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Panera Bread to buy Au Bon Pain, CEO stepping down

Panera Bread to buy Au Bon Pain, CEO stepping down

Panera Bread said Wednesday it agreed to buy rival bakery chain Au Bon Pain, as the company seeks to expand into new locations. Terms of the Panera-Au Bon Pain deal were not disclosed. Panera's founder and CEO is stepping down at the end of the year, after 36 years of leadership at the chain . Prior to joining Panera in 2011 as senior vice president of technology and transformation, Hurst was an executive at Papa John's global and Boston Chicken.


New Zealand doesn't need Australia's approval over Manus, charity says

New Zealand doesn't need Australia's approval over Manus, charity says

Opposition immigration spokesman Shayne Neumann argues the men should move to the alternative accommodation, echoing the Turnbull government's position. It came just hours after activists attempted to scale the Opera House in Sydney to draw attention to the "humanitarian crisis" on Manus Island. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said there would be no change in the Government's policy.


The £12 M&S Paddington Bear toy set to sell out this Christmas

The £12 M&S Paddington Bear toy set to sell out this Christmas

Paddington offers to help "Santa" to deliver the sack of presents back to all the houses where he stole them from (cue scenes of mixed-race family joy through the snow-tinged window, and the visibly softening heart of a hardened criminal). "But keep thinking he's saying "Oh f*** you little bear" everytime he hugs him?!#lovethebear". Now we look forward to the tear-jerking John Lewis advert, whatever M&S has got in store, plus all the big supermarket's creative ideas, (like Asda's huge light ...


Python found in drunk's underpants

Python found in drunk's underpants

While searching him, officers noticed a "significant bulge in his trousers", a police statement said. The man then told police he had a snake in his trousers and pulled it out to show officers. Police said the suspect was put in a jail cell to sober up, and the snake was confiscated. In an official statement, police said they were called at around 11pm on Tuesday to a dispute between two men on the street.


Reserve Bank of New Zealand Holds At 1.75% As Expected

Reserve Bank of New Zealand Holds At 1.75% As Expected

Mr Stephens said the exchange rate comment would be seen as positive by those who favoured orthodox monetary policy, and he believed it was why the New Zealand dollar subsequently rose 0.7%. "There are many, many different scenarios that could occur, " he said. The left-leaning government of Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern was sworn in just two weeks ago after forming a coalition with two minor parties.


'Undateable' Creator Adam Sztykiel In Talks To Write 'Black Adam' Movie

'Undateable' Creator Adam Sztykiel In Talks To Write 'Black Adam' Movie

According to a report from The Wrap , Dwayne Johnson could be showing up in the DC Films universe sooner than expected . Written and directed by David Ayer , 2016's Suicide Squad received mixed reviews but earned $745.6 million worldwide and widespread acclaim for Robbie's performance as Harley Quinn.