A day after President Obama phoned Israeli leader Binyamin Netanyahu demanding an “immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire”, Netanyahu warned of “a lengthy campaign” against Hamas. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The photographs of American troops pushing helicopters over the side of a US warship in 1975 became iconic images immortalising the country’s messy wi(...)

President of Spanish wifi company Gowex, Jenaro Garcia, who announced on Twitter last week that the company’s accounts had been falsified for more than four years. Photograph: Angel Diaz/EPA

To many, attempting to profit from stock market falls is immoral and parasitic. Short sellers, however, see themselves as the detectives of the stock (...)

S&P calculates that almost four in five US stock fund managers fail to beat broader indexes Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

It’s become one of the toughest sells of a fund manager: pay a fee to underperform the rest of the market.Over the last three years, S&P calculate(...)

Beware the strong man. Or, more accurately, beware behaving in ways that create the demand for a strong man to protect the weak. The thought oc(...)

In his November 2011 inaugural address President Michael D Higgins said he intended holding  presidency seminars. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Over 50 events are planned to take place across the island of Ireland this year as part of an ethics initiative by President Michael D Higgins (...)

Dr John Ryan, cardiologist and assistant professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. “The reality is patients don’t complain based on organ systems, they complain based on symptoms.”

There are downsides to every job and, in the case of Tipperary-born cardiologist Dr John Ryan, it is telling people they have an incurable illness. Ry(...)

Photos of the 2013 Nobel Prize laureates in Economic Sciences Eugene Fama (L-R), Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller are displayed during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm today. The three American scientists won the 2013 economics Nobel prize  for research that has improved the forecasting of asset prices in the long term and helped the emergence of index funds in stock markets, the award-giving body said. Photograph: REUTERS/Claudio Bresciani/TT News Agency
US economists win Nobel prize
  • World
  • October 14, 2013, 13:35

Three American scientists have won the 2013 economics Nobel prize for research that has improved the forecasting of asset prices in the long term and(...)

The state of your health rather than your age is the greatest determinant of a good sex life, and an active sex life is associated with health in midd(...)

Former Goldman Sachs bond trader Fabrice Tourre was found liable for fraud for his role in a failed mortgage deal that cost investors $1 billion. Photograph: Reuters

A jury found former Goldman Sachs Group Inc vice president Fabrice Tourre liable for fraud for his role in a failed mortgage deal that cost investors(...)

The trial of former Goldman Sachs bond trader Fabrice Tourre was about “Wall Street greed,” a lawyer for the US Securities and Exchange Commission sai(...)