Michael Bloomberg is set to return to the company he founded.

Sitting still does not suit Michael Bloomberg. Eight months since he left political office, the former mayor of New York has returned to run the marke(...)

US president Barack Obama: to announce African investment plan at US-Africa Business Forum. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

American companies pledged new investment in Africa today as part of $14 billion (€10.4 billion) in construction, clean energy, banking and informatio(...)

Mrs Robinson’s new role

Nobody could accuse UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of having a shortage of ambassadors to promote the urgency of tackling global warming, following (...)

The Facebook chief and his wife made a donation of 18 million shares of Facebook stock valued at more than $970 million to a Silicon Valley non-profit organisation.

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013, figures show. The Facebook chief and his wife m(...)

New York mayor Bill de Blasio said he would not march in the parade due to the event’s prohibition on public displays of gay pride, making him the first New York mayor in two decades not to participate. Photograph: Ozier Muhammad/New York Times

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is boycotting the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in Manhattan next month over the exclusion of gay and lesbian grou(...)

 Bill Clinton introduces newly elected mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, at City Hall in New York on New Year’s Day. Photograph: Reuters

All politics is local. But the local can be decidedly national, even international. Boris Johnson’s London mayoralty acquired national significance be(...)

Democratic candidate for the New York mayoralty Bill de Blasio said he would ban horse-drawn carriages from Central Park ark “within the first week on the job”. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

The Tricolours and Irish accents hustling for business are the only giveaways at Central Park’s southeast corner in New York City. Many horse-drawn ca(...)

New Jersey’s Republican governor Chris Christie was re-elected by a landslide in a traditionally Democratic state. Photograph: Reuters

New Jersey’s Republican governor Chris Christie was re-elected by a landslide in a traditionally Democratic state, propelling him as a favourite for t(...)

New York City Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio greets commuters while riding the R train from the Bay Bridge neighborhood of Brooklyn on his way to a campaign stop, in New York.

The election of two state governors in the US today may raise some telling pointers for the 2016 presidential race, Meanwhile, a Democrat will likely (...)

The potential of disruptive innovation to boost job creation in the maritime sector will be explored at the Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster(...)