Aer Lingus shed some of the gains it made on Thursday on the back of reports the Government was close to agreeing to sell the State’s stake to  IAG. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks slid on Friday as concern over the impact of Greek debt was exacerbated by declines in the US and Asia. A two-hour blackout at news a(...)

Intel: Results tomorrow
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TODAY Meetings: Holcim agm (Zurich) TOMORROW Results: Google; Intel; Kuehne + Nagel. Meetings: Business Expo 2015 (Westcourt Hotel, Dro(...)

Christine Ourmieres-Widener: appointed chief global sales officer for American Express Global Business Travel

Christine Ourmieres-Widener, the outgoing chief executive of Cityjet, has a new job. She has been appointed chief global sales officer for American Ex(...)

The Apple Watch Edition. Apple Watch is the company’s most environmentally friendly product. But there are still some concerns over the conditions of the factories where Apple’s products are made, and the lack of benefit to the American economy. 2:39

It’s difficult to know what the defining news moment of 2015 has been so far: the consecration of the first female bishop in the UK? The explosive (...)

Visa Europe has announced a new, more secure way for consumers to pay retailers via smartphones, a move that could set the stage for Apple’s Apple Pa(...)

Heather Kennedy, founder of newly launched financial platform GoLolly
New Innovators: GoLolly

“Birthday gift shopping for kids can be a massive logistical headache despite all the advances in technology that are supposed to have made the planni(...)

Refund may be due for unused blow-dries and gift voucher. Photograph: Thinkstock

In early December a reader called Ros signed up to a package with her local hairdresser to get eight blow-dries for €140. Ros assures Pricewatch th(...)

The Ebay offices in Dundalk. Photograph: Alan Betson
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TODAY Results: Thorntons. Meetings: 2015 World Future Energy Summit (to Thurs, Abu Dhabi, UAE). Indicators: Euro zone current account (Nov); UK Rightm(...)

Teaming up: entrenched financial players facing challengers armed with new technology are increasingly seeking to work with them

Employees at MasterCard thought they saw a drop-off in credit card volume last spring at one of their merchants, a legal services provider. Checking f(...)

By pushing a button on your iPhone, consumers will be able to  make a purchase at one of the thousands of retail locations, including Macy’s or Walgreens stores, using the new service. No wallet, cash or plastic card necessary.(Photogaph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

David Donohue has a tough relationship with his wallet and the items inside it. He has lost his wallet twice in the past year. He has fallen victim to(...)