insisted Craig Whyte's imminent takeover is not the right move for the club.

Volatility hits pensions deficits

The final salary pensions accounting deficit of the UK's FTSE 350 companies stood at £41bn at the end of April, according to the Aon Hewitt 350 index. Measured on an accounting basis, UK schemes have moved much closer to fully-funded status compared with April 2010, when the collective deficit stood at £66bn.

Kheraj returns to Barclays

Naguib Kheraj, the City veteran who quit Lazard recently after just six weeks heading its international business, is returning to Barclays as a strategic adviser. Mr Kheraj, who was finance director at Barclays until 2007, will rejoin with a mandate to advise the chief executive, Bob Diamond "on a range of commercial and policy issues". He will spend about 30 per cent of his time on the role, but will still dedicate most of his time to his charitable work.

Album: The Steve Miller Band, Let Your Hair Down (Roadrunner)

Unlike some blues purists petrified by a laborious concern for authenticity, Steve Miller has always been able to apply a supple pop sheen to classic blues stylings, without detracting from their appeal.

Huawei to double UK workforce

Chinese electronics giant Huawei will double its workforce to 1,000 over the next three years as part of a strategy to expand its IT and consumer business.

Album: TV on the Radio, Nine Types Of Light (Fiction)

Critics' darlings in their native America, TV On The Radio have struggled to make much of an impression over here, and I can't see Nine Types Of Light altering that situation.

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