And in the real world... Domino's, GM, Yahoo!, Starbucks, Nissan and more

LONDON - Today's round-up of the biggest business stories.

World news... round-up
World news... round-up

Domino’s Pizza said it expects to beat full-year profit forecasts as like-for-like sales for the pizza chain rose 7.1 per cent. Source: Financial Times

General Motors saw three takeover bids for its Vauxhall/Opel car marques as the bidding round drew to a close. Source: Daily Mail

Microsoft is closing in on a deal to buy Yahoo!’s web search business, according to reports. Source: The Independent

Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay lent £40 million to the company behind The Daily Telegraph to shore up the business, which suffered a loss of £33 million during last year. Source: The Times

Starbucks has rebranded some of its Seattle stores under different names, in a move being dubbed "stealth Starbucks" by the US media.  Source: The Guardian

Nissan has pledged an investment of more than £200 million in a Sunderland plant where it will make rechargeable car batteries. Source: The Guardian