Elon Musk is expected to defend a $2.2bn (€1.9bn) deal in court next week criticised by shareholders as benefiting him at the expense of Tesla, and the outcome may depend as much on the chief executive’s temperament as on the facts of the case.
Sun, 15 Mar, 2020
Japan’s Takata, at the centre of the auto industry’s biggest-ever product recall, filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Japan, and said it had agreed to be largely acquired for $1.6bn (€1.42bn) by the Chinese-owned US-based Key Safety Systems (KSS).
Tue, 27 Jun, 2017
The US Supreme Court tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent “trolls” to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet’s Google.
Tue, 23 May, 2017
The world's second-largest credit ratings agency has agreed to pay nearly $864m to settle US government and state claims that it gave inflated assessments to risky mortgage investments in the years leading up to the financial crisis.
Sat, 14 Jan, 2017
Donald Trump rolled up victories in five more states, amassing a north-eastern sweep that gives the Republican front-runner important momentum in his push for the presidential nomination even if his pathway has little room for error.
Thu, 28 Apr, 2016
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton scored sweeping victories in nominating contests in their home state of New York, and immediately cited those wins to argue that they are all but unstoppable as their respective parties’ presidential nominees.
Thu, 21 Apr, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has branded The Boston Globe "stupid" and "worthless" in response to a satirical front page printed by the newspaper which lampoons the notion of a Trump presidency.
Mon, 11 Apr, 2016
A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the US East Coast to a standstill today, dumping as much as three feet of snow, stranding tens of thousands of travellers and shutting down Washington and New York City.
Sat, 23 Jan, 2016
We’re in the midst of a “dating apocalypse,” if one is to believe a recent article by Vanity Fair journalist Nancy Jo Sales, a terrible time in which apps like Tinder have disrupted the basic nature of human courtship and turned us all into sex-crazed commitment-phobes.
Thu, 13 Aug, 2015
The heartbroken family of murdered student nurse Karen Buckley have spoken of their deep gratitude for the huge outpouring of sympathy; Couples who have married in Gougane Barra, Co Cork, are being asked to search their wedding photos to help recover a stolen religious relic and Man Utd fans are excited by Hugo Lloris' comments.
Mon, 08 Jun, 2015