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Handy Technologies’ Oisín Hanrahan. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile

US-based Handy Technologies is to be sold to Angi Homeservices for an undisclosed sum. Handy, which was cofounded by Irishman Oisín Hanrahan, will f(...)

An Amazon fulfilment centre in Baltimore. These centres are where the majority of Amazon’s 500,000 employees work. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

With almost half a million employees, and counting, worldwide, Amazon’s decision to raise its minimum wage to $15 (€13) per hour will cost them dearly(...)

Amazon’s pay rise helps to address growing discontent at working conditions in its network of logistics warehouses. Photograph: AP

A few hours after Amazon announced it would raise the minimum wage for its US staff to $15 (€13) an hour, chief executive Jeff Bezos appeared on stage(...)

An Amazon warehouse in New jersey.

Amazon is increasing the minimum wage paid to US and UK workers, passing on some of the spoils of its rapid expansion to staff in the face of criticis(...)

Volkswagen’s self-driving car Sederic: the carmaker was among gainers on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Gains among tech, auto and mining stocks pushed European shares higher on Friday, as hopes of new trade talks between the US and China boosted investo(...)

President Michael D Higgins praised the achievements of the women’s movement at the   in Dublin Castle on Sunday night. Photograph:   Gareth Chaney Collins

The proportion of women in national parliaments will be a key measure of success in achieving gender equality and would “spur, in turn, further progre(...)

The investment in One97 Communications marks Warren Buffett’s first big investment in the south Asian country

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway plans to invest at least $300 million in the parent company of India’s largest mobile payments group, Paytm, accor(...)

Aryzta has sold unwanted assets, including Irish restaurant supplier La Rousse Foods and its troubled Cloverhill facilities in the US, since Kevin Toland took over the helm last September

Aryzta is planning to invest 150 million Brazilian real (€33.8m) to build a fifth bread-making facility in Brazil, just as chief executive Kevin Tolan(...)

Housebuilder Cairn Homes fell 1.66 per cent to €1.542 as concerns over slowing property price inflation and rising construction costs weighed on investors.

Shares rallied on Thursday after China and the US pledged to hold trade talks. DUBLIN Housebuilder Cairn Homes fell 1.66 per cent to €1.542 as conce(...)

Asda has agreed a deal to merge with Sainsbury’s.

Asda, the UK’s third-largest supermarket chain and operator of 10 outlets in the North, said its same-store sales grew for a fifth consecutive quarter(...)

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