SpaceX Attempted Monopoly

The most bitterly contested issue in Senate floor debate of the National Defense Authorization Act this year was whether the Department of Defense would be allowed to continue using Russian rocket engines to lift national-security satellites into orbit.  The engines, called RD-180s, provide first-stage thrust for Atlas launch vehicles built by United Launch Alliance, a […]

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Here’s the Thing About Tesla That Most Reminds Jim Chanos of Valeant

It’s deja vu. Jim Chanos just used the V-word. CNBC reported this morning that the famed short-seller, who was early in spotting problems at energy disaster Enron, says Tesla Motors TSLA 0.92% reminds him a lot of certain troubled drug company: Valeant Pharmaceuticals VRX 1.13% . Tesla, Chanos noted, has seen eight executives leave the […]

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Tesla: Executive Exodus Red Flags

Summary Yet another story broke yesterday of an executive leaving Tesla to go to Facebook. This caps off a year where nearly 10 major executives have left Tesla. In a previous article we speculated that something could be fishy. Today we ask again, “Why do executives keep leaving Tesla?”. There is a reason that Jim […]

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