... * 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.
Amazon's latest premium Kindle, the Paperwhite. Sarah Tew/CNET. RIP touchscreens; long live paper. Waterstones, the UK's largest retailer of books, has said it will stop selling Amazon's Kindle e-book readers.
US mining and energy company Freeport-McMoRan Inc, bowing to pressure from its largest shareholder, said on Wednesday it added two new directors to its board under an agreement with activist investor Carl Icahn.