Tesla has officially filed to trademark Elon Musk's 'Teslaquila' (TSLA)

Tesla has officially filed to trademark Elon Musk's 'Teslaquila' (TSLA)

Tesla has officially filed to trademark Elon Musk's 'Teslaquila' (TSLA)

Separately, Musk denied a report in the Financial Times that James Murdoch is poised to replace him as chairman, prolonging the uncertainty over Tesla's leadership after the SEC deal.

According to the Financial Times, "two people briefed on the discussions said Mr. Murdoch, who is now a non-executive director of Tesla, was the lead candidate for the job". Also, as a caveat to the news about James, it should be pointed out that the FT's report today says external candidates are still being looked at.

Mr Musk was forced from his post as part of a settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission over alleged securities fraud, where he claimed he had "funding secured" for a takeover of the electric vehicle maker. He's still CEO, however.

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Noted the USA report's summary, 'It is vital that our foreign policy prioritizes the promotion of universal human rights'. It says the ruling party is "trying to redefine" human rights and "basic human dignity".

The stock has sold off more recently in no small part thanks to Musk's tweets in August about taking the company private.

The tech billionaire tweeted out a gag photo of himself, saying he was "passed out against a Tesla Model 3, surrounded by "Teslaquilla" bottles, the tracks of dried tears still visible on his cheeks", holding a cardboard sign with the word "Bankwupt" scrawled across it.

Seeing all the pressure and scrutiny Elon Musk is under from regulators and investors, it might not seem like the best time to market a Tesla brand of tequila.

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An officer arrived and questioned the children, ages 6 and 10, and called their parents, David Parker and Dana Mango. She said Lewis has for two years picked up her son from school every day and babysat until the parents are off work.

"An officer's celebrity status or reputation as a technological innovator does not give license to take those responsibilities lightly". He joined Tesla's board in July 2017 and also serves on the boards of Twenty-First Century Fox and News Corp. Musk has vowed that the loss-making company will be profitable and cash flow-positive in its third and fourth quarters.

Under terms of the settlement, Musk is not permitted to be re-elected to the chairman post for three years. Tesla also must appoint two additional independent directors under the SEC agreement.

Shares of Tesla closed Thursday down 1.8 percent at $252.23 as the Dow Jones Industrial average dropped over 500 points.

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