A pharmacist administering a dose of the Moderna  vaccine in Washington, DC. Photograph: Eric Lee/Bloomberg

Moderna reported its first ever quarterly profit as it sold $1.7 billion (€1.4 bn) worth of Covid-19 vaccines in the first three months of the year, a(...)

Three vials with different vaccines against Covid-19 by Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna. File photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AFP via Getty Images

The Government could be on a collision course with the State’s powerful pharmaceutical industry over support for US backing of a move to lift patent p(...)

A US military aircraft armed with cruise missiles. File photograph.  Photograph:  US Air Force/Getty

A US defence contractor has been fined $13 million (€10.8 million) for exporting sensitive military blueprints to Ireland and four other countries in (...)

US president Joe Biden’s administration made the call for the waiver amid WTO talks on easing trade rules. File photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo/Bloomberg

US president Joe Biden’s administration is throwing its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines in an (...)

New York City police officers set up barricades to contain members of the media outside the building where Rudy Giuliani lives. Federal investigators executed search warrants at Mr Giuliani’s Manhattan residence and office. Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani’s legal difficulties have escalated after the FBI seized phones and computers from his Manhattan apartment and off(...)

Major US stock indexes fell from record levels on Monday. Photograph: Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP

European stocks retreated slightly from record highs on Monday, as a weaker open on Wall Street and rallying currencies offset optimism about a solid (...)

US president Joe Biden: returning to OECD negotiations on tax while also changing US system. Photograph: Andrew Harnik

When Ireland’s low corporation tax strategy was conceived in the 1950s, it was aimed at stimulating growth at the expense of tax revenue. Today it has(...)

In Bessemer, Alabama, 6,000 workers at one of Amazon’s vast product fulfilment warehouses are deciding whether to unionise. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/AFP/Getty

The future shape of Amazon, and of many technology companies across the US, may well be hanging on a union vote count now unfolding in an Alabama town(...)

The move by pharma giant Bristol Myers Squibb, the IRS concluded, would cheat the United States out of about $1.4 billion in taxes. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Almost nine years ago, Bristol Myers Squibb filed paperwork in Ireland to create a new offshore subsidiary. By moving Bristol Myers’ profits through t(...)

Stockpiles of coal  in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Ending the use of coal is paramount, said COP26 president Alok Sharma. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Forcing countries to decarbonise in response to the climate crisis is not the way to go, according to the US government’s climate envoy John Kerry. I(...)

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