Wall Street:  US stocks were lower in early afternoon trading on weak jobs data from the private sector struck investors’ fears about rising tension in the Korean peninsula

European shares fell on Thursday to their lowest in 11 weeks after minutes from the ECB’S latest meeting showed the central bank had left the door ope(...)

In New York, Apple was the biggest drag on all the three major indexes, while Microsoft and Amazon were out of sorts. Photograph:  Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Activity on Wall Street dominated global markets on Thursday as a fresh sell-off of technology shares, including Apple, on the 10th anniversary of the(...)

Sony’s Betamax VCR launched in 1974. In 1976, rivals JVC came out with their own VHS format VCR, which doubled the recording time available. Within a decade the Betamax had become virtually obsolete. Photographs: Getty Images

The Museum of Failure has opened its doors in Sweden, showcasing a collection of product innovations that have proved to be anything but successful. T(...)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 23.31 points, or 0.11 per cent, in early trade on Friday. Photograph:  Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

The euro and stocks dipped on Friday ahead of the first round of the French presidential election. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who wants to ditch (...)

Reckitt Benckiser expects to hit its full-year sales growth target of 3 per cent. (Photograph: Reuters)

British consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser reported flat like-for-like sales for the first quarter that missed analysts’ estimates, hurt by the on(...)

Paddy Power Betfair finished off a positive week with a 0.6% rise to €102.20

European shares edged higher on Friday, ending the week in positive territory thanks to corporate earnings and robust basic resources stocks, though (...)

Wall Street traders: US stocks  were up slightly on Thursday as a rise in consumer shares helped offset losses in financials

European stocks were left flat-footed as disappointing company results, including a $7.5 billion fine for wrongdoing for Deutsche Bank, sent its shar(...)

Reckitt Benckiser – whose brands also include Dettol, Nurofen, Durex condoms and Harpic toilet cleaner –  recently revealed a third-quarter hit from its South Korean operation after a disinfectant scandal. Photograph: Stephen Hird/File/Reuters

Cillit Bang and Dettol maker Reckitt Benckiser has confirmed it held talks to buy US baby formula maker Mead Johnson for $16.7 billion (€15.5 billion)(...)

French food group Danone fell by 1.4 per cent after the  world’s biggest yoghurt maker warned about sales growth. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

US stocks opened higher, pushing up a gauge of global market indexes on Monday, as investors continued to be bullish on equities ahead of a speech fr(...)

Australia’s Federal Court has ruled that Nurofen Specific Pain products were misleading. Photograph: Reuters

The British manufacturer of Nurofen has been fined more than A$6 million (€4 million) for misleading Australian consumers on the painkiller’s ability (...)

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