By Narottam Medhora and Alexandria Sage SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc reported its first quarterly net profit in more than three years on Wednesday, buoyed by nearly $139 million in sales of clean car credits, and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company could turn a profit again in the fourth quarter. Musk told analysts the company's current plan "does not require any capital raise for the Model 3 at all." The tech billionaire said the automaker could still raise capital to "account for uncertainty ... and de-risk the business," however. The third quarter profit and a leaner capital spending plan could help grease the wheels for Musk if he does seek to tap the markets for cash.
Donald Trump vowed to pour his own millions into the race for the White House Wednesday, refusing to be written off in the uphill battle against frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Polls showed the Democratic nominee, who is vying to become the first female US president, still comfortably ahead of her billionaire Republican rival with just 13 days to go before Americans pick a new president. The 70-year-old Manhattan businessman took heart, however, from a new survey that shows him with a two point lead in early voting Florida, and a slight narrowing in the race nationally.