The New York Stock Exchange: Switch  jumped by almost half in its trading debut after raising $531m in an initial public offering, the third-biggest technology IPO this year in the US. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares rose for the fourth consecutive week on Friday as confidence over the region’s economic recovery outweighed worries over the Catalonia(...)

Candidates line up to apply during “Amazon Jobs Day,” which is aimed at filling more than 50,000 roles

The US economy continued to create jobs at a faster-than-expected clip, underlining the strength in the labour market. The economy added 209,000 jobs(...)

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 companies added 263,000 workers in March, the most since December 2014, according to payrolls processor ADP. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

US companies added 263,000 workers in March, the most since December 2014, suggesting further tightening of the labour market, payrolls processor ADP (...)

Macy’s plans to cut 10,000 jobs beginning this year. Photograph: John Taggart/Bloomberg

US wage growth accelerated last month to the quickest pace since 2009, underscoring rising inflationary pressure as President Barack Obama prepares to(...)

The US labour market is considered to be at or near full employment, with the jobless rate at a nine-year low of 4.6%

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to near a 43-year low last week, pointing to further tightening of the labour market. I(...)

The US commerce department said imports rose by $2.2 billion in November

A drop in US exports last month pushed the country’s trade deficit in goods higher while the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell(...)

A company representative speaks with a job seeker during a career fair. US unemployment benefit claims have  been below 300,000, a threshold associated with a healthy labour market, for 90 straight weeks. Photograph: Mike Kane/Bloomberg

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose from a 43-year low last week, but remained below a level that is consistent with a tight(...)

The unemployment rate is seen to have slipped  one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.9%

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose to near a three-month high last week, but remained below a level associated with a stron(...)

Economists had forecast the Consumer Price Index would be unchanged last month and rise 0.9 per cent from a year ago

US consumer prices were unchanged in July as the cost of gasoline fell for the first time in five months and underlying inflation moderated, which cou(...)

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