SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley baron Elon Musk insulted rival billionaire Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, escalating a tech wizard war of words
(Reuters) - A Volkswagen AG executive charged in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal plans to plead guilty on Aug. 4 in U.S. District Court in D
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S consumer confidence jumped to a near 16-year high in July amid optimism over the labor market while house prices maintained
Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler is investing in a Chinese self-driving startup, in another instance of a Western auto maker seeking out a Chinese partner
In many corners of Southern California, home prices have hit record highs. And they keep going up. In Los Angeles County, the median price in June jum
America loves its SUVs — but can the high-tech, speedy, aggressively styled new Honda Accord start to wean this gas-guzzling nation off that habit?
For years, tech companies and Internet providers have been at each other’s throats on Internet policy — especially net neutrality. Now, House Repu
(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp on Tuesday posted its biggest jump in global sales at established restaurants in five years, helped by stronger traffic w
(Reuters) - Activist hedge fund Sandell Asset Management Corp on Tuesday urged Barnes & Noble Inc to sell itself, saying the struggling U.S. bookstor
Airfares continued to drop in the first three months of the year, declining to the lowest average first-quarter fare since records began 22 years ago.
FRANKFURT/HAMBURG (Reuters) - Daimler's supervisory board will meet on Wednesday to discuss allegations that German carmakers were involved in anti-c
In a bid to burnish its brand image, bag and accessories maker Michael Kors is buying British luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo in a deal worth $1.35 billio
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp's board will meet on Wednesday to consider offers for its chip unit from Western Digital and Taiwan's Foxconn in addi
LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge fund Elliott Advisors on Tuesday criticized Akzo Nobel for dismissing its request yesterday for shareholders to add items to
(Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc's results smashed expectations and the company raised its full-year forecast for the second time, underscoring strength a
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Tuesday reported a better-than-expected quarterly net profit, helped by cost cuts, and promised to cut produ
Executives with Three Square Market, which provides technology for mini-markets and kiosks, insist they aren't trying to become Big Brother.
(Reuters) - The S&P hit a record and the Dow was higher on Tuesday, helped by a string of strong quarterly earnings from companies, including McDonald
(Reuters) - There are very few things that make Alphabet Inc's investors unhappy. A rising TAC - the cost of driving traffic to its site - is one of
Solid earnings reports from several big companies helped drive U.S. stock indexes to more record highs. McDonald's rose 4.8% on Tuesday. Caterpillar c
OSLO/LONDON (Reuters) - Norwegian Air , the fast-growing budget airline trying to crack the transatlantic market by undercutting established rivals, f
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. single-family home prices accelerated at a slower pace in April, falling short of forecasts, a survey showed on Tuesday.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc issued loftier projections for its long-term profitability on Tuesday at its first day-long conference for investo
(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Biogen Inc reported a 6.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, driven by strong demand for its recently approved spinal musc
(Reuters) - Chemicals and seeds company DuPont , which is merging with Dow Chemical , beat analysts' estimates for both profit and revenue on Tuesday,
HONG KONG (Reuters) - HNA Group, the Chinese airline-to-banking conglomerate, has tapped investment bank Goldman Sachs to list Pactera, the Beijing-b
Scott Gottlieb, head of the Food and Drug Administration, wasted no time in his opening remarks at a forum last week on high drug prices. “The fact
SoftBank is pushing to take a commanding stake in the ride-hailing market, angling for a piece of Uber after spreading its bets across a trio of Asian
Google parent Alphabet said its advertising business continued to hum, but its fastest-growing segments—mobile and YouTube advertising—are less l
Hard-pressed supermarket shoppers could soon start to see upward prices easing off one year on from the EU referendum, figures suggest.
State restrictions, the increasing cost of filing and a long campaign by businesses has discouraged plaintiffs. ‘People are just not filing cases li
A large number of firms in Northern Ireland have considered setting up or expanding operations in the European Union to overcome concerns around Brexi
The firm behind Titanic Quarter made a loss of £1.3m during 2016 as it pointed to challenging conditions in property development as well as the imp
Investors have vowed to transfrom an Art Deco-style Belfast property after acquiring it from the firm led by developer Frank Boyd.
