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Winston Churchill: A characteristic of lustful leaders is insatiability. Churchill, commenting in 1938 on the rise of Adolf Hitler, said the appetite often “grows with eating”. Photograph:  Capt Horton/Imperial War Museums

Liz Herring was a driven debater. At school, she carted around a metal box of index cards so she could swot up on topics between classes. A debate tea(...)

Johnny Depp: Even if he had “won” the reputational cost was going to be colossal. As he lost, it may prove incalculable. Photograpah: EPA/Neil Hall

It’s hard to recall now but there was a time when the most outrageous claim about Johnny Depp involved a London hotel, a supermodel and a bath filled (...)

Tesla is now worth eight times as much as GM, 10 times as much as BMW, and 13 times as much as Ford. Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

Tesla shares spiked higher after the electric car maker beat earnings last week following “our best quarter in history”, as chief executive Elon Musk (...)

Gordon Lawlor, CEO of Circle K, says forecourts will  drive retail footfall by installing services such as off-licences,  parcel pick-ups and washing machines. ‘You will see forecourts continually expanding the range of stuff they sell.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Arms folded on his chest, face beaming, Circle K managing director Gordon Lawlor strikes a pose for The Irish Times photographer outside the fuel grou(...)

Thai Airways pilot Akarapol Apanant demonstrates the controls as visitors to the airline’s flight simulator look on. Photograph: Sakchai Lalit/AP

Image of the week: Flying in theory Over in Australia, Qantas has been flogging its branded business-class pyjamas and old bar carts. But at the head(...)

Elon Musk, the maverick founder of electric car company Tesla, has made the most money so far this year . File photograph: Brendan Smialowski/ AFP/Getty)

The world’s billionaires “did extremely well” during the coronavirus pandemic, growing their already-huge fortunes to a record high of $10.2trillion ((...)

Madison Avenue, New York, where retail space is very definitely available. The city has been devastated by 6,000 business closures. Photograph: Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Space for rent These New York diners enjoying what seems to be mostly water by an empty storefront on Madison Avenue are by no mea(...)

A person charges a Tesla  vehicle at a charging station in San Mateo, California. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Investors slashed $50 billion (€42.75 billion) from Tesla’s market value on Tuesday despite chief executive Elon Musk’s promise to cut electric vehicl(...)

Bank of Ireland was 2.2 per cent lower, while AIB lost 1.4 per cent. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

A jump in oil and tobacco shares helped European stocks close higher on Tuesday, with the main indexes partially recovering from a sell-off triggered (...)

Tesla co-founder and chief executive Elon Musk with the Cybertruck in 2019. Photograph: Frederic Brown/AFP via Getty Images

The last time Elon Musk held a Tesla briefing similar to the battery day event he’ll host this week, he boasted about his track record of following th(...)

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