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Franchisees, You're Invited to the Inaugural CFA Legal Symposium

Calling All Franchisees! Join the Coalition of Franchisee Associations – an association made up of leadership from 18 different franchisee associations – for our inaugural CFA Legal Symposium, October 24, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. This event offers attendees the opportunity to meet with …

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This conglomerate's stock soared 436% in nine years

Conglomerates are supposed to be deeply unfashionable among investors. Yet one such beast has, almost silently, crept into the FTSE-100 and, as a consequence, now forms a part of the long-term savings of millions of Britons. DCC, based in Dublin, was founded in 1976, floated on the stock market …

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High stakes as Gaucho seeks HMRC tax bill rescue

Struggling restaurant chain Gaucho is racing to secure a sale following a seven-figure tax demand that could trigger its collapse into administration within days. Sky News has learnt that the company, which has been trying to find new investors for weeks, has been given until today to pay a …

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Sterling falls after Trump issues US-UK trade warning

Sterling sank almost 1% after US President Donald Trump said Theresa May’s Brexit plan probably killed off hope of a US-UK trade deal. The president’s remarks came out shortly after Mrs May’s government outlined Brexit plans to retain close ties to the European Union. In an interview with the …

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Philip Hammond defends May's Brexit plan

Chancellor Philip Hammond has defended Theresa May’s Brexit plan after the City of London Corporation lashed out at the proposals.  Writing in the Financial Times, Mr Hammond said the long-awaited white paper would allow the City to “flourish” despite abandoning his original “mutual recognition” plan, which would have allowed …

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Johnson & Johnson told to pay £3.6bn in talc cancer case

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.69bn (£3.6bn) to 22 women who alleged the pharmaceutical company’s talc products contain asbestos that caused cancer. A Missouri jury ruled in favour of the women after a six-week trial and awarded $550m in compensation and $4.14bn in punitive damages – …

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'Slimeball' Presidents Club 'failed' in charity duties

The trustees of the Presidents Club were in breach of “key charity law duties” when they hosted a black tie event at The Dorchester Hotel, a report has concluded. The controversial Presidents Club event saw women, hired through an agency, told to wear black underwear and “sexy” black shoes …

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