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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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Royals new southpaw Diekman could earn $10 million in incentive-laden contract

“He gets a $2.25 million salary this year, and the contract has a $5.75 million mutual option with a $500,000 buyout” writes Ap Copyright The for foxsports.com. The deal announced last week that guarantees $2.75 million and includes a mutual option for 2020 plus bonuses that could make agreement worth $10 million over two seasons. Source: foxsports.com

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‘Japanese Amazon’ Rakuten Tries Hand on Crypto

“A big Japanese e-commerce company, dubbed the Amazon of Japan, Rakuten, released a statement about their plans on making Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency as form of payment processor” reports livebitcoinnews.com. Actually, it’s not the first time that Rakuten has gotten interested in offering Cryptocurrency as an option for payment.Rakuten Pay, the app platform, is expected to release a new version in the next 4 weeks, attached with a Cryptocurrency payment choice, alongside cash.It also showed optimism for Cryptocurrency capitalists willing to know about the effect of Rakuten’s offering for Bitcoin…

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Brewers nearing deal with Moustakas

“A person familiar with the negotiations says Mike Moustakas and the Brewers are nearing a deal that would keep the third baseman in Milwaukee for a guarantee of about $10 million” reports foxsports.com. Moustakas’ deal would be the second in a row for one guaranteed year on the free-agent market.The sides were negotiating a deal that would include a club option for 2020, the person said. Source: foxsports.com

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Major airlines are adding non-binary gender options for boarding passes

“Airlines for America, the trade group that represents major domestic airlines including American, Alaska, United, Southwest, and JetBlue, announced Friday that its members will add an “X” option for non-binary passengers, effective June 1, 2019″ writes Graham Rapier for businessinsider.com. “As part of Delta’s ongoing efforts to accommodate the needs of diverse customers throughout our business, we are planning to offer a non-binary gender option during the booking process,” a spokesperson said.Read more:The airline industry’s Trump-endorsed case for privatizing air traffic control may be getting a boost, experts say As…

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Yankees, Luis Severino agree to new 4-year deal

“Severino has agreed to a four-year deal worth at least $40 million that also includes a club option for a fifth year, multiple outlets reported” reports sportingnews.com. Severino’s deal is similar to the one the Phillies made with 25-year-old starter Aaron Nola earlier this week — four years plus a team option for a fifth, with $45 million guaranteed.The New York Post was first with news of the deal.Severino, who turns 25 next Wednesday, was arbitration-eligible for the first time as a “Super 2” player, so the four guaranteed years…

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Circles.Life says it received a ‘fairly big chunk’ of funding from Sequoia – as it gears up to break into five new markets, starting with Taiwan and Australia

“Circles.Life is also planning to use the funds to expand its range of personalised digital services” writes Sean Lim for businessinsider.sg. These plans to expand into international markets follow the closure of Circles.Life’s Series C round of financing led by venture capital firm Sequoia India. Source: businessinsider.sg

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Abra Wallet Introduces Bitcoin Investment Option for Stocks and ETFs

“Comparable to owning a fraction of a Bitcoin, Abra customers are expected to be able to purchase fractions of high-priced stocks and ETFs, the announcement states” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. Digital wallet Abra has introduced new features enabling global investors to invest in shares and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) using Bitcoin (BTC), according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 6.According to the press release, stocks and ETFs investment features in the Abra platform are based on a new investing model called Crypto Collateralized Contracts (C3s), which allows…

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Binance: World’s Largest Crypto Exchange Now Accepts Visa and Mastercard

“Binance now offers its customers the option of purchasing select cryptocurrencies with their Visa or Mastercard” writes In Cynthia Stumbled for bitcoinerx.com. According to the announcement, which was published on their website earlier today, Binance customers can now purchase Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Litecoin (LTC) with their Visa or Mastercard debit or credit card.On Binance.com, you can now buy crypto with credit cards and start trading in minutes.Zhao went on to add: What do you think of Binance adding credit and debit card payment options?. When someone asks “how…

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