Berkshire Hathaway chairman and chief executive officer Warren Buffett says he can beat Standard & Poor’s 500 Index  over equity market cycles, like he did in the six-year period that ended December 31st. Photograph: Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Warren Buffett said his performance at Berkshire Hathaway should be measured over the course of stock market cycles, after missing a five-year targ(...)

There were fears for jobs at HJ Heinz’s Irish operations as the company announced it was considering up to 248 job cuts across the UK and Ireland.  Photograph: Kevin Lorenzi/Bloomberg

Fears are growing for jobs in Co Louth as ketchup maker HJ Heinz warned it was considering cutting almost 250 jobs at its UK and Ireland operations. T(...)