Friday January 23, 2015
Brent crude has risen on uncertainty over Saudi oil output following the death of King Abdullah.
Monday December 15, 2014
Profit at Tynagh Energy, the multinational-backed power generator that is receiving a €66 million subsidy from electricity consumers, soared to €40 million in 2013, according to its most recent figures.
Friday December 12, 2014
The US House of Representatives has narrowly passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avert a government shutdown less than three hours before a midnight deadline, overcoming strenuous Democratic objections to controversial financial provisions.
Friday November 21, 2014
Millions of illegal immigrants to the United States, including thousands from Ireland, should soon be free from the threat of deportation after President Obama announced a series immigration reforms.
Wednesday October 08, 2014
The US budget deficit fell to 2.8% of the economy's output in fiscal year 2014, as government revenues rose sharply, official data has shown.
Friday December 13, 2013
A breakthrough budget deal in the US that avoids a government shutdown in January and blunts automatic spending cuts easily won passage in the House of Representatives last night.
Thursday December 12, 2013
Markets pared back some gains yesterday after a US Congressional committee announced that it had reached a surprise budget deal, postponing for around two years the threat of another government shutdown.
Wednesday December 11, 2013
A bipartisan budget deal announced in the US Congress last night will end three years of impasse and fiscal instability in Washington that culminated in October with a partial government shutdown.
Friday November 08, 2013
US job growth unexpectedly accelerated in October as employers shrugged off a government shutdown.
Tuesday November 05, 2013
US service-sector business activity picked up in October and firms took on workers despite a partial government shutdown, but new order growth slowed for a second straight month, an industry report has shown.