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Betting firm Rank Group sees profits rise 2% to £79m



News August 17, 2017


Founded by the legendary J Arthur Rank in 1937 as the Rank Organisation, it was one of the UK's biggest names in film, owning the Pinewood and Denham studios and, later, the Gaumont British and Lime Grove studios, as well as more ...

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B&Q sales drop because of bad summer weather



News August 17, 2017


Kingfisher, which also owns trade retailer Screwfix in the UK, said like-for-like sales fell by 1.9% during the quarter in the business overall compared to the same period last year.Much of the drag came from a decline in the numb...

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Spending on food boosts July retail sales, official figures show



News August 17, 2017


Shop sales rose by 0.3% - the same as June, when the Office for National Statistics revised down its preliminary figure of 0.6%.But the figure was a shade above economists' forecasts of 0.2%.Growth was underpinned by strong food s...

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Emma Stone beats J-Law in Forbes highest-paid list



News August 17, 2017


The 28-year-old star scored £20m in pre-tax earnings in the year up to June, beating Jennifer Lawrence off the top spot for the first time since 2015.Stone has La La Land to thank for the boost, after the musical won her a best a...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: I disagree with Trump on Charlottesville



News August 17, 2017


Mr Cook said he disagreed with the US President's comments that there was blame on "many sides" for the clashes between white nationalists and counter protesters and called for an "unequivocal" denouncement of the "tragic and repu...

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