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"Up. The US technology firm, tesla best known for its electric cars says it will cut thousands of jobs from its global workforce. CEO Legat reports. According to Tesla's chief executive Elon Musk the company has no choice. It currently employs more than forty five thousand people, but we'll have to count. It's fulltime workforce by seven percent and get rid of nearly all of its temporary workers and contract is tesla has been making a small profit in recent months and has managed to increase its production significantly. However, according to Mr. musket now needs to sell more cars at lower prices, if it's to compete with what it calls, massive entrenched competitors. A leading democrat has called for a thorough investigation into reports that President Trump ordered his former lawyer to lie to congress about his business links with Russia. Adam Schiff who heads the house intelligence committee said the allegations were the most serious so far. You're listening to the world news from the BBC. This is WNYC in New York. I'm Richard Hake. Mayor de Blasios calling on federal leaders to end the government shutdown. He says the shutdown will hit the city's coffers hard in the coming months. We will lose half a billion dollars in direct support for New Yorkers every month starting on March. I in particular, the mayor says the city is more than one point six million food stamp recipients may be left hanging. And they need to know if it's possible they've they've already received their last check if the shutdown last much longer for New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie has a new book coming out at the end of the month. And he's using it to settle scores. WNYC's Matt Katz reports Christie takes aim at Jared Kushner, whose father Christie sent to jail for witness tampering and other crimes when Christie was US attorney he blames Kushner for blocking him from becoming President Trump's running mate, an attorney general Christie also revisits bridge gate saying he had no knowledge of revenge scheme or cover up not withstanding sworn testimony to the contrary. And he blasts the man who succeeded him as you as attorney Paul Fishman who brought the bridge gate case against three Christie appointees Christie accuses Fishman of being a Hillary Clinton supporter seeking to damage. Christie's two thousand sixteen presidential chances"