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Start-up investor Jason Calacanis raising millions for Twitter stake

Start-up investor Jason Calacanis raising millions for Twitter stake

Jason Calacanis Adam Jeffery | CNBC Angel investor Jason Calacanis, an early backer of Uber and Robinhood, is seeking to raise tens of millions of dollars for a stake in Twitter as part of Elon Musk’s $44 billion agreement to buy the social media company. “We are now collecting interest to invest in Twitter with …

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismisses hydrogen as tool for energy storage

Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismisses hydrogen as tool for energy storage

Elon Musk has a history of expressing strong opinions about hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cells. A few years ago, when the subject came up during a discussion with reporters at the Automotive News World Congress, the electric vehicle magnate described hydrogen fuel cells as “extremely silly.” jim watson | AFP | Getty Images Tesla CEO …

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A photo of a great horned owl in Utah's wild taken in 2018. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said a great horned owl found dead in Cache County died from the avian flu breakout across the country.

National avian flu outbreak detected in Utah wild birds for 1st time

A photo of a great horned owl in Utah’s wild taken in 2018. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said a great horned owl found dead in Cache County died from the avian flu breakout across the country. (Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — A great horned owl …

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Rivian (RIVN) Q1 2022 earnings

Rivian (RIVN) Q1 2022 earnings

Production of electric Rivian R1T pickup trucks on April 11, 2022 at the company’s plant in Normal, Ill. Michael Wayland/CNBC Electric vehicle maker Rivian Automotive on Wednesday maintained its 2022 production target, saying it’s still on track to build 25,000 vehicles this year, as it reported a jump in reservations and a first-quarter loss that …

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Utah scientists revive cells in human donor eyes, transforming brain and vision research

Utah scientists revive cells in human donor eyes, transforming brain and vision research

Fatima Abbas and Frans Vinberg are scientists at the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. The pair have published a study showing how they were able to revive light-sensing neuron cells in organ donor eyes and restore communication between them as part of a series of discoveries that stand to transform …

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How electric pickups stack up in price, range

How electric pickups stack up in price, range

SAN ANTONIO — Ford Motor’s new F-150 Lightning is an electric pickup truck. That may seem obvious given it looks like a truck and has electric motors and a battery pack instead of an engine, but it needs to be said. Why? Because a successful battery-powered pickup is a critical step in the EV transition, …

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Mercedes Says It Can't Make EVs Fast Enough

Mercedes Says It Can’t Make EVs Fast Enough

Photo: mercedes Mercedes isn’t having trouble selling electric cars, Tesla has a new recall, and Lucid is going to Europe. All that and more in The Morning Shift for May 10, 2022. 1st Gear: Mercedes’ EV Business Is Strong I’m not really sure what to make of this, other than virtually any new car today …

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This combination of images provided by NASA on Monday shows part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, seen by the retired Spitzer Space Telescope, left, and the new James Webb Space Telescope.

Look at the first picture from the successor to the Hubble space telescope

This combination of images provided by NASA on Monday shows part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, seen by the retired Spitzer Space Telescope, left, and the new James Webb Space Telescope. (NASA/JPL-Caltech, NASA/ESA/CSA/STScI via AP) Estimated read time: Less than a minute CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s …

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Uber to cut down on costs, treat hiring as a 'privilege': CEO email

Uber to cut down on costs, treat hiring as a ‘privilege’: CEO email

Uber will cut back on spending and focus on becoming a leaner business to address a “seismic shift” in investor sentiment, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told employees in an email obtained by CNBC. “After earnings, I spent several days meeting investors in New York and Boston,” Khosrowshahi said in the email, which was sent out late …

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Ford is selling 8 million Rivian shares, sources say

Ford is selling 8 million Rivian shares, sources say

Production of electric Rivian R1T pickup trucks on April 11, 2022 at the company’s plant in Normal, Ill. Michael Wayland/CNBC Ford Motor is selling 8 million of its Rivian Automotive shares, with the insider lockup for the stock of the once high-flying electric vehicle maker is set to expire on Sunday, sources told CNBC’s David …

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