No End to Whiplash in Meme Stocks, Crypto and More

With the pandemic starting to ease in the United States, many had expected a year of wild investments to slow. It hasn’t. Yet.

#amc-entertainment-holding-inc, #bitcoin-currency, #computers-and-the-internet, #dogecoin-project, #finances, #musk-elon, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #robinhood-financial-llc, #social-media, #special-purpose-acquisition-companies-spac, #stocks-and-bonds, #virtual-currency

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Elon Musk and His Fellow Billionaires Are Not Superheroes

The American idealization of wealthy mavericks isn’t confined to the pages of comic books. 

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #comic-books-and-strips, #gates-bill, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-inequality, #marvel-entertainment, #musk-elon, #philanthropy, #scott-mackenzie, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Why Billionaires Pay So Little Tax

Leaked documents have reignited a long-simmering debate: Why are the ultrawealthy taxed so differently from those who earn far less?

#audio-neutral-informative, #federal-taxes-us, #high-net-worth-individuals, #internal-revenue-service, #musk-elon, #propublica, #soros-george, #taxation, #united-states, #weisman-jonathan

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How Private Equity Conquered the Tax Code

How a powerful industry conquered the U.S. tax system.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bitcoin-currency, #capital-gains-tax, #federal-taxes-us, #musk-elon, #private-equity, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Inside the I.R.S. Files of the Ultra-Wealthy

The journalist Jesse Eisinger breaks down the ProPublica investigation into how little the uber-rich pay in taxes, and what that means for the rest of us.

#audio-neutral-informative, #bloomberg-michael-r, #federal-taxes-us, #high-net-worth-individuals, #icahn-carl-c, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #musk-elon, #propublica

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Bitcoin’s Many Flaws

Its value is volatile. Its users aren’t as anonymous as they think. It might be a threat to the environment. And it could be exacerbating inequality.

#bitcoin-currency, #brookings-institution, #colonial-pipeline-co, #computers-and-the-internet, #dogecoin-project, #extortion-and-blackmail, #musk-elon, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #virtual-currency

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Huge Paydays for C.E.O.s, as Gap With Workers Widened

The gap between workers and C.E.O.s widened during the pandemic as public companies granted top executives some of the richest pay packages ever.

#airbnb, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #chesky-brian, #doordash-mobile-app, #equilar, #executive-compensation, #iac-interactivecorp, #karp-alex, #labor-and-jobs, #levin-joseph, #musk-elon, #opendoor-open-door-labs-inc, #palantir-technologies, #richison-chad, #shareholder-rights-and-activism, #su-lisa-1969, #tesla-motors-inc, #varner-michael, #wages-and-salaries, #wu-eric-c-1982, #xu-tony

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How Billionaires Used Tax Loopholes to Save Billions

A bombshell report raises questions about the tax bills of the wealthy.

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #federal-taxes-us, #icahn-carl-c, #income-tax, #labor-and-jobs, #musk-elon, #soros-george

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The Real Tax Scandal Is What’s Legal

The wealthiest Americans live by a different set of rules, lavishly spending money that isn’t taxed as income.

#bloomberg-michael-r, #buffett-warren-e, #federal-taxes-us, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-tax, #musk-elon, #propublica, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Costly Pursuit of Self-Driving Cars Continues On. And On. And On.

Many in Silicon Valley promised that self-driving cars would be a common sight by 2021. Now the industry is resetting expectations and settling in for years of more work.

#accidents-and-safety, #aurora-innovation-inc, #automobiles, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #google-inc, #musk-elon, #trucks-and-trucking, #uber-technologies-inc, #urmson-chris-p-1976, #waymo

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A Serene Shore Resort, Except for the SpaceX ‘Ball of Fire’

For years, those in a rural Texas village cherished living among nature and wildlife. Elon Musk’s SpaceX has brought new fears and the promise of an economic boost to one of America’s poorest corners.

