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Points for arts courses have fallen to a new low as students question the value of those degrees. Photograph: Getty Images/Istockphoto

Science is cool and sexy and you can earn loads of money. That’s the laser-guided message targeted at school students in recent years, with concerted(...)

Margrethe Vestager: continuing her clampdown against corporate tax avoidance  with Luxembourg again in her sights. Photograph:  Eric Vidal/Reuters

The European Commission may open a fresh investigation into tax rulings offered by Luxembourg as early as this week, as EU competition commissioner Ma(...)

Former EU competition commissioner Neelie Kroes has criticised the European Commission ruling on Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The European Commission’s decision that Apple owes Ireland €13 billion in unpaid taxes has been branded “fundamentally unfair” by its former competiti(...)

Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman’s Summer of 69: No Apostrophe is coming to Dublin

Ten years since Will & Grace ended its run, it’s still difficult to separate Megan Mullally from Karen Walker, the scene- stealing sidekick who w(...)

Preservation laws have protected much of the original architecture from Santa Barbara’s 18th-century Spanish mission roots

In Race of a Lifetime, Mark Halperin’s and John Heileman’s account of the 2008 US presidential elections, the story is told of how the McCain campaig(...)

In an era of gourmet dining and obsession with healthy ingredients, Donald Trump is a throwback to an earlier, more carefree time in American eating.

President Barack Obama is so disciplined that his wife has teased that he eats precisely seven lightly salted almonds each night. George W Bush was (...)

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are expected to burn through $12 billion when “legacy spending” is taken into account. Photograph: AFP/Johannes Eisele/Getty Images

1. The price tag may have broken Brazil, but it hasn’t broken records The official cost of Rio 2016 is $4.1 billion (€3.7 billion), the organisers (...)

Pokémon Go has been downloaded more than 100 million times, and earns more than $10 million a day. Using paid partnerships would reduce the game’s reliance on in-app purchases, said Niantic’s chief executive John Hanke. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

The creator of mobile gaming phenomenon Pokémon Go is exploring more sponsorships by companies that want to attract character-hunting players to their(...)

 DAX  stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany: Fashion brand Hermes, drinks-maker Campari and sportswear company Adidas all touched  record highs on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

Healthcare and consumer stocks helped boost European markets yesterday, leaving some commentators speculating that low interest rates were encouragin(...)

McDonald’s total revenue declined to $6.27 billion from $6.50 billion a year earlier.

McDonald’s reported a 3.6 per cent fall in quarterly revenue as fewer customers visited its restaurants, mainly in the United States. Comparable sal(...)

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