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Elon Musk resolves tiff with SEC over Tesla tweets

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk talks about the Model 3 during its unveiling in 2016. (Credit: Tesla)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to keep his Twitter habit in check — and feels comfortable enough with the arrangement to refer to it in a teasing tweet.

The April 26 settlement was a serious matter: Musk could have faced sanctions for contempt of court if he failed to patch up the rift with the SEC over whether he was following the terms of an earlier settlement.

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By Alan Boyle

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