#boca-chica-village-tex, #brownsville-tex, #environment, #explosions-accidental, #labor-and-jobs, #musk-elon, #private-spaceflight, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

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Elon Musk Impostors Scammed $2 Million in Cryptocurrency, U.S. Says

Overall, nearly 7,000 investors lost $80 million in assorted cryptocurrency scams from October through March, according to a Federal Trade Commission report.

#bitcoin-currency, #dogecoin-project, #federal-trade-commission, #impostors-criminal, #musk-elon, #securities-and-commodities-violations, #virtual-currency

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A Conversation With a Dogecoin Millionaire

It was once a parody — then he turned the cryptocurrency into his profit.

#currency, #dogecoin-project, #musk-elon, #virtual-currency

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Tesla stops accepting Bitcoin as payment for its cars.

Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, blamed the amount of energy, increasingly generated from fossil fuels, used by Bitcoin.

#bitcoin-currency, #musk-elon, #tesla-motors-inc

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Elon Musk Hosts a Mother’s Day Episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’

The much-discussed Tesla and SpaceX executive took a self-deprecating approach, telling viewers, “I’m pretty good at running human in emulation mode.”

#che-michael, #cyrus-miley, #dogecoin-project, #jost-colin, #musk-elon, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #space-exploration-technologies-corp, #television, #tesla-motors-inc

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‘SNL’ Gets Ready for Elon Musk

The choice to have the Tesla and SpaceX billionaire host “S.N.L.” has drawn praise, criticism and some veiled pushback from the show’s own cast members.

#che-michael, #davidson-pete-1993, #jost-colin, #musk-elon, #national-broadcasting-co, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #television, #yang-bowen-1990

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E.V. Buying Guide: What to Know About Models, Batteries, Charging and More

Buying an electric car can be exciting and bewildering. Consider what kind of car you want and need and where you will charge.

#automobiles, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #content-type-service, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #general-motors, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lucid-holdings-llc, #mercedes-benz, #musk-elon, #nissan-motor-co, #personal-finances, #rivian-automotive-llc, #sports-utility-vehicles-and-light-trucks, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tesla-motors-inc, #united-states, #volkswagen-ag

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Mr. Beast, YouTube Star, Wants to Take Over the Business World

Jimmy Donaldson, 22, is out to become the Elon Musk of online creators.

#advertising-and-marketing, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #entrepreneurship, #generation-z, #greenville-nc, #jimmy-donaldson, #mobile-applications, #mr-beast, #mrbeast-burger-mobile-app, #musk-elon, #philanthropy, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #youtube-com

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Why Virgin Galactic Couldn’t Beat Elon Musk to Space

Richard Branson thought he could win the commercial space race with a relentless pursuit of perfection. But his company’s failure to launch exposed the limits of human ingenuity.

#branson-richard, #mojave-air-and-space-port, #musk-elon, #palihapitiya-chamath, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #virgin-galactic

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Tesla’s Latest Solar Stumble: Big Price Increases

The company is charging tens of thousands of dollars more to cover roofs with its much-anticipated solar shingles, angering some customers.

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #electric-light-and-power, #musk-elon, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #reicher-dan-w, #roofs, #solar-energy, #solarcity-inc, #sunrun-inc, #tesla-motors-inc

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Tesla Earnings Set Record in First Quarter

The electric-car maker’s performance reflected increasing sales and production around the world.

#automobiles, #company-reports, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #musk-elon, #tesla-motors-inc

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Elon Musk to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

Musk, who runs Tesla and SpaceX, will become the rare “S.N.L.” host not from the worlds of entertainment, politics or sports.

#musk-elon, #national-broadcasting-co, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #television

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4 Astronauts Float Into the International Space Station and Open Arms

The crew arrived on Saturday on the Dragon Endeavour, a spacecraft built by SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space exploration company.

#dragon-endeavor, #international-space-station, #musk-elon, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #space-stations, #starlink-satellite-constellation-spacex

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Texas Police Investigate Fatal Tesla Crash Near Houston

Two people died in the crash, and officials said no one had been behind the wheel. Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, said recovered data showed “Autopilot was not enabled” in the vehicle.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #harris-county-tex, #musk-elon, #national-transportation-safety-board, #tesla-motors-inc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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2 Killed in Driverless Tesla Car Crash, Officials Say

“No one was driving the vehicle” when the car crashed and burst into flames, killing two men, a constable said.

