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Unemployment to peak at 14% this year
But will start to fall in 2011, says Ulster Bank.
Bord na Mona talks
Change of image for credit unions?
Survey shows most union members want to shake things up.
Success! Short-term bond auction sees prices drop
NTMA holds short-term bill auction to calm markets
A pre-scheduled treasury bond issue gives Ireland a chance to soothe investors’ fears.
Google takes on Skype with phone calls built into Gmail
US and Canadian users will be able to call landlines and mobiles for free with Google Voice, built into Gmail from today.
Manufacturing prices sliding down again
Factory gate prices are up 0.9% in the last year – but are down on last month.
Treasury agency attacks S&P - so what do ratings mean?
The NTMA is upset – so why is it important that S&P downgraded our national debt rating?
At least the FT is entertained by our downgrade
S&P downgrades Ireland’s rating. FT says: at least it’s kept us amused on a quiet day.
Is Facebook really worth €26.6 billion?
The price of shares sold privately would make the site worth $33.7bn – more than most NASDAQ companies.
Aer Lingus crew call off strike
Today’s planned work-to-rule cancelled as union considers LRC report.
iTunes users have PayPal accounts hacked
Users say they have lost thousands by the phishing scam targeted at iTunes and PayPal users.
Zuckerberg is not deliberately "unblockable"
The glitch only happens when too many uses block the same person… Ouch!
CRH profits silde 77%
The building materials giant has blamed a sluggish construction sector on the pre-tax profit dip.
Budget cuts won't save Ireland: Nobel laureate
Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz explains how only investment in education and infrastructure will bring the country out of economic crisis.
NAMA release figures for second round of Anglo loans
And it’s not good news.
DCC buys French company
CSO enquiries cost businesses up to €10.5m
Statistics body releases figures on the burden of its own enquiries.
Eurozone recovery slows down in August
Time for transparency on mortgage rates
Financial Regulator calls for clarity on tracker mortgages.
Is Mark Zuckerberg the only person you can't block on Facebook?
An internet campaign says something’s changed on the social networking site.
Irish bonds suffer on Anglo 'haircut' report
Second transfer of loans to NAMA puts pressure on cost of Ireland’s borrowings.
Kingspan profits up for first time in three years
Company says business overseas brought in the dough.
Flash video on Android is terrible
Adobe’s Flash player doesn’t perform on Android
Places is Facebook’s biggest bet to date
Facebook’s new application.
Check Out Kim Jong-il's Favorite Luxury Brands
Only the best for Kim.
New wind farm to create 300 jobs in Clare
Ireland’s largest cooperative wind farm project gets go-ahead.
Greece to receive a further €9bn from EU
As Greece sinks further into recession, the EU pledges a second tranche of loans.
Intel to buy security firm McAfee in €6bn cash deal
Chip manufacturer buys anti-virus giant in a huge cash-only agreement.
More criticisms of Google net neutrality plans
American host Jon Stewart attacks Google’s “flip flop” on internet access, and protesters present the company with 300,000 signed petitions.
Google allows Germans to opt out of Street View
The search giant lets Germans pixelate their houses beyond recognition. Are faces next?
50 Cent - worth a lot more than you think
Jay Z tops list of World’s Richest Rappers.
American Apparel in trouble?
Serious liquidity worries and a US federal subpoena for the clothing chain.
No more cuts for RTÉ top presenters
The station says they’ve suffered enough
Member states ask EU to change its accounting rules
Countries say changes to accounting protocols could help cut their budget deficits.
Dreamed of holidaying with George Hook?
We didn’t think so, but someone must want to.
Google solution to online privacy issues
Just change your name.
UK airport strike called off
Good news for Irish holidaymakers.
RTE: is it worth the €200m we pay?
On the other hand we have the RTÉ player, pod casts and several orchestras.
Facebook users being scammed by rogue app