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City envoy says France wants 'disruptive' Brexit

France hopes that Brexit will weaken Britain and London’s role as a financial centre, according to the City of London’s envoy to the EU. In a leaked memorandum, Jeremy Browne said French authorities were seeking “disruption”.”They are in favour of the hardest Brexit,” he wrote.”They are crystal clear about …

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Chancellor Philip Hammond hits back over public pay leaks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Public sector workers get a 10% “premium” over their private sector counterparts, Philip Hammond said as he warned ministers against leaking cabinet talks on the pay cap.The chancellor refused to comment on reports he had said at a meeting that public servants …

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Subterfuge, Prevarication and Deception – Another Inefficient Franchise Territorial Dispute

In a recent automobile dealer territorial dispute case, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado dismissed several claims against the manufacturer and allowed one claim to proceed. European Motorcars of Littleton, Inc. v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93857. The practice of dual assignment, or …

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Brexit: Hammond warns of UK investment uncertainty

Chancellor Philip Hammond has told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that businesses are holding off from investing in the UK because of uncertainty about Brexit. “It is absolutely clear businesses where they have discretion over investment, where they can hold off, are doing so – you can understand why.”They …

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Butterkist goes German with sale to KP Snacks

The Butterkist popcorn brand, whose adverts are familiar to generations of cinema-goers, will this week be added to the same stable of snack brands as Hula Hoops and McCoy’s. Sky News has learnt that Butterkist is being sold by privately owned Tangerine Confectionery to KP Snacks, Britain’s second-biggest owner …

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5 Big Franchisees Share Their Success Secrets

Five of the biggest multi-unit franchisees talk about their paths to success, showing us in the process that those paths are unique to each business and don’t run smooth. McDonald’s is represented through their largest franchisee, Arcos Dorados, as well as Arby’s, Wingstop, Dairy Queen and more. The stories …

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US brides-to-be left dressless as Alfred Angelo folds

Thousands of US brides-to-be have been left in limbo after dressmaker Alfred Angelo filed for bankruptcy.The company closed its 60 stores without warning. It also supplies dresses to 1,400 other stores.In a statement on its website, the company apologised for the “inconvenience and hardship” caused. It said updates on …

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Tony Blair says EU could compromise on freedom of movement

Media playback is unsupported on your device Some EU leaders may be prepared to compromise on the free movement of people to help Britain stay in the single market, Tony Blair has said.He told the Today programme one option was for Britain “staying within a reformed EU”.The ex-PM said …

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EasyJet hunts CEO as McCall takes off for ITV

EasyJet will next week launch a search for a new chief executive when it confirms that Carolyn McCall is resigning to run ITV, the commercial broadcaster. Sky News has learnt that the UK’s biggest airline by passenger numbers will conduct a search including both internal and external candidates to …

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