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  • Why Tesla's $121,000 Model S price in China makes business sense

    Why Tesla's $121,000 Model S price in China makes business sense
    Tesla Motors said it would sell the big battery version of its Model S electric sports sedan in China for about $121,000. While that’s an eye-popping number to American car shoppers, it actually represents a restrained, strategic approach for the...
  • New Bel-Air mansion reflects resurgence of behemoth L.A. homes

    New Bel-Air mansion reflects resurgence of behemoth L.A. homes
    Nearing completion after five years of construction in the hills of Bel-Air, Chateau des Fleurs looms like some super-sized Hollywood notion of dynastic France. From the street, the two-story mansion on three acres — where Stone Canyon and...
  • Tesla welcomes federal investigation into Model S fires

    A series of three fires in five weeks has prompted a federal investigation into the Tesla Model S. In a blog post yesterday, the luxury electric car company’s CEO and Chairman Elon Musk said Tesla requested the National Highway Traffic Safety...
  • In South Africa, inequality and economic ills persist

    By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight. Solving the country's economic crisis was another...
  • The air starts leaking out of Tesla's tires

    No one can deny that Elon Musk of Tesla Motors is a great promoter, and possibly a great motivator of engineering manpower. As a seller of electric cars at a profit ... well, let's just say the jury is still out. But it can't be good for Musk or his...
  • Amazon's drones: not so fast

    Amazon's drones: not so fast
    Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos staged a technology demonstration over the weekend, aiming to show how quickly a half-baked idea with several years of obstacles ahead of it could garner fawning attention from the news media. Answer: about two nanoseconds....
  • Tesla Motors gets top Consumer Reports owner satisfaction ranking

    Tesla Motors gets top Consumer Reports owner satisfaction ranking
    Consumer Reports said Thursday that the Tesla Motors Model S electric car has generated the highest consumer loyalty of any car it has surveyed in years. Owners of the luxury sports sedan, which sells for $70,000 to $100,000 depending on equipment and...
  • Feds investigate Tesla fires: Elon Musk's idea? NHTSA disputes that

    Feds investigate Tesla fires: Elon Musk's idea? NHTSA disputes that
    Federal safety regulators opened a probe into a series of fires in Tesla Motors Inc. electric cars following crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday that it would investigate why two of the expensive Tesla Model S sporty...
  • L.A. billionaire Elon Musk protests media scrutiny after Tesla fires

    Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk said Tesla Motors Inc. was being overly scrutinized by the media after three fires broke out in recent months on its expensive electric cars. Musk, chief executive of Tesla, addressed the topic during a wide-ranging...
  • Tesla shares plunge on battery shortage and heavy research spending

    Tesla shares plunge on battery shortage and heavy research spending
    Tesla Motors shares plunged in early trading Wednesday after the electric car maker said a battery shortage was limiting sales and that it is spending heavily on research and development to bring new models to market. Shares of the automaker dropped 16%...
  • Discovery of Earth-like planets should be a Sputnik moment

    When “Star Trek” showed Capt. James T. Kirk writing on a handheld, touch-sensitive electronic notepad in 1967, most computer scientists, not to mention most viewers, thought it was absurd — a fun flight of fancy, yes, but certainly not...
  • Elon Musk intends to turn James Bond prop into real submarine car

    Elon Musk intends to turn James Bond prop into real submarine car
    Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk secretly purchased the amphibious sports car that appeared as a movie prop in a 1970s James Bond film with the intention of converting it into the real thing.   Musk, chief executive of electric car company Tesla Motors...