NEW YORK — The actress who appeared in a widely criticized Christmas advertisement for exercise bike maker Peloton Interactive Inc has a new role selling gin for actor Ryan Reynolds. The tongue-in-cheek video advertisement for Aviation American Gin, tweeted by Reynolds on Friday, already has more than 4 million views.Read More →

LONDON — Associated British Foods on Friday kept its forecast for earnings growth in its 2019-20 year with anticipated progress in its sugar and grocery businesses supplementing the further expansion of its Primark fashion chain. For Primark, which generates about half of AB Foods’ revenue and profit, the group forecastRead More →

U.S. biotech company Allakos Inc is considering strategic options that include a potential sale, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Allakos is working with financial adviser and is sounding out interest from potential buyers including global pharmaceutical and biotech companies, according to the report SharesRead More →