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Short Selling 101

Dear Mr. Berko: Please explain short selling. What are the risks? How do I do it? -- GF, Buffalo, N.Y.
Dear GF: Current and future earnings are the primary reasons to purchase a stock. For our purposes, an investor is a person who buys a stock because he believes that the company's products, past revenues and earnings suggest tha ... (full story)


Tesla working on Autopilot radar changes after crash

Tesla working on Autopilot radar changes after crash

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors is working on modifications to its Autopilot system after it failed to stop for a tractor-trailer rig in a Florida crash that killed the driver of a Model S sedan.
CEO Elon Musk, in a Twitter post last Thursday night, said Tesla is working on improvements to the radar system. Autopilot uses camer ... (full story)


US colleges court foreign entrepreneurs who need visas

US colleges court foreign entrepreneurs who need visas

BOSTON (AP) — He came to America on a student visa, earned a master's degree from Babson College and is now starting a new business, but Abhinav Sureka worries that he'll have to return to India. To stay, he needs an H-1B visa, a temporary work permit typically obtained through a lottery with lower odds of winning than a coin ... (full story)


AP Exclusive: How candy makers shape nutrition science

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a startling scientific finding: Children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who don't.
Less startling was how it came about. The paper, it turns out, was funded by a trade association representing the makers of Butterfingers, Hershey and Skittles. And its findings were touted by the group eve ... (full story)


Apple urges organ donation via new iPhone software

Apple urges organ donation via new iPhone software

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple wants to encourage millions of iPhone owners to register as organ donors through a software update that will add an easy sign-up button to the health information app that comes installed on every smartphone the company makes.
CEO Tim Cook says he hopes the new software, set for limited release thi ... (full story)