Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Open sourced electric cars

David Brancaccio Jun 13, 2014
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Open sourced electric cars

David Brancaccio Jun 13, 2014
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Elon Musk announced that Tesla would be opening up its patents for other companies to use. This open source policy could be a shrewd move for the company — the more there is a culture around electric cars, the better chance they have of actually selling electric vehicles. Plus, President Obama makes his first visit to a Native American reservation as president. Also, with the U.S. market for fish being made up of 90 percent imports, its problematic that one third of that fish is caught illegally. More on the issues involved in combating illegal fishing.

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