Lockheed Martin reported a better-than-expected 47 per cent jump in quarterly profit on Tuesday and raised its annual profit forecast, helped by strong demand for its missiles and fighter jets, sending its shares up 6 per cent.

Lockheed Martin reported a better-than-expected 47 per cent jump in quarterly profit on Tuesday and raised its annual profit forecast, helped by stron(...)

Share traders start their systems for  a trading session in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

Concern over China’s economic outlook and global trade left major world stock indexes little changed on Thursday, while an end to the latest chapter i(...)

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket, with the Nasa Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) onboard, launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, US. Photograph: Nasa/Bill Ingalls/Nasa/Reuters

A Nasa satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation has been launched into polar orbit. A (...)

Twitter stock fell after the Washington Post reported that the social media company suspended over 70m fake accounts in May and June. Photograph:Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European shares advanced on Monday as investors looked beyond the growing US-China trade dispute and political turmoil in the UK. Despite British pri(...)

Traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

A flurry of merger activity among European stocks drove strong moves on Monday as some regional indexes notched up new records, with investors shruggi(...)

Louise Anna Turpin and David Allen Turpin, who have been charged with nine counts of torture and child endangerment. Photograph: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department via The New York Times.

Police are still seeking answers after finding 13 siblings starving in their parents’ squalid southern California home, some of them chained to beds u(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on September 18th.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Most European share indices nudged ahead, the Iseq lagging slightly with an increase of 0.1 per cent. London’s blue chip index the FTSE 100 recovered(...)

Northrop Grumman’s office in Reston, Virginia: the all-cash deal comes as North Korea tests missiles and nuclear weapons, heightening tensions with the US and its allies. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

US defence contractor Northrop Grumman said on Monday it would buy Orbital ATK for about $7.8 billion, getting access to lucrative government contract(...)

Permanent TSB, whose share prices has been in the doldrums in recent weeks, ended the day down 2.6%  at €1.85. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

European shares fell back on Wednesday as geopolitical tensions sent all major benchmarks into negative territory, accompanied by a slight uptick in v(...)

Traders on the floor of the NYSE on Friday. Financial markets were initially spooked by US missile strikes against Syria. Photograph: Bloomberg

The US missile strike on Syria was the dominant factor in the markets yesterday with oil trading near a one-month high while the dollar rose as invest(...)

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