Tesla closes an office as layoff hits Autopilot jobs, including hourly ones

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) has shuttered its office in San Mateo, California and laid off roughly 200 employees working on its Autopilot driver-assistant system there, one of the people told Reuters, in a move seen as accelerating cost-cutting. Most of the laid-off people had been hourly workers, that person said. Earlier … Read more

US Supreme Court again nixes Bayer challenge to weedkiller suits

WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected another Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) bid to dismiss litigation alleging that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer as the German pharmaceutical and chemical giant tries to avoid potentially billions of dollars in damages . The justices turned away a Bayer appeal and left in place … Read more

Chevron to relocate head office within California, sell existing HQ

A Chevron gas station sign is seen in Del Mar, California, April 25, 2013. REUTERS / Mike Blake / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 24 (Reuters) – Chevron Corp (CVX.N) is planning to relocate its global headquarters to a new leased space in California and sell its existing … Read more

Tesla sued by former employees over ‘mass layoff’

A Tesla logo is seen in Los Angeles, California US January 12, 2018. REUTERS / Lucy Nicholson / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 20 (Reuters) – Former Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) employees have filed a lawsuit against the US electric car company alleging its decision to carry out a … Read more

Warren Buffett charity lunch fetches record winning bid of $ 19 million

June 18 (Reuters) – A wealthy person has bid a record $ 19 million to eat lunch with Warren Buffett, in the 21st and final time that the billionaire businessman auctioned off a private lunch to benefit a San Francisco charity. The winning bid at the eBay auction, which ended on Friday, far surpassed the … Read more

Tesla barred from pausing race bias case while challenging agency’s powers

June 8 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) cannot pause a California civil rights agency’s lawsuit alleging widespread race discrimination at an assembly plant while the electric carmaker separately challenges the agency’s ability to sue employers, a judge ruled on Wednesday. California Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo in Oakland said during a hearing that Tesla could … Read more

Elon Musk tells Tesla staff: return to office or leave

June 1 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk has asked employees to return to the office or leave the company, according to an email sent to employees on Tuesday night and seen by Reuters. “Everyone at Tesla is required to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week,” Musk … Read more

US FAA delays SpaceX final environmental decision to June 13

WASHINGTON, May 31 (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday again delayed completing a final environmental assessment of the proposed SpaceX Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket program in Boca Chica, Texas until June 13. In late April, the FAA extended the target date to May 31 for a decision, saying it was … Read more

Tesla’s Musk says he ‘can no longer support’ Democrats, ‘will vote Republican’

Elon Musk attends the opening ceremony of the new Tesla Gigafactory for electric cars in Gruenheide, Germany, March 22, 2022. Patrick Pleul / Pool via REUTERS / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SAN FRANCISCO, May 18 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday that while … Read more

California church shooter was licensed armed security guard

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 17 (Reuters) – The Las Vegas man accused of killing one person and wounding five others in a burst of gunfire at a Taiwanese-American church luncheon in California on Sunday was licensed to work as a security guard who carries a gun, state records in Nevada show. David Chou appeared in court … Read more