Chairman of Chinese-based Geely Group, Li Shufu, speaking at a Volvo plant in 2013. Photo: Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP via Getty Images

Chinese auto manufacturer Geely, which acquired Volvo in 2010, will delay its plans to take the Swedish car company public over fears of a global trade war, reports the FT.

The big picture: Volvo has already moved production of its XC60 sports utility vehicles for the U.S. market from China to Sweden to avoid tariffs. But with President Trump threatening to slap a 25% tax on EU auto imports amid further escalation with China, Geely was concerned that investors would see the carmaker's stock drop after its IPO — due to be the largest on the Swedish stock market since 2000.

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Supreme Court clears way for first federal execution since 2003

Lethal injection facility in San Quentin, California. Photo: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via Getty Images

The Supreme Court ruled early Tuesday that federal executions can resume, reversing a lower court decision and paving the way for the first lethal injection since 2003 to take place at a federal prison in Indiana, AP reports.

The big picture: A lower court had delayed the execution, saying inmates had provided evidence the government's plan to carry out executions using lethal injections "poses an unconstitutionally significant risk of serious pain."

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More Republicans say they're wearing masks

Data: Axios/Ipsos poll; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Nearly two-thirds of Americans — and a noticeably increasing number of Republicans — say they’re wearing a face mask whenever they leave the house, according to the latest installment of the Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index.

Why it matters: A weakening partisan divide over masks, and a broad-based increase in the number of people wearing them, would be a welcome development as most of the country tries to beat back a rapidly growing outbreak.

Buildings are getting tested for coronavirus, too

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Testing buildings — not just people — could be an important way to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Why it matters: People won't feel safe returning to schools, offices, bars and restaurants unless they can be assured they won't be infected by coronavirus particles lingering in the air — or being pumped through the buildings' air ducts. One day, even office furniture lined with plants could be used to clean air in cubicles.