Companies join forces as they bet that demand for broadband internet services will continue to grow

TPG, the US private equity group, joined the deal frenzy that has swept through America’s regional cable and broadband providers as it agreed to acqui(...)

Ryanair was one of the best performers on the Iseq, finishing up almost 2 per cent. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Equity markets retreated after Thursday’s gains, and investors focused again on the underlying weaknesses in the global economy. Investors showed re(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

An initially positive start to the quarter for stocks in Europe and the United States fizzled out as a mostly disappointing batch of economic reports (...)

 Dish reported net income of $315 million, or 68 cents per share, in the quarter ended September 30th, compared with a net loss of $158 million, or 35 cents per share, a year earlier. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Dish Network, the second-largest US satellite-television provider, reported third-quarter profit that exceeded estimates after luring more customers a(...)