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Your mission: bring the world to life with a pint of Guinness

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Diageo ends link with US TV host but Tesco stays

Waitrose cancels ads on Murdoch-owned Fox News Channel

Guinness cake

This is a nice rich tea-time cake, or you could serve it as a dessert with, say, an ice-cream such as marmalade or ginger. I've served it here with cheese as there is a British tradition, although admittedly not a terribly popular one, to serve fruitcake with cheese. But a cake like this, or even a good old piece of Christmas cake, is really quite delicious with blue cheese – try it.

Tesco and Diageo attacked for ads on 'divisive' show

He is the baby-faced television assassin who makes even his colleagues at the notoriously right-wing Fox News Channel look like simpering liberals. But while Glenn Beck's show has been deserted by 62 of America's corporate titans, the likes of Tesco, Diageo and Kellogg's UK continue to advertise during the programme when it is screened on the Sky TV platform in Britain.

Happy birthday Guinness! The Black Stuff at 250

The famous stout made its debut in 1759, and has left its mark in the worlds of advertising, the arts and the gossip columns. Andrew Johnson drinks it all in

Business Diary: 12/09/2009

High praise from a spinner who knows

Much joy at Media House, the PR agency representing the Phoenix Four, who were roundly castigated in yesterday's MG Rover report. "Outrageous spin" was how the Secretary of State for Business, Lord Mandelson, described the agency's statement on behalf of the businessmen. "It's my finest hour," says one of the Media House execs. "What an accolade from the dark lord of spin himself."

Diageo under attack for job losses

The Scottish Government hit out at drinks giant Diageo yesterday for turning down a proposal to save hundreds of jobs.

Diageo rejects plan to save whisky jobs

Hopes of saving hundreds of whisky jobs were dashed today after drinks giant Diageo rejected a Scottish Government-backed proposal to counter their factory closure plans.

Diageo plant faces axe despite £2bn profit

Protesters attacked Diageo's plans to axe 900 whisky jobs after the drinks giant's reporting of a £2.02bn profit yesterday.

Diageo reports £2.02bn profit

Guinness-to-Smirnoff firm Diageo today reported a £2.02bn profit despite a "challenging" year in which it shed jobs to cope with the economic downturn.

Scottish giant Johnston Press close to refinancing £500m debt

Lloyds and RBS would be performing 'a highly political act' if they pulled the plug on publisher

Drinks group Diageo axes 900 jobs

Around 900 jobs are being axed by drinks group Diageo in Scotland as part of an overhaul which will see the closure of its historic distillery at Port Dundas, it was announced today.

Global gigs planned to celebrate 250 years of Guinness

Hip hop favourites Black Eyed Peas and rockers Kasabian are among music stars lining up for a clutch of global concerts to toast 250 years of Guinness this autumn.

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