Investors betting against Tesla made $1 billion on Friday

Investors betting against Tesla made $1 billion on Friday

The investors betting against Tesla just got a gift from the company's chief executive, Elon Musk. Mr. Musk opened up on Thursday in an emotional interview with The New York Times about the toll the past year has taken on him, blaming those so-called short-sellers for much of his stress. It followed his cryptic tweet…
Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general, dies aged 80

Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general, dies aged 80

Kofi Atta Annan was born April 8, 1938, into an elite family in Kumasi, Ghana, the son of a provincial governor and grandson of two tribal chiefs. He shared his middle name Atta — "twin" in Ghana's Akan language — with a twin sister, Efua. He became fluent in English, French and several African languages,…
How Google has stepped up its efforts to makes its own tech more accessible to the disabled

How Google has stepped up its efforts to makes its own tech more accessible...

While Google works to improve its own products and processes and launch into new domains, the Accessibility team has also ramped up its external focus. Google reps sit on various web accessibility standards boards and committees, and the company publishes accessibility guides for third-party developers. It launched a free online accessibility development class, which includes…
Why crypto investors might want to think twice about giving out their phone numbers

Why crypto investors might want to think twice about giving out their phone numbers

Wireless store employees can assign your phone number to any device, with the right authorization. To confirm, they ask for pieces of private information like a birthday or a social security number. But those can be easily accessed for a price. "Data is being bought, sold and traded on the dark web," said Aaron Higbee,…
Used car prices are weirdly spiking at world’s largest auto auction, and Trump’s trade war may be to blame

Used car prices are weirdly spiking at world’s largest auto auction, and Trump’s trade...

MANHEIM, PA — Surrounded by the quiet corn fields of Pennsylvania's Amish country are 400 acres of paved lots packed with used cars that make up the world's largest used auto auction here. The voices of dozens of auctioneers across 36 lanes simultaneously rattle off prices, makes and models in a rhythmic repetition. "SOLD!" is…
Elon Musk: Tesla could produce a $25,000 car in around 3 years

Elon Musk: Tesla could produce a $25,000 car in around 3 years

"With each successive design iteration, you can add more things, you can figure out better ways to produce it, so it gets better and cheaper," Musk said. With "natural progression of any new technology, it takes multiple versions and large volume to make it more affordable." Currently one of the top trade-ins for a Tesla…
White House counsel Don McGahn said to be cooperating extensively with Mueller, may fear Trump set up

White House counsel Don McGahn said to be cooperating extensively with Mueller, may fear...

The White House counsel has given the team investigating President Donald Trump's ties to Russia detailed information about the president's conduct in the matter, The New York Times reported on Saturday. The publication, citing around a dozen current and former administration members, said that Donald McGahn has given Robert Mueller's investigators extensive accounts related to…
Here’s where foreign real estate investors are buying in New York City

Here’s where foreign real estate investors are buying in New York City

Source: Douglas Elliman One57, 157 West 57th Street, 65A - Central Park South, New York Price: $150,000 (Monthly). New York City has one of the most expensive real estate markets in the world, a distinction earned via a boost from wealthy foreigners snapping up pricey apartments. The Big Apple is second only to London in…
This bull market is about to become historic and may have even more room to run

This bull market is about to become historic and may have even more room...

The U.S. stock market could soon lay claim to being in the longest bull run in modern history, and it is more likely to power on than fizzle as it heads toward its golden years. For many strategists, the current bull market started its life after the wrenching trip to the bottom on March 9,…
Elon Musk comes from a family of entrepreneurs – here’s who they are

Elon Musk comes from a family of entrepreneurs – here’s who they are

Billionaire Elon Musk, the CEO of pioneering tech firms including Tesla and SpaceX, isn't his family's only success story. In fact, the Musk family includes nine entrepreneurs who are disrupting different industries. Whether in tech, entertainment or food, the Musks have made a name for themselves for over a hundred years. Maye Musk made history…

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