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Citigroup led a surge in bank shares after Berkshire Hathaway revealed a big stake. Photograph: Jin Lee/Bloomberg

European shares ended higher on Tuesday, on hopes that demand in China could be sustained as authorities looked to relax Covid-19 restrictions as inve(...)

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Amazon. com has agreed to accept Visa’s cards across its global network, settling a feud that threatened to damage the financial giant’s business and (...)

O’Brien Fine Foods managing director John O’Brien said Bearfields would be a strategic partner.

Brady Family Ham maker O’Brien Fine Foods has expanded into Britain through of acquisition Bearfields of London for an undisclosed sum. Established i(...)

Yantian in Shenzhen, the world’s fourth busiest port. Satellite images taken of the port over the summer showed a backlog of containers at the port so big it could be seen from space. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Irish retailers are struggling to secure Christmas stock as Covid, Brexit and freight costs play havoc with supply chains. Consumers can expect sho(...)

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway placed a $5.7bn (€4.8bn) bet on four US pharmaceutical stocks in the third quarter. File photograph: Getty

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway placed a $5.7 billion (€4.8 billion) bet on four US pharmaceutical stocks in the third quarter, as the billionaire(...)

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European stocks recorded their worst weekly decline since mid-June on Friday, although the Iseq outperformed, as investors feared that a second wave o(...)

‘If we really want to succeed internationally, we need a highly trained entrepreneurially driven corps of professional sales people.’ File photograph: Getty

Amid all the talk of V-shaped recoveries and new normals, there has been little discussion on how we will actually battle our way out of the recession(...)

John Ryan with his wife, Denise, and their children on the Navajo reservation where Denise was born

An Irishman who is helping native Americans fight one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the US said these people live in “desolate conditions” and(...)

A woman wearing a face mask in Monterey Park, California. Photograph:  Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

The number of coronavirus cases is growing as more than 98,000 people are infected globally and more than 3,300 deaths. California declared a State o(...)

People in the first Costco outlet in China, on the stores opening day in Shanghai on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Costco’s first outlet in China opened on Tuesday and was soon overrun with customers willing to fight over discounted products and wait hours to pay f(...)

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