Warren Buffett (85)  Charlie Munger (92) fielded five hours of questions on such matters as Coca-Cola’s sugary drinks, lower shipping volumes on the BNSF railroad, risks from derivatives, and who might succeed Buffett as chief executive.

Warren Buffett said on Saturday that Berkshire Hathaway Inc is poised to do well no matter who wins the White House in November, and the billionaire i(...)

Proctor & Gamble’s Old Spice brand. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Procter & Gamble Co reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit, boosted by cost-cutting and higher selling prices. However, sales d(...)

Mr David Butt was charged with possession of a 12-gauge Purdey double-barrel sawn-off shotgun at Clogheenmilcon, Blarney, Co Cork, on April 22nd. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A 30-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged in connection with the seizure of a sawn-off shotgun and ammunition by gardaí in C(...)

 Porsche: Car firm’s results due on Friday. Photograph:  Nicolas Mollo/AFP/Getty Images
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Consumer spending, which accounts for more than two thirds of US economic activity, rose at a 2.4 per cent pace and not the 2 per cent rate reported last month

US economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter, but not as sharply as previously estimated, with fairly strong consumer spending offsetting the drag(...)

Italy’s Campari, the world’s sixth largest spirits company, said on Tuesday it would launch a friendly takeover bid for Grand Marnier valuing the French liqueur maker at €684 million.

Italy’s Gruppo Campari has agreed to buy the Grand Marnier group in a deal that gives the French distiller an equity value of € 684 million. Gruppo C(...)

Google Ireland head of sales Ruth McEntee: “It’s not just 18-year-old gamers, it’s mums and it’s the over- 55s who use YouTube.”

YouTube is letting advertisers know they do not have to buy up television ad breaks to target the “mum” audience. Research produced by the Google-owne(...)

Kasper Rorsted has joined German sportswear firm Adidas as its new chief executive after the 53-year-old Dane succeeded in cutting costs and boosting profits during an eight-year reign at the consumer goods group Henkel. (Photograph: Simon Newman/Reuters)

For all the buzz in recent months surrounding Kasper Rorsted’s next move, his switch of top jobs from Dial soap-maker Henkel to sneaker-outfitter Adi(...)

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School: home to a dual degree programme with graduates awarded an MSc in international management from the school and a master’s in international management from CEMS

Future generations of global business leaders can gain a head start in the multilingual, multicultural and internationalised business world thr(...)

Jill Mahoney (Ballymaloe); Caroline Hands (Ballymaloe); Julieann Twomey (Kerry Foods) and Maxine Hyde (Ballymaloe) at the Bord Bia Awards. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish food companies were recognised at the “Oscars” of the sector yesterday evening, held to underpin growth and competitiveness and elevate the indu(...)