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SolarCity, Tesla ties spurring questions on board's independence

Analysts see potential conflicts of interest in the proposed acquisition

The corporate governance concerns, and SolarCity's well- documented financial position, will be at the forefront when investors vote, according to an analyst.

New York

THERE'S only one member of SolarCity Corp's board without ties to Tesla Motors Inc.

A few directors are related by blood, others are linked through longstanding personal and professional relationships and some have significant investments in both companies. As the solar