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Tesla prepares Model 3 leasing option to boost demand

“According to a report on Elektrek, Tesla is preparing to launch leasing products for its Model 3 electric sedan in order to boost demand” writes Jeremy Korzeniewski for autoblog.com. Over the past year, Tesla has talked about using leasing to boost demand for the Model 3, but the automaker has been reluctant to introduce the measure because of its effect on GAAP financials.During Tesla’s most recent earnings call, company chief Elon Musk said, “Obviously, leasing is a way to improve [Model 3] demand, but it makes our financials look worse.”.…

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Ahead of Vatican summit, clergy abuse survivors demand transparency and accountability

“Do it to launch a new era of transparency,” Saviano said he told the summit committee in a letter and in person” writes Nicole Winfield for sun-sentinel.com. Jamaican survivor Denise Buchanan, who attended the organizing meeting, demanded to know why the Vatican wasn’t implementing zero-tolerance policies on sex abuse across the board.The survivors met for more than two hours with the Vatican’s lead sex abuse investigator and other members of the organizing committee for the four-day summit starting Thursday.Survivors of clergy sexual abuse met with organizers of a Vatican prevention…

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In the Daily: Cryptocurrency Payments, Nvidia Losses, Suspended CFD

“We also look at the latest financial report from Nvidia indicating losses due to falling demand for chips used in cryptocurrency mining” reports bitcointoday.club. According to a recent study conducted by cybersecurity company Kaspersky Labs, 13 percent of those surveyed have already used crypto to make purchases.The popularity of cryptocurrency as a payment method has been increasing despite the falling price of digital assets over the past year.n the first edition of The Daily this weekend, we focus on a study estimating that 13 percent of people have used digital…

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Singapore Airlines Q3 profit falls 27% but demand grows

“Singapore Airlines Ltd on Thursday reported a 27 per cent fall in third-quarter net profit but beat expectations as revenue growth helped offset higher fuel costs” reports businessinsider.sg. The carrier has hedged 80 per cent of its fuel for the fourth quarter at an average price of $74 a barrel.Jet fuel prices fell sharply during the December quarter but the airline said it paid 22.2 per cent more on average than a year earlier. Source: businessinsider.sg

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BP warns war on plastic will help cut global oil demand

“The oil major predicted a peak in global oil demand for the first time last year, and in its latest outlook report warned that a crackdown on plastic waste, which is made from fossil fuels, could play a role in slowing oil demand” writes Ben Marlow for telegraph.co.uk. The war on single-use plastics could cut demand for oil faster than previously expected over the next two decades, BP has warned.BP expects demand for oil to rise 0.3pc a year before plateauing in the 2030s.The “much slower” growth forecast is well below…

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Lawmakers demand Nielsen punish top DHS official

“According to the inspector general, Ciccone is demanding through her attorney that she be able to review internal documents before sitting for an interview” writes Andrew Desiderio for politico.com. The lawmakers said internal documents showed that Hook, who also serves as a top policy adviser to Pompeo, “engaged in gross acts of retaliation against career State Department employees.”.  Source: politico.com

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