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A vehicle sits on a pile of debris from the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A fast-moving storm system triggered multiple tornadoes yesterday that killed at least six people and flattened large parts of a town in Illinois as i(...)

 The departure of Angela Ahrendts, who transformed Burberry from its “chav” links into a social media fashion forward, blew a hole in investor confidence leaving its shares 6.2 per cent down. Photograph: Bloomberg

British business lost two of its biggest hitters yesterday when Angela Ahrendts said “adieu” to Burberry and Hector Sants bid Barclays “au revoir”. Ah(...)

Bono criticised the US oil lobby for killing a bill that would have forced greater transparency: “You can’t give alms to the poor on one level and have your hands on their throat on the other.” Photograph: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images

It was an impression of which any great impersonator would be proud. Bono nailed Bill Clinton’s southern drawl when he took advantage of a delay at(...)

Jim Rohr of PNC Financial Services Group claims that there is no real appetite in the Obama administration to reform the way US corporations are taxed

The fall-out for Ireland of controversy about the amount of tax paid by Apple and other US multinationals will be muted, according to one of America’s(...)

Research has found some cockroaches avoid traps baited with glucose to avoid poisoning. Photograph: Getty Images

For decades, people have been getting rid of cockroaches by setting out bait mixed with poison. But in the late 1980s, in an apartment test kit(...)

Alex Kovach of Camelot

Psychologists refer to it as the sweet spot of risk-taking – minuscule investments which are too small to be considered financial risks. The classi(...)

Gtech has won three of the US lottery contracts: Indiana, Illinois and, last month, New Jersey. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty

Where better to launch a bid for the State’s lottery business than from inside its Dublin headquarters? Italian-owned gaming giant Gtech (...)

When, in April 2007, American newsrooms first learned of a mass shooting at the Virginia Tech campus, journalists seeking information on the victim(...)

Over the last few decades, we’ve worked harder than ever at dismantling unhelpful national stereotypes. You know the sort of thing. The Irish a(...)

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