Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson. The company is expected to announce profits on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters.

Johnson and Johnson, the world’s biggest maker of health-care products, said its board approved a plan to buy back as much as $10 billion in shares. (...)

Britain’s inflation rate turned negative for only the second time since 1960. Photograph: Reuters.

Britain’s inflation rate turned negative for only the second time since 1960 in September, reflecting a weak price backdrop that the Bank of England h(...)

Beer giants SABMiller and Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev have “agreed in principle” on a £68 billion blockbuster tie-up to create the world’s biggest drinks firm. Photograph: PA.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed in princple to buy SABMiller for about £68 billion pounds (€92 billion), raising its bid after several rejections to c(...)

Brent crude slipped 12 per cent this year and tumbled 44 per cent in the last 12 months. Photograph: Reuters.

Global demand for crude is growing while non-OPEC countries are producing less of it, helping to bring the supply and demand for oil back into equilib(...)

Ireland and Spain are Facebook’s first markets for the new emojis

Adam Mosseri has a very important job. As the head of Facebook’s news feed, Mosseri and his team were tasked with determining which six cartoon i(...)

In the dark: How did a company most people have never heard of come to lay claim to elements found in virtually every smartphone? Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Across the river from the casino district in Reno above an Italian restaurant, you can find the little-known company that says it “invented the mobile(...)

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Last week, German media giant Axel Springer paid $343 million to buy a big chunk of online news site Business Insider, bringing its shareholding to 97(...)

Matthias Müller: uncontroversial choice to take over as chief executive. Photograph: Alexander Koerner/Getty Images

Volkswagen’s new chief executive, Matthias Müller, has vowed to win back trust after an emissions scandal that has rocked the car group and seen its m(...)

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Image of the week: Tough crowd President Obama this week addressed the Business Roundtable – a bunch of chief executives from large corporation(...)

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams:  Moody’s are not ruling out the prospect of Sinn Féin in government

The decision of Moody’s to upgrade its outlook for the Republic from stable to positive last week will no doubt bolster the sense of self-satisfaction(...)