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___ Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports BEIJING (AP) — China announces retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, incl...

Moonstruck Japan tycoon to blast off on 1st SpaceX trip

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese billionaire who Tesla chief Elon Musk says plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial space trip aboard the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket often makes headlines in Jap...

1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After announcing that he'll take the first-ever commercial rocket trip around the moon, Yusaku Maezawa said he wants company for the weeklong journey. The Japanese billionaire said ...

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___ As midterms near, Trump gambles on his hardline trade policy WASHINGTON (AP) — By any conventional gauge, President Donald Trump's uncompromising stance toward ...

Diver who helped with Thai cave rescue sues Elon Musk

A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a Thai cave is suing Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Vernon Unsworth alleges that Musk falsely accused him on Twitter of being ...

Musk apologizes for snags in Model 3 delivery information

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla apparently is having trouble informing customers about deliveries of the Model 3 mass-market electric car. In a Twitter response to a customer Wednesday, CEO Elo...

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___ CBS exec's downfall shows the power - and limits - of #MeToo NEW YORK (AP) — Is Les Moonves' departure from CBS a breakthrough for the #MeToo movement? While he...

Tesla cuts number of stock colors to streamline production

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla is dropping two of the seven standard colors it had offered to customers as it tries to streamline production. In a tweet early Tuesday, CEO Elon Musk said obsi...

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___ US hiring picked up in August as pay surged most in 9 years WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States picked up in August, and wages grew at their fastest p...

Tesla and Southern drop while Broadcom rises

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday: Tesla Inc., down $17.71 to $263.24 The company's chief accounting officer resigned afte...

US stock indexes churn as investors gird for higher rates

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes churned in early trading Friday, with high-dividend stocks falling and tech stocks rising, after a surprisingly strong jobs report pushed investors to gird for highe...

Tesla stock falls as CEO appears to smoke marijuana on video

DETROIT (AP) — Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. tumbled about 7 percent as the markets opened Friday after the CEO appeared to smoke marijuana during an interview and the company's accounting c...

Tesla stock falls 9 percent after CEO smokes marijuana during YouTube interview, chief accountant leaves.

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla stock falls 9 percent after CEO smokes marijuana during YouTube interview, chief accountant leaves.

Tesla chief accounting officer resigns after a month

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla's chief accounting officer, Dave Morton, is resigning after a month on the job because of the public attention and fast pace the post entails. In premarket trad...

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___ Facebook, Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Twitter executives have assured Congress they are aggressively worki...