US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen addresses a Senate banking committee hearing in Washington, DC, yesterday. She told lawmakers the central bank must press on with monetary stimulus as “significant slack” remained in labour markets and inflation was still below the Fed’s goal. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US stock markets rose yesterday, adding to earlier gains as investors bet that the US Federal Reserve would not adjust guidance about how soon it w(...)

Publishers seem to be increasingly keen to bring out titles in the growing organisational and personal wellness space and there are a lot of books abo(...)

There are still six other board positions to fill at RTÉ and these are in the gift of the Minister for Communications, Alex White. Photograph: David Sleator

So, one down – six to go. With the election of newcaster Aengus Mac Grianna as the worker representative on the RTÉ board, the State broadcaster’s boa(...)

The Bank of Ireland headquarters on Baggot Street in the early 1970s: not only do all of the Scott Tallon Walker drawings still survive, but also the construction drawings by Smith & Pearson

The former Bank of Ireland headquarters on Lower Baggot Street changed hands for a king’s ransom during the boom, when it was sold to a consortium hea(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa celebrates scoring his side’s first goal  during a pre-season friendly at Stamford Bridge The club are pinning their Premier League title hopes hopes on  the former Atletico Madrid man hitting  the back of the net regularl in the season ahead. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

Given a ball has not been kicked and around 500 players are yet to appear in any of the 380 Premier League matches that will unfold across the next 10(...)

The Amazon warehouse in Peterborough, England. ‘Music and print media are among the industries most fundamentally changed by digitisation. When Amazon likens the change to the arrival of the paperback, it makes a grave underestimation – the invention of printing is a better analogy.’ Photograph: Reuters/Phil Noble

A group of leading authors, including Donna Tartt, Stephen King and Malcolm Gladwell, has attempted to intervene in the dispute between publisher H(...)

 Eric Hollingsworth Head Coach of Australian Athletics  has been sent back to Australia. Photograph: Ian Horrocks/Getty Images

Athletics Australia’s British head coach Eric Hollingsworth has been sent back to Oz from the Commonwealth Games after his outspoken attack on Olympi(...)

Natural selection is fast at work in the world of business with large, long-established firms disappearing quickly and new highly successful ones esta(...)

Shares of Botox maker Allergan jumped 15% after unorthodox takeover by Canadian company Valeant was announced. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg

The pharmaceutical industry is regaining its swagger, as companies turn to big and sometimes daring deals to expand and reshape their operation(...)

Bank of Ireland was among the biggest winners on the Iseq yesterday,adding 5.52 per cent to 32 cent Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

World equity markets added to recent gains yesterday, as Wall Street hit a record high after strong factory data, while soft m(...)