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Indian business sags as Diwali prospects dim

Asia Pacific Oct 25, 2019

Indian business sags as Diwali prospects dim

by Vishal Manve

For Indian executive Bibhas Chakraborty, Diwali used to mean shiny expensive gifts from business associates keen to use the auspicious — and spectacular — Hindu festival to deepen ties. Now he mostly gets sweets and nuts. As Asia's third-largest economy battles waning consumer demand, extravagant ...

Volkswagen unveils new Golf as end of gasoline era nears

Business Oct 25, 2019

Volkswagen unveils new Golf as end of gasoline era nears

Volkswagen unveiled the newest incarnation of its iconic Golf hatchback on Thursday, counting on the bestseller to help fund a costly switch to the electric era and bridge the gap to the cars of the future. The eighth generation of the unglamorous but trusted compact ...

Tesla passes GM as most valuable U.S. automaker, short sellers burned

Business Oct 25, 2019

Tesla passes GM as most valuable U.S. automaker, short sellers burned

Tesla Inc. shares soared 17 percent on Thursday after the electric carmaker surprised Wall Street by delivering on Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk's promise of a profit in the third quarter, even as doubts remained about its long-term prospects. Trading at $298, Tesla's market capitalization ...

For Leonardo, painting was the 'queen of sciences'

Entertainment News Oct 25, 2019

For Leonardo, painting was the 'queen of sciences'

Leonardo da Vinci, whose genius encompassed architecture, anatomy, mechanics, music and even party planning, is known first and foremost for his paintings, though he produced fewer than 20 of them. The curators of a stunning retrospective of the Renaissance master's paintings that opened Thursday at ...

Springboks will rely on pack against Wales

Rugby Oct 25, 2019

Springboks will rely on pack against Wales

by Andrew McKirdy

South Africa standoff Handre Pollard believes his team's backs have the pace and skill to trouble Wales in Sunday's Rugby World Cup semifinal — if they can get the ball off their forward teammates for long enough. South Africa faces Wales at International Stadium Yokohama ...