Britain's biggest lenders are shutting hundreds of branches and culling thousands of staff in a push to cut costs and move towards a digitally focused model that is irrevocably changing high street banking.
Construction group Morgan Sindall's shares plunged more than 13pc after it issued a profit warning because of a fire at a carbon-neutral research lab it was building and delays and cost over-runs in other projects.
Greene King says it has rejected an initial rival offer from Bulmers producer C&C. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien / THE IRISH TIMES.
Some of Britain's biggest High Street names might be going to the dogs, but Pets at Home is flourishing as dog owners flock to its stores.
Pearson, the world's largest education company by revenue, has stuck to its profit forecast for 2014 despite restructuring costs and headwinds from the strength of sterling for much of the year.