Google’s advertising revenue in the first quarter of 2023 nearly matched numbers from a year ago, tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees have crossed into neighbouring Chad, and First Republic Bank saw its shares plummet nearly 50 per cent yesterday. Plus, General Motors is diversifying its EV battery production.

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Google advertising bounces back with return to revenue growth

Sudan crisis threatens to bring fresh turmoil to neighbouring Chad

Sharp sell-off in First Republic shares causes alarm in Washington

GM teams with Samsung on $3bn EV battery plant in the US

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