Elon Musk passes Bill Gates as world’s second-richest person

Elon Musk passes Bill Gates as world's second-richest person

Tesla boss Elon Musk surpassed Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person as the electric-car maker continued its staggering stock-market surge. A 6.5 percent jump in Tesla’s share price added about $7.2 billion to Musk’s fortune on Monday, putting his total net worth at $127.9 billion — slightly eclipsing Microsoft co-founder Gates’ $127.7 billion, … Read more

Japan committed ‘abuse’ by jailing Carlos Ghosn: UN panel

Japan committed 'abuse' by jailing Carlos Ghosn: UN panel

A United Nations human rights panel says Japan committed an “extrajudicial abuse of process” by arresting ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn multiple times to keep him in jail for months. The UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued the finding in a 17-page report accusing Japanese authorities of violating the fugitive auto honcho’s … Read more

Elizabeth Holmes texts show Theranos bosses panicking: feds

Elizabeth Holmes texts show Theranos bosses panicking: feds

Panicked text messages between the two top executives at Theranos showed they knew how much trouble the blood-testing startup was in before it collapsed, prosecutors say. In a trove of texts, iMessages and Skype chats, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, her top lieutenant and former lover, expressed anxiety about the company’s struggling … Read more