Green Griants: by E Freya Williams. Price: €29.99

Sustainability has come a long way in a decade. Once seen as a negative thing, sustainability is increasingly being recognised as a source of advantag(...)

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen: her remarks that global weakness would not be significant enough to stop a rates rise this year removed some of the  markets   uncertainty. Photograph: Brendan Smialowsk/AFP/Getty Images

Markets surged higher on Friday after US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said she expected the Fed to start raising rates by the end of the year.(...)

Nike trainers:  shining performance also saw  gross profit margin rise last quarter. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

Nike shares rose the most in a year after the world’s largest maker of athletic gear beat first-quarter earnings estimates, helped by higher prices an(...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the US Federal Reserve.  She reassured investors that US economic growth is sturdy enough to withstand turmoil in emerging markets.  Photograph: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg

US stocks advanced on Friday as Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen reassured investors that US economic growth is sturdy enough to withstand turmoil (...)

Nike: results out Thursday. Photograph: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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TODAY Results: French Connection; Malin. Indicators: US existing home sales (Aug). TOMORROW Results: AG Barr. Indicators: UK public sector net borrowi(...)

Niamh Brickley (37) was last seen at 4am on September 5th when she left her home on Pearse Road, Ballyphehane, Cork. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Gardaí in Co Cork are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Niamh Brickley who has been missing since September 5th. Ms Brickley was last se(...)

Toys R Us plans to open  10 outlets in Ireland

The Irish property investment company, Green REIT, yesterday announced that Toys R Us has leased the remaining vacant shops at Westend Retail Park in (...)

Apple, for whom China is a key growth market, fell 3.4 per cent on Wall Street early in the day. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

The Iseq in Dublin closed down 2.7 per cent on a chastening day for European stock markets. Bourses around the continent extended the week’s sell-off (...)

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.(...)

A man passes by the Niketown store in midtown Manhattan. The company’s net income rose 24 per cent to $865 million

Nike, the world’s largest footwear maker, reported a better-than-expected profit for the eighth quarter in a row as it sold more high margin basketbal(...)