Don Keough was among the first recipients of an Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award honouring members of the Irish diaspora

Irish-American businessman Don Keough, a champion of Ireland who promoted Irish studies in the US and encouraged American corporate investment into Ir(...)

It may not be moral to invest in so-called sin stocks but it sure is profitable.Tobacco has been the best-performing sector in the US over the last 11(...)

Technology stocks have motored higher in 2015, driving the Nasdaq close to 2000’s all-time high, which was at the very height of dotcom mania. Are thi(...)

Samsung has been stung by Apple’s new iPhones, ceding global market share after the larger-screen devices captured sales in a segment pioneered by the Galaxy S lineup.  (Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)

Samsung Electronics is expected to release two new versions of its top-tier Galaxy smartphone next month, including a model with a display covering th(...)

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple arrives to speak with Gary Cohn, president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs Group (r) at the Goldman Sachs Technology And Internet Conference in San Francisco, California on Tuesday. Cook told the audience that he doesn’t believe “ in such laws as laws of large numbers”. (Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

An onstage interview with Tim Cook on Tuesday turned into a mini-debate about mathematics that left everybody in the audience a little bit dumber. Gar(...)

Warren Buffett believes that holding cash can make sense when there are no better options Photograph: Bloomberg

As Warren Buffett was a student of Benjamin Graham, today we are all students of Warren Buffett.He has become wealthy and famous from his investing. H(...)

Berkshire Hathaway’s Terry Kroeger said the company had experimented with metered paywalls. Photograph: Conor McCabe

When billionaire Warren Buffett went on a shopping spree for US newspapers in 2012, it prompted some to sit up and think “maybe print isn’t dead” - on(...)

Checking Japan’s Nikkei: buying unpopular stocks on the Japanese index between 1981 and 2010 returned 13.6 per cent annually, compared with a meagre 3.97 per cent for the overall market. Photograph: Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images

Assembling a portfolio of unpopular stocks might seem like an unconventional investing approach, but research indicates it may well be a winning one. (...)

The merged firm also will sell specialty policies to businesses, as well as life and accident-and-health coverage.

Axis Capital Holdings has agreed to merge with Dublin-headquartered PartnerRe, combining two reinsurers with a total market value of almost $11 billio(...)

In the US, almost $92 billion was withdrawn from active funds last year, while passive funds attracted inflows of $156 billion. In the UK, money flowed into passive funds but more than $17 billion was pulled from active funds. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

If you can’t beat the market, track it. That’s the stance increasingly being taken by ordinary investors who, disillusioned by fund managers’ horrific(...)