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Will Fosun rescue Thomas Cook?

China’s Fosun International is considering bidding for beleaguered British travel company Thomas Cook’s tour operating division.

Ted Baker needs a reboot

Ted Baker, the clothing chain, has been a rare retail success story on the high street. Now it is in the headlines for the wrong reasons. Matthew Partridge reports.

Tesco wields the axe

Britain’s biggest supermarket is cutting back on staff and fresh food. Will the move prove counterproductive? Matthew Partridge reports.

Tesla’s latest speed bump

Electric-vehicle maker Tesla is axing 7% of its staff to cut costs and make its cars more affordable – a belated dose of realism. Matthew Partridge reports.

M&S: running to stand still

Retailer M&S has been undergoing revamps for years, but it still hasn’t found solutions to all the structural problems it faces. Alice Gråhns reports.

Company in the news: Quindell

Insurance claims handler Quindell has attracted a lot of publicity lately. But is the bad news already in the price, asks Phil Oakley.

Company in the news: Drax

Shares in Britain’s biggest coal-fired power station, Drax, have fallen out of favour, says Phil Oakley.

Company of the week: Bellway

Housebuilder Bellway is in rude health, says Phil Oakley. But are the shares still a buy?

Company in the news: ASOS

Shares in online fashion retailer ASOS have proved to be a lucrative investment, says Phil Oakley. But are they now worth the price?

Company in the news: Vodafone

If you own shares in Vodafone, you’re in for a big pay-out. Phil Oakley explains how it will work, and what you should do next.

Company in the news: Royal Mail Group

Royal Mail shares looked tempting before the float. But, now the shares have risen in price, is it too late to buy? Phil Oakley reports.