... * Tesco says underlying UK sales on improving trend. * Volume of goods sold and transactions up in UK. * First half profit slumps year-on-year.
LONDON Britain's top equity index rose to its highest level since August on Wednesday, buoyed by a rise in mining stocks as supermarket group Tesco also climbed after a smaller-than-expected plunge in profits.
It's an American Apparel scandal that, for once, has nothing to do with allegations of workplace misconduct or pants-optional advertising.
It's been a busy two days for Freeport-McMoRan. The miner said Tuesday it may spin off its oil and gas business, and followed up Wednesday with an agreement to add two representatives of activist investor Carl Icahn to its board.
“Ladies and gentlemen, if you're seated above another passenger, please try your best not to kick them in the face during the flight.