6 hot startups that can make flying cars happen

  • Companies creating electric aircraft for short-distance flights have secured hundreds of millions of dollars, but it will be years before any deliver on their goals.
  • While you may have to wait to take your commute airborne, investors looking for payoffs in the shorter term have another way into this industry. 
  • Just as important as investing in the companies making aircraft is investing in those developing the myriad technologies that will enable the likes of Joby and Lilium to take off.
  • We asked venture capitalists and industry experts to name the companies best-poised to succeed by enabling the flying-car future. 
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Few investment realms are as riddled with unknowns as aerial mobility, the young field hoping to turn commuters into aeronauts with air taxis, or flying cars.

It’s a new form of aviation that uses novel propulsion strategies, and it requires world-class engineering, is up

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Opinion | So, Did ‘Bad Things Happen’ With the Election in Philadelphia?

Joe Biden’s lead in the presidential election results in Pennsylvania has now surpassed 81,000 votes, far exceeding Donald Trump’s 44,000-vote victory margin there four years ago. Yet the Trump campaign continues to claim in court huge but incalculable levels of fraud, particularly in Philadelphia.

As with cases filed elsewhere around the country, Mr. Trump will not succeed. Even a cursory examination of the data refutes any notion of substantial voting fraud.

As a threshold matter, it is important to understand how eerily similar the 2020 results in Philadelphia were to 2016. As of Tuesday evening, 743,966 votes for president had been counted in Philadelphia — an increase of 34,348 votes from 2016. This 4.8 percent increase in turnout is less than half of the 11.6 percent increase in turnout seen in the state as a whole.

Not only was the increase in the number of ballots cast in Philadelphia from

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Here’s What Analysts Think Will Happen Next

Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) shareholders are probably feeling a little disappointed, since its shares fell 6.6% to US$85.25 in the week after its latest quarterly results. It looks like a credible result overall – although revenues of US$448m were what the analysts expected, Eagle Materials surprised by delivering a (statutory) profit of US$2.31 per share, an impressive 29% above what was forecast. Following the result, the analysts have updated their earnings model, and it would be good to know whether they think there’s been a strong change in the company’s prospects, or if it’s business as usual. Readers will be glad to know we’ve aggregated the latest statutory forecasts to see whether the analysts have changed their mind on Eagle Materials after the latest results.

Check out our latest analysis for Eagle Materials

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Taking into account the latest results, Eagle Materials’ seven analysts currently expect revenues in 2021

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