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Podcast: Howes on Tesla, tweets, trouble

Daniel Howes' Weekend Essay

Detroit News Columnist Daniel Howes and Michigan Radio are partners in weekly essays examining what's hot in Michigan business and politics – and what it all means. This week, Howes says Tesla Chairman Elon Musk’s most ardent supporters should be questioning whether he’s the right CEO to deliver the electrified future of his conjuring. In less than a week, he said he’s exploring taking the company private, revealed his financier would be Saudi Arabia’s Private Investment Fund, claimed to have financial advisers who say he has no such thing -- and all of it draws an inquiry from the Securities and Exchange Commission.