The company’s shares rose 5.8 per cent to $115.22 in after-hours trading. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Facebook reported a better-than-expected 51.9 per cent rise in quarterly revenue as its increasingly popular mobile app and push into live video conti(...)

 Porsche: Car firm’s results due on Friday. Photograph:  Nicolas Mollo/AFP/Getty Images
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TODAY Results: Apple; First Bancorp; First Data; Halliburton; Xerox. Meetings: Preparing for Industry 4.0 (Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown). (...)

A message in a bottle  washed up more than 108 years after it was thrown into the sea has been confirmed as the world’s oldest. Photograph: Marine Biological Association/PA Wire

When the distinguished marine biologist threw his message in a bottle into the sea, asking whoever found it to contact him, he wasn’t expecting a spee(...)

Top part of painting of Donald Trump by Illma Gore titled Make America Great Again, courtesy of Maddox Gallery.  Photograph: Illma Gore/PA Wire

An infamous nude of Donald Trump has attracted bids of over £100,000 (€125,583) after it went on display at the Maddox Gallery in Mayfair, London, las(...)

Sofapreneurship is not going to usher in a new era of innovation and productivity growth. Still, it seems to be making people a little richer and a little happier, and that is no bad thing

Talk to the owner of a place like Shoe Shuffle, an independent shoe shop in the English seaside town of Hastings, and you expect to hear some fretting(...)

George Osborne’s measure can more prosaically be interpreted as a simple tax break for homeowners. Photograph: PA Wire

British chancellor George Osborne didn’t mention Airbnb by name in his budget speech in the House of Commons yesterday. Others helpfully did. A tax-fr(...)

And this little piggy went to join his family in the charity shop

Nothing mars the harmony of a beautifully crafted design scheme quite like a well-intentioned gift. You’ve got your Waterford wedding presents chiming(...)

In the livingroom, the walls are painted Cornforth White by Farrow & Ball and the chimney breast is Storm by Clayworks natural plaster. The green sofa is a tweed-upholsetered Mistral design from Heals. The orange table lamp is by Foscarini and the revolving bookcase is by Limeux. The throw on the sofa in the foreground is by Angie Lewin for Knockando. The footstool is from Melin Tregwynt, a Welsh company. The nest of tables in the foreground are Ercol, and the 1970s armchair has its original striped cover

Google the word “cabin” and the usual design sites will proffer all manner of weird and wonderful escapes, from the most basic wood hut to the chalet(...)

Melanie Fodera, a senior at Albion College in Michigan, who has been selling on eBay for about seven years. A study published  in the journal Science analysing some 630,000 auction transactions on eBay in the US reported that, on average, when men and women with equal selling reputations sold the same products, women received lower prices than men.

Successful sellers on eBay know certain things matter: item description, appealing photos, strong seller ratings and, of course, price. Now, a study p(...)

‘A real eye opener’: fashion designer Helen Cody

A rug can be art and the carpet a canvas, some ending up displayed on walls rather than floors. In Ireland, modernist artist Mainie Jellett was a pion(...)