Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross answers questions in the US Senate. Mr Ross is Donald Trump’s pick for commerce secretary. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Cutting the US corporate tax rate is the “biggest single tool” to keep firms in the country and to attract foreign companies, investor Wilbur Ross, Do(...)

Moody’s  headquarters in New York. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/GettyImages

The world’s second-largest credit ratings agency has agreed to pay nearly $864 million (€812 million) to settle US government and state claims that it(...)

 Meryl Streep: “Disrespect invites disrespect.”  Photograph: EPA/HFPA

Meryl Streep used her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday to criticise US president-elect Donald Trump fo(...)

President-elect Donald Trump with Secret Service: “I spent months never believing that he would be elected president,” said one Democrat. “I sincerely hope that the office makes the man.” Photograph: AP/Andrew Harnik

President Donald Trump will walk into the Oval Office and be stunned. First, it will be a shock to work in an office decorated with images of men othe(...)

Police tape blocks access to the escalator that takes people from the baggage area of Terminal 2 in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Signs of Esteban Santiago’s unravelling had mounted over the past year. But it was not until early November, when he walked into an FBI office carryin(...)

US president-elect Donald T rump leaves a meeting at One World Trade Center in New York on Friday. Photograph: Sam Hodgson/The New York Times

The intelligence agencies’ report on the Russian intervention in the US presidential election portrays it as just one piece of an old-fashioned Soviet(...)

The bright lights of Chicago, where shopping is the visitors’ favourite sport. Photograph: Getty Images

You say Chicago and I think Cubs (baseball), Bears (football) and Bulls (ice hockey). Add a legendary Irish rugby victory over the All Blacks (40-29, (...)

The drawingroom in Coopershill House, Riverstown, Co Sligo.

At the top end of the short-term rental market, it’s not unusual to find reality and fantasy fuse, making it possible to live out the Downton Abbey or(...)

An NYPD officer directs traffic in front of Trump Tower, New York. Photograph:  Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

Protecting US president-elect Donald Trump at his Trump Tower headquarters in New York with around-the-clock security has been a “big challenge”, the (...)

US president-elect Donald Trump  in the lobby of the New York Times building after a question-and-answer session with journalists. Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Old habits die hard and, for Donald Trump, most are suffering a painfully slow death. The Republican has struggled in his transition from presidenti(...)