Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn. Photo: Vincent Isore/IP3 via Getty Images

Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested on allegations that he underreported his income to the Tokyo Stock Exchange "over many years" and utilized company assets for personal use, reports the AP.

The big picture: Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa said the board will meet Thursday to seek Ghosn's removal from the company. Ghosn, who is also chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance and CEO of Renault, has long been an important figure in the global car industry. He's played a pivotal role in pushing both Nissan and Renault toward electric vehicles, helping Nissan become the world's largest EV manufacturer.

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Supreme Court won't block Rhode Island's eased absentee voting rules

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The Supreme Court said Thursday that it will not block Rhode Island's move to ease its requirements for absentee voting during November's election.

Why it matters: The decision is a loss for Republicans, who had requested an emergency order as the state is expected to begin mailing out its ballots.

Breaking down Uber and Lyft's threat to suspend services in California

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Uber and Lyft are ratcheting up the fight with California’s state government over the classification of drivers with a move that would deprive Californians of their ride-hailing services (and halt driver income).

Driving the news: On Wednesday, both companies said that if a court doesn’t overturn or further pause a new ruling forcing them to reclassify California drivers as employees, they’ll suspend their services in the state until November’s election, when voters could potentially exempt them by passing a ballot measure.

Trump announces normalization of ties between Israel and UAE

Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu, Trump and UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. Photo: Artur Widak/NurPhoto; Samuel Corum; Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump announced a "historic" deal Thursday which will see Israel and the UAE open full diplomatic relations and Israel suspend its annexation plans in the West Bank.

Why it matters: This is a major breakthrough for Israel, which lacks diplomatic recognition in many Middle Eastern countries but has been steadily improving relations in the Gulf, largely due to mutual antipathy toward Iran.