A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: Wall Street inched up in quiet trading, helped by energy stocks, as a tumultuous quarter draws to a close.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European stocks extended their third quarterly drop in four to wrap up what has been the worst start to a year since the financial crisis. Wall Str(...)

Tesco Plc climbed 6.1 percent after reporting its first sales growth in more than four years. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

European stocks fell, snapping a two-day rebound, amid renewed concern about global-growth prospects. The Stoxx Europe 600 declined 1.5 per cent at t(...)

A hoverboard user in California. The  electronic skateboards that have captured the imagination of geeks recently have been dominated by dozens of off-brand companies. 

On Thursday afternoon, two US federal marshals showed up at the CES to conduct a raid. As a crowd gathered, the marshals packed up a one-wheeled skate(...)

JPMorgan Chase is launching a rival to Apple Pay that can be used on both Android and Apple phones. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Files/Reuters

JPMorgan Chase said on Monday it will soon launch its own competitor to Apple Pay that will allow consumers to pay retailers using their smartphones i(...)

Pivotal employs some 1,700 staff worldwide and its customers include Twitter, Best Buy, BT and BMW

Silicon-Valley headquartered software company Pivotal is to create 130 new jobs in Dublin and Cork as part of a €100 million five-year investment. Piv(...)

Natasha Dow Schull wears the Muse headband, which monitors brain waves. photograph: kayana szymczak/the new york times

The bookshelves in Natasha Dow Schull’s office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are punctuated here and there with kitchen timers: a windu(...)

The Swiss National Bank scrapped its euro cap on the franc and drove Swiss stocks down nearly 9 per cent, their biggest one-day percentage fall for at least 25 years. One trader described the central bank’s move as “carnage”. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Switzerland’s move to jettison a three-year-old cap on the franc threw global markets into turmoil yesterday, sending the currency and most European(...)

The people most thankful for Thanksgiving, the biggest holiday in the American calendar, this year appear to have been retailers. The National Retai(...)

After European Central Bank president Mario Draghi promised last Friday to use whatever means necessary to raise inflation, investors bet that the ECB would soon unveil new measures, possibly including government bond purchases. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

The Iseq in Dublin rose by 0.6 per cent as most euro zone markets advanced on expectations of more monetary stimulus. After European Central Ba(...)

Centrica,  owner of Bord Gáis Energy and British Gas, fell 1.6 per cent in brisk volume after it cut its full-year earnings outlook on the back of a steep drop in energy demand. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Mining stocks led a fall across Europe after manufacturing data missed economists’ estimates for the region and China. A purchasing managers index for(...)