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Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. US stock indexes edged higher in choppy trade on Monday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

European stocks were flat on Monday as falling industrials offset rising commodities and banks. DUBLIN Building materials giant and index heavyweigh(...)

Building materials group CRH did some of the heavy lifting in Dublin, up more than 3%  to €40.79 on a positive read through from its peer Saint Gobain, which gave a positive update to markets

European stocks marked their best showing since July on Thursday, as easing oil and gas prices offered relief to investors worried about runaway infla(...)

The messaging app Signal. Photograph: Giulia Marchi/The New York Times

Stocktake has previously pointed out that speculators can make a bundle by betting on stupidity – that is, anticipating uninformed traders will pile i(...)

Snowflake  is a cloud-computing company. Photograph: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg

Snowflake’s initial public offering (IPO) last week did nothing to dispel the idea that things are getting bubbly in techland. Shares in the cloud-com(...)

The share of Apple’s leadership who are black has remained 3 per cent for the past five years. File photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The weirdest tech event I have ever attended was a conference held a couple of years ago by secretive augmented-reality goggle-maker Magic Leap. It (...)

Snapchat has stopped promoting posts by US president Donald Trump, saying they incite racial violence. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP via Getty Images

Snap Inc said it would no longer promote US president Donald Trump’s account in Snapchat’s Discover section, saying his inflammatory comments last wee(...)

 Shares in Twitter fell sharply Thursday after the company’s earnings report did not meet financial analyst’s expectations. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Twitter plunged the most in more than a year after reporting quarterly results that fell far short of Wall Street’s estimates, and saying privacy iss(...)

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley. Corporate governance concerns have long been an issue at the company. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Unhappy shareholders can voice their disapproval by pressing for change at badly-run companies. But what happens if chief executives don’t care? Corpo(...)

Snapchat and Instagram are already strong rivals. Photograph: iStock

Shares in the owner of Snapchat tumbled more than 7 per cent to their lowest in nearly four months after rival social media group Facebook said it was(...)

Snap: some remain cautious on the prospects for the loss-making company. Photograph: Reuters

As many as 9 million people rushed to sign up to Snapchat, the vanishing messaging app, in recent months to see what their face might look like if the(...)

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