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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.

Derek Pain: Mears should have made me more than a few coppers

No Pain, No Gain

Investment Column: Big Yellow proves big gamble for investors

Hilton Food Group; Alexon Group

Market Report: Smiths grounded after airports boost

Smiths Group fell prey to a round of profit-taking last night as traders moved to secure recent gains, believing that the potential boost from the scramble for airport scanners might prove to be relatively limited.

Investment Column: Outsourcing mania makes Serco a buy

Informa; Renovo

EasyJet boss stands down in fall-out from Stelios row

Andy Harrison is the third executive to quit after last year's battles with founder

The death of a stockbroker?

It's been a bad year for the broking industry with losses and reversals. And there could be a lot of scrapping before things settle down. But what will be left by the end of 2010, asks Simon Evans

Market Report: Threat from Google spooks Rightmove

The property website Rightmove saw its shares slump by more than 10 per cent last night, closing at its lowest level since the summer as traders sold on fears of competition from Google.

The Week Ahead: Expect Brtivic's results to be full of fizz

Analysts expect no surprises when Britvic, the soft drinks maker behind the Robinsons and Tango brands, issues preliminary results on Wednesday. Britvic pre-released its sales figures in an update last month and confirmed that it was on track to meet expectations for 2009. Numis expects to hear of top-line growth in the UK and overseas, mainly driven by strong market share gains. Over in Ireland, profits are likely to be hit by the tough consumer environment, but this should be partially offset by cost savings, the broker added.

Market Report: Inventory worries hit chip maker ARM

ARM Holdings, the mid-cap chip manufacturer, was under pressure last night amid concerns that, following a period of rapid restocking across the semiconductors sector, inventories were now rising to levels that could render the industry vulnerable to a correction in the supply chain.

Market Report: Whitbread buoyed by Premier Inn hopes

Whitbread rose yesterday as the FTSE 100 swung to its highest level since September 2008, with traders piling in on hopes that the hospitality and leisure group would remain resilient even as the broader sector faced another year of soft revenues.

RBS hits back at 'bully' claims

The Royal Bank of Scotland has hit back at claims it is engaged in corporate bullying, by questioning smaller brokers' appetite for underwriting riskier rights issues.

Investment Column: Rolls-Royce will engineer future gains

Stagecoach Group; Hammerson

The Week Ahead: Well-targeted advertising pays off for M&S

High Street bellwether Marks & Spencer promises to hog the headlines with a second-quarter trading update, due on Wednesday.

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