Category: Business

Alzheimer’s nutrient drink falters in clinical trial

Study finds no evidence a nutritional 'anti-Alzheimer's' drink being sold online in the UK can slow the disease.

Michael Fallon ‘apologised for touching journalist’s knee’

The defence secretary's spokesman says he apologised to Julia Hartley-Brewer at the time in 2002.

JC Penney shares slump after outlook cut

The US store chain's shares close 14.7% down after it says 2017 sales will now be no higher than last year's.

Jigsaw fashion chain seeks buyer

The up-market fashion store is looking for a new owner against a background of falling retail sales.

US economy grows faster than expected in third quarter

The annual pace of 3% in the third quarter comes despite the impact of back-to-back hurricanes.

What’s gone wrong in the UK car market?

Until recently, new car sales in Britain were booming. Now, things look very different.

Theresa May in renewed effort to close gender pay gap

The prime minister says small firms - not just large ones - should publish gender pay gap details.

Twitter nears profit as it adds users

The social media firm's losses narrow sharply, with four million more people now using its service.

ECB to halve €60bn bond-buying programme

From January, the European Central Bank will cut its bond-buying programme to €30bn.

Ford profits jump but China challenge remains

Strong sales of pick-up trucks in North America help drive profit gains.