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Innocuous elements of the brand – the font, the blue-orange colour scheme and half of the name – will live on. Photograph: iStock

Uncle Ben’s is to be renamed Ben’s Original after the rice range’s owner Mars acknowledged that the label promoted racial stereotypes, the latest exam(...)

US stocks opened largely unchanged on Thursday as investors shrugged off a dip in jobless claims.

European shares inched up in thin trade on Thursday, as a handful of corporate updates and central bank meetings gave little impetus for larger moves.(...)

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow: he  said Washington may move ahead with more tariffs on Chinese goods. Photograph: Getty Images

Global shares handed back gains on Thursday after comments from the White House undid optimism over a potential China-US trade deal. White House econo(...)

 Traders monitor the markets in the S&P options pit at the   global markets exchange in Chicago, Illinois.  Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty

Shares rose as US president Donald Trump pulled back from plans to block Chinese investment in American tech companies, easing fears of a trade war. H(...)

A 15-month low: B&Q owner Kingfisher has reported annual profits tumbling more than 10 per cent and warned of an “uncertain” UK outlook after a recent hit to sales. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Shares slid on Wednesday as trade war fears dented investors’ confidence and the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25 per cent. DUBLIN F(...)

James Leighton joins the baked goods company having previously held roles in Perdue Foods, ConAgra and Boulder Brands. Photograph: iStock

Baked goods company Aryzta has appointed James B Leighton to its board as an independent non-executive director. The appointment of Mr Leighton is sai(...)

US stocks slipped in light trading on Thursday ahead of the holiday season. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

European stocks inched lower amid thin trading, with investors signalling reluctance to extend a rally as the last full trading week of 2016 unfolded.(...)

Apple chief Tim Cook: the company’s 0.9 per cent drop yesterday weighed heavily on the S&P. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The Iseq in Dublin, up 1.3 per cent, le d the charge among European bourses as stocks climbed on optimism a resolution to Greek debt talks is close. U(...)

  CRH  moved with its sector and rose by 40 cent or 2.26 per cent to €18.125

European markets were all in solid form yesterday, reacting to overnight gains in the US and Asia. The driver for all the positivity was news from th(...)

ConAgra’s  shares rose 4.7 per cent in early trading. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

ConAgra Foods yesterday posted a quarterly profit slightly ahead of Wall Street estimates and raised its long-term outlook, citing increased cost-savi(...)