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Yum Brands whiffs on sales as fewer people eat at Pizza Hut

Sales at restaurants open for at least one year rose 1 percent in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a 2.1 percent rise analysts polled by Consensus Metrix had expected.<p>Last year, the company spun off Yum Brands Holdings after struggling to grow sales for reasons ranging from tensions …

Taco Bell

Weinstein Co sued for $15m over releases of The Founder and Gold

Distribution backer Speedee alleges Matthew McConaughey money drama Gold came out too close to McDonald’s entrepreneur biopic starring Michael Keaton<p>The financial backers of the McDonald’s biopic The Founder have launched legal action against the film’s US distributors the Weinstein Company, …


Michael Kors is tumbling after whiffing on sales and guidance

The high-end apparel maker reported third-quarter earnings of $1.64 per share, just a hair above the $1.63 estimated by analysts.<p>Sales, however, came in weaker. Same-store sales for the quarter fell by 6.4% ex-currency changes, worse than the 5.4% fall that was expected by analysts.<p>Additionally, …

Michael Kors
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North Africa

Grexit? Greece again on the brink as debt crisis threatens break with EU

Country faces critical few weeks as it struggles to meet bailout conditions and pressures rise in Germany and US<p>In the week of Groundhog Day it seemed entirely appropriate: Greek farmers, many on tractors, have once again been blockading roads and border posts amid mounting signs that the country …


UK Border Force 'failing to identify thousands of modern slavery victims'

Report by two official watchdogs finds ‘significant failings’ at agency responsible for targeting traffickers and identifying victims<p>The UK Border Force is “missing thousands of victims of modern slavery at our borders” and identified and convicted only one trafficker last year, according to a …


#DeleteUber: company automates account removal due to demand

Taxi company, perceived to be pro-Trump, accused of taking advantage of protests against migrant travel ban<p>So many people have been deleting their Uber accounts, the company has set up an automated process.<p>#DeleteUber was trending for much of the weekend after Uber lifted surge pricing around John …

App Store
Box Office

8 Lighting Tricks Interior Designers Use to Create Atmosphere

It's all about layering.<p>When thinking about the flow of space, ambience and atmosphere in your home, lighting can be one of the most fundamental elements. Brighter lights can make you feel alert and awake, where as dimmer, softer lights can be relaxing and sleep-inducing.<p>Wayfair's Resident Style …

AI system as good as experts at recognising skin cancers, say researchers

Deep learning-based system could be further developed for smartphones, increasing access to screening and aiding early detection of cancers<p>Computers can classify skin cancers as successfully as human experts, according to the latest research attempting to apply artificial intelligence to health.<p>The …

Artificial Intelligence

La La Land equals record for most Oscar nominations

Movie musical continues impressive awards season with 14 nods, Moonlight and Arrival trail with eight and #OscarsSoWhite controversy averted – this year at least<p>La La Land, the movie musical which broke records at the Golden Globes earlier this month – where it took more awards than any other film …

Golden Globes

Jack Black: Donald Trump is like Charlie Sheen on crack

Criticising Trump’s obsession with ‘winning’, the actor asked ‘where are we when the president and Charlie Sheen are on the same exact page?’<p>Actor Jack Black has compared President Donald Trump to Hot Shots star Charlie Sheen “when he was on crack”.<p>Black was speaking to Variety magazine at the …

Donald Trump

Women's March events take place in Washington and around the world – as it happened

Over 20 countries see protests on the first day of Trump’s presidency Photos: women’s marches around the world Trump’s first 24 hours bring global protests, a dark speech and uncertainty Voices from the march on Washington: ‘You better pay attention to us now’

Donald Trump

5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Outsource Immediately to Save More Time

Are you an entrepreneur looking to save time and money? Start outsourcing these five things today.<p>The saying goes that entrepreneurs are the only people who will work 80 hours to avoid working 40. More often than not, they're also the only people who will try to do everything themselves to save …

Small Business

Donald Trump Hands His Ghostwriter Cease-and-Desist Letter After Criticism

The ghostwriter credited with writing Donald Trump’s <i>Art of the Deal</i> was served with a cease-and-desist letter by a lawyer for Donald Trump after the …

Donald Trump

Anna Kendrick Wants to Play Marvel's Squirrel Girl

<i>Pitch Perfect</i> star Anna Kendrick says she would take a crack at the Marvel franchise as the little-known, bushy-tailed super-heroine, Squirrel …


Indie Focus: Celebrate with 'The Purge: Election Year,' 'Life, Animated' and 'Microbe and Gasoline'

Hello! I'm Mark Olsen, and welcome to your weekly field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.<p>I just want to briefly stump again for a number of movies that opened recently and are still in playing. "Swiss Army Man," "The Neon Demon," "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" and "Wiener-Dog" are all terrific …

Amazon Prime Day 2016 Is Confirmed for July 12. Here's What to Expect

Black Friday in summer is back.<p>After much speculation, Amazon has made it official that the second edition of Amazon Prime Day will take place on …


How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

Former top L.A. County sheriff's official given 5-year sentence for obstructing FBI probe

For years, allegations of inmate beatings by sheriff's deputies in Los Angeles County jails swirled. When they did, one name surfaced over and over: Paul Tanaka.<p>Tanaka, a Sheriff's Department veteran who rose to become second in command of one of the county's largest police agencies, was dogged by …

Delaware police shoot man in wheelchair; his relatives ask why

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police officers, their guns raised, approach the man in the wheelchair and yell out loudly and repeatedly: "Drop the gun" and "hands up."<p>His hands don't rise. Shots are fired. And the man keels over out of his wheelchair and onto the ground.<p>The police chief in Wilmington, Delaware, defended …


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Florida Man Refused Service at Arby's Because He's a Cop

A Pembroke PD officer went hunting for a liter of cola, but the Arby's employees shut him down.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Arby's CEO Paul Brown has apologized to the PPPD via press release. "This isolated incident does not represent Arby's Restaurant Group (ARG) views and Arby's values," he said. "We appreciate all …


Memories, tears mark newscast a day after on-air shootings

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The colleagues of two journalists shot to death on live television returned to their morning show Thursday with memories, tears and a determination to carry on.<p>WDBJ-TV's "Mornin'" show opened with images of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, with the words "In …

Virginia Tech

U.S. sending top-line F-22 jets to Europe

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Air Force will soon dispatch its most advanced fighter jet, the F-22 Raptor, to Europe in a show of solidarity with allies that have concerns about Russian actions in Ukraine, Air Force leaders said Monday.<p>"Russia's military activity in the Ukraine continues to be of great concern …