Oracle’s executive chairman of the board and chief technology officer Larry Ellison. Oracle’s net income fell to $2.76 billion, or 62 cents per share, in the fourth quarter

Oracle forecast quarterly profit below analysts’ estimates, and said weak sales of its traditional database software licenses were made worse by a str(...)

Warren Buffett: expensive lunch guest. Photograph:   Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

A Chinese company that develops online games bid more than €2 million for what must be the most expensive Buffet lunch in history. Zhu Ye, head of Be(...)

Out Monday: Euro zone trade balance (April). Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
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TODAY Meetings: MoneyConf (T13 Hub, Belfast). Indicators: Euro zone trade balance (April); US industrial production (May). TOMORROW Results: Adobe Sys(...)

Now more than ever, the broad capabilities that come from arts and humanities degrees need to be valued and retained. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

When I recently attended the project showcase by graduates in technology and psychology at the Institute for Art, Design and Technology (IADT), in Dún(...)

Scatterpillar Designs, run by Dublin designer Jacinta Leigh, turns your child’s art creations into toys made from their old clothes and canvasses for your wall

Ireland is a nation of entrepreneurs and a great country in which to do business. Or at least that’s how we like to see ourselves. And there ma(...)

Angela Ahrendts, the former chief executive officer of London-based fashion retailer Burberry Group, was awarded $82.6 million in 2014. (Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg)

Angela Ahrendts, Apple Inc.’s senior vice president of retail and online stores, was the highest-paid female executive in the US last year. The former(...)

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TODAY Results: Aryzta. Indicators: US industrial production (Feb), capacity utilisation (Feb) and net long-term TIC flows (Jan); UK consumer price ind(...)

Apple, Microsoft, Google and five other tech firms now account for more than a fifth of the $2.1 trillion in profits that US companies are holding overseas

Eight of the biggest US technology companies added a combined $69 billion to their stockpiled offshore profits over the past year, even as some corpo(...)

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has been deemed the world’s richest man by Forbes magazine, which said he had a net worth of $79.2 billion (€70.8 billion) in 2015. Photograph: Cole Burston/EPA.

Bill Gates’s net worth has increased by $3 billion over the last year to $79.2 billion (€70.8 billion), Forbes magazine said.That figure puts him at t(...)

Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway:  his critique of benchmark-huggers remains relevant today. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

The arrival of Berkshire Hathaway’s annual letter, the latest of which landed over the weekend, is eagerly anticipated by mutual fund managers for War(...)