Stalled gas pipelines could push power grids back to oil and coal

High electricity demand makes the problem particularly acute in the Northeast.

Axios Autonomous Vehicles

Billions of dollars are flowing into autonomous vehicle development from all corners of the auto and tech industries, with no clear path to success for anyone. Why it matters: Self-driving technology is not a first-mover, winner-take-all contest. Technology … [+2784 chars]

Car makers scramble for profits from self-driving car investments

The big picture: Spending on AVs, by traditional automakers and newcomers alike, is forecast to grow to a cumulative $85 billion through 2025 on top of $225 billion spending for electric vehicles, according to AlixPartners. <ul><li>They're all chasing a mult… [+2721 chars]

Trump administration ignored internal report on climate change and Central American migration

<ul><li>That agreement, which was finalized in July, does not mention the effects of climate change on migration.</li></ul>The backdrop: NBC obtained a report created by U.S. Customs and Border Protection  given to senior Department of Homeland Security offic… [+1590 chars]

As oil market recovers, Iran’s disruptions could continue

Where it stands: Iran's tactics left the oil market largely unfazed, for 2 main reasons: <ol><li>Oil supply is abundant, thanks especially to the rise of U.S. shale production. Saudi Arabia and Russia, two of the worlds largest oil producers, have curtailed … [+1125 chars]

At $35 billion, Stripe becomes the third-highest-valued U.S. startup

Investors: Return backers include Sequoia Capital, General Catalyst and Andreessen Horowitz. <ul><li>This round is not yet closed, as the company remains in discussions with new investors. Stripe co-founder and president John Collison declined to say if the … [+582 chars]

Wall Street is scared of Elizabeth Warren

<ul><li>Sources I spoke with are split on the depth of Warren's actual knowledge of financial markets. Some say she knows more than almost anyone else in D.C., while others say she knows just enough to be dangerous.</li></ul>What they're saying: Warren worrie… [+1198 chars]

More countries to sign onto Christchurch Call against online extremism at UN General Assembly

The big picture: The pledge already has the backing of most European countries, Japan, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, along with tech companies including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter. <ul><li>The U.S. government has not signed on, cit… [+582 chars]

Trump says U.S. will impose "highest sanctions ever" on Iran's central bank

Why it matters: Both Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Saudis have blamed Iran for the attacks, though officials are still investigating. Iranian officials have warned the U.S. that they are prepared to respond to any attack from the U.S. or Saudi Arabia… [+1740 chars]

Everything you need to know about 2020 candidate Cory Booker

Democrat Cory Booker is a New Jersey senator known for his optimistic views. The former mayor of Newark lived in one of the city's most distressed buildings until 2006 in a show of defiance against the landlord and the city. Never miss a major politics story… [+53 chars]