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McDonald's to offer all UK staff fixed hour contracts
The fast food chain has been trialling the move in 23 company-owned and franchise outlets in the UK.

Coca Cola to cut 1,200 jobs
Sales of fizzy drinks at Coca Cola are falling as consumers turn away from sugary pop.

Government deficit at lowest since financial crisis, says ONS
Government borrowing falls to the lowest level since 2008, but it is set to rise again this year.

Obama criticised for '$400,000 Wall Street speech'
The former US president previously admonished "fat cat bankers".

Lockheed Martin profits take fall, despite sales increase
The US defence giant has been targeted by US President Donald Trump for the cost of one of its fighter jet programs.

Blue Riband biscuit production to be moved to Poland
Food giant to cut almost 300 jobs and move production of the Blue Riband biscuit to Poland.

Shareholders angry over fake accounts disrupt Wells Fargo meeting
Board members retained their seats but are struggling to contain fallout from the scandal.

Has the US started a lumber trade war with Canada?
Canada is calling new tariffs on softwood lumber imports to the US "unfair and punitive".

Marissa Mayer to make $184m from Yahoo's sale to Verizon
Yahoo's chief executive will be paid $184m from the sale of the company to Verizon.

Costa coffee owner Whitbread wary over prospects
The owner of the coffee chain and Premier Inn hotels predicts a "tougher consumer environment" this year.

Government lacks faith in free market, says energy boss
The boss of British Gas owner Centrica hits back as the Tories propose a cap on energy bills.

Brexit: Labour's Sir Keith Starmer wants talks over customs union
Staying in the EU's customs union should be "on the table" in Brexit negotiations, Labour says.

Christian Dior and LVMH combined by French billionaire
France's richest man makes £10bn move to combine Christian Dior fashion house with luxury firm LVMH.

Brexit: Worries for small businesses with EU staff
More than half of small firms employing EU workers worry that Brexit will hurt recruitment, report claims.