LONDON J D Wetherspoon accused the British government of panicking and "shooting from the hip" with new coronavirus restrictions it said could damage the entire economy, after the pubs group reported its first annual loss since 1984.
* Rival Marston's warned this week 2,150 jobs at risk
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Weir Group Plc said on Monday it had agreed to sell its oil and gas division to U.S. heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc for $405 million in cash, as the engineering company focuses on its mining business.
Security group G4S on Wednesday rejected a cash offer by smaller Canadian rival GardaWorld that valued the British company at 2.97 billion pounds ($3.81 billion), weeks after it turned down a similar proposal.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended approval for Lynparza in patients with a form of prostate cancer and as a first-line maintenance treatment for a form of advanced ovarian cancer, the British drugmaker AstraZeneca said on Monday.
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Wall Street analysts praised Tesla Inc's move to split its richly valued stock into smaller chunks, saying it had the potential to extend a 200% rally in its shares this year by making it easier for retail investors to hold the stock.