Aug 15, 2018

Report: SEC subpoenas Tesla over Musk's claims

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The Securities and Exchange Commission is formally requesting information from electric automaker Tesla about its take-private plan and CEO Elon Musk's unverified claim that he has "funding secured," according to a tweet from Fox Business's Charlie Gasparino.

Why it matters: Subpoenas signal that the SEC's ongoing probe has intensified, and traders reacted by sending Tesla's stock lower by more than 3%. A Tesla spokesman declined comment.

Go deeper: Elon Musk again tweeted misinformation

Go deeper

WHO won't call coronavirus a pandemic as cases spread

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The World Health Organization will not yet call the coronavirus a pandemic, claiming that needs across affected countries are too varied and the classification would increase fear, per a briefing Monday.

The big picture: As South Korea and Italy stepped up emergency measures in efforts to thwart the spread of the virus, WHO expressed concern about infections with no clear link to China. COVID-19 has killed at least 2,620 people and infected almost 80,000 others, with all but 27 deaths occurring in mainland China.

Go deeperArrowUpdated 19 mins ago - Health

The global scramble to contain the coronavirus

Taking precaution, in the Philippines. Photo: Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

The coronavirus is spreading quickly in cities nowhere near Wuhan, China, and the window to prevent a global pandemic is narrowing.

Zoom in: Here's a look at what comes with a coronavirus outbreak in communities outside China that have been hardest hit so far.

Go deeperArrow37 mins ago - World