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Here's the real scoop on Apple Watch demand

In a bullish note to clients issued late Wednesday, Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty raised her sales estimates for both the iPhone and Apple Watch.<p>That …

These Are the 8 Most Valuable Brands

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Aldi and Lidl are crushing Britain's supermarkets

According to the latest figures from research firm Kantar Worldpanel, Lidl's market share hit a record high of 3.9%, for the 12 weeks ending May 24, up from 3.6%. This was thanks to an 8.8% growth in sales.<p>Similarly, Aldi's sales rocketed by 15.7%, taking its share of the market to 5.4%. That's up …

See Inside BMW's Secret Design Lab

For decades, BMW has advertised its vehicles as “the ultimate driving machine.” The meaning of that phrase has started to slip. In an age of …

How misbehaving at school made one man a multimillionaire

<b>There are not many people who have become multimillionaires as a direct result of misbehaving at school, but Jack Cator is one of them.</b><p>Back in 2005, the then 16-year-old was annoyed that his secondary school in Norfolk, eastern England, had put strict blocks on its computer network, to prevent the …

Poundland to hit £1bn sales mark as bargain fever continues

The UK's largest pound shop is still luring shoppers away from the supermarkets<p>Poundland is on course to break through the £1bn sales mark for the first time as shoppers continue to desert the major supermarkets for cheaper alternatives.<p>The high street discount chain is expected to post annual …

Sportswear giant Nike reports 24% rise in profit to $865m

Sportswear maker Nike has published reported a better-than-expected profit for the eighth quarter in a row.<p>It reported a 24% increase in profit from …

Taylor Swift may have given us a huge clue about Apple's plans to hurt Spotify

We don't know exactly how this is going to work, so I asked a source who is an employee at Apple what was going on. My source told me to look at Taylor Swift. "Loads of big names left Spotify last year, and we all wondered why," my source says. Though Swift got all the headlines, my source points …

Alton Towers rollercoaster crash prompts Merlin profit warning

Merlin Entertainments, which also runs Thorpe Park, Madame Tussauds and Legoland parks, said it would not meet City expectations for pre-tax profits of £275m this year<p>The company behind Alton Towers theme park, where 16 people were injured in a rollercoaster crash last month, has warned its annual …

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