Elon Musk Stumbles Into a Good Point

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Today’s Agenda Tesla really should just go private. America’s health-care system is at stake in the midterm elections. The Trump administration is blowing its AT&T/Time Warner appeal. Starbucks thinks China will come out of the trade war in good shape. Maybe job tenure shouldn’t just be a thing for college professors. Why the heck not? […]

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Cars Keep Getting Better. That Makes Disruption Harder.

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On Wednesday, Tesla Inc. announced its second-quarter results. Those results, along with Elon Musk’s apologies to analysts for his rudeness three months earlier, pushed its stock price up and 2025 bond yields down. During the earnings call, Musk and his colleagues said “improve” or “improvements” 14 times in describing everything from Tesla’s production lines to […]

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China Just Handed the World a 111-Million-Ton Trash Problem

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Few people consider used plastic to be a valuable global commodity. Yet China has imported 106 million tons of old bags, bottles, wrappers and containers worth $57.6 billion since 1992, the first year it disclosed data. So when the country announced last year that it finally had enough of everybody else's junk, governments the world over knew they had a […]

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Tesla Is Cutting About 9% of Workers on Musk’s Profitability Push

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Elon Musk has finally been forced to rethink his vaulting ambitions for for months: Tesla has reached a pivotal moment. After misjudging how quickly the carmaker would be able to mass-manufacture an electric vehicle for the first time, the chief executive officer is pumping the brakes from years of hiring at breakneck speed. Difficult, but […]

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Heres Why Trump Went Postal on Amazon

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The Amazon blame game took another turn on Thursday, when President Donald Trump spun the wheel back around to the U.S. Postal Service.  Source: U.S. Postal Service U.S. mail is also required to cover every American, employing carriers who roam neighborhoods six days a week (or seven, if Amazon has a package ready). The Postal Service has […]

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