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The SEC has served Tesla with a subpoena following tweets by CEO Elon Musk about taking the electric-car maker private, reports The New York Times. Earlier this week, the company’s board members urged an end to the tweeting, which has included “dubious” assertions about funding. Tesla has hired two law firms to represent them.
Los Angeles is to become the first city in the country to use portable scanners to screen the bodies of metro riders for weapons and explosives. The units mounted on wheels can detect such items from up to 30 feet away, scanning as many as 2,000 bodies an hour. TSA, which partnered with the city to test the units, is also working with New York and New Jersey in the wake of last year’s attempted suicide bombing at the Port Authority's Times Square subway station. The project will begin later this year.
在信用评估公司剥离一些非贷款收款账户和其他负面信用信息后，数百万美国消费者看到他们的信用评分上升，这可以追溯到2015年与州检察长达成和解。负面的信用信息 - 包括医疗债务收集已由保险公司支付 - 可能不准确或未能反映还款努力。
Millions of U.S. consumers have seen their credit scores bump up after reporting firms began stripping out some non-loan collections accounts and other negative credit information, following settlements with state attorneys general dating back to 2015. The negative credit information — including medical-debt collections that have been paid by an insurance company — can be inaccurate or fail to reflect repayment efforts.
据“信息报”报道，优步正面临一些投资者的压力，他们认为自动驾驶部门应该被剥离。在过去的18个月里，这款骑行应用程序在其无人驾驶设备上每季度花费了1.25亿至2亿美元，相当于该公司季度亏损的15％至30％。这一启示显示该项目对优步的成本有多高 - 在过去三年中，该公司至少花费了20亿美元。
Uber is facing pressure from some investors who think its self-driving unit should be divested, reports The Information. The ride-hailing app has spent between $125 million and $200 million a quarter over the past 18 months on its driverless unit, equaling to between 15% and 30% of the company’s quarterly losses. The revelation shows how costly the project is for Uber — over the past three years, the company has spent at least $2 billion on it.
Spending at restaurants has soared at a record pace over the past three months. Sales rose 1.3% in July to $61.6 billion, leading to a three-month annualized gain of 25.3%. One explanation is that Americans are spending cash from tax cuts on dining out, while another is the increase in menu prices as restaurants counter a rise in minimum wages and rent costs.
Idea of the Day: Feeling pressed for time can hinder creative thinking, but if we better understand the psychology of time, we can start to make it work in our favour, says Ogilvy chief strategy officer Kevin Chesters.
“We can’t create time. Or bend time. And until they invent one of those Hermione Granger time-turners we can’t make it run backwards either. But we can change our relationship with it.”