The New York Stock Exchange: Switch  jumped by almost half in its trading debut after raising $531m in an initial public offering, the third-biggest technology IPO this year in the US. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares rose for the fourth consecutive week on Friday as confidence over the region’s economic recovery outweighed worries over the Catalonia(...)

Amazon.com spent its first day as the owner of a brick-and-mortar grocery chain cutting prices at Whole Foods Market.

Amazon. com spent its first day as the owner of a bricks-and-mortar grocery chain cutting prices at Whole Foods Market. At the Whole Foods on 57th S(...)

European stocks fell as turbulence in oil markets undermined risk appetite

European stocks fell as turbulence in oil markets, and the prospect of tough talks at a meeting of G7 leaders met in Italy, undermined risk appetite. (...)

Traders on the NYSE. The Iseq  rose on Thursday with Bank of Ireland  up 3.9 per cent on the back of the extension to the ECB’s quantitative easing scheme. Photograph:  Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Banks boosted European stocks to their highest level since January after the European Central Bank altered the parameters of its asset purchasing pro(...)

 Euronext Stock Exchange,  Paris: European markets made gains on Thursday, ending a three-day slide with London’s FTSE up 1.09 per cent. The CAC in Paris rose 0.8 per cent and Germany’s Dax was 0.49 per cent higher. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty

World stocks climbed as riskier assets like equities received a bump from a second day of positive US data and worries eased over the impact of Brita(...)

Hostelworld chairman Richard Segal (left) with CEO Feargal Mooney. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

European shares steadied on Thursday, with banks coming under pressure after a surprise rights issue by Spain’s Banco Popular raised fears that others(...)

American Express has slid the most in the Dow Jones Industrial Average since December 31st after setbacks including the end of the company’s partnership with warehouse-club chain Costco and a ruling by a federal judge that its policies prohibiting merchants from steering customers to cheaper cards violated antitrust laws.

American Express’s short-term stock results have been “disappointing,” as the company faces a variety of issues including the loss of its biggest reta(...)

Ron Johnson, left, with co-workers. His company, Enjoy, is hoping to knock Amazon off its perch as the leader of online shopping. photograph: peter earl mccollough/new york times

There are two ways for start-ups to take on Amazon, the reigning monarch of US online shopping.One is to mount a frontal attack: Raise hundreds of mil(...)

The people most thankful for Thanksgiving, the biggest holiday in the American calendar, this year appear to have been retailers. The National Retai(...)

Travel stocks fall on fears over spread of the Ebola virus. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

European stocks sank in huge trading volumes, extending their week-long selloff as concerns about global economic growth spooked investors. In the la(...)