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Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman lost hundreds of millions of dollars betting against nutritional supplement company Herbalife. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Legendary investor Bill Gross was the most successful bond manager of his generation but his career ended miserably earlier this year after he made ri(...)

 Launch of Senator Joan Freeman’s presidential campaign in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/ The Irish Times.

Presidential candidate Joan Freeman has defended a campaign loan of €120,000 she received from US-based businessman Des Walsh. She said the money wa(...)

Shopify vice-president of user experience Lynsey Thornton: “Irish companies on Shopify have achieved 55 per cent growth in the last year alone.”

When news emerged of Adobe acquiring ecommerce platform Magento in a $1.68 billion deal (€1.4 billion) earlier this month, shares in Canadian rival S(...)

Canadian  e-commerce company has a team of 150 or so “gurus” working in Co. Galway.

Shopify tumbled the most ever after Citron Research said it was shorting the stock and alleged that the Canadian e-commerce company’s rapid user grow(...)

Fears regarding slowing iPhone sales have hit Apple hard

‘Sell everything’ is lousy advice “Sell everything.” So said RBS analyst Andrew Roberts last week, and his warning that 2016 would prove “cataclysmic”(...)

Janet Yellen, chairman of the US Federal Reserve: Recent strong jobs numbers mean a December rate hike now looks a safe bet. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Investors have spent 2015 fretting as to whether the Federal Reserve would finally raise US interest rates and if so, when. Less attention has been pa(...)

Tupperware party: if you don’t feel comfortable selling, and maybe pushing customers into opening their wallets, direct selling may not be for you

Maybe you’re a stay-at-home parent, looking for a way to earn some extra income now that the kids have gone back to school. Or maybe you have retired (...)

Former Enron chairman Kenneth Lay: short-sellers tend to get a bad press but their defenders point to their exposure of questionable practices at companies like Enron. Photograph: Dave Einsel/Getty Images

Short-sellers profit from market declines, something that has long ensured their unpopularity with politicians, regulators and chief executives. Napol(...)

Stocktake

Correction or not, investors may need to “buckle up for more volatility” following the recent “market rout”, Blackrock recently cautioned. Two (...)

Investor Carl Icahn is known for his strong-arm tactics in US boardrooms. Photograph: Chip East/Reuters

Carl Icahn is not known as a passive investor. One of the original brash corporate raiders of the 1980s, Icahn’s trademark move is to quietly build a (...)

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