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Eddie Stobart chief leaves as shares suspended

Image copyright Getty Images Eddie Stobart has suspended trading in its shares and announced that its chief executive will stand down with immediate effect, as the firm looks into accounting discrepancies. The firm also warned its results for the first half of 2019 would be “significantly lower” than forecast. The transport company, known for its […]

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The future of food: Why farming is moving indoors

Image copyright Square Roots Image caption Tobias Peggs says the fledgling industry is still developing the right business models A car park opposite the infamous New York City housing estate where rapper Jay-Z grew up seems an unlikely place for an agricultural revolution. Ten shipping containers dominate a corner of the Brooklyn parking area, each […]

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Hasbro to buy Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One for $4bn

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMeet the voice of Peppa Pig US toy maker Hasbro will acquire Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One for around £3.3bn ($4bn), the firms said in a statement. Hasbro said the deal would expand its entertainment and “family-oriented storytelling” portfolio. UK-listed Entertainment One owns other preschool titles including […]