Anticipating US downturn, Elon Musk details Tesla staff cuts

Anticipating US downturn, Elon Musk details Tesla staff cuts

DOHA, June 21 (Reuters) – Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA.O), said a 10% cut in salaried staff at the electric car maker will happen over three months, as the world’s richest man predicted a US recession was more likely than not. His remarks were his most detailed explanation of job cut plans and his … Read more

Warren Buffett charity lunch fetches record winning bid of $19 million

Warren Buffett charity lunch fetches record winning bid of $19 million

June 18 (Reuters) – A wealthy person has bid a record $19 million to eat lunch with Warren Buffett, in the 21st and final time that the billionaire businessman auctioned a private lunch to benefit a San Francisco charity. The winning bid at the eBay auction, which ended on Friday, far surpassed the previous record … Read more

How free-wheeling Texas became the self-driving trucking industry’s promised land

How free-wheeling Texas became the self-driving trucking industry's promised land

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 17 (Reuters) – For companies working to make self-driving trucks a near-term reality, all roads lead to Texas. Vast highways, a booming freight market and, crucially, the least restrictive laws governing autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the United States have turned Texas into the industry’s most desired location. Several companies, including Aurora … Read more

EXCLUSIVE China’s central bank accepts Ant’s application for financial holding company – sources

EXCLUSIVE China's central bank accepts Ant's application for financial holding company - sources

A logo of Ant Group is pictured at the headquarters of Ant Group, an affiliate of Alibaba, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China October 29, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PBOC taking application signals license may come soon – sources Financial holding license to pave way for Ant market … Read more

Elon Musk’s SpaceX fires at least five over critical letter

Elon Musk's SpaceX fires at least five over critical letter

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk arrives to see off the Inspiration 4 crew, the first all-civilian crew to be sent into orbit, before they head to the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, US, September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited … Read more

SpaceX employees denounce CEO Musk as “distraction” – letter

SpaceX employees denounce CEO Musk as "distraction" - letter

Elon Musk attends the opening ceremony of the new Tesla Gigafactory for electric cars in Gruenheide, Germany, March 22, 2022. Patrick Pleul/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Orlando, Fla., June 16 (Reuters) – A group of SpaceX employees derided flamboyant billionaire Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk as a … Read more

Tesla to seek investor approval for 3-for-1 stock split

Tesla to seek investor approval for 3-for-1 stock split

The logo of Tesla is seen in Taipei, Taiwan August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 10 (Reuters) – Electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Friday proposed a three-to-one stock split, making its shares more affordable following recent sell-offs of the most valuable automaker. The company … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Beijing gives initial nod to revive Ant IPO after crackdown cools-sources

EXCLUSIVE Beijing gives initial nod to revive Ant IPO after crackdown cools-sources

Ant aims to file preliminary prospectus as soon as July-sources Ant needs CSRC’s guidance on timing of prospectus filing-source Ant says there is no plan to relaunch its IPO-statement Warburg Pincus valued Ant at $180 bln at end-March-source HONG KONG, June 9 (Reuters) – China’s central leadership has given billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant Group a … Read more

Tesla attacks California agency for filing race bias lawsuit

Tesla attacks California agency for filing race bias lawsuit

June 7 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Tuesday accused a California civil rights agency of rushing to sue businesses without conducting proper investigations, an attempt to go on the offensive as the electric car maker faces claims of widespread race bias at an assembly plant. Tesla in a 10-page complaint told California’s Office of … Read more

Exclusive: Musk’s Twitter deal threats put new financing on ice – sources

Exclusive: Musk's Twitter deal threats put new financing on ice - sources

June 7 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s efforts to arrange new financing that will limit his cash contribution to his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) have been put on hold because of the uncertainty surrounding the deal, people familiar with the matter said. Musk has been threatening to walk away from the deal unless … Read more