Stock markets fell sharply in Europe as Middle East crisis intensifies. Photograph: EPA

European stocks fell sharply as violence in the Middle East escalated and a report showed the US economy shrank in the first quarter by the most sinc(...)

Building giant CRH fell 0.77 per cent to close the day at €20.62.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Iseq fell 0.3 per cent today as Dublin tracked the performance of the major(...)

Investors monitor stock market prices: benchmark indices fell in 17 of the 18 western European markets yesterday.  Photograph: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

The Iseq dropped about 0.8 per cent yesterday, in line with dips across most European exchanges, as gloom enveloped markets for the second day running(...)

A Barnes and Noble store in New York. The company has been trying to navigate the shift by readers away from paper books with its Nook brand of tablets and e-readers

US book retailer Barnes and Noble sank the most in 17 months after posting a loss that was twice as wide as analysts estimated and said it would stop(...)