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Apple's disappointing update this week sent shares in most of its suppliers tumbling, but smartphone parts maker Laird got City approval after its strategy update yesterday.

Former chief at Hays walks away from personnel firm with £1m

Colin Matthews, the former chief executive of Hays, took home more than £1m last year, including £103,000 for loss of office, even though he restructured himself out of a job and walked straight into a new one.

Former Jaguar chief Egan to take chairman's role at Severn Trent

Sir John Egan, the former chief executive of Jaguar and the airports operator BAA, is to become the new chairman of the Midlands-based water and waste company, Severn Trent.

Investment Column: Severn afloat on uncertainty

Arla milks merger benefits for profits boost; Steer clear of Christian Salvesen after poor results

Severn Trent case still holds water

Whatman looks worth a punt as a recovery play; Express Dairies might finally deliver cream

Severn Trent may have lost its way

Victrex shares should be worth a Peek; Whitehead looks good

Market Report: Buyers pick Monsoon as it weathers retail storms

MONSOON APPEARED on several buyers' shopping lists yesterday amid rumours that the clothes chain is weathering the soggy retail market.

Water industry: Now they say the coffers are dry

Ordered to slash bills, the utilities are planning to cut jobs rather than dividends. Are their environmental pledges also at risk?

Anglian dividendploy rattles market

WATER SHARES took a soaking yesterday after Anglian Water unsettled the sector by unveiling plans to start paying dividends in redeemable shares rather than cash.

Market Report: Blood will be spilled in FTSE hi-tech revolution

TODAY IS the day of the hi-tech revolution. After months of secret plotting, computer, Internet and telecom stocks will storm the Square Mile citadel and take control of London's leading indexes.
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A nap a day could save your life

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Conservatives plot a motoring revolution

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House of Lords: Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal are ennobled

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When it comes to street harassment, we need to talk about race

'When it comes to street harassment, we need to talk about race'

Why are black men living the stereotypes and why are we letting them get away with it?
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War with Isis: Is Turkey's buffer zone in Syria a matter of self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

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