Is it too much to hope that politicians and civil servants, when they’re not busy using the Leinster House internet resource for essential research on high-end sex dolls, Germany’s gay demi-monde, lingerie, horse racing, and gambling, might turn their attention to what could be at work in the mind of Dominic Cummings?
Apple yesterday said sales for the crucial holiday quarter could miss Wall Street expectations, which chief executive Tim Cook blamed on weakness in emerging markets, foreign exchange costs and uncertainty whether the iPhone maker can keep up with demand for new products.
Kraft Heinz has made a $143bn (€134.5bn) offer for Unilever in what would be the largest-ever takeover in the food or beverage industry, opening a campaign to create a consumer-goods giant with household names from Dove soap to Heinz ketchup.
Billionaire Warren Buffett said on Saturday that Berkshire Hathaway is poised to do well no matter who wins the White House in November, and the billionaire investor defended the performance and tactics of the conglomerate’s several large investments.
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife’s pledge to give away virtually all of their $45bn (€42.5bn) in Facebook shares, has set a new philanthropic benchmark by committing their massive fortune to charitable causes while still in their early 30s.