Cinema owner AMC Entertainment Holdings is one of the ‘meme stocks’ soaring again on Wall Street. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP

European stocks stayed near record levels on Wednesday, helped by energy and consumer stocks, while strong economic data from the United States and E(...)

The S&P 500 and the Dow rose, helped by economy-linked stocks after  labour data showed fewer weekly jobless claims, bolstering optimism about economic recovery. Photograph: Bloomberg

European shares inched higher on Thursday as investors awaited key US labour data. In the US the S&P 500 and the Dow rose, helped by economy-link(...)

Matt Hancock: announced the programme that will enable local authorities to proceed with mass testing for asymtomatic cases. Photograph: PA Wire

The British government is to roll out mass community testing across England, to detect people who have Covid-19 but show no symptoms. The programme, (...)

Photograph:  Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Grocery retailer Tesco on Wednesday reported a 15.6 per cent fall in core profit, with a jump in sales due to the Covid-19 pandemic more than outweigh(...)

Skye Gyngell and Darina Allen (left) during a demonstration at Ballymaloe Cookery School. Photograph: Eric Luke

Monday Results: Ryanair, Under Armour, Groupon. Indicators: Irish industrial production (Sep); Euro zone manufacturing PMI (Oct); UK construction (...)

Christine Lagarde was nominated on Tuesday to take over at the helm of the European Central Bank. Photograph: Getty Images

Euro-zone stocks surged on Wednesday as investors piled into companies with big dividends on hopes European Central Bank chief nominee Christine Lagar(...)

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair is scheduled to speak Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Monday Results: Mylan, Avadel Pharmaceuticals, Taro Pharmaceuticals, Avis Budget, Ferrari, Marriott International. Indicators: Irish services purcha(...)

Aryzta owns brands including Cuisine De France. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shares in Aryzta jumped as much as 18 per cent on Tuesday as the Swiss-Irish baked-goods group said that a group of investment banks have conditionall(...)

Paddy Power Betfair climbed almost 3.2 per cent to €101.00 after it agreed a merger of its US unit with the sports site FanDuel.

European stocks fell on Thursday as car industry shares came under pressure after the US launched an investigation into auto imports, while stocks wer(...)

Brexit Secretary David Davis leaves Number 10 Downing Street on February 8th. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Even by the standards of party conference season, it was an impressive show of stamina. An afternoon that began for David Davis in the bar of Manchest(...)

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