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Shares in Snap jumped 8.6 per cent in early trading on the firm’s second day on the market. Photograph: Bryan  Smith/AFP/Getty

Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal said on Friday it had invested $500 million (€474 million) in Snap Inc as it continues to spend heavily on digital media c(...)

Warren Buffett: his answer as to why he purchased so many shares in Apple was “I liked it.” Photograph: Shannon Stapleton

Warren Buffett has revealed that Berkshire Hathaway’s stake in Apple is twice as large as previously disclosed at more than $18 billion (€17 billion)(...)

Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin waits for a meeting with US president Donald Trump this week. Photograph: AFP

The new US treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, has committed the Trump administration to passing a “very significant” tax reform plan by August and pr(...)

Donald Trump’s plans to impose an import tax has divided corporate America

Rick Woldenberg views US economic policy through an unconventional lens: a multicoloured toy microscope that retails for just $20 (€18.90). Copyrighte(...)

US president Donald Trump, his wife Melania Trump, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe  pose for a photograph before attending dinner at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Nothing befitted Donald Trump more than his first real national security scare. The urgent consultation with Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, abo(...)

British trader Navinder Singh Sarao outside Westminster Magistrates’ Court, London, in August 2015, after he was granted bail on charges of helping trigger a multibillion-dollar US stock market flash crash. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

It took Navinder Singh Sarao a long time to accept that he might have been scammed out of $50 million. Stuck in London’s Wandsworth prison, wracked w(...)

US president-elect Donald Trump dining  with Mitt Romney (right) and chief-of- staff  Reince Priebus   on Tuesday. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

Donald Trump has named his key members of his economic team, including former Bank of Ireland director Wilbur Ross as his commerce secretary, as he a(...)

Steven Mnuchin: “By cutting corporate taxes, we’re going to create huge economic growth and we’ll have huge personal income.” Photograph: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pool

A sharp cut in US corporation tax is to be a priority for the new Trump administration, underlining the huge challenges which Ireland will face in att(...)

US president-elect Donald Trump meeting Wilbur Ross last week. Photograph: Getty

US president-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate as secretary of commerce investor Wilbur Ross, who became a billionaire by acquiring and restr(...)

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City, Iowa on November 6, 2016. Donald Trump barnstorms five states Sunday while Hillary Clinton implores her most fervent supporters to get to the polls, in a frenetic final 48-hour dash to the US presidential election. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Not many people – this columnist included – believed Donald Trump’s assertion that stocks would “go great” if he was elected president. But go great (...)

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