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Elon Musk: ‘I Am a Socialist’

Tesla CEO and PayPal billionaire Elon Musk surprised many Friday when he declared on Twitter that he is a socialist. Conservative critics, however, may well have agreed, given his companies’ reliance on the state.

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Lawsuit Filed to Stop Elon Musk’s Boring Company Tunnel Under LA

Neighborhood groups filed a lawsuit to stop the City of Los Angeles’ fast-tracking an environmental exemption ‘The Boring Company’ hyperloop tunnel under the city. The lawsuit is in response to the L.A. City Council’s Public Works Committee unanimously approving an April

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Boring Company Wins First Hyperloop Commercial Drilling Approval

Washington, DC, has issued the Boring Company its first commercial drilling permit for a Hyperloop tunnel that CEO Elon Musk promises will eventually offer a 29-minute service to downtown New York City. The drilling permit follows Musk’s July tweet that he had “verbal government

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Elon Musk Previews Hyperloop’s Transportation-as-a-Service Tunnel

Elon Musk tweeted an image of the first tunnel his Boring Company is drilling under Los Angeles to demonstrate his progress toward integrating Tesla, Hyperloop, the Gigafactory, and SpaceX. The ultimate goal: “Transportation-as-a-Service.”

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California High-Speed Rail Loses in Court — Again

The California High-Speed Rail Authority will have to obey the state’s environmental laws despite a federal board’s ruling that federal laws supersede them, according to a decision by a panel of Ninth Circuit judges on Wednesday.

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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Proposes Monorail to San Fernando Valley

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed building a monorail along the Interstate 405 to connect the San Fernando Valley with West Los Angeles on Tuesday, relieving traffic on one of the world’s busiest and most congested roads.

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Stratfor: Russia Nears Easing of Western Sanctions

In a dramatic turnaround from last year, Russia’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum attracted huge numbers of Western government officials and business leaders, despite U.S. and EU sanctions that are expected to be renewed.

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Hyperloop One Success Drives $80 Million More Funding

“Hyper loop One,” which promises to rocket commuters at up to 700 miles-per-hour in what looks like a pneumatic tube, successfully demonstrated a vehicle at a Nevada test site and announced $80 million in new funding from partnerships and venture capital.

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Hyperloop Promises L.A.-to-S.F. Commute for $30

With the audacious, crowdsourced “Hyperloop” meeting all its technical design milestones, the company’s CEO just promised the L.A.-to-San Francisco commute time will be 36 minutes–and only cost $30.

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Hyperloop’s Crowdsourced Train Advances as Cal High Speed Rail Fails

The audaciousness of EIon Musk to challenge bone-headed establishment thinking is on maximum display this month as his SpaceX organization helps launch the design competition for a “sub-scale” Hyperloop prototype pod train. Unlike the California High Speed Rail, that no

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Elon Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’: L.A. to S.F. in 30 Minutes

Tesla founder Elon Musk’s new project, a high-speed tube transportation system called the “Hyperloop” that would take passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in roughly 30 minutes, could become a reality within 10 years, according to Hyperloop CEO Dirk