Tesla to Pay Back Taxpayers Early

Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA  ) reported its first-ever quarterly profit earlier in May, and its share price soared. Now, Tesla is taking advantage in a good way, by selling more stock to pay back a controversial government loan years ahead of schedule.

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  • Report this Comment On May 19, 2013, at 11:33 PM, steelkickn wrote:

    As I understand it, the loan program was actually created through the BUSH administration, not Obama. Get it straight. And Ford and Nissan received TONS more than Tesla did from that same loan. Don't hear anyone complaining about them.

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