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Steve Fecht / General Motors

General Motors is adding 1,163 employees to its self-driving car unit in San Francisco, according to a state filing flagged by Bloomberg's Dana Hull. The company confirmed the plan to Axios, adding:

We have made significant progress in developing safe and high-quality self-driving vehicle technology and as a result we expect to further grow our team and test fleet. We appreciate the opportunity the state offers through the California Competes program to support our expansion and continued development of this important technology that will reduce traffic fatalities.

Autonomous race: The employees will join GM's Cruise unit, whose initial team is from the startup the company acquired a year ago for nearly $1 billion. Like other automakers, GM has been heavily investing in developing self-driving car technology, amid predictions that automation will eventually eliminate human drivers.

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The parent company of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool F.C. has ended talks to sell a minority ownership stake to RedBall Acquisition, a SPAC formed by longtime baseball executive Billy Beane and investor Gerry Cardinale, Axios has learned from multiple sources. An alternative investment, structured more like private equity, remains possible.

Why it matters: Red Sox fans won't be able to buy stock in the team any time soon.

Trump political team disavows "Patriot Party" groups

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Donald Trump's still-active presidential campaign committee officially disavowed political groups affiliated with the nascent "Patriot Party" on Monday.

Why it matters: Trump briefly floated the possibility of creating a new political party to compete with the GOP — with him at the helm. But others have formed their own "Patriot Party" entities during the past week, and Trump's team wants to make clear it has nothing to do with them.