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Lora Kolodny


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Recent articles by Lora:

Tesla is cutting about 200 Autopilot jobs and closing office in San Mateo, California

Tesla is closing its San Mateo, California office, and laying off about 200 Autopilot data labelers amid a broader restructuring, → Read More

New car quality declined sharply this year with supply chain problems, says J.D. Power

Buick, Dodge and Chevrolet topped the list while Volvo, Chrysler and Polestar landed in the bottom three. → Read More

Tech leaders react to Roe v. Wade reversal

Noteworthy tech executives spoke out against Friday's Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, which established the constitutional right to abortion. → Read More

Tesla files for 3-for-1 stock split

Tesla plans a 3-for-1 stock split, and Elon Musk now holds 23.5% of shares. → Read More

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton launches Twitter bots probe after Musk's public complaints

Ken Paxton, the attorney general of Texas, is investigating Twitter over its reported user numbers. → Read More

Here's the email Elon Musk sent all Tesla employees about 10% headcount reduction

Tesla is cutting 10% salaried employees CEO Elon Musk wrote in an e-mail to all employees there on Friday. → Read More

Tesla shares dip on Elon Musk's plans to cut workforce

Tesla shares dip on hiring freeze, Elon Musk's 'super bad feeling' about the economy → Read More

Tesla monitored its employees on Facebook with help of PR firm during 2017 union push

Records show that Tesla paid MWW PR to monitor workers online in 2017, including in a Tesla employee Facebook group. They paid special attention to organizers. → Read More

Cruise gets green light for commercial robotaxi service in San Francisco

Riders will soon be able to pay for a driverless taxi ride in San Francisco from Cruise, which is majority-owned by General Motors. → Read More

Twitter shareholders sue Elon Musk and Twitter over chaotic deal

Since Musk's acquisition bid, Twitter's share price has dropped more than 12%, and Tesla's is down about 28% as part of a broad sell-off in tech stocks. → Read More

Twitter shareholders vote to boot Silver Lake co-CEO Durban, a longtime Musk backer, from board

Egon Durban of private equity firm Silver Lake is losing his seat on the Twitter board as the company navigates a tumultuous takeover deal with Elon Musk. → Read More

Elon Musk backs 'tight' background checks for all gun sales in wake of mass shooting in Texas

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told CNBC that he believes in tighter background checks for gun owners after mass shooting in Texas. → Read More

Booster is making renewable fuels accessible in ways a gas station cannot

Booster CEO Frank Mycroft says it has ramped up its business refueling commercial vehicle fleets so drivers are ready to go the moment they start a shift. → Read More

Elon Musk says he'll vote Republican, bashes Democrats

Musk has been historically anti-union, opposed to a billionaire's tax and is a vocal critic of President Biden. → Read More

Why Tesla was kicked out of the S&P 500's ESG index

The S&P said that Tesla's "lack of a low-carbon strategy," and "codes of business conduct" affected the company's score. → Read More

Elon Musk wants to know how many fake accounts Twitter has, but experts say his approach is all wrong

Researchers say Elon Musk’s suggested approach for tabulating fake accounts on Twitter is woefully deficient. → Read More

Start-up investor Jason Calacanis raising millions of dollars for Musk’s Twitter deal

Jason Calacanis, who's known for early bets on companies like Uber and Robinhood, is pulling together funds to invest in Twitter. → Read More

Tesla production lags in Shanghai due to parts shortages, Covid restrictions

According to research by JL Warren Capital, Tesla specifically stopped production lines for the Model Y electric crossover at its Shanghai Gigafactory. → Read More

SpaceX is expanding the solar farm at its South Texas launch facility

The company is using solar panels from Chinese manufacturers Trina Solar backed up by Tesla Power Pack energy storage systems. → Read More

SpaceX Starbase expansion plans will harm endangered species, according to Fish and Wildlife Service

For SpaceX to move ahead with Starship plans in Texas, it must reduce harm to endangered species, according to documents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. → Read More