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Elon Musk accuses BlackRock of helping short sellers

Elon Musk accuses BlackRock of helping short sellers

Finance
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has accused large fund managers such as BlackRock for fueling short sellers, a group of investors he has been criticizing on his Twitter account. In a series of Twitter posts on Thursday night, Musk alleged that BlackRock and other financial firms pocket "excessive profit" from lending shares they hold to short sellers because "they're suffering a net loss." Short sellers are investors who bet on the decline of a security, such as a stock. They make money by selling the shares they borrow, and hope the price falls so they can buy them back at a lower price and make profits from it. ...
Petrol now just Rs 19 short of 100 mark in Delhi, diesel prices hiked too

Petrol now just Rs 19 short of 100 mark in Delhi, diesel prices hiked too

Finance
Oil marketing companies have hiked the prices of petrol and diesel again on Thursday by 13 paisa and 11 paisa respetively. As a result, petrol has reached its all time high of Rs 81 per litre in Delhi while diesel costs Rs 73.08 per litre in the national capital. In Mumbai, petrol now costs Rs 88.39 per litre and for disel you have to shell out Rs 77.58 per litre. Petrol and diesel prices have been rising for a while now owing to a falling rupee and rising international oil prices. A fear that the US sanctions on Iran may end up contracting global oil supplies more than other producers can make up is pushing up oil prices. Crude oil prices have risen to $ 77 a barrel, gaining about $ 7 in a month. Recently Andhra Pradesh as well as Rajasthan have announced cut in state taxes to rein in th...
Demographic formula reveals surprisingly short careers for MLB pitchers

Demographic formula reveals surprisingly short careers for MLB pitchers

Science
Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Until now, statisticians had mostly given up on trying to keep track of the career lengths of pro athletes. However, a group of demographers have developed a surprisingly simple way to calculate the working life expectancies, or "life tables," of baseball pitchers. Researchers used a concept called a cohort change ratio to calculate the fleeting life tables -- 3.99 years on average -- of major league pitchers. "The easiest way to explain a cohort change ratio is with an example," David Swanson, a sociologist and applied demographer at the University of California, Davis, told UPI. "Worldwide, persons born in 2008 are the birth cohort of 2008," Swanson said. "If you divide the number of people worldwide aged 1 in 2009, the persons born in 2008 who have survived one year, b...
Lady Gaga flaunts figure as she rocks seriously short minidress

Lady Gaga flaunts figure as she rocks seriously short minidress

Entertainment
Lady Gaga is infamous for her wild outfit choices, flashback to 2010, when the star wore a 'meat' dress.Covered in 'raw meat', the world has since expected Gaga to wear some questionable outfits.Since the 2010 fiasco, the 32-year-old singer has toned down her outfits, though her choices still catch the eye of onlookers.Storming through New York in a scathingly short minidress, the star rocked the leopard print look while she struggled to keep her assets in place. GC IMAGES POPPING: Lady Gaga reveals her popping assets in tiny minidress GC NEW BEAU: Lady Gaga revealed that she's in love with her new beau, a year from Taylor split The star&...
Simpson wins Players as Woods falls short – highlights & report

Simpson wins Players as Woods falls short – highlights & report

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device The Players Championship, fourth-round leaderboard-18 W Simpson; -14 C Schwartzel (SA), J Walker (US), X Schauffele (US); -13 J Day (Aus), J Dufner (US); -12 K Bradley (US), H Varner III (US), T Fleetwood (Eng), D Lee (NZ)Selected others: -11 B Koepka (US), J Thomas (US), C Hadley (US), A Scott (Aus), I Poulter (Eng), T Woods (US); -10 A Noren (Swe), D Johnson (US); -9 J Rose (Eng), H Stenson (Swe); -6 J Spieth (US); -5 M Fitzpatrick (Eng), S Lowry (Ire); -4 M Laird (Sco); E S Garcia (Spa)Tiger Woods' final-round charge fell short as Webb Si...