Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel accuses Fed of making one of the biggest policy mistakes in its 110-year history

““I think we’re giving Powell too much praise. … The last two years are one of the biggest policy mistakes in the 110-year history of the Fed by staying so easy when everything was booming.”” — Jeremy Siegel Wharton professor Jeremy Siegel has a bone to pick with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. The longtime … Read more

Stocks Poised to Open Higher on Monday

Stocks are poised to open higher in New York on Monday. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images Text size U.S. stocks are poised to open higher on Monday as investors await the August reading on inflation. On Sunday night, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures gained 90 points, or 0.3%, while the S&P 500 futures climbed 0.4%, and Nasdaq … Read more

Elon Musk’s Antics Turn Owners and Would-Be Buyers Against Tesla

Before it was reported Musk had an affair with Sergey Brin’s wife, which he’s denied; before his slipshod deal, then no-deal, to acquire Twitter Inc.; before the revelation he fathered twins with an executive at his brain-interface startup Neuralink; before SpaceX fired employees who called him “a frequent source of distraction and embarrassment”; before his daughter changed … Read more

Twitter v. Musk: Why the Court of Chancery Will Never Order Specific Performance.

Text size A court could compel Tesla chief executive Elon Musk to purchase Twitter, but could it compel him to operate it in the best interest of shareholders? Al Drago/Bloomberg About the author: Carliss Chatman is associate professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law. When Elon Musk decided to terminate his $44 billion … Read more

Elon Musk Files Response and Counterclaims to Twitter Lawsuit Over $44 Billion Deal

Updated July 29, 2022 6:29 pm ET Listen to article (1 minute) Elon Musk formally responded to Twitter lawsuit seeking to force him to go through with his $44 billion takeover of the social-media platform and included counterclaims against the company. The filing Friday was made confidentially and isn’t viewable by the public. It isn’t … Read more

Twitter cites UK national security law in legal letter to Musk as $44bn deal teeters

Twitter cited a new British law in a legal letter to Elon Musk, in what lawyers say may indicate that the UK government had concerns about what the $44bn transaction would mean for UK national security. Twitter’s legal team demanded the billionaire comply with his obligations under the merger agreement “including by taking all steps … Read more

Tesla Is Set for Settlement Talks Over Musk Tweets About Taking Company Private

Tesla is scheduled for court-ordered settlement talks in a shareholder lawsuit over Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk’s 2018 tweets suggesting he had funding to take the company private. In a court filing Friday, a federal judge ordered the settlement conference via Zoom on Oct. 3, adding to an already busy month for Mr. Musk. He … Read more

Twitter Gets a Win Over Musk With Trial Fast-Tracked for October

Andrew Rossman, a lawyer for Musk, argued at the hearing that there was no need to rush a trial to meet an October deadline specified in the deal. The important date is when the financing commitments for the purchase expire, near the end of April of next year, he told the judge. A February trial … Read more