Actor Willem Dafoe in a scene from a Snickers Super Bowl 50 spot. Super Bowl 50, between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, will be played Sunday

From Willem Dafoe in drag to an unlikely Helen Mirren necking a Budwesier, this year’s edition of the Super Bowl - the biggest day in US sports - is p(...)

Attendees rest on seating between sessions during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos Photograph: Bloomberg

Fear of a severe weakening of the European Union is the hot topic in the corridors and executive suites of Davos this year with business leaders and (...)

The main hall in Davos. The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Here are five of the top t(...)

 Unilever  said it was preparing itself for tougher market conditions and another year of volatility in 2016 after it outperformed the wider market with better-than-expected 2015 sales growth

Consumer goods group Unilever said it was preparing itself for tougher market conditions and another year of volatility in 2016 after it outperformed(...)

eBay: results out on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
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TODAY Results: Delta Air Lines. Indicators: Japanese industrial production (Nov). TOMORROW Results: Bank of America; eBay; First Bancorp; IBM; Morgan (...)

A movement is developing seeking to encourage more men to stand up for their female colleagues to bring about greater change

Sisters may be doing it for themselves but should they be fighting alone when it comes to addressing issues surrounding equality and inclusion in the (...)

Richard Moat:  dashed from Belfast  to Dublin

Eircom chief executive Richard Moat dashed from Belfast down to Dublin on Monday morning for the UCD Smurfit Business Journalist Awards, which it spon(...)

President Michael D Higgins presented Nobel Prize-winning writer Mario Vargas Llosa with a Presidential Distinguished Service Award at a special ceremony  at Áras an Uachtaráin last night. Photograph: Dave Meehan

British solicitor and human rights activist Gareth Peirce is among 10 people who have received the Presidential Distinguished Service Award. Ms Pei(...)

Organisations such as Marks & Spencer have implemented initiatives which go beyond efficiency gains  to “eco-effectiveness”, reducing total ecological impact.

In an increasingly globalised economy, multinational corporations are some of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful entities. Just over 1,300 compa(...)

Pádraig Mc Bride and Donald Fitzmaurice of Brandtone – Emerging category winners. Photograph: Maxwells

  The founders of mobile marketing company Brandtone, Donald Fitzmaurice and Pádraig McBride, last night scooped top prize in the emerging(...)