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Elon Musk’s brother says the Tesla CEO is doing a ‘great job’

Kimbal Musk said in an interview with CNBC that his brother Elon is doing a “great job” as CEO of Tesla. Kimbal, a Tesla board member, backed his brother after a series of scandals, including being sued by a Thai cave rescue diver, whom Elon called a “pedo.” Kimbal focused […]
Elon Musk’s brother says the Tesla CEO is doing a ‘great job’
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The diver Elon Musk called a ‘pedo’ is suing him for defamation

British diver Vernon Unsworth, whom Elon Musk accused of being a pedophile, is suing Musk for defamation, Reuters first reported. The lawsuit alleges that Unsworth’s reputation was damaged as a result of “false and defamatory” tweets and emails written by Musk that said Unsworth is a pedophile who married a […]
The diver Elon Musk called a ‘pedo’ is suing him for defamation
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Regulators have opened 2 new investigations into the safety of Tesla’s factory

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-OSHA) opened two new inspections in September into the workplace conditions at Tesla‘s factory in Fremont. According to the agency, the first was opened on September 4 and was prompted by an incident reported to regulators in which a contract worker became stuck […]
Regulators have opened 2 new investigations into the safety of Tesla’s factory
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Tesla’s VP of worldwide finance and operations is leaving the company

Justin McAnear, Tesla‘s vice president of worldwide finance and operations, is leaving the company, Bloomberg first reported. Tesla confirmed to Business Insider that McAnear is leaving and shared the following statement: “Several weeks ago, I announced to my team that I would be leaving Tesla because I had the chance […]
Tesla’s VP of worldwide finance and operations is leaving the company
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Tesla surges after bullish analysts say ‘buy even with drama’

Tesla shares surged Monday after Baird published a bullish note on the company. Shares were under pressure last week on news of senior personnel changes and after CEO Elon Musk was filmed smoking marijuana during a live interview. The analysts said they came away even more positive on Tesla after […]
Tesla surges after bullish analysts say ‘buy even with drama’
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Tesla’s head of HR has resigned

Gabrielle Toledano, Tesla‘s head of human resources, has resigned, Bloomberg first reported. Toledano confirmed her departure in an email to Business Insider. She said she had requested time off near the end of June and made the decision to leave the company “some time ago.” Toledano’s departure is the third […]
Tesla’s head of HR has resigned
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Elon Musk is said to have hired a lawyer who used to work for the SEC as the agency reportedly investigates his ‘funding secured’ tweet

Tesla CEOElon Musk has hired two lawyers, Roel Campos and Steven Farina, as the Securities and Exchange Commission reportedly investigates statements Musk made about converting Tesla into a private company, Fox Business Network reports. Campos was an SEC commissioner from 2002 until 2007. Farina and Campos list securities enforcement and […]
Elon Musk is said to have hired a lawyer who used to work for the SEC as the agency reportedly investigates his ‘funding secured’ tweet
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Tesla SolarCity employees say they were left in the dark about pay and didn’t know when the solar roof would actually arrive

Business Insider spoke with 42 Tesla employees about what it’s really like to work for one of the world’s most ambitious and controversial companies. Current and recent salespeople from TeslaEnergy – the division formerly called SolarCity – told us the company often left them confused about important matters. Their unconventional […]
Tesla SolarCity employees say they were left in the dark about pay and didn’t know when the solar roof would actually arrive
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Tesla employees describe what it’s like to work in the gigantic Gigafactory

The Gigafactory is where Tesla’s batteries and drive units are made. It’s also where Tesla manufactures its at-home batteries, called Powerwalls, for its solar-energy business. The enormousness of the place is an integral part of its culture. A half-dozen employees told Business Insider that working there could be gruelling and […]
Tesla employees describe what it’s like to work in the gigantic Gigafactory
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Tesla sells more than just cars. Here are some of the company’s surprising ‘lifestyle’ products, from wireless chargers to surfboards.

Tesla makes some additional revenue through the use of its name and brand. Tesla often releases new, sometimes-limited-edition lifestyle products, like phone chargers and even surfboards. We’ve compiled all of the popular lifestyle products Tesla has sold recently or currently. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Tesla sells a […]
Tesla sells more than just cars. Here are some of the company’s surprising ‘lifestyle’ products, from wireless chargers to surfboards.
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Steve Bannon lets rip on ‘man child’ Elon Musk

Former White House Strategist Steve Bannon told CNN that Elon Musk and other tech CEOs are “all man childs.” Bannon said Musk had an “emotional breakdown” in an interview with The New York Times, and “flat out lied” about securing funding to take Tesla private. Bannon’s attack comes just hours […]
Steve Bannon lets rip on ‘man child’ Elon Musk
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Elon Musk says he didn’t cry when he told The New York Times about his ‘excruciating’ year and lonely nights at the Tesla factory. The Times says his ’emotion was audible.’

