Ron Johnson, left, with co-workers. His company, Enjoy, is hoping to knock Amazon off its perch as the leader of online shopping. photograph: peter earl mccollough/new york times

There are two ways for start-ups to take on Amazon, the reigning monarch of US online shopping.One is to mount a frontal attack: Raise hundreds of mil(...)

Chief executive Kasper Rorsted said company expected a ‘difficult’ economy

Henkel, the maker of Loctite glue and Schwarzkopf shampoo, reported first-quarter profit which beat analyst estimates as the strong dollar and a strin(...)

 Police, fearing that the gunmen’s car might contain an explosive device, dispatched a bomb squad and evacuated the Curtis Culwell Centre in Garland, Texas and nearby businesses. Photograph: Larry Smith/EPA 1:20

Police and FBI have searched the Arizona apartment of one of two gunmen shot dead on Sunday after they allegedly opened fire outside a Texas exhibit o(...)

Have you ever had that feeling of such great hatred and anger that it consumes you? You know, that blood-boiling rage? When your face flush(...)

HBO’s  Game of Thrones. Jury selection in Mitre’s case against HBO begins.

Jury selection is expected to start on Monday in a trial in which Home Box Office faces libel claims over a report linking British sporting goods c(...)

Striking workers and union representatives on the picket line at Dunnes Stores on Henry Street, Dublin, last week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:04

Almost exactly 25 years ago, I was talking to the trade union organiser Peter Cassells, then general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. (...)

Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, speaks during a news conference following a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in Washington, DC . Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US employers added the fewest jobs in more than a year in March amid signs the economy was starting to take strain from a strong dollar and lower oil (...)

Indiana senate president David Long (left) and house speaker Brian Bosma during a press conference at the Capitol in Indianapolis. Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/Getty Images

Republicans stepped back from Indiana’s “religious freedom” law as state lawmakers moved to change the legislation amid uproar that the anti-gay stat(...)

Jenna Morris trims Nick Bonora’s hair at Bernadette’s Barbershop in  Lafayette, Indiana.  The store is one of several that display a sticker stating: “This business serves everyone.” Photograph: Nate Chute/Reuters

The national uproar over new religious freedom state laws has shown how the conflict between defenders of religious liberty and opponents of discri(...)

Wal-Mart is so big that its action will probably lead to raises for millions of workers employed by other companies. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

In February, Wal-Mart, America’s largest employer, announced it will raise wages for half a million workers. For many of those workers the gains will (...)