Vitaly Korchevsky is escorted in handcuffs from his home by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

US prosecutors have charged nine people over their alleged roles in a hacking scheme to obtain corporate press releases before they were made public, (...)

The announcement late on Monday that Google was going to restructure under a new umbrella company called Alphabet was the biggest shock in the technol(...)

Kraft’s net revenue fell to $4.52 billion from $4.75 billion, while Heinz’s revenue fell to $2.62 billion from $2.73 billion

Kraft Heinz, the packaged food company formed by the merger of ketchup maker Heinz and Kraft Foods said sales fell 4.9 per cent at Kraft and 4.1 per c(...)

How will markets go? Forecaster Robert Prechter warned that the Dow Jones would fall below 1,000 in 2010 – it has spent most of 2015 around the 18,000 level. Photograph: Jin Lee/Bloomberg

Market forecasting is a tricky business, with countless studies indicating we should be sceptical towards those who purport to know what the future ho(...)

 Warren Buffett, chief executive and chairman of  Berkshire Hathaway: company announced it will buy aircraft parts company Precision Castparts for $37.2 billion. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Warren Buffett struck the largest deal of his life as Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy engineering group Precision Castparts for $37.2 billion (€33.7b(...)

In May, Berkshire celebrated 50 years under the control of  Warren  Buffett, who turned an ailing textile company into the largest conglomerate in the US, with a market capitalisation today of $354 billion. Photograph: Bloomberg

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is closing in on its biggest acquisition as it negotiates a deal worth about $30 billion to buy Precision Castpart(...)

Former FBD chief executive Andrew Langford pictured with chairman Michael Berkery.

FBD ha said its plans to meet new solvency rules next year are on track as the Irish insurer struggles to return to profit and Andrew Langford unexpec(...)

VHI extended its reinsurance arrangement with Berkshire Hathaway by four years in 2014

Ciarán Hancock State-owned VHI has raised €90 million in subordinated debt from Warren Buffett’s conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway to boost its reserve(...)

People sit outside the Greek parliament in Athens.  Standard & Poor’s rating raised Greece’s credit rating by two notches to CCC+ after the indebted country reached a preliminary deal with its creditos for a third bailout deal. Photograph: AFP  Photo

Standard & Poor’s yesterday upgraded Greece’s sovereign credit rating by two notches and revised its outlook to stable from negative. The embattle(...)

British Open winner Zach Johnson sports Netjets branding on his collar. (Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

The three-man British Open playoff was a win-win-win for NetJets. Zach Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman, the three men(...)