South Korea’s Samsung conglomerate, best known for its smartphones and televisions, will make available in the U.S. its lower-price copy of Johnson
Domino's Pizza has inked an agreement with Amazon Echo that will enable voice ordering for customers as it looks to boost slowing sales growth.
Arconic Interim Chief Executive David Hess expressed sympathy for the victims of a deadly fire last month in London’s Grenfell Tower, but stressed t
Luxury-fashion company Michael Kors has reached a deal to buy Jimmy Choo for $1.17 billion, giving it a new avenue for growth as its core handbag mark
Many aspects of economic analysis fail to enthuse the non-economist. Talk of GDP or productivity or balance of payments rarely make for engaging after
Many people find that their careers take an unexpected detour at some point — and for some that detour can change the course of their lives.
Belfast has been named as one of the world's fastest-growing cities in the world for prime retail space, according to the latest research carried out
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, is at risk of being demonised on flawed criticism. He has tried to explain the rationale for public s
Tesco is extending its same-day online grocery delivery service across Northern Ireland as it looks to compete with rivals.
Sales across bookstore chain Eason's nine Northern Ireland stores have plunged by €4m (£3.58m) over the last 12 months, it has emerged.
Pub giant JD Wetherspoon has won the go-ahead for its £2m project to transform a former Belfast church into a bar.
Ryanair, which flies to 12 destinations from Belfast, has posted a jump in first-quarter profits, but again warned that Brexit could cause it to groun
Machines can identify us by our irises and our fingerprints - but a Belfast firm is bringing biometrics into a new age with technology identifying us
Online car marketplace Auto Trader is teaming up with the Belfast Telegraph to maximise the motoring audiences enjoyed by both.
A bus company planning to run an express service between Belfast and Londonderry in a £4m investment has said it is disappointed at a government de
PARIS (Reuters) - Uber and insurance group AXA on Tuesday announced a partnership to offer accident cover for drivers who work for the ride hailing s
Profits at Virgin Money jumped in the first half of the year, but the bank sounded a note of caution on the UK housing market.
Drinks firm Fever-Tree has upgraded its profits forecast after revenues fizzed up in the first half of the year.
One of China’s most acquisitive conglomerates, privately owned HNA Group, has unveiled a new ownership structure in a bid to eliminate doubt over wh
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. retailer Michael Kors has agreed to buy luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion, snapping up a British brand launched i
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. solar companies are snapping up cheap imported solar panels ahead of a trade decision by the Trump administration that co
(Reuters) - Activist investor Sande1000ll Asset Management Corp wants Barnes & Noble to try to sell itself again, saying the bookstore chain will ben
Barnes & Nobel is being pushed to sell itself by Sandell Asset Management, which says the beleaguered bookseller could benefit from fresh investment.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices extended gains on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia pledged to curb exports from next month and OPEC called on several members t
KKR has reached a deal to buy WebMD Health Corp. for $2.8 billion. The New York-based health-information provider had been running an auction after pu
A jury ordered giant medical scope maker Olympus Corp. to pay a Seattle hospital $6.6 million in damages tied to a deadly superbug outbreak, and told
LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar sagged to a more than one-year low and European stocks climbed on Tuesday, as investors bet that subdued U.S. inflation
PARIS (Reuters) - France is ready to negotiate a deal with Google over back taxes, budget minister Gerald Darmanin told financial daily Les Echos.
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Three large U.S. airlines are writing big checks for failing to abide by passenger rights rules. American, Delta and Frontier Airlines have agreed to
The latest round of licensing for oil and gas operations in the North Sea and nearby waters is open for applications.
(R1000euters) - Qualcomm Inc fired back in its case against Apple Inc on Monday, accusing its critics of waging a coordinated effort aimed at misdire
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