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Trump Issues Executive Orders Against Chinese Owners Of TikTok And WeChat

TOPLINE President Trump signed a pair of executive orders on Thursday that will prohibit Americans from doing business with ByteDance, the company that owns TikTok, and a similar order that bans transactions involving WeChat, a social messaging app, with its owner, Tencent, beginning September 20, in an effort to bar the China-owned social media platforms […]

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GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s Opponent Raphael Warnock Gets Fundraising Boost After WNBA Protests

TOPLINE After WNBA players wore T-shirts on Tuesday supporting Raphael Warnock, who’s running for a U.S. Senate seat from Georgia currently held by Republican Kelly Loeffler, his campaign raised $183,000 and picked up 3,500 new donors. Rev. Raphael G. Warnock delivers the eulogy for Rayshard Brooks at his funeral in Ebenezer Baptist … [+] Church […]

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Postmaster General Said To Admit To Imposing Rules That Would Slow Delivery Of Mail

TOPLINE Newly appointed U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy admitted that he was behind recently imposed rules that have caused severe delays in mail delivery, according to top congressional Democrats, even though the Postal Service had downplayed the changes, which come as election officials expect a surge of mail-in ballots this November Postmaster General Louis DeJoy […]

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Intercontinental Exchange To Buy Ellie Mae, Making A Big Bet On Its Digital Mortgage Business

TOPLINE Intercontinental Exchange, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, has agreed to acquire mortgage-software firm Ellie Mae from private equity firm Thoma Bravo in a deal that values the firm at approximately $11 billion, including debt, in its latest bet on the digitalization of the residential mortgage industry. Intercontinental Exchange owns the New […]

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Cadillac’s Electric Lyriq Ushers In New Era For A Storied Brand–Eventually

2023 Cadillac Lyriq EV GM In January 2019, General Motors GM announced that Cadillac would be the lead brand for its transition to full electrification. Since Henry Leland started Cadillac in 1902, the brand has only produced one plug-in vehicle, the ELR which was, to say the least, a commercial failure. This time around, the […]

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Americans Are More Anxious And Economically Battered From Coronavirus Than Citizens Of Other Wealthy Countries

TOPLINE It may be no surprise that with 4.8 million infections and nearly 160,000 confirmed deaths from coronavirus in the U.S., Americans reported facing more mental health challenges and economic concerns than citizens of seven other of the world’s wealthiest countries, according to a new survey. Americans reported having more mental health and economic challenges […]

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Shares In Senior-Focused Oak Street Health Jump 90% In Market Debut

TOPLINE Stock in Oak Street Health nearly doubled in its market debut Thursday, as investors bet that the Chicago-based network of primary care centers’ focus on telehealth will help it survive a coronavirus-induced drop in office visits and its fixed-payment model will help rein in skyrocketing health care costs. Oak Street Health says its business […]

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Pence Slams Chief Justice John Roberts As ‘Disappointment To Conservatives’

TOPLINE Vice President Mike Pence criticized U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as a “disappointment to conservatives” in an interview Thursday, which highlighted the Court’s emergence as a major election issue—even as its popularity hit an 11-year high after rulings that upheld the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and abortion and LGBTQ […]

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Trump Likened To ‘Violent Racists’ In Biden Ad, Aimed At Blacks

TOPLINE Joe Biden has released a campaign ad aimed squarely at casting the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee as the best hope for Black Americans and comparing President Trump to “violent racists” of the past. Former U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to then Vice-President Joe Biden … [+] during an event in […]

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As Taiwan Prepares For First Visit Of Senior U.S. Official In 40 Years, China Warns Of ‘Countermeasures’

TOPLINE China has threatened to take countermeasures over U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar’s visit to Taiwan in what is the highest-level U.S. official visit in four decades to the island state that is claimed by China. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar’s visit to Taiwan would the first […]

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Survey: 73% Of Parents May Make Major Professional Changes If Schools Don’t Fully Reopen

TOPLINE As disagreements rage over reopening U.S. schools amid the coronavirus crisis, a new survey published Thursday found that the limitations of schools and daycares that have reopened or announced plans to do so are having a dramatic impact on working parents, with 73% of respondents saying they plan to make major changes in their […]

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A Record Number Of Congressional Races Will Be Run Between Two Women Candidates This November

TOPLINE There will be 38 congressional races this November featuring only women candidates, according to Rutgers University, the highest number yet. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and other female lawmakers cheer during President Donald … [+] Trump’s State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building […]

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Facebook, Twitter Take Action Against Trump Post Claiming Children Are ‘Almost Immune’ To The Coronavirus

TOPLINE Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday took steps to remove a video posted by President Donald Trump in which he says children are “almost immune” to the coronavirus, with both social media companies stating it violated their policies on misinformation. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room […]

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Virginia Rolls Out First U.S. Covid-19 Tracing App Using Apple And Google Technology

TOPLINE Virginia launched a free Covid-19 contact-tracing app Wednesday, becoming the first state to use technology Apple and Google created in May to aid in the response to the pandemic — the launch comes as public health officials have criticized the Trump administration’s objections to creating national standards for testing and contact tracing, leaving it […]

