Autos & Transportation

Autos Industry

The auto maker’s strong performance during the pandemic has sent its stock soaring, dealing a blow to investors betting against the Silicon Valley auto maker. And Tesla’s chief is having a blast rubbing their noses in it.

Overheard

Elon Musk poked some fun at short sellers with an offer that critics can chuckle about too. Tesla’s limited-edition $69.420 short shorts are only available for a big markup.

The Middle Seat

Scott Kirby took over the airline six weeks ago with coronavirus halting most travel. What he does next will help shape what fliers experience for years to come.

Slideshow

Tom Gale shows off the Ford hot rod he worked on himself, and the Chrysler Prowler he helped create.

Economy

Governments around the world have already repealed more than a third of the export bans on medical products and other restrictions put in place as a response to the coronavirus, the World Trade Organization said.

Business

U.S. air-safety regulators are set to begin key flight tests as early as Monday, amid growing expectations by industry and government officials that the planes are likely to return to service around the end of the year.

Markets

More than 40% of the companies in the S&P 500 have pulled their guidance, as the coronavirus pandemic has doused U.S. corporations in uncertainty, and their shares together have fallen more than the broader index.

Economy

In the post-pandemic world, more economic activity will be designated vital to national security, accelerating pressures on globalization that existed before Covid-19 arrived. If governments wall off segments of their economies, costs could rise and growth could slow.