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Elon Musk's 'Surreal' Call Costs Him a Lot of Money

Tesla's stock drops after CEO impatiently brushes off questions

(Newser) - Leave it to Elon Musk to turn what's normally a dry affair—a conference call with analysts—into a controversial one . The Tesla CEO's brushoff of questions he didn't like on Wednesday continues to take a toll, with the company's stock down 7% as of Thursday... More »

'We F---ed Up': A Year in Swearing CEOs

121 swear words uttered in conference calls in 2017

(Newser) - More than any other year on record, quarterly earnings conference calls were profanity-laced in 2017, thanks to a CEO complaining his work is "stressful as s---" and another admitting "we f---ed up." Quartz searched transcripts of conference calls compiled by data provider Sentieo to determine just how... More »

Rabbis Pull Out of Annual Presidential Conference Call

They're protesting Trump's comments on Charlottesville

(Newser) - A coalition of rabbis won't hold its annual presidential conference call this year, accusing President Trump of showing support for "those who advocate anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia," ABC News reports. Per the Washington Post , the coalition—which includes the Rabbinical Assembly, the Central Conference of American Rabbis,... More »

Romney to Bosses: Tell Workers How to Vote

Tape sheds light on headlines about businesses doing just that

(Newser) - In a conference call earlier this year Mitt Romney urged small-business owners to tell their employees how to vote. "I hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefore their job and their future," Romney... More »

Boehner: Let's Play 'Offense' on Medicare

He has conference call to ease concerns on Paul Ryan pick

(Newser) - House GOP leader John Boehner orchestrated a conference call last night to settle the nerves of members of his party worried over a recent barrage of Democratic attacks tying them to Paul Ryan's controversial plan to reshape Medicare, reports Politico . Boehner told his colleagues that Democrats were already planning... More »

Anonymous Taps FBI Call

Hack indicates that hackers have access to bureau's email

(Newser) - Anonymous thumbed its nose at the FBI today, posting a 16-minute recording of a recent conference call between its cybercrime investigators and their counterparts at Scotland Yard. The conversation isn't heavy on revelations or details, but the fact that Anonymous released it indicates that the hackers have access to... More »

Company Lays Off 1,700 ... Via Conference Call

Not a candidate for boss of the year: Sanofi-Aventis

(Newser) - Sanofi-Aventis will most likely not be making an appearance on the "best places to work" list: The world's fourth largest drugmaker had a "brutal and inhumane" method of laying off 1,700 employees, says one of the canned: via conference call. The Huffington Post reports that on Nov.... More »

Steele Book Tour Has GOP Steamed

RNC chair predicted party won't take back Congress in 2010

(Newser) - GOP lawmakers are so irate over loose-canon Michael Steele's pronouncements on his book tour—including a prediction Monday that Republicans will not win back the House and Senate in 2010—that they had their aides give his aides a dressing down on a conference call Wednesday. “You really just... More »

Baucus to Push for Bipartisan Health Bill

'Gang of six' chair will test whether GOP has any interest

(Newser) - Democratic Senator Max Baucus said today he will test the waters of bipartisanship in health care reform, the New York Times reports. After a month of angry nationwide debate, the Senate Finance Committee chair plans to present the bipartisan group of six with a formal health proposal as early as... More »

Emanuel and 3 Pals Never Miss Their Morning Calls

Emanuel, Carville, Begala, Stephanopoulos talk every day

(Newser) - Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel may have his hands full these days, but not too full to touch base every single morning with three longtime pals: James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, and Paul Begala, reports Politico. The four Dems never skip the chance to trade information and gossip, often in... More »

Timing of Blago Call, Jarrett's Senate Retreat Questioned

Obama aide reported out of consideration Nov. 10, same day as marathon bull session

(Newser) - The timing of reports that Valerie Jarrett, a top aide to Barack Obama, was out of the running to succeed him in the Senate, and the Nov. 10 conference call on which Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich discussed selling that seat is raising questions, the Wall Street Journal reports. The FBI... More »

Zuckerberg Spills the Beans About Facebook Finances

CEO's chattiness at staff meeting leaked

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg got talkative with the Facebook staff yesterday. The boy CEO shared intimate details of the privately-owned company’s finances to an all-staff meeting with an open phone-in line—“It was really unbelievable,” marveled one. The numbers indicated a fall from break-even grace for the company in... More »

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