St Louis federal reserve chair James Bullard has predicted the US unemployment rate may hit 30 per cent in the second quarter.

More than 22 million American have lost their jobs in the last four weeks as the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the US, according to government(...)

Once Bank of Ireland governor Mark Carney speaks in the press conference, his words are technically “public”. Photograph: Getty

The UK’s financial watchdog is investigating the revelation that an audio feed of the Bank of England’s market-sensitive press conferences was supplie(...)

Earlier this month, Barclays said that it had cut 3,000 jobs, or almost 4 per cent of its total workforce, in the second quarter. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Global investment banks are shedding tens of thousands of jobs as falling interest rates, weak trading volumes and the march of automation create a br(...)

Alphabet has drawn protests from shareholder governance experts. Photograph: Reuters

Google’s parent company Alphabet is set to face smouldering shareholder unhappiness over corporate governance at its annual meeting on Wednesday. Thr(...)

Kay McNulty Mauchly Antonelli, one of the Eniac programmers

In 1999, two historic “computers” arrived in Ireland. Not the chips-and-wires kind. This pair had big hearts, sharp minds and real guts. Kathleen (Kay(...)

Long term in the US, this move is going to stifle rather than promote innovation. Photograph: Getty

This week delivered a double whammy for Irish people thinking of working in two popular destinations, Australia and the US.   On Tuesday, A(...)

US president Donald Trump: his economic policies are all about empowering ethically challenged businesses to cheat and exploit the little guy. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Pool/Getty

People keep saying that Donald Trump is a populist. I do not think that word means what they think it means. Okay, it’s true that the so-called presi(...)

Statute of liberty: an Irish J1 visa holder serving ice cream in Boston. Photograph: Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images

It’s been a rite of passage for generations of Irish students every summer: three months of American freedom and fun, peppered with hard work and lif(...)

President-elect Donald Trump waves to the media Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

1. At least six children die in Tennessee school bus crash A bus carrying elementary students home from school in Chattanooga, Tennessee, crashed on (...)

US president-elect Donald Trump: asked his transition team “to develop a list of executive actions we can take on day one”. Photograph: ReuterS/Mike Segar

Donald Trump has issued a video outlining his policy plans for his first 100 days in office and vowed to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (...)

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