Elon Musk’s mission to solve LA’s ‘soul-destroying’ traffic problem has begun, but there’s turbulence ahead

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk made a brief public appearance late on Tuesday to unveil the first tunnel completed by the underground transit venture he launched two years ago. Musk has advertised the proof-of-concept tunnel as a first step toward developing a high-speed subterranean network capable of whisking vehicles and pedestrians. The new tunnel was excavated […]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is the latest big tech company to tap the risky leveraged loan market

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images SpaceX, one of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s major business ventures, tapped the risky leveraged loan market. The $ 250 million deal received a mixed reception from investors given SpaceX’s cash burning history. The company previously relied on private equity funding but now follows Tesla in tapping debt markets. Elon Musk is loving […]

Elon Musk’s ‘Teslaquila’ drink clashes with Mexican tequila industry

AP Tesla co-founder Elon Musk and Mexico’s tequila producers may be at odds over the agave-based drink. The tequila industry opposed Musk’s efforts to trademark an alcoholic drink dubbed “Teslaquila.” Musk previously tweeted “Teslaquila coming soon” and attached a “visual approximation” of a red and white label with the Tesla logo. Mexico’s Tequila Regulatory Council […]

Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster reaches its furthest point from the Sun

Enlarge / A launch-day photo of Starman leaving Earth orbit. (credit: SpaceX) Since its launch on February 6 atop a Falcon Heavy rocket, Elon Musk’s cherry red Tesla Roadster and its “passenger” Starman have been moving away from the Sun. Today, according to the Where is Roadster? website, the vehicle has reached its first apogee […]

SEC Brushes Off Elon Musk’s Tweet, Signs Off on Original Settlement

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s brilliant idea to call the Securities and Exchange Commission the “Shortseller Enrichment Commission” in a recent tweet did not land the impulsive executive in any additional hot water. The SEC, which decided that removing Musk from the chairman’s position and fining both him and the company $ 20 million was sufficient […]

Elon Musk’s secretive LA private school doesn’t just teach spelling and math — it also asks students ethics and critical thinking puzzles you usually don’t see elsewhere

RETURERS/Stephen Lam and ClassDojo & Ad Astra Conundrums Elon Musk‘s Ad Astra school and educational software developer ClassDojo are introducing a set of “Conundrums” for elementary and middle school students. The Conundrums involve open-ended critical thinking and ethics challenges. They address questions that children may not normally encounter in a standard curriculum. ClassDojo shared a […]