Oct 17 2017
The maker of the Model S this week dismissed between 400 and 700 employees, including engineers, managers and factory workers, the San Jose Mercury News reported on October 13, citing unidentified current and former workers. Tesla says it plans on filling a "vast majority" of the vacancies with new hires. Elon Musk prefers to work long hours as he serves as CEO of Tesla and SpaceX simultaneously. The company expects to deliver about 100,000 vehicles this year.
The terminations come as Tesla is trying to ramp up production on its Model 3 sedan, which has a customer backlog of 450,000 cars, according to CBS News. The manufacturing will become highly automated, but Musk told investors during the early ramp up he expected high overtime costs. It had hoped to be producing 1,500 a month by September and is well behind that target.
The launch of InsureMyTesla in the U.S. comes after CEO Elon Musk took issue with reports earlier this year that insurer AAA was raising rates to insure Tesla vehicles in some markets, citing high claim frequencies and costs. The state generally requires companies to report layoffs of more than 50 employees in a 30-day period. Unlike Ford, Tesla still hasn't posted an annual profit yet. Yet, in a report from the Wall Street Journal, it is said that some Model 3 parts are being made by hand by workers at the Fremont facility, thanks to an assembly line that is not yet fully operational. Tesla has a hearing before the National Labor Relations Board in November for charges that company supervisors and security guards harassed workers distributing union literature.
Openly pro-union workers were among those fired this week.
Game Boy Classic probably isn't Nintendo's next miniature system
So it could be that Nintendo is simply attempting to market the design of the Game Boy rather than re-release the console. The trademark filing flew under the radar until Japanese news sites like Rocket News 24caught wind of it in recent days.
Danish police find head and legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall
Danish police investigating the murder of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall have found body parts, including her decapitated head. The creator initially asserted he had dropped Wall off ashore the evening of August 10, as indicated by a police explanation.
Stranger Things: The Game Will Get You So Pumped For Season 2
For fans of the show that can't wait for the next season, an official mobile game has been released to help pass the time. The locations included in the game are Mirkwood Forest, Hawkins Lab, and Jim Hopper's home.
The company denied union activities played a role in the dismissals.
Quoted by the Mercury News, Michael Harley, managing editor at Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader, thought the dismissals could be an effort to improve vehicle production.
The company noted that there are "no fundamental issues with the Model 3 production or supply chain" and said that company officials understand "what needs to be fixed".
Oct 16 2017
Replay Official Robs Jets' Austin-Seferian Jenkins Of Touchdown
When the Patriots needed a first down to close out the game in the fourth quarter, Brady & Co. couldn't deliver. McCown completed 31-of-47 passes for 354 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the game.
Oct 15 2017
Top LeT terrorist Waseem among 2 killed in Pulwama
After the civilian was killed in clashes, authorities suspended mobile internet services in south Kashmir's Pulwama district. He was found at a hideout at Litter and police and its special operation group team cordoned off the area, police said.
Oct 15 2017
Bengal Govt hatching ''conspiracy'' to eliminate Bimal Gurung: GJM tells
Bimal Gurung has been booked by the state police for his alleged involvement in some subversive activities in the Darjeeling hills.
Oct 13 2017
Amazon gives teens shopping independence
Their credit card information will be hidden on the teen accounts , as will their purchase and browsing histories. Parents can then allow or deny the attempt with a simple "Y" or "N" reply to the automated message.
Oct 12 2017
How Mid-Ocean Wind Farms Could Power The Whole Of Civilisation
It highlights the considerable opportunity for generating wind power in the open ocean, particularly the North Atlantic. It suggests that floating wind farms and other similar ocean-based setups could be the next innovation in wind energy.
Oct 12 2017
UEFA Nations League is announced
Each league will have its own play-off competition with single-leg semi-final and final to decide who gets the final four places. Play-offs in four separate one-off mini-tournaments will find the four final participants in the competition.
Oct 11 2017
Trump boasts of a higher IQ than Tillerson
Trump and Tillerson are scheduled to have lunch Tuesday at the White House with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Trump's tense relationship with Tillerson burst into public view last week.
Oct 11 2017
Son-in-law of ex-Pakistan PM Sharif arrested by anti-corruption body
The court also made a decision to separate the trial of Hussain and Hassan from that of Sharif and his daughter and son-in-law. Sharif and his sons Hasan and Hussain Nawaz will not be appearing and an application in this regard will be moved in the court.
Oct 10 2017
Offense lets Pittsburgh Steelers down, again
He provided an exclamation point on his team's most impressive road victory in ages with a 90-yard sprint in the final minutes. However, the defense is playing above expectations when the Steelers face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday (10 a.m.
Oct 09 2017
Turkish, Russian armed forces to ensure safety in Syria's Idlib: Erdogan
He said if Turkey had not acted "bombs would fall on our cities". Turkey, however, has backed rebels seeking Assad's ouster.
Oct 17 2017Trump Reportedly Joked That Mike Pence Wants to "Hang" All Homosexuals
Oct 16 2017Govt stands by allies as NKorea threatens
Oct 15 2017Collins declines gubernatorial bid, says she will stay in the Senate
Oct 14 2017Officers Down, Schools on Lockdown After North Carolina Prison Break
Oct 13 2017Trump Picks Top White House Aide to run Homeland Security
Oct 10 2017Richardson 3-Year-Old Girl Missing for almost 48 Hours
Oct 09 2017Egypt qualifies for Russian Federation 2018 World Cup after defeating Congo
Oct 09 2017Kaepernick Says He'll Stand For The Anthem If A Team Signs Him
Oct 07 2017Ben Affleck's Honest Response To Batman V Superman Criticism
Oct 06 2017Google Assistant will now support Spotify
Oct 16 2017NFL Betting Odds Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints
Oct 14 2017Hole The Size Of Maine Opens In Antarctica Ice
Oct 14 2017Arsene Wenger delivers injury update on Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny
Oct 13 2017Wenger angers Arsenal fans after confirming Sanchez & Ozil could leave
Oct 12 2017Brady returns to practice, assures fans he'll play Sunday
Oct 11 2017EPA's Repeal of Obama's Clean Power Plan Won't Happen Overnight
Oct 10 2017Huge fires sweep through Northern California as wind keeps churning
Oct 08 2017Turner Drives In Five As the Dodgers Take Game 1
Oct 08 2017New Poll Shows Low Marks for Trump's Puerto Rico Response
Oct 07 2017Las Vegas shooting victim stands for President Trump despite leg injury
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Oct 06 2017Energy East pipeline cancelled