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During the second quarter Walmart posted its highest sales growth in a decade. Photograph: Reuters/ Kevork Djansezian

Retailer Walmart reported better-than-expected quarterly US comparable sales on Thursday and raised its full-year outlook as a strong economy boosted (...)

The NHS is one of the world’s largest buyers of fax machines. Worse, NHS doctors are still being issued with hopelessly outdated pagers

What do these four companies have in common: Walmart, Uber, Levi Strauss and Tyson Foods? The answer is simple yet to outsiders also baffling. The fo(...)

Malala Yousafzai will be at the Simmons Leadership Conference

MONDAY Results: Eventbrite. Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Oct), CSO trade statistics (Sep). Meetings: Fáilte Ireland unveils plans for 2019 ((...)

Hiring seniors is a good deal for fast-food chains. They get years of experience for the same wages

The sullen teenager grinding through a restaurant shift after school was once a pop culture clichés American as curly fries. Nowadays, Brad Hamilton, (...)

Owen Killian  with the RDS Gold Medal which was awarded by the resident of the RDS in October, 2014 Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Call it a bad karma but the moment former Aryzta boss Owen Killian received the RDS Gold Medal for Industry, the State’s top business award, things be(...)

“We’ve launched six new lines this year and Enterprise Ireland enabled us to do that,” says BFree Foods’ general manager Alex Murphy.
Innovating to reach new markets

With support from Enterprise Ireland, BFree Foods has developed a range of innovative new products in the “free-from” category, which has seen it expa(...)

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(...)

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