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CFIUS Opens Review of TuSimple Shareholder Ahead of IPO

TuSimple, the biggest self-driving truck startup, said in its prospectus that the  Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has launched a review of one if its investors ahead of its IPO. The company said the U.S. government agency charged with reviewing the national security implications of foreign investments in U.S. companies was looking into Sun Dream Inc., a shareholder which...

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