Elon Musk made good on a promise to produce a pair of “short shorts” to mark his triumph against investors who had bet against Tesla Inc., unveiling the item Sunday among the range of branded apparel for sale on the electric-car maker’s online store.
A pair of the limited edition satin shorts would cost “Only $69.420” Musk tweeted — a likely reference to the $420 per share price at which he considered taking the company private in 2018. The Securities and Exchange Commission sued over his tweeting about that ordeal.
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“Run like the wind or entertain like Liberace with our red satin and gold trim design,” read a blurb describing the shorts, which come in various sizes. “Enjoy exceptional comfort from the closing bell.”
Following Musk’s initial tweet, which was “liked” by Twitter users over 41,000 times, Tesla’s online store was temporarily unable to process orders for the item.
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Musk has repeatedly joked about “short shorts” to short sellers who took positions against Tesla, such as hedge fund manager David Einhorn.
Tesla shares have surged 189% this year.
Elon Musk Taunts the SEC Amid Surge in Tesla Stock Price
Tesla Inc. is making a one-time payment of almost $1 million to Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk related to a controversial insurance arrangement he agreed to with the carmaker’s board earlier this year.
The company is backtracking from plans to let Musk personally provide directors’ and officers’ insurance coverage for a year, as it disclosed in April. But while it seeks quotes from insurers, the CEO will provide up to $100 million of coverage, Tesla said in a regulatory filing Tuesday.
Tesla will pay Musk a one-time fee of $972,361, plus an additional amount later that will be based on the cost quoted by insurers, according to the filing. Proxy adviser Glass Lewis criticized the arrangement earlier this month when it recommended that shareholders vote against re-electing Robyn Denholm, Tesla’s board chair, as a director.
“It is the duty of independent directors to oversee management in the best interests of shareholders,” Glass Lewis said in its report. “We are concerned that this D&O arrangement gives the company’s independent directors a direct, personal financial dependency upon the CEO they are tasked with overseeing.”
Season 1, Episode 2, The Bar Is Now at Your Desk
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The WeWork Story, Part 2:
WeWork sold office space, but also it sold something else: fun. Beer flowed freely, members partied at the office, and your work was your life. But getting these offices off the ground was utter chaos, especially for the burgeoning company’s young, inexperienced workers. In this episode, reporter Ellen Huet takes a look at WeWork’s early days, when the company was growing so fast that some buildings opened without doors or functioning bathrooms.
Days after Glass Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services came out in opposition to Denholm’s re-election, Musk tweeted that Tesla would have to postpone the company’s annual meeting, citing restrictions against large gatherings. The event is now tentatively scheduled for Sept. 15.