Merck & Co. Inc. Januvia brand medication, used to treat type2 diabetes, sit on a pharmacy shelf. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Drugmaker Merck on Wednesday issued a cautious 2016 outlook and reported disappointing fourth-quarter sales of its Januvia diabetes treatment and its (...)

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary: results due Monday. Photograph:  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET
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Lyndsay and Paul Price, with their children, James (13) Alex (8) and Andrew (5), in Shankill, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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William C. Campbell at his home in North Andover, Massachusettsafter the announcement that he won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine EPA/CJ GUNTHER

This evening I’ll be celebrating the achievement of William C Campbell when he receives his Nobel Prize in Stockholm. Short of being awarded oneself, (...)

Irish-born Nobel Prize laureate William C. Campbell has warned of the great cost of a decline in the kind of scientific research that lead to him beating the parasitic infection that leads to river blindness

Irish-born Nobel Prize laureate William C. Campbell has warned of the great cost of a decline in the kind of scientific research that lead to him bea(...)

Dr William C Campbell: “It is so often not recognised how much parasitism comes into play in the whole natural world.” Photograph: Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Hearing that you have won a Nobel Prize is a pretty special moment. But when it happened to Dr William C Campbell earlier this year, he was initially(...)

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Engine trouble: Weaker than expected earnings reports in Europe included another profit warning from Rolls-Royce, which sent its shares skidding. Photograph: Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty

MARK PAUL The Iseq beat its peers on yesterday with a marginal gain, as the top European stock index posted its biggest fall in six weeks due to wea(...)

Apple: results out on Tuesday. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images
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TODAY Results: TNT Express. Indicators: Irish retail sales (Sept); German IFO business climate (Oct); US Dallas Fed manufacturing index (Oct); US new (...)

 William C Campbell  at his home after the announcement that he won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine, in  Massachusetts. Photograph:  EPA/CJ Gunther

This week William C Campbell won the Nobel Prize in Medicine – only the second Irish scientist to win a Nobel Prize, after Ernest Walton in 1951. T(...)