The chip shortage is getting worse

Starting next week, General Motors is again halting the assembly lines of several pickup truck plants because the company doesn’t have enough computer chips. The plants had been back up and running for just a week following a shutdown in July, which was also caused by the chip shortage.

These production halts may not stop anytime soon. “I do think we’ll continue to see impact this year, and it will have a tail into next year,” warned CEO Mary Barra on Wednesday. And Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger similarly predicted last month that things won’t get back to normal for at …

The Back-to-School Sales Have Landed, and There Are Tons of Killer Menswear Deals

Each week, GQ utilizes the latest in deal-identifying technology—i.e. a couple of our staffers spend most of the day shopping online—to uncover all the wildest markdowns on wardrobe-boosting buys from the best men’s clothing sales on the internet. This week, we’ve gathered some extremely louche shorts, A+ backpacks, and 25 more deals that are sure to sell out before you know it. Plus, don’t forget to peep all our favorite sitewide sales below.

Nordstrom: Shop Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale for deep discounts on hundreds of styles. (through 8/8)

Urban Outfitters: Save up to 80% off fresh clothes, sneakers, and accessories. (limited

How Much Power Will Iran’s New President Have?

An extremely conservative cleric is being inaugurated as president of Iran on Thursday.

The cleric, Ebrahim Raisi, won a June election that had disqualified any potential rivals. Critics said Mr. Raisi’s victory had been engineered to reflect the choice of his mentor and ally, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The election called attention to the role of Iran’s president in a system of governance dominated by clerical leaders since the Islamic revolution that overthrew the American-backed monarchy more than four decades ago.

Although the system contains some checks and balances, power has been increasingly concentrated in the hands of