• By Magnus Bennett BBC Scotland News 25 August 2019 Image copyright Robert Opie Retro sweets are taking a bigger bite of the wider UK confectionery market - but what's behind their growing popularity?What was your favourite sweet when you were growing up? Spangles, Opal Fruits, Black Jacks? Or were you more partial to a Sherbet Fountain, a Banjo or Jelly Tots?Whatever your sugar fix was,...

  • 25 August 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Several US airports have already installed 3D scanning equipment All major UK airports must introduce 3D baggage screening equipment before the end of 2022, the government says. Ministers say the technology will boost security, speed up pre-boarding checks, and could end the restrictions on travelling with liquids and laptops.The...

  • British Airways strike: Passengers angry at airline 'silence' 25 August 2019 Related TopicsBA pilots' strike Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBen Pywell, from London, says he's tried calling BA more than 200 timesBritish Airways passengers have expressed their anger at being unable to get through to the airline following the confusion over cancelled flights.BA pilots are...

  • 25 August 2019 Image copyright Reuters Reports that the US president regretted escalating the trade war with China have been misinterpreted, according to the White House.Donald Trump had earlier responded "Sure, why not?" when asked whether he had second thoughts about the move.The White House said Mr Trump's answer was "misinterpreted... He regrets not raising the tariffs higher."On Friday, Mr...

  • By Emma Simpson Business correspondent, BBC News 23 August 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Hardly a month goes by without news of another wave of shops shutting.So, how many shops have closed recently - and what's behind the High Street crisis?What shops are closing?A record 2,481 shops disappeared from UK High Streets last year - up 40%, according to the accountancy firm PwC and the Local...

  • 24 August 2019 Image copyright AFP Image caption The increases will affect about $550bn of Chinese imports President Donald Trump has hit back at China by announcing new higher tariffs on imports - escalating a mounting trade war between the two nations.In a series of tweets on Friday, Mr Trump announced an additional tariff increase of 5% on imports from China.The move came hours after the...

  • British Airways strike causes five days of flight cancellations 24 August 2019 Related TopicsBA pilots' strike Image copyright PA Media The British Airways strike next month is to cause at least five consecutive days of flight cancellations.BA pilots announced three days of strikes - taking place on 9, 10 and 27 September - in a dispute over pay.Despite the first strikes being on 9 and 10...

  • 23 August 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Billionaire David Koch, a major donor to the Republican party, has died aged 79. He had been suffering from cancer.The former majority owner of Koch Industries was ranked by Forbes, jointly with brother Charles, as the 11th richest person in the world.Koch wielded huge political influence, bankrolling conservative causes for small government, low...

  • By Simon Read Personal finance reporter 23 August 2019 comments Image copyright Getty Images Universal credit is causing tenants to fall behind with rent, according to the Residential Landlords Association.It said 54% of landlords had seen tenants on the benefit fall into arrears in the last year. Debt charity Turn2Us warned universal credit will lead to "more rent arrears, more evictions and...

  • 23 August 2019 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMeet the voice of Peppa PigUS toy maker Hasbro will acquire Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One for around £3.3bn ($4bn), the firms said in a statement. Hasbro said the deal would expand its entertainment and "family-oriented storytelling" portfolio.UK-listed Entertainment One owns other preschool titles including PJ...

  • By Hanna Yusuf BBC News 23 August 2019 Image copyright PA Media Costa Coffee workers have made numerous claims alleging poor working conditions across 29 franchise stores.The BBC has spoken to 26 employees of Costa Coffee franchise stores managed by Goldex Essex Investments Ltd and Bristal Investments Ltd. Complaints include managers' alleged refusal to pay for sickness or annual leave, working...

  • 23 August 2019 comments Related TopicsRyanair pilots' strike Image copyright AFP Image caption Thousand of Ryanair flights were cancelled or delayed due to strikes last summer Ryanair has come bottom in an annual Which? survey rating the customer services of 100 popular UK brands.The budget airline achieved a customer satisfaction score of only 45% for 2019. It is the sixth year in a row that...

  • 23 August 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Eddie Stobart has suspended trading in its shares and announced that its chief executive will stand down with immediate effect, as the firm looks into accounting discrepancies.The firm also warned its results for the first half of 2019 would be "significantly lower" than forecast.The transport company, known for its green and red lorries, revealed a...

  • By Russell Hotten BBC News, New York 23 August 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some argue Donald Trump has set up Jerome Powell to be the fall guy if the economy slows Donald Trump reacted furiously on Friday after the head of the US central bank spoke about the economic risks of a trade war with China.The president asked if Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell was a greater...

  • 23 August 2019 Related TopicsBA pilots' strike Image copyright Getty Images British Airways pilots are to strike on 9, 10 and 27 September in a dispute over pay, the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) has said.The three-day strike - the first by BA pilots - could cause severe disruption, as Balpa represents about 90% of the airline's pilots.The union said strikes were a "last resort"...

  • By Simon Read Personal finance reporter 23 August 2019 Image copyright Getty Images A brand-new top-of-the-range phone is delivered to your door. The package has your name on it but you don't remember ordering it.There is another knock at the door and a courier asks for the phone back explaining: "We delivered it by mistake."Would you hand it over? If you do, it could prove to be an expensive...

  • 23 August 2019 Image copyright Getty Images President Donald Trump says he has "hereby ordered" American companies to leave China, after Beijing announced plans to slap new tariffs on US goods.The White House did not immediately say what authority the president had to compel private firms to quit a country.The US president also vowed swift retaliation against Beijing after it unveiled plans for...

  • 22 August 2019 Related TopicsHong Kong anti-government protests Image copyright Getty Images HSBC and Standard Chartered have taken out newspaper adverts in Hong Kong condemning the violence in the Asian financial hub.In the adverts, the banks also called for a peaceful resolution after more than two months of political unrest.Protests against an extradition bill have evolved into a...

  • By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst 22 August 2019 comments Related TopicsClimate change Image copyright Getty Images People will have to get out of their cars if the UK is to meet its climate change targets, MPs say.The Science and Technology Select Committee says technology alone cannot solve the problem of greenhouse gas emissions from transport.It says the government cannot achieve...

  • 22 August 2019 Image copyright Getty Images Qantas will run test services of its planned 19-hour flights to determine whether passengers and crew can withstand the marathon journeys.The airline wants to operate non-stop services from Sydney to London and New York by as soon as 2022. If launched, the services would be the world's longest direct flights. The trial flights will begin later this...