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Biden vows investment in Black-owned businesses as he unveils plan to fight systemic racism

Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled a plan to fight systemic racism as president, calling for investment in Black-owned businesses and affordable housing.

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As Trump trails in national polls, his new campaign manager says the surveys ‘keep getting it wrong’

Bill Stepien, President Donald Trump’s new campaign manager, projects confidence about the state of the White House race amid polls showing sizable leads for Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

by Victor Reklaitis
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Obama says Biden will run a government that ‘brings people together’

The remarks came in a video of a conversation between Biden and Obama that was shared online after being promoted earlier this week by the Biden campaign.

by Victor Reklaitis
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Potential Biden running mate Bass says Trump has done what ‘George Wallace would have done’ as president

Rep. Karen Bass, a potential running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, criticizes President Donald Trump’s approach to racial issues.

by Victor Reklaitis
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As Biden says four Black women are on his VP list, here’s who he could choose

The ‘veepstakes’ are heating up. Here’s whom Joe Biden could pick as his running mate.

by Robert Schroeder
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Biden’s running-mate search is getting ‘outsized attention’ and could even shake the stock market — here’s how

As Joe Biden’s campaign works on picking his running mate, the effort is drawing heightened interest for several reasons — some of them arising from 2020’s unprecedented tumult.

by Victor Reklaitis

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Russian intelligence is spreading coronavirus disinformation in U.S., officials warn

Russian intelligence operatives are using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain ahead of the presiden...

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Trump administration to resume processing DACA renewals

The Trump administration will begin allowing so-called “Dreamer” immigrants to renew their permits to remain and work in the U.S. for a year while it reviews a Supreme Court ruling and the underlying legality of the Deferr...

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Trump’s meeting with pharma execs called off, as analysts say his moves on drug prices lack bite

Analysts are dismissing President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders aiming to lower drug prices, as his meeting with major drug company executives is no longer set to happen on Tuesday as planned.

by Victor Reklaitis
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Here’s What the U.S. Election Outcome Could Mean for European Stocks

The U.S. election outcome won’t just affect Wall Street. It could create opportunities for European assets, says UBS.

Consulate Closures Are a Bad Sign for U.S. Businesses in China

There's little time to change the soured relationship, and plenty of reasons for the Trump White House to continue to escalate tensions.

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Here’s the stock sector you want to be in if the Democrats sweep the November elections

Regulation won’t end up being as bad as feared now.

by Philip van Doorn
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Here’s what’s worth streaming in August 2020: ‘Lovecraft Country,’ ‘Immigration Nation’ and more

It’s a good thing live sports are coming back, because with a few exceptions, there’s not much worth streaming in August.

by Mike Murphy
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Trump is losing big to Biden in voter polls. Here’s how this will likely play out on Election Day

Key differences in voter responses boosts confidence in polling data and the November 2020 presidential outcome, writes political pollster Rachel Bitecofer.

by Rachel Bitecofer
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Judge orders Michael Cohen’s release from prison

A judge ordered the release from prison of President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer on Thursday, saying he believes the government retaliated against him for writing a book about Trump.

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Agreement unlikely in U.K. and U.S. trade talks until after 2020 due to coronavirus

The U.K. had hoped for a deal in time for 2021, when its transition period with the EU ends, though media reports suggest this is no longer likely.

by Archie Mitchell
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Dow ends above 27,000 for first time in six weeks as defensive plays gain amid latest China-U.S. tussle

U.S. stocks finished higher Wednesday, ahead of corporate results from Tesla and Microsoft, but with buying seen in utilities, real-estate and other sectors viewed as defensive as Sino-American tensions rise.

by Joy Wiltermuth
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Trump and Barr expand ‘surge’ of federal forces to Chicago and Albuquerque

In addition to Portland, Ore., hundreds of federal agents already have been deployed to Kansas City, Mo.

by Associated Press

The dollar got punched in the mouth Tuesday and its outlook is dim, experts say

The U.S. dollar is taking a beating on Wall Street, as measured by one popular index.

by Mark DeCambre
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Trump says coronavirus pandemic will ‘probably, unfortunately’ get worse before it gets better

President Donald Trump said Tuesday the coronavirus pandemic would probably worsen before improving, but said getting a vaccine is a “top priority” and “we’re going to get it taken care of.”

by Robert Schroeder
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Biden warns Russia and other countries that interference in 2020 election won’t go unpunished

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Monday that he is putting Russia and other foreign governments “on notice” that he would act aggressively as president to counter any interference in U.S. elections. The sta...

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Ivanka Trump says she had ‘every right’ to promote Goya Foods products on social media

Government watchdogs say President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior adviser doesn’t have the right to violate ethics rules that bar government officials from using their public office to endorse specific products or grou...

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Trump refuses in Fox News interview to commit to accepting election results in November

President Donald Trump is refusing to publicly commit to accepting the results of the upcoming White House election, recalling a similar threat he made weeks before the 2016 vote, as he scoffs at polls showing him lagging ...

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Senate Republicans may face opposition from Trump as well as Democrats on next-phase coronavirus relief legislation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has pushed through a more sweeping $3 trillion relief bill to bolster virus testing, keep aid flowing and set new health and workplace standards for reopening schools, shops and workplaces.

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Trump-donor postmaster general targets cost cuts even as Postal Service looks set to play pivotal role in November election

Memo obtained by AP cites deep revenue losses from a decade-long decline in mail deliveries that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic and says an ‘operational pivot’ is needed.

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No end in sight, Congress confronts new virus crisis rescue

It stands as the biggest economic rescue in U.S. history, the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill swiftly approved by Congress in the spring. And it’s painfully clear now, as the pandemic worsens, it was only the start.

by Associated Press