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Tesla announces second factory outside the US

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess praised Elon Musk for showing that electric cars are capable of competing with vehicles powered by fossil fuels. Volkswagen has announced plans to invest €30 billion (US$33 billion) to electrify its entire product lineup over the next four years.

Employers need to shut the pay gap for equality

Around 20,000 people in 28 countries were surveyed for the study which coincided with the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership's World Questions event that included guests like Hilary Clinton.

CEO of major healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente dies

"An outstanding leader, visionary and champion for high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans, Bernard was a tireless advocate for Kaiser Permanente, our members and the communities we serve. Most importantly, Bernard was a devoted husband, father and friend. We all will miss his tremendous presence in our lives."

Dates set for televised Trump impeachment hearings

"We are getting an increasing appreciation for just what took place during the course of the last year - and the degree to which the president enlisted whole departments of government in the illicit aim to get Ukraine to dig up dirt on a political opponent."

India ruins hope of world’s largest trade deal

The free trade pact, which is expected to be finalised in 12 months, is seen as a move to protect the countries in East Asia from slowing global trade and to help China which has been hit by rising tariffs and trade wars with the US.