Thursday's quarterly earnings report from Amazon spooked Wall Street. The 95 cents per share loss for the third quarter was worse than even the 74 cents loss analysts had expected.
The eurozone's continued economic stagnation and the crisis in Ukraine have been blamed for the decline in export orders, alongside the impact of the stronger pound.
A statement from the Staffordshire-based business said C & C, makers of the cider brands Bulmers and Magners and Tennent's beer, had made a preliminary approach regarding a possible offer.
Cuadrilla's plans to frack for shale gas in Lancashire have suffered further delay after council planners requested an extra two months to consider its proposals.
The SFO is paying �6m compensation to Vincent Tchenguiz after a botched raid in a now collapsed investigation relating to the 2008 banking crisis.