Tesla stock climbs after hours after company posts record profit and says it will sell half a million cars this year

Tesla reported by far its best quarterly profit Wednesday and said it still hopes to hit its target of half a million car sales this year.



a car parked in a parking lot: Tesla Inc. vehicles are displayed in a Tesla store in Colma, California, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. California will phase out sales of new, gasoline-powered cars by 2035 as part of its fight against climate change, Governor Gavin Newsom announced -- the first state to set an expiration date for the traditional automobile. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images


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Tesla Inc. vehicles are displayed in a Tesla store in Colma, California, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. California will phase out sales of new, gasoline-powered cars by 2035 as part of its fight against climate change, Governor Gavin Newsom announced — the first state to set an expiration date for the traditional automobile. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The strong results and ambitious goal were good news to investors in the high-flying stock, which has gained more than 400% so far this year. Shares of Tesla climbed once again in after-hours trading on the earnings report.

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There had been doubts that Tesla could achieve its goal of delivering 500,000 cars to customers this year,

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Court Order Extends Virginia Voter Registration Deadline by 48 Hours Following Website Outage

A federal court has granted to extend Virginia’s voter registration deadline by 48 hours after the state’s Department of Elections website shut down on Tuesday, just hours before the original deadline.



a man wearing a hat: A woman votes at an early voting location in Fairfax, Virginia on September 18, 2020.


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A woman votes at an early voting location in Fairfax, Virginia on September 18, 2020.

The new deadline to register to vote in Virginia is Thursday, October 15 at 11:59 p.m.

New Virginia Majority Education Fund and a coalition of groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Richmond to extend the deadline for voter registration. They argued that the lack of an extension would disproportionately affect minority groups and younger voters who tend to register on the last day.

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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring also filed a brief on Tuesday asking the court to extend the deadline.

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