3rd May 2019

How Avengers put Disney at the top of the charts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Avengers cast Avengers: Endgame broke all box office records last weekend and has confirmed Disney’s dominance in global cinema. More than 90% of the value of all tickets…



US unemployment rate at 49-year low

Image copyright Getty Images The US unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level for more than 49 years in April, according to official figures. The jobless rate fell from 3.8% to 3.6%, the US Labor…



HMRC forced to delete five million voice files

Image copyright Getty Images The voice records of five million taxpayers are being deleted by the UK’s tax authority, as the way they were collected broke privacy rules. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) failed to…


HSBC first-quarter profit jumps as costs drop

Image copyright Getty Images HSBC has reported a 31% jump in pre-tax profits for the first quarter as it cut costs and incomes from Asia grew. Europe’s largest bank made $6.2bn (£4.8bn) before tax in…


Local elections: Results in maps and charts

Results so far from local elections in England and Northern Ireland suggest voters are unhappy with the two main parties in Westminster. Follow all the results as they come in with our interactive map. Either…


Shopping centre owner Intu hit by store slump

Image copyright Intu The owner of the Lakeside and Trafford Centre shopping centres, Intu, has cut its forecast for rental income, blaming the retail downturn. Intu said 2019 would be “challenging” due to a rise…