SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is seeking relief from the pressures of running a publicly held company with a $72 billion buyout of the electric car maker, but he may be acquiring new headaches with his peculiar handling of the proposed deal. Almost everything about the deal is outlandish, from Musk’s out-of-the-blue disclosure in a nine-word tweet to the assertion that he has lined up adequate financing to a buy a company that seems to burn through cash faster than it produces cars. Elon Musk Search photos available for purchase: Photo Store → If Musk can pull it off, he will have burnished his reputation as an eccentric visionary who has been compared to Tony Stark, the billionaire playboy depicted by actor Robert Downey Jr. in the “Iron Man” movies. But if the buyout flops, Musk and Tesla will likely face class-action lawsuits from shareholders alleging they were duped, and potential legal trouble from the Securities and Exchange … [Read more...] about Tesla boss steering to buyout at a risk
By Jacquie Oliverius | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: May 1, 2018 at 4:38 am | UPDATED: May 1, 2018 at 5:06 am Season 26 had everything that a “Dancing With the Stars” opening night is known for — confetti cannons and enough sequins on the costumes to make your eyes water — plus more. I swear that host Tom Bergeron and co-host Erin Andrews used every athletic cliché known to man, and maybe a few new ones. There’s now a huge “jumbotron” hanging from the ballroom ceiling and the place feels like a sports stadium. Judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli even entered in referee black-and-whites, although Bruno’s sequined short shorts and open shirt revealing a tanned chest was a bit startling. Fortunately, they all changed to appropriate attire after the first dance. All in all, I was very impressed by how well most of the athletes performed. I will say that I was wrong about figure skaters … [Read more...] about ‘Dancing With the Stars’: Adam Rippon soars but Tonya Harding is at risk
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army unleashed a massive bombardment against one rebel enclave on Monday and prepared for the withdrawal of insurgents from another as President Bashar al-Assad pushes to crush the rebels' last besieged strongholds. However, missile strikes against several government military bases on Sunday - not claimed by any party despite speculation in Israel that its military was responsible - underscored the risks of a wider escalation in the seven-year conflict. There were more than 140 Syrian army air strikes on the town of Rastan and surrounding villages in the rebel enclave between the cities of Hama and Homs early on Monday, alongside sustained shelling, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said. Last week a Syrian government minister said the enclave would be the army's next target after it retook all rebel areas around the capital, a goal it looked closer to achieving with Monday's expected insurgent pullout from south Damascus. Later on Monday, … [Read more...] about Syria’s Assad presses offensive, missile strikes raise escalation risk
NEW YORK, May 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EXL (NASDAQ:EXLS), a leading operations management and analytics company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SCIOInspire® Holdings, Inc. (SCIO®), a West Hartford Connecticut-based leading healthcare analytics solution and services company (doing business as SCIO Health Analytics). /EIN News/ -- Rohit Kapoor, EXL Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated, “The acquisition will strengthen EXL’s capability in the high growth cost optimization and care optimization markets. SCIO’s analytical tools and expertise in healthcare claims payment and care optimization expands EXL’s market-leading advanced analytics and healthcare capabilities. Combining the talented team at SCIO to our team of 2,000+ clinicians and 3,000+ data scientists worldwide significantly increases our ability to scale to meet the needs of larger clients and increases our reach into pharmacy … [Read more...] about EXL deepens investment in Healthcare and Analytics by signing a definitive agreement to acquire payment integrity and population risk management company SCIOInspire Holdings, Inc.
(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) Welcome to Fox News First. Not signed up yet? Click here. Developing now, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 President Trump calls the Iran nuclear deal 'a horrible agreement for the United States' after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's presentation alleging Iran is lying about its nuke program Nearly 200 migrants from the 'caravan' that traveled across Mexico will seek U.S. asylum in a direct challenge to the Trump administration's immigration policy Special Counsel Robert Mueller outlined more than 40 questions he wanted to ask Trump in a possible interview for the president's legal team earlier this year, according to reports The Trump administration announces it will delay tariffs on the European Union, Canada and Mexico ahead of talks with China this week TUNE IN: Fox News' Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum to moderate the West Virginia GOP Senate primary debate Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. ET … [Read more...] about FOX NEWS FIRST: Asylum-seeking ‘caravan’ migrants challenge Trump; Netanyahu makes case to withdraw from Iran deal