The Medtronic Inc headquarters building in Minneapolis, Minnesota, yesterday. Photographer: Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg

Medtronic’s successful pursuit of Covidien throws a revealing light on the intense search for scale and pipeline by medical device and pharma companie(...)

Zimmer, the maker of the eponymous walking frame, has agreed to acquire Biomet for $13.35 billion, combining the two ­providers of medical prod(...)

The new Ford F-150 pickup

Detroit is, of course, an American car show so perhaps we’d better mention some of the Yankee metal on show there, even if these are cars that will li(...)

Ryanair said it would provide passengers, business travellers and corporate travel departments with more ways to book flights. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Stocks fall on US budget concerns

The Iseq closed unchanged yesterday at 4,273.23, following a pattern set across Western markets. Traders and analysts put most of the blame for the sl(...)

An innovative form of hip-replacement therapy, which cuts time in hospital in half, should be rolled out across t(...)