Originally published on Thu February 27, 2014 1:31 pm
Just how big a deal is the "gigafactory" that Tesla Motors says it's going to build to make batteries for its electric cars?
-- It's projected to cost $5 billion between now and the year 2020. Tesla expects to invest about $2 billion. Partners — who it's rumored could include Apple and Panasonic — would invest the rest.
Originally published on Thu February 27, 2014 2:44 pm
Yesterday, we crunched thousands of pizza prices from around the country, and argued that you should always buy a bigger pizza. (And in a separate post, we presented the case against buying a bigger pizza.)
Thursday's economic news isn't great:
-- There were 348,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance filed last week, up 14,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration says.
"Rain Visits Bay Area, Snow Falls in Sierra — and We Quietly Rejoice."
That headline by our friends at KQED nicely sums up the mood in Northern California as much-needed precipitation descends.
But from another far-too-dry part of the drought-stricken state, Southern California Public Radio reports that:
"North Korea fired four projectiles believed to be short-range ballistic missiles off its southeast coast Thursday," South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reports, citing a "South Korean defense ministry official" as its source.