Pete Buttigieg fields questions after speaking at the University of Chicago. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

A new Suffolk University/USA Today poll found a 3-way race in Iowa as Pete Buttigieg catches up to Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren in the first-in-the-nation caucuses.

Why it matters: The new result are significantly different than the Suffolk/USA Today poll taken at the end of June, which found Biden leading Warren by double digits and Buttigieg trailing at 6%.

By the numbers:

  • Biden: 18%
  • Warren: 17%
  • Buttigieg: 13%
  • Sanders: 9%
  • Steyer: 3%
  • Other candidates: 11%
  • Undecided: 29%

Of note: Buttigieg has been focusing a lot of his attention on Iowa, including opening 20 field offices and hiring nearly 100 staff members statewide. He's betting on 31 counties in Iowa that voted twice for former President Obama and then for President Trump.

Methodology: Suffolk University and USA Today collected the opinions of 500 likely Democratic caucus-goers via a telephone poll with a margin of error of 4.4%.

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Big Tech's share of the S&P 500 reached record level in August

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Reproduced from The Leuthold Group; Chart: Axios Visuals

The gap between the weighting of the five largest companies in the S&P 500 and the 300 smallest rose to the highest ever at the end of August, according to data from the Leuthold Group.

Why it matters: The concentration of wealth in a few massive U.S. tech companies has reached a scale significantly greater than it was before the dot-com bubble burst.

Fortune 100 companies commit $3.3 billion to fight racism and inequality

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Big businesses continue to push funding toward fighting inequality and racism, with the 100 largest U.S. companies' monetary commitments rising to $3.33 billion since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police earlier this year, according to an Axios analysis.

Why it matters: The continued pace of funding commitments shows that months after Floyd's death there remains pressure for the wealthiest corporations to put their money behind social issues and efforts.