Pubs group Greene King to create 3,000 new jobs

The owner of Hungry Horse and Loch Fyne Restaurants said today that 3,000 new jobs are on the menu as it gears up for more growth in the eating-out market.

Fashion names set to sign up to Quintain's Wembley City

A number of fashion names are set to sign up at a giant new designer outlet in Wembley, north-west London.

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Womenswear sales slump

The owner of womenswear chains Kaliko and Ann Harvey highlighted more pain on the high street today after revealing sales slumped during August.

David Prosser: The end of commission is just a new beginning for Hargreaves Lansdown

Outlook Stock market investors really are a fickle bunch. Just a few weeks back, the Financial Services Authority's unveiling of a new regulatorypolicy on commission payments saw more than a quarter of Hargreaves Lansdown's value disappear during a single session. Yesterday, after the financial adviser and stockbroker announced better-than-expected trading figures, half those losses were made good in the space of a couple of hours.

Hargreaves and Lansdown cash in on dividend rise

Hargreaves Lansdown, the investment broker, shrugged off choppy markets and the threat of a crackdown by regulators to post a 46 per cent rise in earnings and a 41 per cent increase in the assets it looks after for clients.

Board salaries frozen at owner of Superdry

The salaries of board members at Supergroup have been frozen for this financial year, despite the owner of the Superdry brand posting a huge jump in profits.

Shop elsewhere, Abercrombie & Fitch urges Jersey Shore cast

A clothing company is offering money to Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his fellow Jersey Shore cast members to stop wearing its brand on the show.

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'Next' signals 'more benign year' for prices

Clothing retailer Next offered some relief to hard-up shoppers today by signalling a "more benign year" for prices during 2012.

Former Whitbread boss to chair Mothercare

Alan Parker, the former Whitbread chief executive, is to join Mothercare as a non-executive chairman later this month. Mr Parker, pictured, will replace Ian Peacock, who is stepping down from the role after nine years.

The Business On... Peter Hargreaves, Executive director, Hargreaves Lansdown

The City is in a bit of lather over Hargreaves Lansdown, we hear?

Stylish uplift at Zara chain in the UK

Zara UK, the fast-fashion chain owned by the Spanish group Inditex, has bucked the downward trend on the high street by posting a sharp jump in full-year profits.

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