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Tesla Has a Fresh $1 Billion — And Lots of Ways to Spend It

Tesla Motors Inc. just raised about $1 billion in new capital, riding a remarkable burst of investor exuberance. New Tesla shareholders will now get …

The great debt ceiling countdown begins anew at midnight

Mark your calendars: After tomorrow (May 18), the US Treasury can’t borrow any more money to fund already-authorized spending until Congress increases the debt limit. And you may remember that when the US runs out of cash, we end up on a very complicated and worrisome path, one that could end in a …

Wealthy People Are Starting To Buy Up More Small Businesses This Year

• More wealthy people are starting to buy up small businesses, according to a Pepperdine study.<br>• Economists expected retail sales to fall in April, but they unexpectedly rose by 0.1%, despite being held back by falling gas prices.<br>• The Small Business Administration is shifting some funds to focus on …

Europe’s Repsol shareholders jump into epic battle over Argentina’s shale riches

European shareholders want to help pry Spanish oil firm Repsol from the jaws of the Argentine government. Repsol is suing the Argentine government for seizing 51% of YPF, the Argentine oil company formerly owned by Repsol. The company is also suing Chevron and other multinationals firms, which have …

Here’s why McDonald’s needs to slim down its menu

Over the past two months, McDonald’s has axed beloved items from its menu like the Angus Third Pounder and its fruit and walnut salads. And there may be more to come, according to a Bloomberg report, that says some McDonald’s franchisees got an email in October that identified other items for …

Cisco Is Still Cheap And Worth $27

Cisco announced a strong set of Q3 FY2013 results May 15, sending the stock up by around 10% in after-hours trading. Revenues increased by more than 5% over the same period last year, and operating profits grew at a faster 7% rate for the sixth quarter in a row. The biggest relief for Cisco’s …

Caterpillar Settles With Principals Of Troubled Chinese Acquisition

Ever since Caterpillar jolted investors in January with a $580 million write down of a troubled Chinese acquisition, questions have lingered over its debt obligations. Caterpillar alleged that Siwei, a mining-equipment firm in Zhengzhou, had falsely inflated its revenues over many years prior to …

New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart

In her keynote speech at last year’s annual Netroots Nation gathering, Darcy Burner pitched a seemingly simple idea to the thousands of bloggers and web developers in the audience. The former Microsoft programmer and congressional candidate proposed a smartphone app allowing shoppers to swipe …

Nokia's Windows Phone Slowly Gaining Traction

There is still uncertainty about the course Stephen Elop has charted for Nokia but it has always made sense to me. For Nokia to have become a me, too Android phone supplier made no sense at all. Microsoft offered money and support so he took Nokia from its “burning platform,” ditched Symbian and …

Tableau CEO Talks Up His Company's Strong Public Debut A Year After Facebook's IPO

Exactly a year after Facebook made its disappointing debut as a public company, another less-heralded tech firm held its initial public offering but with opposite results. Tableau Software soared in its New York Stock Exchange trading debut on Friday, closing at $50.75, up more than 63% from its …

NASA And Google Partner To Work With A D-Wave Quantum Computer

D-Wave, the Canadian-based company that is the first to offer a commercial quantum computer, announced today that it’s sold its second $10 million D-Wave Two system. The contract is between the Universities Space Research Association and D-Wave. Google, USRA, and NASA will be collaborating on the …

Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple

Google and Apple are both highly esteemed brands. Both companies share many common traits which have contributed to their success, but there is one very big difference between the two – Google plays offense while Apple has recently settled for playing defense. Apple is struggling to maintain its …

Google Reveals How To Hack Google Glass Device (And Void Your Warranty)

No sooner was Google‘s wearable Google Glass device released to early developers than those developers began to try hacking it.<p>Now, Google is encouraging developers–slowly–to hack the controversial device, which won’t go on sale publicly until next year. As one Google engineer tweeted recently: …

Five Companies That Are In Line To Dominate The Post-PC World

Think of the PC and we immediately think of companies such as Intel, Microsoft, and to a lesser extent smaller players such as AMD, NVIDIA, and Dell. These companies help shape and steer the PC industry for several decades.<p>But that reign is coming to an end. As consumers and enterprise buyers spend …