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Breakingview: Arbs lose faith in Elon Musk’s vision

Richard Beales, Kevin Allison
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Bobby Yip | Reuters

It hasn't been the best September for Elon Musk. His privately held SpaceX rocket company suffered a dramatic explosion earlier in the month. On Tuesday noted short-seller Jim Chanos repeated his disdain for the entrepreneur's planned acquisition by his $30 billion Tesla Motors venture of the $1.8 billion SolarCity. To cap it all, investors seem increasingly persuaded by Chanos' arguments rather than Musk's own vision.