Clodagh McCoole: An Irish buyer needs to learn a new set of terms – faucet, garbage, closet, etc– and cope with many other cultural differences, when buying in the US.

Paying to water the grass is the hardest thing I’ve experienced as an Irish homeowner in Connecticut. But after five years of re-seeding burned patche(...)

Apple’s current dominance pales in comparison to that enjoyed by IBM in the mid-1980s. Photograph: by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The race to become America’s first trillion-dollar company is likely to be settled sooner rather than later, with Apple in pole position to finally cr(...)

Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon argue that quarterly earnings guidance “often leads to an unhealthy focus on short-term profits”. Photograph: Donald Bowers/Getty Images

Financial markets have become too focused on the short term, according to celebrated investor Warren Buffett and JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimo(...)

The fintech conference, Moneyconf, at RDS has attracted more than 5,000 attendees from 84 countries. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Ireland’s corporate tax regime is back in the international spotlight today. The Republic is the biggest “tax haven” in the world used by multinationa(...)

Warren Buffett: his Berkshire Hathaway’s €90 million loan in 2015 paved the way for VHI to be authorised. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

State-owned health insurer VHI has brought to an end its funding and reinsurance agreement with the Warren Buffett-owned Berkshire Hathaway, whose €90(...)

Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, joined JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon in voicing concerns that the financial markets’ focus on short-term goals is hurting the economy. Photograph: Reuters

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett and JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon voiced concerns that the financial markets’ focus on short-term goa(...)

Starbucks is to be paid €7.15 billion (€5.99 billion) by Swiss-based food giant Nestlé for global market licensing of the US coffee shop chain’s products. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Both the Irish and UK stock exchanges were closed on Monday, however their European peers were open and shares closed higher on the day, supported by (...)

Ryanair added 1.7% to €15.90 on Friday on a day in which Aer Lingus owner IAG announced bumper profits

Healthcare and technology companies led gains in European equities on Friday as the euro slipped amid mounting concern about the region’s economic out(...)

Fitbit will pool its brand, community, data and devices with Google’s software and services, the two companies said in a release on Monday

Fitbit’s shares jumped more than 9 per cent on Monday after it revealed a wide-ranging new alliance with Google. Fitbit, which is trying to cut cost(...)

A Cherry Coke bottle featuring an image of US investor Warren Buffett. Berkshire Hathaway, founded by Buffett, is Coca-Cola’s largest investor. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

Is Warren Buffett over the hill? Widely regarded as the greatest investor in history, the so-called Oracle of Omaha has enjoyed unprecedented investin(...)

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