WeWork will reportedly list its shares on Nasdaq on the week of September 23, and it's also planning "sweeping" governance changes such as curbing the voting power of Adam Neumann, the co-founder, and removing his wife's ability to choose his successor in the event of his death. Investors have been rather tepid on the imminent flotation. Wall Street Journal
The U.S. budget deficit has crossed the $1 trillion mark for the first time in seven years. The achievement came in August, when the total deficit hit $1.07 trillion. It was $584.6 billion in 2016, before President Trump cut taxes. The national debt is up 13% since he took office. CNBC
President Trump is promising a "very, very inspirational" tax cut for middle-income people next year. Details remain scarce, but here he is: "It’s going to be something that I think it’s what everyone’s really looking for…It will be a very, very substantial tax cut for middle-income folks, who work so hard.” Fortune
The Trump administration is going to try stopping states from setting their own vehicle emissions rules. California is the big target here, having set tough targets that undermine the administration's attempt to roll back Obama-era standards. Reuters
A correction to yesterday's CEO Daily essay: British American Tobacco isn't the company behind Camel cigarettes; R.J. Reynolds (in the U.S.) and Japan Tobacco (elsewhere) are the companies that own and manufacture the brand.
Two decades after big data entered the lexicon, many companies are still not making the most of their analytics, according to a Deloitte study. Those with a holistic model where all employees are responsible for data are more likely to exceed goals.
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The European Central Bank's new stimulus package has given a boost to European bank stocks, but there is a backlash. Société Générale's Kit Juckes: "It’s not at all clear that the impact on the economy will be significant and it’s crystal clear that the baton needs to be handed to fiscal policy sharpish." Guardian
The French government wants common EU-wide rules on cryptocurrencies. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire made the call this morning, and also expressed opposition to Facebook's Libra "stablecoin" on the basis of its threat to governments' monetary sovereignty. The French government isn't opposed to cryptocurrencies as such, though—Le Maire also called for the creation of a European "public digital currency." Yahoo Finance
New Zealand could strengthen its gun laws again, in the wake of the March Christchurch massacre. Having already banned military style semi-automatics, Jacinda Ardern's government introduced a new bill that would create a national registry of firearms. Reuters
The largest private-sector strike in the U.S. since 2007 has ben averted, after around 47,000 union workers in southern California struck a deal with grocery chains such as Albertsons and Ralphs. The new contracts provide significant wage increases, provisions for pension funds, expanded health care access for workers' families, and additional guaranteed hours for veteran workers. CNN
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