Secretary Cascos reminds voters of Feb. 1 Registration Deadline

Today, Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos reminded Texans that February 1 is the deadline to register in time for the March 1 Primary Election.
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U.S. Rescinds Federal Oversight of AIG

U.S. officials voted to remove federal oversight of AIG, an insurance company now about half the size it was when it was on the brink of collapse and became a poster child of the global financial crisis.
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New Ford Chief Is Ready to Start Tinkering

Jim Hackett, Ford’s new CEO, spent the summer touring the auto maker’s global operations, brainstorming with executives on new business concepts a visiting an electric car maker in Silicon Valley. Now, he is ready to start tinkering under the hood.
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GOP Challenge With Tax Plan: How Far to Cut Rates for the Rich

Republicans, long champions of tax cuts for higher earners, are conflicted in just how far their latest plan should go in reducing the amount paid by the rich.
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Google Conducting Broad Internal Investigation on Russian Influence

Google is conducting a broad internal investigation to determine whether Russian-linked entities used its ads or services to try to manipulate voters ahead of the U.S. election.
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Uber Ex-CEO Names Directors in Power Play

Uber’s ousted chief executive, Travis Kalanick, is appointing two new directors to the ride-hailing firm’s board in a surprise move that would bolster his clout as the company faces several critical decisions.
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Trump Met With Two Possible Candidates for Fed Chairman

President Trump’s search for the next Federal Reserve chair ramped up this week when he interviewed a current and a former central bank governor for the job, and he said Friday he would make a decision within three weeks.
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North Carolina Lawmaker Takes On Chinese Investments in U.S.

Rep. Robert Pittenger (R., N.C.) is the most prominent voice against Chinese-backed investments in the U.S., including the planned sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange.
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VW Takes New $2.9 Billion Hit From Diesel Scandal

Volkswagen warned that its third-quarter operating result would take a hit of around $2.94 billion as the company continues to grapple with the fallout of the diesel emissions scandal.
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Elon Musk Aims to Land Humans on Mars by Middle of Next Decade

Billionaire entrepreneur sees super-powerful rockets and giant capsules being used for commercial contracts and deep space missions—and later, passengers.
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Amazon Sells $1.6 Million in Whole Foods' Products in First Month

The e-commerce giant delivered one of the first infusions of cash to the organic grocery chain through its site, providing Whole Foods with the potential for a new mass-market platform.
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Activist Nelson Peltz Gets Key Boost in P&G Proxy Fight

Less than two weeks before the largest proxy vote in history, activist Nelson Peltz got a key boost in his high-profile fight against Procter & Gamble Co.
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Fed Faces Mixed Signals on Economy

Consumer spending was soft in August, while a key measure of U.S. inflation continued to show modest price growth across the economy.
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U.S. Offers Vogtle Nuclear Plant $3.7 Billion in Loan Guarantees

The Trump administration offered an additional $3.7 billion in loan guarantees to a troubled nuclear power plant project in Georgia that is billions over budget and years behind schedule, raising the total federal loan guarantees to $12 billion.
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World's Biggest Oil Company Promised Expats Idyllic Lifestyle---Then Fire Erupted

Saudi Aramco, which is planning what may be the biggest IPO ever, ignored warnings from its own safety experts about the construction of a compound housing foreign workers and their families. At least 10 people died in the 2015 tragedy. Aramco says safety is of “paramount importance.”
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Canadian Economy Stalls in July

Canadian economic output stalled in July after eight straight months of gains, bringing an end to an exceptional run that powered the fastest growth among Group of Seven economies in the past year.
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China Sends a Jolt Through Auto Industry With Plans for Electric Future

China will force auto makers to accelerate production of electric vehicles by 2019, a move that will ripple around the globe as the industry bends to the will of the world’s largest car market.
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U.S. Second-Quarter GDP Rose 3.1%

U.S. economic output grew at a 3.1% annual rate in the second quarter, slightly stronger than previously thought and marking the best growth in two years.
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The Tenuous Logic Behind Republicans' About-Face on Debt

President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are making a politically convenient case to financing tax cuts with deficits, but it’s a risky reversal, Greg Ip writes.
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