#deaths-fatalities, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #harris-county-tex, #musk-elon, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #tesla-motors-inc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #woodlands-the-tex

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NASA Awards SpaceX $2.9 Billion to Build Moon Lander

Elon Musk’s company bested Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and others in the contest to carry American astronauts to the lunar surface.

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #blue-origin, #moon, #musk-elon, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

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The Next Level in Office Amenities: Wild Horses

The mustangs at a Nevada office park are an example of the outrageous perks that businesses dangle to impress job candidates, but wildlife advocates are pushing back on efforts to market them.

#employee-fringe-benefits, #factories-and-manufacturing, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #horses, #musk-elon, #real-estate-commercial, #tesla-motors-inc

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A Billionaire Names His Team to Ride SpaceX, No Pros Allowed

Meet the four people who will take the first all-civilian rocket trip to orbit Earth.

#arceneaux-hayley, #christopher-sembroski, #contests-and-prizes, #high-net-worth-individuals, #isaacman-jared-1983, #musk-elon, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #sian-proctor, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp, #st-jude-childrens-research-hospital

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Stop Whining About Big Government

The narrative that the private sector drives innovation is only half the story.

#economics-theory-and-philosophy, #gates-bill, #innovation, #mazzucato-mariana, #musk-elon, #popes, #science-and-technology, #united-states-economy

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China Turns to Elon Musk as Technology Dreams Sour

The Tesla boss and digital prankster is striking a chord, at a time of disillusionment with the tech industry and its leading tycoons.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #entrepreneurship, #ma-jack, #musk-elon, #social-media, #space-exploration-technologies-corp, #tesla-motors-inc

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Watch SpaceX’s Starship Test Launch

Two earlier high-altitude flights of the Starship spacecraft crashed spectacularly after successful liftoffs.

#maezawa-yusaku, #mars-planet, #musk-elon, #space-and-astronomy

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‘Dare Mighty Things’

We the people need to take more control of how we move into the brave new worlds beyond our planet.

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #blue-origin, #jupiter-planet, #mars-planet, #musk-elon, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

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Auto Dinosaurs Show They’re Not Dead Yet

Daimler reported unexpectedly strong profits, underlining a rebound by traditional carmakers despite the pandemic.

#batteries, #company-reports, #daimler-ag, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #jaguar-land-rover, #kallenius-ola, #mercedes-benz, #musk-elon, #renault-sa, #stuttgart-germany, #tesla-motors-inc

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Innovation, Not Trees. How Bill Gates Plans to Save the Planet.

He has billions to donate for crises from coronavirus to climate change, and more hope now that Trump is out of office.

#gates-bill, #global-warming, #musk-elon

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Bitcoin and Dogecoin Are Boosted by Elon Musk

Bitcoin and even Dogecoin, which began as a playful experiment, are soaring in value as billionaires, companies and celebrities promote the digital currencies.

#bitcoin-currency, #celebrities, #computers-and-the-internet, #dogecoin-project, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #hedge-funds, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #musk-elon, #snoop-dogg, #social-media, #tesla-motors-inc, #virtual-currency

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Jeff Bezos Renews Focus on Blue Origin, Which Has Been Slower to Launch

The Amazon founder started his private rocket company in 2000, but its busiest phase could just now be starting.

#amazon-com-inc, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #blue-origin, #musk-elon, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

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Watch SpaceX’s Starship Conduct a Test Launch

After defying the F.A.A. during its last test flight in December, the company aims to stick the landing this time.

#explosions-accidental, #musk-elon, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp, #texas

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Elon Musk, GameStop and the C.E.O. as Internet Troll

The billionaire Mr. Musk has inserted himself into the confounding stock market drama and solidified his role as the ultimate insider outsider.