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Trump Campaign Outraises Biden For First Time In Two Months

TOPLINE The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee together raised $165 million in July compared to $140 million for former Vice President Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee, marking the first time in two months the president’s reelection effort has outraised Biden. President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for the Great […]

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Trump’s Attacks On Mail-In Voting Aren’t Landing With Most Americans, Poll Finds

TOPLINE Despite President Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on mail-in voting, new polling from Politico/Morning Consult finds that a majority of Americans nevertheless think the November election should be conducted primarily by mail—and very few support Trump’s suggestion to delay the election. Trump has repeatedly attacked mail-in voting as the November poll approaches Getty Images KEY […]

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Trump’s Attacks On Mail-In Voting Aren’t Landing With Most Americans, Poll Finds

TOPLINE Despite President Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on mail-in voting, new polling from Politico/Morning Consult finds that a majority of Americans nevertheless think the November election should be conducted primarily by mail—and very few support Trump’s suggestion to delay the election. Trump has repeatedly attacked mail-in voting as the November poll approaches Getty Images KEY […]

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Anthony Levandowski Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Stealing Trade Secrets From Google

TOPLINE A U.S. federal judge sentenced Anthony Levandowski, the engineer who triggered a high-profile legal battle between Google parent Alphabet and Uber, to 18 months in prison Tuesday after being found guilty on one count of stealing trade secrets from Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo before becoming the head of Uber’s self-driving car unit. Former […]

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Novavax Stock Jumps 8.5% After ‘Positive’ Early Results For Its Coronavirus Vaccine

TOPLINE Novavax, a Maryland-based biotech company that received $1.6 billion from the federal government to fund late-stage development of its experimental coronavirus vaccine, announced “positive” results in its first preliminary trial in humans Tuesday, sending its stock up 8.5% to $170.50 in after-hours trading.  Dr. Sonia Macieiewski and Dr. Nita Patel, who is director of […]

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Report: Colorado State Football Players Told To Hide Coronavirus Symptoms, Face Punishment For Quarantining

TOPLINE At least 10 members of the Colorado State University football team reportedly are alleging that coaches have urged players not to report coronavirus symptoms and have threatened them with reduced playing time if they quarantine, in what would be an egregious violation of public health guidelines if the team is dealing with a coronavirus […]

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‘We Hold All The Cards’: Trump Doubles Down On Treasury Taking Cut Of TikTok Deal

TOPLINE President Trump on Tuesday reiterated his belief that the U.S. Treasury should receive some of the proceeds from a purchase by Microsoft of the operations of social media app TikTok in the U.S. and three other countries, likening the app’s presence in the U.S. to a landlord-tenant relationship and declaring “we hold all the […]

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Trump Says He’s Pushing Blue States To Reopen, Claims They’re Delaying To Hurt Him

TOPLINE President Trump on Tuesday said he is pushing states controlled by Democrats to reopen at a more rapid pace, claiming that they are drawing out their coronavirus lockdowns to damage him politically. WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 04: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the swearing in of General … [+] Charles Q. Brown as […]

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Most Americans Still Don’t Trust Trump’s Coronavirus Comments—Except For Republicans

TOPLINE  A new NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll finds that a majority of Americans continue to distrust what President Donald Trump says about the Covid-19 pandemic as it continues to rage across the U.S., despite recent attempts by the president to combat his lagging poll numbers by pushing mask-wearing and acknowledging the pandemic’s seriousness. U.S. President Donald […]

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Study: Facebook Allows And Recommends White Supremacist, Anti-Semitic And QAnon Groups With Thousands Of Members

TOPLINE Despite efforts to curb hate speech and misinformation, Facebook still hosts a number of hateful and conspiratorial groups, including anti-Semitic and white supremacist groups with hundreds of thousands of members, and regularly recommends users join them, according to a study published Tuesday by the Anti-Defamation League. Facebook’s logo on a smartphone. SOPA Images/LightRocket via […]

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Facebook Leases Large Space At Manhattan’s Farley Building, Signaling Confidence In The City And Office Buildings

TOPLINE Facebook and Vornado Realty Trust announced Monday the social media company has closed a long-discussed deal to lease 730,000 square feet of the historic Farley Building in Manhattan, in an apparent vote of confidence as real estate firms worry that businesses won’t need expensive office space if people don’t go back to the office […]

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Trump Calls To ‘Re-Run’ New York House Race Over Discarded Mail-In Ballots

TOPLINE At a White House press conference on Monday, President Trump called to “re-run” the Democratic primary in New York’s 12th Congressional District, a race in which one candidate has refused to concede citing a large number of discarded and unreceived mail-in ballots. WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 03: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a […]

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Louisiana Warned Nearly 700 Businesses Over Covid-19 Precautions In July

TOPLINE While the number of Covid-19 cases in Louisiana surged in July, so too did the state’s crackdown on businesses that failed to comply with mitigation measures, with authorities issuing warnings to nearly 700 businesses. Closed bars in the famous French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sean Gardner/Getty Images KEY FACTS The 698 Louisiana businesses […]

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