Whitbread is under mounting pressure from hedge funds to break up its business by spinning off the Costa Coffee chain, after activist investor Elliott Advisors built up a stake of more than 6%.
Back in the 1990s, the share-trading website E*Trade used to run a television advert featuring a cocky young financial adviser counselling a grey-haired client.
The London Stock Exchange has ended its six-month search for a new chief executive by appointing Goldman Sachs banker David Schwimmer to replace Xavier Rolet, who was pushed out in November.
Britain’s property surveyors have issued the most downbeat assessment of the housing market for five years.
The world’s richest 1% are on course to control as much as two-thirds of the world’s wealth by 2030, according to a shocking analysis that has lead to a cross-party call for action.
The world’s largest futures exchange, CME Group, has agreed to buy Michael Spencer’s Nex Group in a £3.9bn deal that will net the former Tory party treasurer £670m.
Certain psychedelics, including psilocybin, may be useful for treating depression. Could they be a game-changing breakthrough for psychiatry?
The environment minister thinks we should eat more black pudding – and so do top chefs. Do you love it already, could you be tempted by a chocolate version or is blood sausage banned in your house?
Neil Harris says Millwall’s FA Cup run is “some achievement” and that his team have taken advantage of weakness on the part of their Premier League opponents to reach the quarter-finals.
League football returned to Ewood Park as if it had never been away. But Blackburn Rovers, Premier League champions of 1995, found themselves in the unusual surroundings of League One on Saturday, losing 3-1 to Doncaster Rovers, who came in by the other door. After two degrees of separation the only familiarity for Blackburn was defeat.
The sun was shining on Birmingham City in more ways than one in the West Country as Harry Redknapp masterminded their escape from the threat of relegation with a second victory from his three matches in charge – as many as Gianfranco Zola registered across the ill-fated four months that left the Midlands club fighting for their lives on the final day of the season.
Back in April the disgust in Simon Grayson’s voice was evident when, before a visit to Leeds United, the then-Preston North End manager was asked for his views on the cost of supporting his team at Elland Road.
A distance of just over 70 miles and a couple of divisions separates Anfield from the Montgomery Waters Meadow Stadium at Shrewsbury Town. This week events around these two football stadiums may well change the direction of dialogue about safe standing at grounds in England.