Janet Yellen, chairman of the US Federal Reserve: Recent strong jobs numbers mean a December rate hike now looks a safe bet. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Investors have spent 2015 fretting as to whether the Federal Reserve would finally raise US interest rates and if so, when. Less attention has been pa(...)

CEO of Privateer Holdings Brendan Kennedy: as marijuana laws are being loosened, entrepreneurs and investors are creating new businesses to cash in on what they see as an emerging bonanza. Photograph: Getty

One morning in September, I logged on to the website of HelloMD, a medical start-up that promises to connect patients with doctors instantly over the (...)

Amazon is among 11 companies that will be questioned by European Union lawmakers next week about low-tax deals as the internet retailing giant awaits a decision on its fiscal pact with Luxembourg from antitrust regulators. (Photograph:  Ralph D. Freso/Reuters)

Amazon is among 11 companies that will be questioned by European Union lawmakers next week about low-tax deals as the internet retailing giant awaits(...)

First minister Nicola Sturgeon: She told delegates at th Scottish National Party’s conference in Aberdeen that there would be no second independence referendum until she was confident a majority would vote Yes. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

When Nicola Sturgeon addresses delegates at the end of the Scottish National Party’s conference in Aberdeen today it will be as a leader with approval(...)

Green Griants: by E Freya Williams. Price: €29.99

Sustainability has come a long way in a decade. Once seen as a negative thing, sustainability is increasingly being recognised as a source of advantag(...)

A file image of Fifa president Sepp Blatter.  Photograph: PA

Four of Fifa’s leading sponsors – Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Visa and Budweiser – have demanded that its embattled president, Sepp Blatter, step down imm(...)

Students at the Gradireland fair can avail of opportunities at the event in the RDS, such as tips for dressing for interviews, CV workshops, and meeting potential employers and graduates who are currently on their programmes. The organisers say there will be more than 120 companies at the event

‘There will be more jobs on offer than at any time over the past 10 years and we have more employers in more sectors than ever before,” says Mark M(...)

The campaign most recalled unprompted from January to June 2015 was Coca-Cola’s ‘Kiss’ campaign, at 73 per cent.

Diageo has emerged as the biggest spender in out-of-home advertising in the first six months of 2015, with a spend of €2.8 million. New figures from O(...)

Coca-Cola is still the nation’s favourite brand

Today, Checkout magazine publishes its annual Top 100 Brands report. Produced in association with Nielsen, the Top 100 Brands is the most accurate bro(...)

A still from the new campaign for Brennans Bread, one of Ireland’s biggest grocery brands

Wake up and smell the dough . . . A new television ad for Brennans Bread designed to show the dedication of “unsung heroes” centres on atmospheric sce(...)