Musk says he will support DeSantis if Florida governor runs for president

WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk said on Friday he would back Ron DeSantis in 2024 if the Florida governor, who recently won a second term, runs for president. Earlier this month, DeSantis beat Democratic opponent Charlie Crist by nearly 20 percentage points to win re-election as governor of Florida and cemented himself … Read more

Trump snubs Twitter after Musk announces reactivation of ex-president’s account

Nov 19 (Reuters) – Donald Trump said on Saturday he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as a narrow majority voted to reinstate the former US president, who was banned from the service social media outlet for inciting violence, in a poll organized by new owner Elon Musk. Just over 15 million Twitter … Read more

Elon Musk starts Twitter poll on whether to bring back Trump

Nov 18 (Reuters) – Elon Musk launched a Twitter poll on Friday evening asking his followers to vote on whether to restore former U.S. President Donald Trump’s account on the platform, with initial results showing around 60 % of votes yes. “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted, a Latin phrase that roughly translates to “the … Read more

U.S. aims for zero-emissions heavy-duty vehicles by 2040

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – The United States aims to sell and produce only zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles like school buses and tractor-trailers by 2040, the U.S. Secretary of State agreed on Thursday. energy at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt. . The non-binding memorandum of understanding sets a target for 30% of these … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Tesla mulls exporting China-made EVs to United States-sources

SHANGHAI, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) is considering exporting Chinese-made electric cars to the United States, two people with knowledge of the planning told Reuters, a reversal that would reflect the growing cost advantage automaker at its Shanghai plant and slowing demand from Chinese consumers. Tesla has been investigating whether parts made by its … Read more

Judge approves $80 mln Porsche U.S. vehicle settlement

WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Wednesday granted final approval to a class action settlement worth at least $80 million to resolve claims by Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and its Porsche AG unit skewed emissions and fuel economy data on 500,000 Porsche vehicles in the United States. The settlement, first reported by Reuters … Read more

Elon Musk’s Twitter slow to act on misleading U.S. election content, experts say

November 8 (Reuters) – Election experts reported on Tuesday the spread of new lies on Twitter (TWTR.MX) and other social media services as Americans voted in the midterm elections, four days after Twitter Inc fired half its staff and new owner Elon Musk tweeted a recommendation to vote for Republican candidates. The nonpartisan watchdog group … Read more

Elon Musk recommends voting for Republicans in U.S. midterm elections

WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Elon Musk, owner of Twitter Inc., the world’s richest person, on Monday recommended voters choose Republican candidates for U.S. Congress in Tuesday’s midterm elections. “To independent-minded voters: power sharing curbs the worst excesses of both parties, which is why I recommend voting for a Republican Congress, given that the presidency … Read more

U.S. announces takedown of massive catalytic converter theft ring

Nov 2 (Reuters) – U.S. authorities said on Wednesday they had busted a nationwide network to steal thousands of catalytic converters from cars and trucks, charging 21 people and seizing millions of dollars in assets. Various defendants were charged in separate unsealed indictments in Sacramento, Calif., and Tulsa, Oklahoma, with crimes including transporting and receiving … Read more

Trump’s company ‘cheated’ tax authorities, prosecutor says at trial

NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump’s real estate company misled tax authorities for 15 years, a prosecutor said on Monday in his opening statement in the Trump Organization’s tax evasion trial. , while defense attorneys countered that the company’s longtime chief financial officer acted for his benefit. The company paid certain … Read more