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A gauge of global stock markets hit another all-time high on Monday as optimism grew that US lawmakers would soon pass a Covid-19 aid package. Europe(...)

US stocks traded mixed, near all-time highs, as investors evaluated the outlook for global growth and central bank stimulus to counter the pandemic. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP Photo

European shares ended Monday lower, weighed down by weak financial stocks after disappointing German and Italian inflation data, but closed August hig(...)

Tens of thousands of aging wind turbine blades are coming down and most have nowhere to go but landfills. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Wind turbine blades can be longer than a Boeing 747 wing, so at the end of their lifespan they cannot just be hauled away. First, you need to saw thro(...)

   Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen (above), speaking in New York,  re-affirmed the Fed’s commitment to keep interest rates low, even after ending its bond buying program, as long as inflation remains under target and unemployment elevated. Photograph Reuters/Larry Downing

Global equity markets advanced broadly yesterday after China reported growth that beat expectations, providing relief to investors worried abo(...)

Vincent Crowley, IN&M chief executive: news that he is to step down met a  marginal response on the Iseq, as a broker said  there had been “rumours for some time”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

US stocks climbed yesterday as remarks from Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen bolstered confidence that(...)