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Tesla stock soars after Elon Musk settles with SEC

Shares of Tesla surged 15% on Monday, following Musk's $20 million settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over his "funding secured" tweet and a leaked memo to employees about near-term profitability.

Data: FactSet; Chart: Harry Stevens/Axios

Why it matters: With the gains on Monday, Tesla has recovered all of its losses from last week, when the SEC initially sued Musk. In investors' minds, the worst-case scenario for Tesla — the removal of Musk as CEO — has been avoided.

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