Twitter shares soared 15.6 per cent after the social media company posted better-than-expected quarterly revenue and a surprise increase in monthly active users

The S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq registered record closing highs after a broadbased rally yesterday, as a clutch of better-than-expected earnings (...)

Procter & Gamble owns brands including Oral-B. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Procter & Gamble’s quarterly revenue and profit beat Wall Street estimates on Tuesday, boosted by higher prices and more demand for its premium fa(...)

A Penneys store  in Dublin.  ABF  revealed its Dublin-headquartered Penneys/Primark company was likely to increase sales in the first half of the year by 4%. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

MONDAY Results: Whirlpool. TUESDAY Results: JetBlue Airways, Procter & Gamble, Coca Cola. Indicators: Euro zone budget and debt to GDP ratio(...)

A Tullow Oil drilling block in Kenya. Photograph: Tony Karumbatony/Getty Images

Tullow Oil has appointed two new directors to its board, with Sheila Khama and Genevieve Sangudi set to join as non-executive directors from April 26t(...)

Government bans on products such as single-use plastic water bottles, shopping bags and polystyrene cups have sent retailers and consumer goods companies searching for solutions. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Major packaged goods sellers and retailers, under pressure to cut the flow of single-use plastic bottles and containers clogging the world’s waterways(...)

Face value: Opté Precision Skincare System by Procter & Gamble

The world’s biggest consumer goods groups are planning a new generation of products for supermarket shelves – from heated razors to intelligent toothb(...)

Iseq heavyweight CRH and many of its peers were lower after the publication of US construction data.

European shares were sluggish on Wednesday as a batch of poor corporate updates added to worries about a global growth slowdown and China-US trade neg(...)

Davos: the World Economic Forum opens on Tuesday. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty

Monday Indicators: German consumer confidence (Feb), PPI (Dec); US imports and exports (Nov), construction spending (Nov), factory orders (Nov). Tue(...)

From Gillette’s We Believe: The Best Men Can Be commercial

Gillette is under fire from men’s rights activists and rightwing publications for a new advertisement that engages with the #MeToo movement and plays (...)

Don’t try this at home... Sandra Bullock in Bird Box

If you’re going to meme at home, Netflix would like you to be careful. You might have heard about the horror movie the streaming service released last(...)

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