The US will publish tomorrow its report on commercial crude inventory levels

Oil prices gain on unrest in Libya

03 Mar Brent crude prices have rallied on unrest in crude producer Libya, but gains were tempered by oversupply worries on the eve of weekly US stockpiles data, dealers said.

A look at some of today's business stories in the newspapers

Today in the press

03 Mar The value of one of Dublin's most iconic hotels - the Gresham on O'Connell Street - soared almost €10m to about €48m in 2013 as the capital's hotel sector enjoyed a resurgence in business.

Stephen Kavanagh said growth opportunities will continue to be delivered under current employment terms and conditions

SIPTU sceptical over Aer Lingus assurances

02 Mar SIPTU has expressed scepticism about today's assurances from Aer Lingus Chief Executive Stephen Kavanagh that employees would retain their existing terms and conditions if the International Airlines Group bid goes ahead.

The Investec Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index climbed to 57.5 in February from 55.1

Manufacturing growth returns to 15-year high

02 Mar Activity in the country's manufacturing sector rebounded in February to a 15-year high after a relatively weak January as strong new orders helped boost employment in the sector.

The 'undo' feature allows users to 'take back' a swipe (Pic: Tinder)

Tinder launches premium subscription plan

02 Mar Tinder, the popular dating app which allows smartphone users to find a partner by swiping on a picture, launched a premium, paid subscription version of the service.

US consumer spending rose by 0.3% in January

US consumer spending and incomes rise

02 Mar US consumer spending and incomes rose in January as a decline in consumer prices picked up speed, Commerce Department data released today showed.