Elon Musk says he’s hired Goldman Sachs to help take Tesla private — even though the bank’s analyst is one of the most bearish on Wall Street (TSLA)

Max Whittaker / Getty Images Elon Musk tweeted late Monday that he was “excited to work with Silver Lake and Goldman Sachs” in his plan to take Tesla private.  Goldman Sachs’ analyst is one of the most bearish Tesla analysts on Wall Street, with a “sell” rating and $ 210 price target — 40% below […]

Salman Rushdie: My New Book Knew Trump Would Win — Even Though I Didn't

Sir Salman Rushdie is back in the headlines with the news that his most celebrated novel, Midnight’s Children, will become a Netflix series. While Rushdie says he’d be happy for the book to be adapted into any format — including a Broadway musical — we checked in with him at OZY Fest in New York’s […]

Even though more people are doing it, studying is still worthwhile

WHICH has provided a better return in recent decades: America’s stockmarket or education? The latter, according to a research review by George Psacharopoulos and Harry Patrinos for the World Bank. The two economists looked at 1,120 studies, across 139 countries, and came up with an annual average “rate of return”—actually a pay premium, the increase […]

Avengers Infinity War: We though this hero survived but it's BAD news for who? Watch

Who will die in Avengers 3? More precisely, who will Thanos kill in his merciless quest to obtain all six Infinity Stones? One of the favourites to pay the ultimate price has always been Vision. After all, he has the Mind Stone embedded in his forehead and an early trailer showed him screaming in agony […]

Boris Johnson wants to increase stop and search powers – even though stats show they don’t work

Boris Johnson wants to increase stop-and-search powers for police, despite statistics showing that the method does not help to reduce crime. The intervention is outside his remit as foreign secretary. According to The Spectator, Johnson and Theresa May had a “pointed” argument at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday after the foreign secretary questioned the prime […]

Watch F-15 fighter jets rip though the UK’s ‘Mach Loop’ while making ultra low-level passes

Elwyn Roberts/Twitter The “Mach Loop” in northwest Wales provides a perfect vantage point to watch fighter jets and other aircraft blitz through steep-sided valleys at almost eye level. Earlier this week, amateur photographer Elwyn Roberts caught what appear to be US Air Force F-15 fighters from the 48th Fighter Wing based at RAF Lakenheath — […]

One of Uber’s earliest backers told us why he’s bullish on the company, even though ‘they’re still finding a few skeletons’

Getty From boycotts to hacks to lawsuits, 2017 has been a rough year for Uber.  But early backer and former board member Bill Gurley still think there’s a case for it.  Gurley argues that the bull case hasn’t changed.  Bill Gurley, a general partner at Benchmark Capital and early investor in Uber, still has faith in […]

JPMorgan might be getting into bitcoin even though Jamie Dimon hates it

Thomson Reuters JPMorgan is considering whether or not to help clients tap into a potential market for bitcoin futures, according to The Wall Street Journal.  CEO Jamie Dimon has derided the digital currency as a “fraud” and said he’d fire employees for trading bitcoin.    JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon’s opposition to bitcoin, the red-hot cryptocurrency […]