PE HUB First Read

The White House has stripped California of its right to set its own vehicle emissions standards.

David Rubenstein spent $10 million restoring the Washington Monument.

U.S. Navy has confirmed that the leaked videos do capture UFO sightings.

AT&T is considering parting ways with its DirecTV unit.

Microsoft’s GitHub has acquired code analysis tool Semmle.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized for wearing brown face make-up in 2001.

Nielsen has acquired a minority stake of brand-safety firm OpenSlate.

Federal Reserve cuts rates by quarter point but faces growing split.

Italian yacht-maker Sanlorenzo is expected to launch an IPO in October.

America’s CFOs brace for a recession before the 2020 election.

Netanyahu cancels trip to U.N. as he appears to fall short in Israel elections.

Tropical Depression Imelda could dump 2 feet of rain on parts of Texas.