And in the real world... Vodafone, Porsche, M&S and more...

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And in the real world... Vodafone, Porsche, M&S and more...

Vodafone is looking in to the possibility of putting in a bid for rival phone operator T-Mobile UK. A deal would make Vodafone become the biggest mobile phone operator in the UK.
Source: The Times

Porsche, the German sports car maker, has accused Volkswagen of attempting to blackmail it into accepting a reworked merger plan.
Source: Financial Times

Marks & Spencer could face a rebellion from shareholders at its annual meeting on Wednesday, with about 20 per cent expected to back a scheme that could block Sir Stuart Rose from retaining his position as executive chairman.
Source: The Guardian

Overweight celebrities including James Corden and Beth Ditto have come under fire from doctors who claim that they are contributing to an obesity epidemic.
Source: Daily Telegraph

Contractor companies at Total SA's Lindsey oil refinery have met almost all of the demands made by workers who went on strike in reaction to hundreds of lay-offs made by the company in recent weeks.
Source: Wall Street Journals
First Group, the Scottish bus and rail group, has made a secret bid approach to rival National Express, in a move that could see the two companies merge to create a £9 billion public transport powerhouse.
Source: The Times

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