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Wall Street’s main indices rose on Wednesday on hopes of a pick-up in business activity as states eased coronavirus-induced curbs.

European shares ended slightly lower on Wednesday as a chilling GDP forecast undercut optimism about a swift economic recovery, even as several countr(...)

General Motors reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit, sending its shares up 5.3 per cent. Photograph: Harrison McClary/Reuters

General Motors outlined plans on Wednesday for a May 18th restart of most of its North American plants shut down by the coronavirus pandemic as it rep(...)

US president Donald Trump  discussing his Covid-19 response with Fox News hosts Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, broadcasting from inside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, on Sunday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US president Donald Trump will fly to Arizona on Tuesday to tour a mask production facility, as states across the country continue to reopen following(...)

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk  called the coronavirus confinement a “fascist” action. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Tesla’s outspoken chief executive Elon Musk on Wednesday called sweeping US stay-at-home restrictions to curtail the coronavirus outbreak “fascist” as(...)

Toyota, Renault, Hyundai, Volkswagen and Volvo are among those that have opened or are preparing to restart production at sites closed last month

Several of the world’s top carmakers are reopening plants in Europe after a month-long shutdown following the coronavirus outbreak. Toyota, Renault, (...)

A transit police officer checks the temperature of a truck driver during a partial curfew ordered by the government in Villa Nueva, Guatemala. Photograph:  Johan Ordonez / AFP

The coronavirus pandemic has already upended our world, breaking laws we thought were immutable and exposing the unsettling fragility of a way of life(...)

Andrew Cuomo: The New York governor emphasised the need for ventilators. “We’re gathering them in the stockpile so that when we need them they will be there,” he said. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

, The death toll from coronavirus continued to rise in the United States on Friday, as the House of Representatives passed a $2 trillion stimulus pa(...)

Some motoring life must continue,  as people still need to work, and those working in vital services and industries still need to be able to get about. Photograph: iStock

The motoring world seems suddenly microscopic compared to the vast scale of the Covid-19 crisis. Still, some motoring life must continue, both here in(...)

Kostal, which was set up by Leopold Kostal in 1912, is a leading supplier of automotive electrical systems with turnover of €2.6 billion in 2018 and operations at 46 locations in 21 countries employing some 20,000 people.

One of Munster’s largest employers, German automotive electrical systems manufacturer, Kostal is to suspend production at its Cork and Limerick plants(...)

 A Tesla charging station in San Ramon, California, USA. Photograph: John G Mabanglo/EPA

Tesla’s skyrocketing valuation was the subject of a number of Stocktake columns in February, the last of which cited a report warning that the burstin(...)

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