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Thomas Cook ‘racing to finalise rescue deal’

Image copyright Getty Images Thomas Cook has said it is “focused on completing” a rescue deal amid reports that some lenders could vote against the terms of the agreement. The troubled travel firm is understood…


SmileDirect Club: The $8bn braces firm boosted by selfies

Image copyright Nasdaq Image caption Orthodontics company SmileDirectClub is valued at about $8bn In the age of the selfie, smiles are paramount. Now American company SmileDirectClub has set out to profit. SmileDirectClub sells mail-order teeth…



Historic towns to benefit from £95m boost named

Image caption Coventry will get £2m to restore buildings that survived World War Two Historic English shopping centres will benefit from a £95m regeneration fund, the government has said. In all, 69 towns and cities…


Has the US flotation bubble burst?

Image copyright Getty Images One of the most hotly anticipated stock market listings of the year – the flotation of office property rental firm WeWork – is now in doubt. The uncertainty comes after the…



Customers in the dark over pawnbroker closures

Image copyright Getty Images Customers of a High Street pawnbroker are being left in the dark after branches were closed and calls unanswered. A&B Pawnbrokers (Albemarle & Bond) and Herbert Brown stores have closed their…



‘My boss lets me set my own salary’

Image copyright GrantTree Image caption Cecilia Manduca works at a firm where each staff member gets to decide their own pay Where Cecilia Manduca works there is a “pay self-assessment process”. In other words, she…