US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping: finding ways to co-operate fruitfully is high on the agenda.  Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The world’s biggest economy plays host to the planet’s second biggest economy this week, and finding ways to co-operate fruitfully is high on the agen(...)

 Bloggers and journalists look at new Sony products at the company’s booth during the first press day for the International Consumer Electronics Fair (IFA) at the exhibition grounds in Berlin, Germany. Photograph:  EPA/RAINER JENSEN

The connected home may be nothing new, but at this year’s IFA consumer electronics exhibition, it seemed as if every manufacturer was keen to push its(...)

Aer Lingus shed some of the gains it made on Thursday on the back of reports the Government was close to agreeing to sell the State’s stake to  IAG. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks slid on Friday as concern over the impact of Greek debt was exacerbated by declines in the US and Asia. A two-hour blackout at news a(...)

Mash Direct director Tracy Hamilton says: “The entire company is gluten-free now and that’s very important to a lot of our customers.”

Gabriel Scientific Gabriel Scientific took the 2012 overall Innovation Award for its Sleep Angel pillow which significantly reduces exposure to allerg(...)

In a study of thousands of students and hundreds of business people most retained only half of what they heard
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“It can be stated, with practically no qualification,” Ralph Nichols and Leonard Stevens wrote in a 1957 article in Harvard Business Review, “that pe(...)

Almost 2,500 local jobs have been cut at IDA Ireland-backed companies since 2008, according to Independent TD for Waterford John Halligan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

No city or town has been spared the trauma of large-scale job losses in the last few years but, with the highest unemployment rate of any urban centr(...)

 Exxon Mobil’s biggest international exploration opportunity may be imperilled by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Ukrainian foray, as US-based companies could face restrictions on doing business in Russia. Photograph: Reuters/Alexei Druzhinin

The market in Dublin treaded water yesterday as European stocks were little changed generally, after rallying on (...)

Long gone logos (from top): Digital Equipment Corporation; Sun; Silicon Graphics; Netscape; Burroughs; RCA; and Control Data Corporation

They were some of the biggest, most powerful, most innovative and most influential companies of the digital age. Many were big Irish employers (...)

TaxiBot: pilot-controlled diesel-electric hybrid tug means a jet aircraft’s main engines could be shut down for ground manoeuvring

Change in the world of aviation is not just in the air. It is also on the ground. Surface operations of large aircraft have long been targeted as ripe(...)

The Air Ethiopian Boeing 787 Dreamliner ‘Queen of Sheba’ at Heathrow Airport in London. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

British regulators investigating the fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner identified the aircraft’s emergency locator beacon as a likely source of the bla(...)