Inflation - as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) - has hit 3%, the highest level since April 2012. This will have an impact on everybody from pensioners to workers, and those running businesses too.
Merlin Entertainments, owner of Legoland and Madame Tussauds, downgraded its full-year profit expectations on Tuesday, sending its shares tumbling, after warning that “difficult” summer trading in the aftermath of UK terror attacks would persist.
Shoppers watched in disbelief as a Marks & Spencer security guard appeared to body slam a Big Issue vendor after he refused to return to the store for questioning.
An Airbus A320 and a Bombardier C-Series plane after the announcement of the deal. Photograph: P Pigeyre/Airbus/EPA. Bombardier. Bombardier raises hopes Airbus deal could save 1,000 jobs in Belfast.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen above 23,000 points for the first time, helped by a set of strong corporate earnings. The benchmark US share index rose 45 points to hit 23,002.20 in early trading on Wall Street, before easing back slightly.