How crisps became a million dollar idea

Crisps are one of the world’s most popular snacks. But the American chef who invented them didn’t intend them to taste nice. So how did crisps catch on? Aaron Heslehurst has the story.Video journalist: Jeremy Howell

Apple shareholders set to vote on human-rights policies

Image copyright NICOLAS ASFOURI Apple shareholders are set to vote on whether Apple should change its human-rights policies. They will be asked whether they want Apple to make a commitment to respect freedom of expression. Apple removed a mapping app during the Hong Kong protests, leading to criticism that it pandered to Beijing. Campaign group…

Hotel booking sites to end 'misleading' sales

Image copyright Getty Images Expedia,, Agoda,, ebookers and trivago have been investigated over pressure selling and misleading discount claims, the competition watchdog says.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was concerned the sites were making rooms seem more popular than they were.The sites will now say if commissions they receive affect the results. They…

Lloyd's of London staff told to behave at Christmas parties

Image copyright Getty Images Workers at insurance market Lloyd's of London have been told to behave during the Christmas party season.Chief executive John Neal told trade magazine Financial News that staff have been emailed warning them to be "particularly careful".The move by Lloyd's comes after it vowed in September this year to tackle its male-dominated…

'Send nudes' Boohoo ad banned after complaint

Image copyright Boohoo Image caption Boohoo said the word "nudes" referred to a beige jacket a model was wearing UK fashion company Boohoo has been told one of its emailed advertisements must not use the phrase "Send nudes".The company put the phrase in a message sent to promote a range of clothes coloured to resemble…

Topshop empire survival vote 'on a knife edge'

Image copyright Getty Images Landlords and other creditors will meet on Wednesday in London to vote on revised proposals to save Sir Philip Green's Arcadia retail empire.Arcadia's brands include Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans and Wallis.Last week, a vote on Sir Philip's proposals was postponed after some landlords, including shopping centre owner Intu,…