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Elon Musk says price tags for its cars must come down in order to drive sales

Announcement comes after visit to Washington by top North Korean aide

Appointment comes as global audit market suffers series of high-profile scandals

President’s approval rating slides as parties seek to avoid political fallout

Questions abound over how author will handle her finances as the world’s wealthiest woman

Bureaucrats are queueing at food banks rather than trendy eateries

CDU’s Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer signs joint letter urging UK to stay in EU

US efforts to jail the cartel king pin will have little impact on drug smuggling

Finance minister says apology is not enough from Wall Street bank for scandal

Streaming group hopes to push into hardware with new entertainment device

Ambassador’s statement further raises tensions between Beijing and Ottawa

US News

House speaker’s overseas visit and White House Davos delegation axed in funding stand-off

Tributes flow to late Vanguard founder and pioneer of passive investing industry

Lower sales to Chinese tourists and softening demand weigh on sales

Stock slides 3.8% in after hours trading after mixed performance on revenues, earnings

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First scientific targets for healthy eating from sustainable agriculture

Technology could mean the days of the shoebox full of receipts are numbered

The LVMH group have placed every faith in Hedi Slimane to make Celine a €2bn business. As the designer unveils his first solo menswear show, Alexander Fury assesses the brand reboot so far

Markets News

S&P 500 hits one-month high; Brent oil tests $63 a barrel

No end in sight as investor nerves jangle over political gridlock

Chinese developers have $55bn of onshore debt maturing this year

Technology

Homelessness and opioid crisis grip US city while some blame tech for rise in inequality

Streaming group hopes to push into hardware with new entertainment device

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