A Ford assembly line worker. Ford continued to lose money in Europe and in South America, while being profitable in Asia as well as North America. Photograph: Reuters/Aaron Josefczyk

Ford yesterday reported a 34 per cent drop in third-quarter earnings, and revenue fell due to the cost of introducing the F-150 pickup truck.Ford, whi(...)

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, embarked on a plan to cut $3 billion in annual expenses by 2019 after a global slump in sales volume (...)

A broker looks at his screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany today. The stock index DAX fell under 8500 points. (Photograph: Michael Probst/AP)

The global economy faces its biggest test of confidence since the European sovereign debt crisis as investors fear it’s running out of engines. Japan (...)

Opel’s OnStar system will offer the capability to connect up to seven devices to the car’s 4G wifi connection. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The days of fighting over control of the car radio is coming to an end with the plethora of portable digital devices now used by passengers in the car(...)

Men’s football final: Dubai Celts play Qatar GAA at last year’s Asian Gaelic Games 4:15

As this article rolls off the presses in Ireland and goes online in the early hours of Saturday morning, on the other side of the world, more than 800(...)

Jameson, Bushmills and Tullamore Dew were all included in the top fifty travel-retail sales table, while Baileys Irish Cream was ranked in sixth place

Baileys remains one of the most popular duty-free spirits in the world despite seeing a 3.6 per cent decline in sales last year.New figures compiled b(...)

People walking dogs on Rossnowlagh Strand in Co Donegal. The number of overseas visitors to Ireland rose by nearly 10 per cent during the summer, according to the CSO. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The number of overseas visitors to Ireland between June and August was almost 10 per cent higher than last year, the Central Statistics Office has sai(...)

Festival fun: the South By Southwest music, film and technology festival in Austin earlier this year – “Keep Austin Weird!” has become a catch-all calling card for the city which attracts musicians and software coders, political liberals and start-up entrepreneurs. Photograph: Darrell Craig Harris/Getty Images

Austin revels in its kooky status and the Texan capital’s slogan “Keep Austin Weird!” has become a catch-all calling card for musicians and softwar(...)

Ian Paisley lived up to the many different characterisations of his personality. Photograph: The Irish Times

The death of Ian Paisley marks the end of an era. Here was a Big Man with big boots. Descriptions and characterisations vary greatly: the most divisiv(...)

Finger-vein readers are to be used by bank customers to access their accounts from next year in a drive by Barclays to combat fraud. The biometric dev(...)