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Ugly turns uglier as a Tesla filing shows results were goosed by a surge in credits

Tesla's financial results released last week didn't mention that the automaker's revenue included $200 million collected from regulatory credits. When Chief Executive Elon Musk answered questions from analysts, he didn't point that out, either.

The number was buried in the official government filing known as Form 10-Q that Tesla filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Without the revenue spike - which is

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