Nissan is Profitable for the First Time in Years

Nissan is Profitable for the First Time in Years

Photo: Nissan Nissan is making money again, Rivian is not, and GM. All of that and more in The Morning Shift for May 12, 2022. 1st Gear: Nissan Nissan has had a weird three years or so following the ouster of former CEO Carlos Ghosn under circumstances that can only be described as too bizarre … Read more

Rivian (RIVN) Q1 2022 earnings

Rivian (RIVN) Q1 2022 earnings

Production of electric Rivian R1T pickup trucks on April 11, 2022 at the company’s plant in Normal, Ill. Michael Wayland/CNBC Electric vehicle maker Rivian Automotive on Wednesday maintained its 2022 production target, saying it’s still on track to build 25,000 vehicles this year, as it reported a jump in reservations and a first-quarter loss that … Read more

Volkswagen to Bring Back the Scout as an EV Brand

Volkswagen to Bring Back the Scout as an EV Brand

Picture: International Harvester Company Sometimes, there’s good news in the world and today is one of those times: Volkswagen’s board of directors are expected to approve a plan Wednesday to bring back the Scout, this time as an EV brand with an SUV and pickup truck to kick off the new line. Can you even … Read more

How electric pickups stack up in price, range

How electric pickups stack up in price, range

SAN ANTONIO — Ford Motor’s new F-150 Lightning is an electric pickup truck. That may seem obvious given it looks like a truck and has electric motors and a battery pack instead of an engine, but it needs to be said. Why? Because a successful battery-powered pickup is a critical step in the EV transition, … Read more

Rocket Lab CEO touts helicopter catch of rocket as key toward reusable goals

Rocket Lab CEO touts helicopter catch of rocket as key toward reusable goals

The Electron booster comes into view of the company’s helicopter for the catch. RocketLab Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck heralded the company’s first attempt on Monday to catch its Electron rocket booster using a helicopter after launch as “phenomenal,” telling CNBC that the test “achieved 99%” of the company’s goals toward reusing rockets. “Yesterday was … Read more

Scientists Find an Enzyme That May Stop Brain Activity Getting Out of Control

Scientists Find an Enzyme That May Stop Brain Activity Getting Out of Control

Our brains are awash with various unsung chemical heroes, making sure the electrical signals traveling all over the place don’t get out of control. A new mouse study has now detailed the function of a pair of proteins vital to maintaining this balance – this could help us better understand a range of neurological disorders … Read more

UK adds nine more COVID symptoms to official list as its struggles with record case load

UK adds nine more COVID symptoms to official list as its struggles with record case load

The official list of symptoms of COVID-19 has been expanded in the UK, where cases are currently running at the highest level since the start of the pandemic. The National Health Service added nine new symptoms to the list of just three, including sore throat, fatigue and headache, as the Guardian reported. About1 in 13 … Read more

Alaska Airlines cancels more than 120 flights as pilots picket

Alaska Airlines cancels more than 120 flights as pilots picket

Alaska Airlines cancels dozens of flights as pilots prepare to picket Dozens of flights were canceled Friday as Alaska Airlines pilots picked over contract negotiations with the airline. SEATAC, Wash. – Dozens of Alaska Airlines flights at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport were canceled Friday morning and officials said they are connected to the shortage of pilots. … Read more

Machining start-up Hadrian raises $90 million from Andreesen, Lux

Machining start-up Hadrian raises $90 million from Andreesen, Lux

The exterior of the company’s factory in Hawthorne, California. Hadrian Machine-parts start-up Hadrian Automation raised $90 million in a new round of funding led by venture firms Lux Capital and Andreessen Horowitz, as the company works to build largely-automated factories to transform the aerospace supply chain. “We’ve launched Factory #1 and proven that we can … Read more

Delta’s health chief thinks the plane mask mandate will soon be lifted

Delta's health chief thinks the plane mask mandate will soon be lifted

Passengers wearing protective masks wait to board a Delta Air Lines Inc. flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, US, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Elijah Newage | Bloomberg | Getty Images Delta Air Lines Chief Health Officer Henry Ting said that he believes that the federal mask mandate for airports and airplanes … Read more