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In this London restaurant, bears are used to reinforce the need for diners to socially distance. Photograph: Zizou Hammoudi/PA Wire

Image of the week: Bear essentials If Dublin is so great, then how come it’s not possible, at the time of writing, to have a mid-pandemic meal in the(...)

AltCamp: Ken Baird spent more than 10 years in Australia before coming back to Ireland with his partner Órla O’Regan, buying a camper van and spending time reacquainting himself with the Irish countryside.

Alternative camping sites, getting kids physically active and stroke rehabilitation training are three of the newly minted businesses to graduate from(...)

Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple are sworn in. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/ Pool/EPA

Testifying last week before a US congressional antitrust committee, the chief executives of four of the world’s largest technology companies – Google,(...)

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Ulster Bank has introduced Apple Pay to its business customers, integrating it across its Mastercard commercial cards, and Visa Debit cards. The syst(...)

The Fearless Girl statue in front of the New York Stock Exchange at Wall Street. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

The growing herd of day traders speculating in high-risk stocks might give the impression of irrational exuberance in financial markets. In fact, far (...)

Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, Apple, and Google (FANMAGS) – in aggregate, the stocks trade on 7.7 times revenues and 55 times earnings, according to Verdad Capital. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

Growth stocks have trounced value stocks for years now and that trend has accelerated in 2020, resulting in an unprecedented valuation gulf. Do expens(...)

HSBC slid 2.9%  to its lowest since 2009 as the coronavirus crisis marked mounting bad debt charges and missed profit expectations. Photograph: Getty

A modest expansion in euro zone manufacturing activity and hopes of fresh US stimulus lifted European stocks across the board on Monday, with carmaker(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is seen via videoconference at a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust last Wednesday. Photograph: Handout via The New York Times

‘Mr Pichai … why does Google steal content from honest businesses?” With this sharp opening question from committee chair David Cicilline, the four po(...)

The economy might not be looking like a V but the profits and share prices of a few technology companies certainly are. The industry’s four biggest companies, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and Facebook, reported a combined $28 billion in profits on Thursday. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Hopes of a V-shaped economic recovery have been dashed pretty much everywhere. That said, it is clear that activity has recovered from trough levels s(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg testifying via video link before the US congressional hearing on anti-trust issues. Photograph: Getty

There may be plenty of businesses suffering as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, but the tech giants are not among them. Just a day after the chief ex(...)

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