He parted ways with Fox News in April, after parent firm Fox Corp settled for $787.5 million a lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems over false claims of election fraud. Since June, Carlson has been releasing videos on Elon Musk's X social media platform, formerly Twitter.
U.S. stock index futures were muted on Monday in the run-up to an action-packed week that includes the Federal Reserve's interest rate meeting and inflation data, both of which will test investor optimism about a soft landing for the economy. The upbeat sentiment around stabilizing interest rates and robust quarterly earnings caused equities to rebound towards the end of the year, with the benchmark S&P 500 within a hailing distance of its highest intra-day level of the year at 4,607.07 points, earlier hit in July. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also notched their highest closing since early 2022 on Friday, after data showed non-farm payrolls were higher than expected, underscoring hopes that the world's largest economy could control inflation without slipping into recession.
This was the year the auto industry's race toward an all-electric future took a detour. Heading into 2023, automakers were gearing up to invest $1.2 trillion by 2030 to move electric vehicles from niche products to mass-market models - many with batteries and software developed in-house, according to a Reuters analysis. As the year closes, legacy automakers as well as Tesla, Rivian and other EV startups are throttling back investments and reworking product strategies.