CRH chief executive Albert Manifold. The building materials company’s shares finished down 1.8 per cent at the close yesterday, following the release of the company’s half-yearly figures. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Both European and US stocks made gains yesterday, with Ireland and Iceland the only western countries not to record a positive day’s trading while (...)

A sign outside the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase  in New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Propelled by a soaring stock market, the median pay package for a CEO in the US rose above eight figures for the first time last year. The head of a t(...)

Gregg Steinhafel had been Target’s chief executive since 2008. Photograph: Reuters

Target has removed chairman and chief executive Gregg Steinhafel in the wake of a devastating data breach that hurt the third largest USretailer’s pr(...)

Luke Marshall runs at David Strettle during Ulster’s Heineken Cup defeat by Saracens. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ulster and Ireland centre Luke Marshall will see a specialist this week to determine the extent of his third concussion in four weeks. M(...)