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Silicon Valley billionaire buys record life policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An unnamed Silicon Valley billionaire has purchased the world’s most valuable life insurance policy. The man who cobbled the deal together said Saturday that it took seven months and 19 insurance companies to […]

03/16/2014

Solar panels line the roof of Ikea's Brooklyn store, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

SolarCity to back up solar with Tesla batteries

NEW YORK (AP) — The solar panel installer SolarCity is beginning to address one of solar power’s big drawbacks: The sun doesn’t always shine. The solution: big battery packs that will provide backup power while […]

12/05/2013

Tesla CEO Elon Musk  is confident that his Model S electric car is safe and will be cleared by a federal investigation into two recent fires. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)

Tesla CEO expects feds to clear Model S in fires

DETROIT (AP) — The leader of upstart automaker Tesla Motors says he is confident that its Model S electric car is safe and will be cleared by a federal investigation into two battery fires. CEO […]

11/23/2013

SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk pausing during his commencement speech for Caltech graduates in Pasadena, Calif. on June 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Tesla CEO expects feds to clear Model S in fires

DETROIT (AP) — The leader of upstart automaker Tesla Motors is confident that its Model S car is safe and will be cleared by a federal investigation into two battery fires. CEO Elon Musk said […]

11/22/2013

A Tesla Model S driving outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

US safety agency opens probe into Tesla fires

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog has opened an investigation into battery fires in Tesla Model S electric cars. The National Highway Traffic Administration says fires broke out in two of the […]

11/19/2013

A Tesla Model S driving outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

Tesla CEO: ‘Definitely’ no recall of the Model S

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the company “definitely” won’t recall its Model S electric car despite three vehicle fires in the last six weeks. “The headlines are extremely misleading. If fire […]

11/12/2013

This image released by Tesla Motors shows a conceptual design sketch of the Hyperloop passenger transport capsule. (AP Photo/Tesla Motors)

Group of engineers, entrepreneurs working to bring LA-SF ‘Hyperloop’ from concept to reality

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of engineers, designers and entrepreneurs has been working to turn one man’s vision of zipping between Los Angeles and San Francisco in half an hour into a reality. Now […]

10/31/2013

A Tesla Model S driving outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

Tesla CEO says fire caused by impaled battery

SEATTLE (AP) — The CEO of electric car company Tesla says a battery that caught fire in a Tesla vehicle was apparently impaled by a metal object. Elon Musk wrote in a blog post Friday […]

10/04/2013

GM working on 200-mile electric car, exec says

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — As automakers race to make cheaper electric cars with greater battery range, General Motors is working on one that can go 200 miles per charge at a cost of about $30,000, […]

09/16/2013

An image released by Tesla Motors, is a sketch of the Hyperloop capsule with passengers onboard. (AP Photo/Tesla Motors)

‘Hyperloop’ travel idea gains fans if not backers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk urged the public to polish sketch plans he released last week for a “Hyperloop” that would shoot capsules full of people at the speed of sound through […]

08/23/2013

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Traveling on the ‘Hyperloop’

L.A. to Frisco in 30 minutes? Sounds a little like a pipe dream. Or maybe a tube is more like it. That’s the premise behind the “Hyperloop,” a travel system that’s twice as fast as […]

08/13/2013

An image released by Tesla Motors, is a sketch of the Hyperloop capsule with passengers onboard. (AP Photo/Tesla Motors)

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

(AP) – Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. ‘THIS DAY OF RECKONING HAS BEEN A LONG TIME IN COMING’ Feared Boston mob boss […]

08/13/2013

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