MagGrow chief executive Gary Wickham: “We have to find better, more sustainable ways.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

MagGrow is a magnetic spraying technology that helps farmers grow more by using less. The system, which has been three years in development, gives bet(...)

Ollwyn Moran: Cognikids produces functional development products for infants and toddlers.
New innovators: Cognikids

Wooden and tiled floors may tick the box for chic interior design but they’re bad for babies, according to Ollwyn Moran, founder of Cognikids. “Craw(...)

Kastus founder, John Browne: “Our technologies have achieved industry-best Log4+ standards against MRSA and E.coli in independent laboratory tests while cytotoxicity tests have proven them not harmful to human skin.”

The long-term solution to the growing global problem of antibiotic-resistant superbugs is to build antimicrobial surfaces into product design and manu(...)

United Parcel Service: net income for the quarter nearly tripled to $1.33 billion, from $453 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, on revenue up 1 per cent to $16.1 billion. Photograph: John Sommers II/Reuters

Big rises in ecommerce shipments helped UPS to report fourth-quarter results ahead of analysts’ expectations. The express parcel service, which stru(...)

PennyOwl aims to teach children about money management

Children’s pocket money app PennyOwl has raised $1.3 million in funding, in a seed round that included support from Flipside Investments’ Richard Font(...)

Ireland has the best tax policy for encouraging economic growth, according to a Republican senator and member of the powerful US Senate finance commit(...)

Speaking at a breakfast hosted by the Irish Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta, Taoiseach Enda Kenny sold the recovery story to a group of business people from the city’s biggest businesses: UPS, Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola and Oldcastle, the US subsidiary of cement group CRH.  File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Taoiseach Enda Kenny attended a ceremony commemorating Fr Thomas O’Reilly, the Cavan priest who saved Atlanta’s churches and city hall from being burn(...)

Richard Liu, chairman and chief executive of JD.com, playfully kisses the hand of employee Li Quan, as he borrows his delivery tricycle for some publicity. JD.com has emerged as a Chinese online goliath with a model that echoes that of Amazon. Photograph: Sim Chi Yin/New York Times

Just about every June, on the anniversary of his company’s founding, Richard Liu dons a big motorcycle helmet and red uniform, hops on a three-wheeled(...)

Microsoft: results today. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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TODAY Results: Crane; Microsoft; Sanmina. Meetings: Hostelworld conference (Convention Centre Dublin). Indicators: Euro zone retail sales (D(...)

UPS  admitted it had misjudged peak Christmas demand for a second year in succession

UPS shares tumbled yesterday after the express parcel company admitted it had misjudged peak Christmas demand for a second year in succession, overspe(...)