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Days after CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he had "funding secured" to take Tesla private, two investors filed a class-action lawsuit arguing that the tweets constituted securities fraud. Last week Musk announced that he wanted to take the company private for $72 billion, valuing Tesla at $420 per share. The lawsuit claims the tweets were a false and misleading effort to decimate short sellers; the SEC has said it would investigate.
Agrochemical giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289 million to a former groundskeeper who claims its Roundup weedkiller caused his terminal cancer. San Francisco jurors ruled that DeWayne Johnson's exposure to the weedkiller caused his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; more than 800 cancer patients are suing Monsanto. The company's German owner Bayer insists the active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, is safe.
Four women are suing Nike over claims the company violated equal pay laws and created a work environment “that allowed sexual harassment.” One woman claims she was paid $20,000 a year less than a male colleague in a similar role, while another says she was told to ignore alleged incidents of sexual harassment because “Nike has a culture that revolves around alcohol.” Nike has seen the departure of 11 executives, including the brand president and vice president, in recent months.
据“华尔街日报”报道，纽约对冲基金Elliott Management Corp.已收购超过8％的电视评级公司尼尔森，意图强制出售。 Elliott的股份价值至少为6.4亿美元。尼尔森衡量人们购物和消费媒体的方式，零售业的变化也影响了其业绩 - 今年股价下跌约40％。首席执行官米奇·巴恩斯（Mitch Barns）将于2018年底辞职。
New York hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. has bought more than 8% of TV-ratings company Nielsen, intending to force a sale, reports The Wall Street Journal. Elliott’s stake is worth at least $640 million. Nielsen measures how people shop and consume media, and changes in the retail industry have affected its performance — its shares are down about 40% this year. CEO Mitch Barns is stepping down at the end of 2018.
City officials from Denver to Miami are cracking down on scooter startups operating without a license, according to The Wall Street Journal, with workers scooping up scooters from streets and impounding them. Some cities are capping numbers at a few hundred per company, while others are blocking them entirely. Bird and Lime, which have drawn nearly $900 million of investment between them and are each valued at over $1 billion, say they’re confident cities will see their value in reducing traffic and expanding transit options. •