Owen Farrell at St James’ Park ahead of Saturday’s Champions Cup final. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

15 Alex Goode Age: 30 Height: 5’11” Weight: 91 kg (14st 4lbs) Minutes: 640 Points: 0 He has beaten more defenders (35) is this season’s tournament t(...)

MMC said the deal is expected to achieve synergies of about €214 million within three years of completion. Photograph:  iStock

US-based Marsh & McLennan (MMC) is buying British insurance and reinsurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) for £4.3 billion (€4.8 billion), t(...)

‘At 58, and after decades of being criticised for gender stereotyping, the lithe blonde has embraced feminism’

It’s pretty unlikely that when Ruth Handler introduced her latest creation at the American International Toy Fair 58 years ago today, she had no idea (...)

US stocks steadied in late morning trading on Thursday, with the S&P 500 on track to break its longest losing streak in five years, although a fall in Facebook’s shares capped gains. Photograph: Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images

European shares ended flat on Thursday, giving up early gains as a London court ruling complicated the Brexit process, boosting the pound and sending (...)

The Lexus LC500 had its North American debut during the the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty

Opening its doors barely a week after the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (better weather, hipper clientele and now effectively a motor show to(...)

A Ford F150 Platinum truck sits on a scissor lift at the company’s stand at the North American International Auto Show  in Detroit, Michigan. Photographer: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg

As United States carmakers confirmed 2015 as their best year for sales last week, few of their top executives were in the industry’s Detroit hub to c(...)

 Rugby World Cup favourites New Zealand’s All-Blacks have one of the most valuable brands in rugby and are embarking on  new merchandising tie-ups including perfumes and milk. (Photograph:Phil Walter/Getty Images)

The All Blacks will use their team bus to change out of their training gear during the Rugby World Cup,  an inconvenience the New Zealand supe(...)

Flying high: Aer Lingus finished up 3.14 per cent at €1.48, while Ryanair surged 7.66 per cent to €8.18. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

US stocks fluctuated, after a monthly advance pushed benchmark indexes to records, as growth in manufacturing reinforced strength in the American eco(...)

 Peter Hancock at AIG in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Peter Hancock bounds up the front steps of the Merrion Hotel in Dublin and offers a warm handshake. The global chief executive of American Internation(...)

Avolon Aerospace Leasing Ltd., the private-equity backed aircraft financing company, filed for a $100 million US initial public offering as industry deal-making accelerates

Avolon Aerospace Leasing Ltd., the private-equity backed aircraft financing company, filed for a $100 million US initial public offering as industry d(...)

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