Tesla Motors Inc., the electric-car maker run by Elon Musk, surged as much as 12 percent on investor confidence in Musk’s plan to boost his stake in the company that’s selling as much as $830 million in shares and debt.
Usually when a senator suffers a big public defeat, he slinks off to lick his wounds. He rarely retwists the arms that didn’t bend his way. Colleagues don’t like to be seen switching. Were they horribly mistaken the first time? Don’t know what they believe?
How do people form political beliefs? When will they change their minds? When will actual facts matter? A recent study, conducted by political scientist Brendan Nyhan of Dartmouth College and two co-authors, offers some clues.
Most of us don’t begin the summer by crashing the annual Memorial Day weekend gathering of bikers at Rolling Thunder , a Washington event to honor veterans. But most of us are not Sarah Palin . While Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney , Jon Huntsman and Tim Pawlenty are holding traditional coffee klatches in Iowa and New Hampshire, Palin is on the road.
Sarah Palin left chanting supporters at a Tea Party rally in Iowa without a clear signal about her presidential ambitions while demonstrating she intends to remain a vocal critic of Democratic and Republican politicians.