The strike has lasted 40 days and has cost the company $2 billion, according to some estimates. About half of the eligible workers voted on a deal Thursday, and Automotive News reported that about 55% of remaining voters would have to vote "no" for the deal not to pass.
Meanwhile, over at Tesla (TSLA) - Get Report , shorts are feeling the pain for a second straight session as the stock jumped another 9.5% after rising more than 15% during Thursday's session following its earnings release.
Shorts are estimated to have lost $1.5 billion in value during Thursday's session. Those losses were compounded on Friday.
Earnings per share was an adjusted $1.82, against analysts expectation of 42 cents.
And while investors and many analysts cited the dramatically lower costs as a reason for optimism on future profitability, there was one glaring issue.
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