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In the early 2000s, Tesla Motors was a small start-up underdog in the automotive industry. It faced naysayers because “no one was doing electric cars,” CEO Elon Musk said on the “Third Row Tesla” podcast in February.  But despite the odds, Tesla became the world’s most valuable automaker – its market capitalization surpassed Toyota’s for the first time on July
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People volunteer for Covid-19 surveillance testing using the Quest Diagnostics self administered PCR test on on July 12, 2020 in Livingston, Montana. William Campbell | Getty Images Quest Diagnostics reported preliminary second-quarter revenue above analysts’ estimates on Monday, largely on growing demand for its Covid-19 testing services, sending its shares up 2.7% before the bell.
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Gavin Newsom, governor of California. Rich Pedroncelli | AP | Bloomberg via Getty Images California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered Monday all counties in the state to close indoor operations for a handful of businesses, including restaurants, bars, movie theaters and museums, as Covid-19 cases continue to climb.  The order comes after Newsom previously ordered these
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SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son’s Vision Fund has been impossible to ignore since its inception, pumping billions upon billions of dollars into tech companies like WeWork and Uber. Now, a string of high-profile losses and the coronavirus pandemic have put the fund deeply in the red. Bloomberg journalists Pavel Alpeyev, Sarah McBride and Tim Culpan break
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Morsa Images If your income has taken a hit during the coronavirus pandemic, you may be trying to figure out ways to bring in some cash. One option is to tap  your 401(k) plan or individual retirement account under the new rules enacted in the federal coronavirus stimulus package, or CARES Act. Experts often say  taking money
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Wilmington Trust’s Meghan Shue sees a battle is underway on Wall Street as coronavirus cases surge and companies get ready to report second quarter earnings. According to the firm’s head of investment strategy, there’s a tug-of-war between market skepticism and fear of missing out. “We are definitely seeing a tremendous amount of skepticism about this
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Pepsi soft drinks are displayed at a convenience store in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images PepsiCo on Monday reported that its quarterly revenue fell as fewer consumers bought its drinks at restaurants or convenience stores amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company did report growth for its food items, such as Cheetos and oatmeal,
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RJ Scaringe, founder and chief executive officer of Rivian Automotive Inc., unveils the R1T electric pickup truck, left, and R1S electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) during a reveal event at AutoMobility LA ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images As shares of electric truck maker Nikola
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Tomas Vargas, Jr., of Stockton, Calif., says that receiving money through the city’s universal basic income experiment has been life changing. Snap Jackson Photography A few years ago, Tomas Vargas, Jr., was having a tough time supporting his family. The Stockton, California, resident, a part-time supervisor at UPS, found his paychecks were not enough to
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President Donald Trump criticized his top infectious disease advisor this week while Dr. Anthony Fauci separately admitted he hasn’t briefed the president on the coronavirus pandemic in at least two months — widening an apparent growing rift between the two.  “Dr. Fauci’s a nice man, but he’s made a lot of mistakes,” Trump said in an
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Changes to Medicare that advocates have been seeking may end up in the next federal coronavirus relief legislation,  experts say. The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to unveil its version of the next stimulus package in late July as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to slow economic recovery and unemployment remains high. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,
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A battle heats up between a deep-research investor with a private equity mindset and an underperforming small cap software stock. This is a textbook case of good activism — a company with poor operating history, horrible corporate governance, underperforming stock, overpaid CEO and a large, long-term shareholder with a very friendly and reasonable request with impressive
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Dani Reiss, president and CEO of Canada Goose Rick Madonik | Getty Images Canada Goose‘s CEO said Friday the retailer’s recently opened experiential store in Canada is “almost built for this environment,” as consumers brave enough to venture outside are looking for things to do during the coronavirus pandemic.  “Naturally, it is socially distanced,” Chief
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Both as president and in business, Donald Trump is often accused of being overconfident and self-serving. And according to his niece Mary Trump’s upcoming book, “Too Much and Never Enough,” Donald learned that from his dad Fred’s obsession with famous 1950s self help author, Norman Vincent Peale. Peale, a minister who “preached self-confidence as a life
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Even when the Great Recession dampened consumer confidence and drove up unemployment things weren’t as bad for retailers as they have been during the current Covid-19 crisis, according to a new analysis from Retail Metrics. Days after the World Health Organization declared a pandemic in March, retailers across the U.S. were forced to shut their
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