In a story published on August 16, The New York Times said Tesla CEOElon Musk “alternated between laughter and tears” in an interview with the publication. On Tuesday, Musk said on Twitter that while his voice cracked during the interview, he didn’t cry. A New York Times spokesperson said the […]
Elon Musk says he didn’t cry when he told The New York Times about his ‘excruciating’ year and lonely nights at the Tesla factory. The Times says his ’emotion was audible.’
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Elon Musk announces Tesla will remain a public company

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Friday night that he is no longer seeking to take his electric-car company private, ending weeks of speculation over the proposal Musk first announced on Twitter. Musk said that discussions with Tesla shareholders and financial advisors showed him there was little appetite for such […]
Elon Musk announces Tesla will remain a public company
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Fire erupts near the Tesla factory in Fremont, California

Fire crews responded to a fire that erupted near the Tesla factory in Fremont, California, on Thursday afternoon. Local news media showed an unidentified building engulfed in flames. The Fremont Fire Department said the flames started in a “cardboard pile” around 8:20 p.m. ET, an unidentified building also caught fire. […]
Fire erupts near the Tesla factory in Fremont, California
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Friday, it’s Friday, which seat will I choose? 1. Australia could have its second female Prime Minister by lunch. But first, a few things have to happen. The PM should have legal advice from the solicitor-general on whether there are any concerns over Peter Dutton’s eligibility to sit in Parliament […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
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Apple has poached 46 employees from Tesla this year

Tesla and Apple compete for the same talent in fields like software, batteries, supply chain, and mechanical engineering. So there has always been a lot of employees that jump from one company to the other. But recently, the flow has been going from Tesla to Apple, according to CNBC, which […]
Apple has poached 46 employees from Tesla this year
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40 electric cars you’ll see on the road by 2025

While electric vehicles aren’t posting big sales numbers yet, auto companies are making significant investments in them. Both new and traditional car manufacturers plan to release electric vehicles in the coming years. Some of the vehicles have specs and tech features that exceed most gas-powered cars. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
40 electric cars you’ll see on the road by 2025
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Internal documents reveal the gruelling way Tesla hit its 5,000 Model 3 target

Of the 5,000 Model 3s that contributed to Tesla’s end-of-June manufacturing target, about 4,300 required rework, according to internal documents viewed by Business Insider. Within the auto industry, cars that make it through a manufacturing process without requiring rework are part of a factory or line’s “first pass yield,” or […]
Internal documents reveal the gruelling way Tesla hit its 5,000 Model 3 target
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Tesla’s website is down

Tesla.com was intermittently offline Monday morning. The outage was reported by many users on Twitter and the issue was replicated by Business Insider staffers. An online service to check website outages, isitdownrightnow.com, confirmed the server was not responding. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Tesla’s website […]
Tesla’s website is down
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JIM CRAMER: Elon Musk should take medical leave from Tesla

CNBC host Jim Cramer says TeslaCEO Elon Musk should take a medical leave. Cramer’s comes after Tesla shares tumbled on Friday in the wake of Musk’s interview with the New York Times. Musk told the Times that this has been the “most difficult and painful year” of his career and […]
JIM CRAMER: Elon Musk should take medical leave from Tesla
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Mark Cuban: Elon Musk needs to know the short-sellers ‘are his friends’

The billionaire businessman Mark Cuban has offered up some advice for the embattled Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Cuban told Business Insider that Musk should view Tesla short-sellers as “his friends.” “It creates demand for his stock and that’s always a good thing,” Cuban said. The billionaire businessman Mark Cuban has […]
Mark Cuban: Elon Musk needs to know the short-sellers ‘are his friends’
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‘The most difficult and painful year of my career’: Tesla CEO Elon Musk opens up about personal and professional struggles in revealing interview

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shared some personal revelations about the turmoil surrounding him and his company. In a revealing interview with The New York Times published Thursday night, Musk talked about his gruelling work schedule, the struggle to crank out his company’s first mass-market electric car – the Model […]
‘The most difficult and painful year of my career’: Tesla CEO Elon Musk opens up about personal and professional struggles in revealing interview