... * FTSE 100 falls 0.7 pct after record closing high on Thurs. * Weir Group jumps on bid speculation. * Thomas Cook up after Fosun buys stake.
Vodafone has became one of the first companies in the world to offer all female staff at least four months' maternity leave, whatever the local legal requirements.
The United States is adding jobs at its best pace in two decades, new government data showed Friday, with a 12-month hiring spree that has trimmed the unemployment rate to its lowest since the Great Recession.
Three traders at the loss-making, state-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland were each paid more than �4 million last year, newly released documents show.
One of China's fastest-growing conglomerates has pumped almost �100m into Thomas Cook, as it bought a 5 per cent stake in the world's oldest travel company yesterday.