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Morningstar Moments: What's Going On With Tesla?

Our experts cover Tesla's lawsuit, the gender pay gap, and how to prepare for the worst.

Tesla Lawsuit 
Shareholders of the electric-car maker are keeping a close eye on the recent lawsuit filed by the state of California for alleged racial discrimination and harassment. How has Tesla, its investors, and the market responded? Leslie Norton fills us in on what we need to know so far.  

The C-Suite Gender Pay Gap 
According to the most recent data from 2020, this gap has actually expanded. After years of narrowing it, how did this reversal happen? The pandemic. Let’s break down the numbers quickly:  

  • Women earned $0.75 for every $1.00. 
  • Only one of the 18 executives making more than $50 million was a woman.  
  • Just 16% of C-suites have two or more female executives. 

Jackie Cook gives us the full picture.  

The Long View: Jill Schlesinger 
Planning for the worst is not exactly an activity investors are excited about. However, during these volatile times when inflation is at an all-time high, it’s a necessary one. Lucky for us, business analyst, author, and certified financial planner Jill Schlesinger joined Christine Benz and Jeffrey Ptak on The Long View to share some of her experiences and tips surrounding this topic.

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