Musk last week shocked investors with his announcement on Twitter to take Tesla private for $72 billion, but provided no details on funding except that it was "secured". The Saudi wealth fund's current stake in the company is valued at about $2 billion. Wall Street is awash with speculation on who might team up with Musk to do a deal.
The S&P 500 index slipped after coming within spitting distance of a record high following a four-day rise. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks fell 4.08 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 1,686.80. The S&P 500 was up 0.59 points, or 0.02 percent, at 2,858.29. Rite Aid (RAD.N) fell 11.5 percent after the drug store chain and USA grocer Albertsons Cos ABS.N agreed to terminate their merger agreement.
In a statement the company said: " Bayer is confident, based on the strength of the science, the conclusions of regulators around the world and decades of experience, that glyphosate is safe for use and does not cause cancer when used according to the label".
From January this year, the Cockpit Union is negotiating with the leadership of the Irish airline, achieving the conclusion of the first tariff agreements with Ryanair and salary increases. Over 2,000 Ryanair flights, representing 85 percent of schedule, will operate as normal, carrying nearly 400,000 customers across Europe. The Irish airline, Europe's largest low-priced carrier, averted widespread strikes before Christmas by agreeing to recognise unions for the first time in its 30-year ...
A Turkish court has agreed to move Brunson from prison to house arrest over health concerns, but it still does not allow him to return to the United States . "There was some hope that maybe they'd step back from the brink and you'd see a re-establishment of central bank independence", he said. "Hopefully we will overcome this disaster and we will also successfully overcome this economic war", Erdogan said.
The currency's slide deepened early Friday, after the Financial Times reported that the eurozone's chief financial watchdog was concerned about how some of Europe's biggest lenders would be affected by a crisis in Turkey. Paul Greer at Fidelity International said dramatic interventions were now needed as Turkey faced a "downward spiral" of investor confidence. The lira was trading at 6.47 to the dollar at 1900 GMT, a loss on the day of 16.6 percent.