Kraft Foods has agreed to merge with Heinz, with analysts suggesting that the move will lead to considerable job losses. (Photograph: EPA/ANDY RAIN)

H.J. Heinz, which is controlled by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and buyout firm 3G Capital, said Wednesday that it agreed to buy the ma(...)

The current Kraft was created in a spinoff from Mondelez in October 2012. Mondelez inherited the company’s overseas snack businesses, giving it bigger growth opportunities internationally. (Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

3G Capital, the Brazilian private-equity firm, is understood to be in advanced talks to acquire Kraft Foods Group Inc. and merge it with ketchup make(...)

Don Keough was among the first recipients of an Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award honouring members of the Irish diaspora

Irish-American businessman Don Keough, a champion of Ireland who promoted Irish studies in the US and encouraged American corporate investment into Ir(...)

Du Pont chairwoman Ellen Kullman has defended the company’s conglomerate structure.

Activist investor Trian Fund Management made an opening bid to gain four board seats at DuPont, setting the stage for a potential break up of the top (...)

Castlemartin: Sir Anthony O’Reilly described the estate as his ‘spiritual home’ where the graves of his parents and two of his grandchildren are to be found

Castlemartin, the Co Kildare home and estate of the former billionaire Sir Anthony O’Reilly, is to be so sold to John Malone, the billionaire US busin(...)

The founders of the Oxford Food Bank, David Cairns and Robin Aitken, storing some of the food they salvage from supermarkets and food distributors that would otherwise go to waste. Photograph: Mark Hennessy/The Irish Times

The morning supply run from the Oxford Food Bank to dozens of charities had just left, leaving behind a few trays of apricots, Greek olives, lettuces,(...)

Duracell a “brilliant move” for Berkshire, analyst says  Photograph: Bloomberg

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway said it would buy Procter & Gamble’s Duracell battery unit in a stock swap, taking over a business the billion(...)

The PwC office in Luxembourg: The leaked documents reviewed by ICIJ involve deals negotiated by PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, on behalf of hundreds of corporate clients.

Pepsi, IKEA, FedEx and 340 other international companies have secured secret deals from Luxembourg, allowing many of them to slash their global tax bi(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly received several death threats including “bullets in the mail” in the late 1970s and early 1980s, according to a new documentary.  Photograph: Frank Miller

  A new documentary to be broadcast tonight reveals that Sir Anthony O’Reilly, the one-time billionaire who is now virtually broke, receiv(...)

 Sir Anthony O’Reilly: his finances may have gone into the darkness, but his remarkable life remains a subject of fascination. File photograph: Frank Miller

The unexpected downfall of Tony O’Reilly was all over the papers. It was January 1963 and for the first and only time in his life, O’Reilly had been d(...)