Little chickens are secret weapon for Chick-fil-a, Popeyes

Little chickens are secret weapon for Chick-fil-a, Popeyes

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Fast-food titans, embroiled in a chicken-sandwich battle, are trying to beat each other with small weapons. Little chickens, whose quarter-pound breasts fit perfectly inside a bun, are proving essential to the war effort. In the process, they’re getting harder to come by. A shortage of the smaller birds derailed the Popeyes challenge to reigning champion […]

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Coronavirus crisis hits global businesses in China

Coronavirus crisis hits global businesses in China

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International businesses from airlines and carmakers to tech and consumer groups have drastically curbed their China operations as the corporate impact of the coronavirus crisis worsens. British Airways on Wednesday became the first international airline to suspend all flights to and from mainland China, while Starbucks shuttered 2,000 outlets and retailers such as Uniqlo and […]

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Trader blamed for 2010 'flash crash' gets no jail for spoofing

Trader blamed for 2010 ‘flash crash’ gets no jail for spoofing

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The British man whose bogus trades may have contributed to a $1-trillion sell-off in global stock markets during the 2010 “flash crash” will avoid prison because he provided “extraordinary cooperation” to the government in identifying other market cheats. Navinder Singh Sarao, 41, must serve a year of home detention in London, U.S. District Judge Virginia […]

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Global miners failing to meet Paris climate goals

Global miners failing to meet Paris climate goals

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The world’s biggest mining companies are failing to meet the goals of the Paris climate accord and need to consider more aggressive action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In a report published on Wednesday, consultant McKinsey said the mining industry was taking insufficient action and putting underwhelming plans in place to tackle global warming, risking […]

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Hong Kong stocks tumble on coronavirus fears

Hong Kong stocks tumble on coronavirus fears

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Hong Kong stocks tumbled as companies listed in the Asian financial hub were hit by the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus. The benchmark Hang Seng index fell 2.6 per cent on Wednesday morning after traders returned from the long lunar new year holiday and a day after local authorities restricted travel from the mainland as […]

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China's struggle with coronavirus could affect global travel

China’s struggle with coronavirus could affect global travel

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Several airlines and cruise companies have canceled routes to China, the Walt Disney Co. has temporarily closed its two theme parks in China and the Chinese government is prohibiting travel from the Wuhan region because of a coronavirus outbreak that has already killed more than 100 people and infected thousands more. As the most populous […]

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