Members of an Ebola burial team collect the body of a suspected Ebola victim from a home in Monrovia, Liberia. The WHO said  the number of afflicted patients was increasing exponentially and that nearly all the country has confirmed cases and that all new treatment facilities are overwhelmed. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

Liberia, the country worst hit by West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, should see thousands of new cases in coming weeks as the virus spreads exponentially, (...)

The Irish fuels-to-healthcare-to-technology conglomerate will gain a 4.2 per cent share of the French retail motor fuels market with the Esso Express deal

DCC is on the hunt to buy more European chains of unmanned fuel stations, following its announcement yesterday it has agreed a €106 million deal to b(...)

The strategy of Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook has been to introduce bigger iPhones, give more money back to stockholders and introduce new devices. Given the stock’s 25% rise this year, it seems to be working with investors. (Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Apple’s stock closed at an all-time high yesterday, surpassing a 2012 record as investors look ahead to new products such as bigger-screen iPhones and(...)

A trader watches his screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. US stocks fluctuated, after the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index produced its biggest two-day gain since April, as investors watched geopolitical developments and energy shares sank. Photograph: Reuters

Both European and US stocks fell with the euro amid concern over conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East. German investor confidence, reported by the(...)

Shareholders at Irish engineering firm Kentz have approved the takeover of the business by Canadian rival, SNC-Lavalin. The acquisition, which remains(...)

US president Barack Obama addresses the nation from the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington yesterday.  Photograph: Mike Theiler/EPA

The US military conducted two additional air strikes against Islamic State forces near the city of Arbil in northern Iraq this evening, the Pentagon s(...)

Meeting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was a highlight of Michael Sayman’s internship with the social media giant. But there are financial rewards too, and it has become standard for US based engineering interns to snag free housing, transportation and salaries of more than $6,000 a month.

Facebook rolled out the red carpet for Michael Sayman when the social network hired him for a job that started last month, including flying him out to(...)

One significant oil discovery off the Irish coast may be “enough” to supply all of the country’s oil needs and more, according to Irish exploration fi(...)

ExxonMobil says it does not envisage a low-carbon scenario of the kind many climate researchers advocate. The company believes the costs this would entail, and “the damaging impact to accessible, reliable and affordable energy resulting from the policy changes . . . are beyond those that societies, especially the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, would be willing to bear”. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

How much of the world’s fossil fuel reserves will eventually be burnt? This is not just a question for those concerned with climate policy. It is a(...)

Tullow Oil has sold its majority stakes in two UK North Sea gas fields for $75.6 million (£45 million) plus royalty payments on future developm(...)