FEW slogans were chanted with as much passion by Donald Trump’s supporters in the presidential campaign as “Build that wall!
CARS can be objects of desire and the bonnet badge an indicator of wealth and status. Yet the four small patches of rubber that do the vital job of attaching them to the road stir little emotion.
For whom the belt tolls NEW intelligence appears to have prompted the decision of the authorities in both America and Britain to prevent the carrying of large electronic devices into the passenger cabins of aircraft flying from several Middle Eastern and North African countries.
PRESENTED in an unusually-shaped heavy glass bottle with outsized black lettering, it could be a fine vodka.
AS A teenager, Travis Kalanick’s first job was to knock on strangers’ doors and sell them knives. Now he is trying to dodge the daggers aimed at him and at Uber, a ride-hailing firm that is the world’s most valuable startup.
INSIDE the boardrooms and bars of Houston, the spiritual capital of America’s energy industry, the swagger is back.
Data trafficking CARMAKING in Israel has amounted to little more than some unstylish models put together in the latter half of the last century and a few rugged off-roaders still assembled for the country’s security forces.
PIERRE DE COUBERTIN, the French aristocrat who founded the modern Olympics, was seduced by the world’s fair.
The way things were WALK into the Shanghai laboratories of Chi-Med, a biotech firm, and you encounter the sort of shiny, cutting-edge facilities common in any major pharma company in America, Europe or Japan.
IF YOU judge only by the volume of screams and the beaming faces of those taking rides at Europe’s most-visited, privately-owned tourist destination, then it is clear that Disneyland Paris has much to celebrate.
Storage salesman HOW much power does a tweetstorm involving two tech tycoons, the prime minister of Australia and 8.5m Twitter followers generate?
IF YOU ask financial types in New York for their views on the world’s big banks, they usually come up with similar vignettes for each one.
A DECADE ago, visiting Microsoft’s headquarters near Seattle was like a trip into enemy territory. Executives would not so much talk with visitors as fire words at them (one of this newspaper’s correspondents has yet to recover from two harrowing days spent in the company of a Microsoft “brand evangelist”).
THESE are high times for America’s marijuana industrial complex. More than half the country’s states have legalised medical cannabis, often rather loosely defined.
Just the ticket E. HUNTER HARRISON, a veteran railway executive, tried retiring in 2010, after he made Canadian National (CN), a formerly state-owned company, the best-performing of the large railways in North America.
ALTHOUGH he is best known for developing a way to mass-produce steel, Henry Bessemer was a prolific British inventor.
They’re coming your way ON THE outskirts of Guangzhou, a city in southern China, lies an abandoned park filled with crumbling replicas of the wonders of the world.
THE Peugeot 3008, a striking SUV, was voted European car of the year on March 6th, the eve of the opening of the Geneva motor show, an annual industry shindig.
FOR mining investors there is something sinfully alluring about Glencore, an Anglo-Swiss metals conglomerate.
Filter bubble? WHEN Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, an app popular among teenagers for its disappearing messages, staged a public offering on March 2nd, Evan Spiegel, its 26-year-old boss, became a self-made billionaire.