Pre Market

1. The race to driverless cars: SoftBank (SFTBF) and Toyota (TM) are forming a joint venture that will use driverless-car technology to offer new services, such as mobile convenience stores and delivery vehicles in which food is prepared en route.

1. Aston Martin IPO: Aston Martin is joining the ranks of listed automakers with an IPO that values the British company at more than $ 5 billion. The favorite carmaker of fictional British secret service agent James Bond has priced

1. More trouble at Tesla: The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday accusing him of making “false and misleading” statements to investors. The commission is asking a federal judge to prevent Musk

1. Fed aftermath: A decision by the US Federal Reserve to increase interest rates for the third time this year has produced a cautious reaction from investors. The rate hike on Wednesday was a sign of increased confidence in the

1. Fed rates decision: The US Federal Reserve is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point for the third time this year, to a range of 2% to 2.25%. If it happens, it

1. Instagram founders out: Shares in Facebook were lower in premarket trading after Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the founders of Instagram, announced they will leave the business. Systrom, Instagram’s CEO, and Krieger, its chief technology officer, sold the business

1. Trade war developments: Global markets appear largely unfazed by the latest escalation in the trade war between the United States and China. The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will hit $ 200 billion worth of Chinese goods with new

1. Trade war escalates: The Trump administration has announced a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods worth $ 200 billion that will go into effect next week. President Donald Trump had urged his advisers to press forward with the

1. The rise of Nio: Electric car company Nio (NIO) appears to be headed for another banner day on Friday. The Shanghai-based rival to Tesla (TSLA) jumped a staggering 76% in New York on Thursday. At one point in the

1. Apple’s big reveal: Apple (AAPL) is expected to unveil new iPhones and an updated Apple Watch at its annual press conference in Cupertino, California. The iPhone is traditionally Apple’s biggest cash cow, but investors will want to learn more