Applegreen shares rose 3.9 per cent

European investors edged back into safer assets yesterday as a shootout between French police and militants suspected of involvement in the Paris att(...)

 A shopping cart with a discarded box from a big screen TV in the near empty parking lot of a Walmart in Secaucus, New Jersey

Wal-Mart has warned that higher wages as well as spending on e-commerce and lower prices would cut earnings per share as much as 12 per cent next fisc(...)

The Pawcet, a drinking fountain for dogs. Quirky, the ambitious start-up that marketed the Pawcet and similar inventions, filed for bankruptcy. Photograph: via The New York Times

Quirky, an ambitious crowdsourced invention startup, which raised $185 million from investors that included General Electric and leading venture capit(...)

A television screen shows Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, speaking during a Greek bailout news report as a trader monitors financial data inside the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, yesterday. Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

The Iseq in Dublin soared by about 1.7 per cent as investors celebrated the Greek bailout deal and the avoidance of the country’s exit from the euro.(...)

There’s no perfect age to try a career change – and no imperfect one, either

What if you’re 10, 15, or 20 years down a career path and want to try something new? Not because you’re miserable, but just because you’re curious? N(...)

A hacker group has stolen as much as $1 billion from banks and other financial companies worldwide since 2013 in an “unprecedented cyber-robbery,” according to computer security firm Kaspersky Lab.

A hacker group has stolen as much as $1 billion from banks and other financial companies worldwide since 2013 in an “unprecedented cyber-robbery,” (...)

The cyberattack on the Netherlands began at 10am local time on Tuesday and continued for at least seven hours, during which all the main government websites were out of action. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Netherlands became the first European country to have the vulnerability of its critical online infrastructure exposed this week when cyber atta(...)

US president Barack Obama said on Tuesday “we’ve got to stay ahead of those who would do us harm”. Photograph: Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images.

US president Barack Obama sent a bill to Congress on Tuesday to strengthen US cybersecurity laws after recent hacking attacks against Sony Pictures, H(...)

Signage is displayed at the Sony Pictures Entertainment   studios in Culver City, California.  Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Companies across the world are on high alert to tighten up their network security to avoid being the next firm brought to its knees by hackers like th(...)

The logo of Sony Corp and a Christmas tree are reflected on the company’s 4K television set at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Sony’s computer network was hacked in what may be a blackmail attempt, according to sources. The breach of the entertainment and electronics company’s(...)