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Aryzta CEO Kevin Toland and chairman Gary McGann persuaded shareholders to back a 2018 rescue fundraise. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Spanish activist investor Cobas Asset Management, the largest shareholder in Swiss-Irish baked goods group Aryzta, is back. And this time it’s got com(...)

Hertz  has said any recovery to pre-coronavirus levels is dependent on the return of the airline industry

Hertz, the car rental group backed by US billionaire businessman Carl Icahn, has staved off bankruptcy after striking a deal with lenders to extend (...)

 Ex-NBA star Michael Jordan insists that his ‘Republicans buy sneakers too’ quote made in 1990 during a senate race in North Carolina  was a joke. Photograph:  Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Michael Jordan has discussed the quote that has come to define what many see as his willingness to put profit over principles. During a 1990 senate r(...)

Several lesser-spotted stars and planets should be visible in the skies this May. File image: iStock/Getty

Named for the fleet-footed messenger of the gods, the planet Mercury can be equally tricky to catch during its brief trips out of the sun’s glare. Thi(...)

A United Airlines aircraft being loaded with cargo. The US airline has launched a cargo service between Dublin and Washington DC, operating three times a week

US carrier United Airlines has begun flying three cargo services a week between Dublin Airport and Washington DC. The airline confirmed on Monday th(...)

Miriam Figueroa, a dialysis nurse at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, tends to a Covid-19 patient in the intensive care unit, in Brooklyn. Photograph: Victor J Blue/The New York Times

For weeks, US government officials and hospital executives have warned of a looming shortage of ventilators as the coronavirus pandemic descended. But(...)

Chicago Bulls’ forward Michael Jordan  dunks during a game against  the Portland Trail Blazers. Photograph: Focus on Sport via Getty Images

In the thousands of frozen images of Michael Jordan stilled while in mid-air during berserk NBA nights or in predatory moments on the basketball court(...)

Remdesivir emerged from a collaboration to find antiviral drugs during the west African Ebola epidemic of 2013-16 that involved Gilead, the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Of all the drugs being tested to fight the new coronavirus, people have invested most hope in remdesivir. A leaked report on Thursday night of positiv(...)

A coronavirus drug developed by Gilead Sciences had shown positive results in a clinical trial

Wall Street shares are on track for a higher opening on Friday after a report suggested a coronavirus drug developed by Gilead Sciences had shown posi(...)

Brian Dennehy: enjoyed a long and successful  acting career that spanned over 50 years on stage and screen. Photograph: Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times

Veteran actor Brian Dennehy, known for roles on stage and on screen, has died aged 81. “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian pa(...)

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