I took a $163,000 Tesla Model X SUV on a road trip and discovered Tesla’s greatest weapon isn’t its cars (TSLA)

The Tesla Model X is unrivaled in the EV market in terms of its ability to deliver performance, range, and cargo capacity. I first drove the Tesla Model X in 2015 shortly before it was unveiled to the public. Nearly three years later, I decided to take the Model X on a road trip and try out the Tesla Supercharger network. We were impressed by both the Tesla Model X and the company network of fast chargers. The base Tesla Model X 75D starts at $79,500 while our fully-loaded Model X P100D carried an as-tested price of $163,250. Tesla unveiled the production Model X SUV in the shadows of its… Read More

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The founder of a $500 million baked-goods empire says the failure of her first cookie company taught her a crucial lesson about hard work and success

Tate’s Bake Shop, home to America’s No. 1 chocolate chip cookie, recently sold to Mondolēz International for $500 million. Its founder, Kathleen King, credits the success of the beloved brand to losing her first business. Now retired, King talked to Business Insider about the hard work and perseverance it takes to be successful: “If I didn’t have my epic failure I wouldn’t have had my epic success; they go hand in hand.” “Taste of home.” That’s how Kathleen King, the woman behind Tate’s Bake Shop — home to America’s No. 1 chocolate chip cookie, according to both Consumer Reports and Rachel Ray — described the baked-goods company when I put… Read More

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Was July 4th citizenship event last of a kind? | Editorial

How many of the 42 immigrants who became citizens in a naturalization ceremony in Camden would have been there under Trump’s proposed rules? Was anyone able to view, without the irony of the times in which we live, a staple of Fourth of July throughout our nation? In addition to the parades, the fireworks shows, the Party on the Parkway and material displays of patriotism of all kinds, 42 people became U.S. citizens in a naturalization ceremony aboard the Battleship U.S.S. New Jersey at the Camden waterfront. The Independence Day event was replicated in some form in every U.S. metropolitan area. Nothing is remarkable about it, except, of course, for… Read More

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Billionaire Steve Case has taken a big red bus through 26 states to bet $150 million on finding the next big startup — here’s where he’s invested so far

AOL cofounder Steve Case runs the DC-based venture capital firm Revolution and has “Hillbilly Elegy” author JD Vance run his $150 million Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. Case is convinced the future of American startups is outside of Silicon Valley. For the past four years, Case and his team have gone on seven bus tours, across 38 cities in 26 states. This article is part of Business Insider’s ongoing series on Better Capitalism. Silicon Valley has thrived as the hub for tech startups because of the access to capital, talent, and other resources that have developed over years. New York City and Boston, along with neighboring Cambridge, have developed… Read More

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Your Horoscope For This Week

This intense heat wave we’ve been sweating through could very well be a preview for the potentially life-changing solar eclipse this Friday, July 13. Combined with the continued Mars retrograde (which kicked off late last month), this solar event could mean big changes for all of us. But, don’t let your temper get the better of you. Instead, at least try to relax, reflect, and recharge when you’d rather resist the changes that are already underway. Shifts and transitions are natural, after all. As good as it feels to release negative energy, it’s more important to maintain balance, stargazers. Keep this pursuit of harmony in mind as you move through… Read More

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