Pampers brand owner Procter & Gamble has lifted profit forecasts. Photograph: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/Bloomberg

Procter & Gamble has lifted its full-year sales and profit forecasts after a global boom in house cleaning extended into the autumn, with shoppers(...)

The deals show insiders have taken advantage of the rapid run in US stock prices since the lows in March.

US executives sold $6.7 billion (€5.7 billion) of stock in their own companies last month, cashing in on a record-breaking market rally with the bigge(...)

In the fast lane: Tesla has experienced a tenfold share price increase in less than a year. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

What can you say about Tesla? Renowned short seller Jim Chanos once said the stock was “worthless” but last week, following a tenfold share price incr(...)

A screengrab from the Tampax ad that was banned by the ASAI.

The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) has signalled that it could review its controversial decision to uphold complaints from members(...)

US stocks fell sharply on Thursday. Photograph: AFP via Getty

European shares sank to a one-month low on Thursday, hit by underwhelming earnings reports, a dire reading of the German economy’s health, and US pres(...)

Unilever’s Magnum was one of the ice-cream brands that performed well in the second quarter. Photograph: iStock

Second-quarter sales at Unilever fell much less than expected as a pick up in eating at home during coronavirus lockdowns boosted demand for products (...)

Workhuman co-founder and chief executive Eric Mosley: “A social recognition platform such as Workhuman helps lead to a focused, energised employee base who are going to work more productively.”

It might have taken a move to the US for Eric Mosley to turn Workhuman into a global success but it will be Europe that provides the next wave of grow(...)

Eric Mosley, co-founder of Workhuman.

Irish software company Workhuman has achieved unicorn status on foot of a new investment that means it is now valued at $1.2 billion (€1.06 billion). (...)

Cosmeits giant Coty bought a majority stake in Kylie Jenner’s make-up and skincare businesses late last year. Photograph:  David Dee Delgado/Getty Image

Cosmetics group Coty said on Monday it would sell a majority stake in its hair and nail care brands, including Wella and OPI, to US buyout firm KKR fo(...)

Garda Mick O’Brien in Ballycotton, east Cork:  ‘Traffic now is nearly non-existent... people aren’t travelling since the full lockdown kicked in.’ Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

What a difference a day – or, in this case, six weeks – makes. Just ask Garda Mick O’Brien, who became an internet sensation when footage of him direc(...)

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