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Cardiff City FC set for Singapore float

Swine Flu Plc: Cashing in on the pandemic

Huge pharmaceutical companies, face-mask manufacturers and even internet opportunists are raking in the money. Tim Persinko and Susie Mesure report

The Week Ahead: Sunny outlook continues for Kingfisher

City analysts anticipate news of strong trading when Kingfisher, the retail group behind the B&Q chain, posts a second-quarter pre-close update this Thursday.

Janet Street-Porter: I'd be a lousy MP – and so would Esther

It's damage limitation time. David Cameron demands an immediate General Election to lance the festering boil that threatens to harm democracy, and Michael Martin steps down as Speaker. MPs will be creeping back to their constituencies tomorrow to face the music, hoping that once parliament is in recess we might tire of the expenses saga – fat chance.

The meal deal: Britain's low-cost, high fat binge

It's cheap. It's tasty. It's full of fat. Junk food is back on the menu – but what's really behind the country's craving for burgers, fries and meatball subs? Simon Usborne joins the queues

‘Real IRA’ claims blame for attack on barracks

Northern Ireland is confronting the prospect of further lethal dissident republic violence yesterday after two British soldiers were shot dead in an ambush outside an Army base near Belfast. The two soldiers, the first to die violently in Northern Ireland for more than a decade, were in desert fatigues because they were due to fly to Afghanistan the following morning.

Cadbury hits the profits sweet spot with chocolate and gum

Cadbury has revealed that consumers are refusing to give up their chocolate and chewing gum during the recession. The confectionery giant delivered tasty sales and profits in 2008 but trimmed expectations on revenue growth for this year.

Market Report: Brixton slides on fresh fund-raising chatter

Brixton slumped to its lowest level since the early 1980s last night, shedding 19p, or more than 28 per cent of its value, to 48p amid renewed speculation about the need for capital in the commercial property sector.

Domino’s Pizza to create 1,500 jobs

Domino’s Pizza has revealed that sales boomed during the recent week of heavy snow fall, as it posted full-year profits up strongly and unveiled plans to recruit 1,500 new staff this year.

Hamish McRae: Will services provide our salvation?

The UK could end up with less loss of output than Germany or Japan

Credit crisis diary: 16/02/2009

The hedge funds always win in the end

The collapse of Lloyds' share price on Friday afternoon was deeply upsetting – and not just for shareholders in the bank.

Domino’s Pizza

Directors in Domino’s Pizza have pledged more than one-fifth of the company’s shares as collateral for personal loans, the pizza delivery chain revealed yesterday. The biggest slug was pledged by Nigel Wray, a non-executive director of the company, who has pledged just over 11 per cent of its shares against a personal loan.

A slice of good fortune amid the economic gloom

Credit-crunched consumers are shunning restaurants in favour of cheaper fare offered by the likes of Domino's. James Thompson reports

Pizza sales up as diners stay at home

Cash-strapped consumers are shunning restaurant meals and ordering takeaways at home, Domino's Pizza said today as it forecast better than expected full-year profits.

Domino's Pizza beats slowdown as diners choose to eat at home

Online sales of Domino's pizza have surged ahead of its forecasts, as its half-year profits and sales were boosted by diners shunning restaurants in favour of eating at home. The company's chief executive, Chris Moore, said it had initially forecast that online orders would account for 35 per cent of total sales by 2015. Given that its half-year online sales grew by a record 85.1 per cent to £25.3m, accounting for 21.8 per cent of total sales, it expected to pass this target much earlier.

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