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    Elon Musk again tests SEC with 'stock price is too high' tweet


    Tesla CEO Elon Musk is at it again on Twitter, this time with a comment he made about the electric car company’s stock price being too high.

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    Elon Musk’s response disappointing amid coronavirus chaos


    Tesla CEO Elon Musk believes coronavirus panic is more harmful than the virus itself, but he’s done little to provide help in any form despite having the platform to do so.

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    Tesla: One SEC investigation ends; another begins


    Electric car maker Tesla announced in a regulatory filing that the Securities and Exchange Commission has closed a previously announced investigation while also launching another, this time into Tesla’s financing arrangements.

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    Compliance 2020: A timeline


    Compliance Week looks back at two decades of scandals, enforcement actions, and regulatory policies (2000-2019) that shaped the compliance function we see today.

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    How to handle an unpredictable CEO like Elon Musk


    There are activist CEOs and rogue CEOs. And then there’s Elon Musk, whose name came up quite often in a Compliance Week panel discussion about what to do when a leader goes off the rails.

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    SEC’s Twitter war with Elon Musk escalates with contempt claims


    The SEC made its final pitch to a federal court that Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk should be held in contempt of a previous order and settlement over what it says is unrepentant tweeting.

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    SEC says Musk disregarded terms of Tesla settlement


    The SEC is asking a federal judge to decide whether Elon Musk, founder and CEO of  Tesla, violated the terms of a recent consent agreement and should be held in contempt of court.

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    Tesla adds two new independent directors


    As part of a deal reached with the Securities and Exchange Commission in September, Tesla has added two new independent directors to its board: Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, global chief human resources officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance.

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    Top ethics and compliance failures of 2018


    The biggest ethics and compliance failures of 2018 feature some big names, such as Wells Fargo, Danske Bank, and Tesla, and highlight some key lessons for compliance officers.

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    Tesla names new chairman of the board


    Tesla has named a new chairman of the board, Robyn Denholm, to replace founder and CEO Elon Musk. She takes on the post after serving as CFO for Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications company.

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    Legal, governance challenges persist for Tesla


    Having finalized a settlement with the SEC, Tesla now faces new controversies as the Justice Department and disgruntled investors take aim at the company and its mercurial founder.

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    Musk mocks SEC on Twitter


    Within days of reaching a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over what it says was “false and misleading” information delivered to investors via Twitter, Tesla founder Elon Musk is back online and taunting the regulator.

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    Three compliance lessons from Elon Musk’s SEC deal


    Elon Musk, Tesla, and the SEC have agreed upon a settlement to resolve potential securities fraud perpetrated by an August tweet. Important lessons and reminders for compliance officers rise to the surface of that document.

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    SEC targets Musk for ‘misleading’ Tesla tweets


    The Securities and Exchange Commission is suing Tesla for online comments made last month by founder Elon Musk about possibly taking the publicly traded company private, and is seeking to oust Musk as CEO.

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    CCOs and the absurdity of executive hypocrisy


    The beauty of being in the compliance field (or writing about it) is that within any day’s news cycle, there are lessons to learn and debates to be had. This past week has been chock full of both.

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    Hot and getting hotter in Tesla’s kitchen


    The real discussion surrounding Tesla and the recent tweet from CEO Elon Musk is a much-needed debate about boards of directors.

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    Tweets and the SEC


    A tweet last week by Tesla founder Elon Musk that he was considering taking the company private at $420 per share raises an abundance of questions for the SEC. How will the agency respond?