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Finance Preview: Barron’s Magazine – Oct 24, 2022

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Dow Surged 749 Points on Hopes the Fed Will Shift Gears

Fed officials are considering the timeline of a potential slowdown in interest-rate hikes, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Bond yields moved off their highs.

Tesla Stock Could Rebound in 3 Months. Here’s What it Would Take.

Tesla’s stock has been in a tailspin. But if the electric-vehicle maker is able to navigate a few bumpy months, it will be a signal that it’s headed in the right direction.

Big Banks Can Ride Out a Recession. The Top Stocks to Buy.

A recession in 2023 would put banks back on their heels after a strong recovery from the pandemic. Sticking with the battleships may be best.

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Technology: The Rise Of Touchscreens In Cars

Most cars now have touch screens in the middle of the dashboard. Some tech heavy cars – such as those by companies like Tesla and Rivian – rely nearly entirely on them. They’re also cheaper to make and maintain. But some people hate them. They say they are less safe, confusing, unnecessary, and take longer than a simple button or switch.

But touch screens in cars aren’t going away. Some innovations, such as those by suppliers such as Harman and Continental, may blend some of the best of the old with entirely new possibilities, while managing risks.

Automobiles: Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ Road Test

Tesla’s FSD Beta, which stands for ‘full-self driving’ beta, can best be summarized as a host of new driver assistant features that are not yet debugged. Chief among them is “autosteer on city streets,” which enables drivers to automatically navigate around complex urban environments without moving the steering wheel with their own hands.

Elon Musk has promised driverless cars since 2016, but FSD is not even close to a fully autonomous vehicle yet. The beta program is heavily scrutinized by regulators and has earned Tesla side-eye from competitors, who usually have professionally trained drivers, not customers, test driver assist features in their vehicles.

But for now, FSD Beta still available for thousands of Tesla owners to access, without the knowledge of drivers and pedestrians around them. CNBC went for a ride with three FSD Beta testers in different parts of the country to see how the system performs in the real world and explore what this program could mean for the future of vehicle automation.

Review: Tesla To Release Full Self-Driving Upgrade

The upgrade to Tesla’s Full Self-Driving, or FSD, software will be released to drivers who pass a safety evaluation Tesla is expanding access to the company’s city-driving tool to some customers. In this video, WSJ explains what’s in the new software and the controversy surrounding its limited release. Photo: Tesla

Chip Shortage: Forcing Auto Makers To Adapt

The number of semiconductors in a modern car, from the ignition to the braking system, can exceed a thousand. As the global chip shortage drags on, car makers from General Motors to Tesla find themselves forced to adjust production and rethink the entire supply chain. Illustration/Video: Sharon Shi

Morning News: Tesla’s Humanoid, Supply Chain Issues, Credit Card Costs

A.M. Edition for Aug. 20. WSJ’s Costas Paris discusses the latest supply-chain issues in China and the broader slowdown in shipping goods around the world.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk reveals plans for a humanoid robot using artificial intelligence. Online sports-merchandise retailer Fanatics reorders the trading-card world. Oil prices decline. And, why using your credit card could cost more. Marc Stewart hosts.

Analysis: China’s XPeng Vs Tesla In EV Tech Race (WSJ)

Chinese automaker XPeng is betting that driving assistance features and other tech will be the key to winning new customers. WSJ travels to its research and development lab to see how its rivalry with Tesla could reshape how we drive. Photo: XPeng

Politics & Analysis: New Geopolitics Of Business, Brazil & The Next Tesla

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week: the new geopolitics of businessBrazil’s dismal decade (9:25), and how to be the next Tesla (16:30)

Analysis: The Future Of Driverless Vehicles (WSJ)

While Tesla and others already offer assisted-driving features, startups Waymo, Cruise, TuSimple and Aurora are betting their autonomous vehicles will make driving a thing of the past. WSJ asked them about safety and other challenges they face. Photo composite: George Downs