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Did Saudi Arabia Just Troll Elon Musk’s Tesla?

Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin When the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund (otherwise known as the Public Investment Fund or PIF) invests $1 billion in a little-known startup, it is generally not valuable news. After all, the PIF regularly invests in big ideas, especially in tech. …

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Hospitals, insurers wage political war over managed-care dollars

Getty Images INDIANOLA, Miss.—“That’s all I have to say about that—I have to go bury the dead,” undertaker Stephen Holland said after listing his grievances with his state’s Medicaid politics early one Friday morning in June. Holland is one of a handful of white Democrats left in Mississippi’s House of …

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Quebec Election Looms but a Traditional Issue Doesn’t: Independence

MONTREAL — Rosalie Pelchat is typical of the younger generation of Quebecers here. She switches effortlessly from French to English. She spends hours each day surfing Facebook or watching Netflix in the language of Shakespeare. And, like many of her generation, she is uninterested in fighting for an independent Quebec. …

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China and Vatican Reach Agreement Over Selection of Bishops

ROME — The Vatican on Saturday announced that it had signed a “provisional agreement” with China on the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that for decades fueled tensions between the Holy See and Beijing, and thwarted efforts toward diplomatic relations. Beijing’s long-held insistence that it must approve …

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