Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange:  Wall Street edged up early on Thursday as FedEx and GE shares lifted the industrials sector. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European equities ended lower yesterday, dragged down by exporters as the euro strengthened against the dollar after the US Federal Reserve flagged fe(...)

Applegreen: results today
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TODAY Results: Applegreen; Aryzta; Lennar. Meetings: Freelance Forum (Buswells Hotel, Dublin); Innovation Summit (Dublin Business School, Dublin). I(...)

Amazon faces growing competition from traditional retailers who allow more delivery options

Amazon. com wants to set up a network of parcel lockers across Europe to enable people to pick up their own orders as it seeks to widen delivery opti(...)

The crowds here in Scottsdale are massive and I’m looking forward to playing the 16th – one of golf’s iconic par 3s

I’ll use one word to describe what conditions were like last Sunday at Torrey Pines: Horrendous! It brought me back to some of those days spent on win(...)

United Parcel Service: net income for the quarter nearly tripled to $1.33 billion, from $453 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, on revenue up 1 per cent to $16.1 billion. Photograph: John Sommers II/Reuters

Big rises in ecommerce shipments helped UPS to report fourth-quarter results ahead of analysts’ expectations. The express parcel service, which stru(...)

Eircode and Christmas cards: “We haven’t seen people using it,” says a member of a post office’s counter staff, who estimates that “about 2 per cent” of postage carried the code. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The post office in the middle of Ranelagh village in Dublin is busy with customers dealing with last-minute Christmas cards and parcels. Six people ar(...)

Prada: results out on Tuesday
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TODAY Results: Aberdeen International ; Atari. Meetings: Conroy Gold and Natural Resources agm (Clyde Court Hotel, Dublin 4). Indicators: Euro zone in(...)

Prada: results out on Tuesday
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TODAY Results: Applegreen; Escher Group. Indicators: Euro zone industrial production (July); Japanese industrial production (July); US retail sales (A(...)

A photograph taken in the French embassy in Washington  showing ‘La Coiffeuse’. Photograph: AFP Photo

US authorities returned a stolen $15 million Picasso painting La Coiffeuse to France on Thursday, nine months after it was found in a FedEx shipment l(...)

Shane Lowry is hopeful his breakthrough win in the WGC-Bridgestone invitational will open the floodgates for more success. Photograph: Getty

Ireland’s Shane Lowry believes his breakthrough win on the PGA Tour will kick-start the next level of his career. The 28-year-old admits his frustrati(...)