#content-type-personal-profile, #gamestop-corporation, #high-net-worth-individuals, #musk-elon, #reddit-inc, #short-selling, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc, #twitter

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Tesla Says It Hit Goal of Delivering 500,000 Cars in 2020

The milestone seemed unreachable just three years ago and comes as Tesla has seen a string of profitable quarters and a buoyant stock.

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #musk-elon, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #tesla-motors-inc

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German Automakers Are Charged Up and Ready to Take on Tesla

As Tesla completes a factory in Berlin, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are introducing electric cars in bids to defend their dominance of the luxury market.

#audi-division-of-volkswagen-ag, #batteries, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #berlin-germany, #daimler-ag, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #mercedes-benz, #musk-elon, #renault-sa, #springer-axel-verlag-ag, #tesla-motors-inc, #tuscaloosa-ala, #volkswagen-ag

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Trump Threatens to Reject $900 Billion Stimulus

The president threatened to upend a hard-fought compromise, but he may not get what he wants.

#apple-inc, #cook-timothy-d, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #musk-elon, #opioids-and-opiates, #stimulus-economic, #tesla-motors-inc, #trump-donald-j, #vetoes-us, #walmart-stores-inc

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Tesla, Profitable at Last, Bulls Its Way Into the S&P 500

The electric-car maker will be the biggest addition in the history of the benchmark index. Will that settle down its swings?

#corporations, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #musk-elon, #records-and-achievements, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc

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Why We’re Talking About the California-Texas Rivalry, Again

Thursday: What the two states’ “frenemy” relationship says about the economy. Also: An update on the pandemic.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #musk-elon

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‘Welcome to Texas!’: Musk’s California Departure Stokes the States’ Rivalry

Several companies have followed the same path to Texas, which has aggressively advertised lower taxes and fewer regulations.

#california, #musk-elon, #relocation-of-business, #silicon-valley-calif, #tesla-motors-inc, #texas

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SpaceX’s Starship Launches and Explodes in Crash Landing

The company described the test of the next-generation spacecraft as “awesome” even though it ended in a fiery blast.

#mars-planet, #musk-elon, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-exploration-technologies-corp, #texas

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Racism Impoverishes the Whole Economy

While the targets unquestionably suffer the most, denying people equal opportunities diminishes the finances of millions of Americans.

#bell-laboratories, #black-people, #boards-of-directors, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #forbes-magazine, #gross-domestic-product, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #innovation, #inventions-and-patents, #michigan-state-university, #minorities, #musk-elon, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #small-business-administration, #united-states-economy, #venture-capital, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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Tesla Third-Quarter Auto Sales Surge

Tesla reported record deliveries in the third quarter as growing interest in electric vehicles and other cars boosted sales across the industry.

#austin-tex, #automobiles, #berlin-germany, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fremont-calif, #general-motors, #musk-elon, #shanghai-china, #tesla-motors-inc

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Elon Musk Wants to Hack Your Brain

In a conversation with Kara Swisher, the billionaire entrepreneur talks space-faring civilization, battery-powered everything and computer chips in your skull.

#batteries, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #musk-elon, #tesla-motors-inc

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Elon Musk Promises to Make a $25,000 Tesla (in 3 Years)

Tesla said it was working on advances that would lower the cost of batteries and increase their capacity to store energy.

#automobiles, #batteries, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fremont-calif, #musk-elon, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc

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The Age of Electric Cars Is Dawning Ahead of Schedule

Battery prices are dropping faster than expected. Analysts are moving up projections of when an electric vehicle won’t need government incentives to be cheaper than a gasoline model.

#automobiles, #baden-wurttemberg-germany, #batteries, #bayerische-motorenwerke-ag, #carnegie-mellon-university, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #energy-department, #environmental-protection-agency, #european-union, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-henry, #frankfurt-germany, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hyundai-motor-co, #karlsruhe-institute-of-technology, #kelley-blue-book-co, #lucid-motors-inc, #musk-elon, #renault-sa, #sweden, #tesla-motors-inc, #volkswagen-ag, #wood-mackenzie-ltd

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