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AMERICA • Today
Trump visits brother in New York hospital
August 15, 2020
"He's having a tough time," the president said, though the younger sibling's condition is unclear.
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Unexpected Decisions, Unlikely Alliances Mark Supreme Court Term
July 10, 2020
The Supreme Court’s recently concluded term bolstered the arguments of those who said the justices would rise above partisan tensions.
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Doris Kearns Goodwin: History will decide how Trump is remembered
August 15, 2020
Responding to Trump saying he's done more for Black Americans than Pres. Lyndon Johnson, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin says history gets to decide how presidents are remembered.
Voting rights activists fighting Trump's mail ballot attacks
August 15, 2020
What is being done to protect early voting and vote by mail ahead of the November election? Angela Lang of Black Leaders Organizing for Communities and Prof. Paul Gronke of Reed College join to discuss.
Activist: Wage gap amid pandemic not just ‘unethical, immoral’ but a matter of survival
August 15, 2020
Saru Jayaraman, president of One Fair Wage, joins Ali Velshi to discuss the impacts that gender and racial wage gaps have on Black women during the economic and health crises. Jayaraman says that the widening wage gap is due to “persistent racism,
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AMERICA • Business
Trump orders ByteDance to divest from its U.S. TikTok business within 90 days
August 15, 2020
President Donald Trump issued an executive order Friday that will force China's ByteDance to sell or spin off its U.S. TikTok business within 90 days.
Rep. Jim Clyburn says probe of federal vaccine deals will look into indications of 'insider stuff'
August 14, 2020
Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn questioned whether the White House's plan to boost Covid-19 vaccine developments could be "benefiting one or two people."

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ACLU sues over U.S. border policy of expelling migrant children
August 15, 2020
In July, U.S. border officials made 2,506 arrests of unaccompanied children. Only 168 were allowed to stay and seek refuge.
Postal Service warns it might not meet mail-in voting deadlines
August 15, 2020
Tonight the already bitter presidential campaign is being fought on new ground: Post offices. The postal service is warning that it may not be able to meet some states' deadlines for mail-in voting. Weijia Jiang reports.
FDA says these sanitizers won't protect you against COVID-19
August 15, 2020
Some disinfecting products don't contain enough active ingredients to kill the coronavirus, regulators say.
Former FBI lawyer to plead guilty in Durham investigation
August 15, 2020
Kevin Clinesmith, a former FBI lawyer, altered a CIA email used in an application for continued surveillance of Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
February 16: McCrory, DeMint, Stallworth, Shepherd
August 14, 2020
The latest on extreme weather patterns, climate change, and politics with Gov. Pat McCrory, R-N.C., Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, and more.
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Judge refuses to reconsider GM lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler
August 15, 2020
Judge called new evidence presented by GM regarding bribes and foreign bank accounts “is too speculative to warrant reopening” the case
UPS, FedEx warn they cannot carry ballots like US Postal Service
August 15, 2020
Various laws and regulations for the most part prohibit private delivery companies from handling mail-in and absentee ballots
Trump orders TikTok parent ByteDance to sell within 90 days, destroy user data
August 15, 2020
TikTok also faces a federal class-action lawsuit over alleged misuse of U.S. user data.
Carolina Panthers owner looks to score with Disney, AT&T, Visa
August 14, 2020
Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper, through his Appaloosa Management fund, took a number of new stakes in mostly communication services, technology and payment platforms over the past 45-day period,
Trump taps McKesson as coronavirus vaccine distributor
August 14, 2020
Three U.S. companies are currently in Phase 3 clinical trials of vaccines and are on pace to develop one before the end of the year. The country expects 500 million doses to be available before Dec. 31, Trump said during a news conference.
Warren Buffett sheds big stakes in banks and goes for the gold
August 14, 2020
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRKA)(BRKA) unloaded a more than a quarter of its stake in Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) and about 61% of its position in JPMorgan Chase (JPM), while acquiring a new position in Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX.T), according to 13-F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the period ended Jun 30, that were released Friday afternoon.
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AMERICA • Markets
Where Robocalls Hide: the House Next Door
August 15, 2020
Mom-and-pop carriers are a key link in the telecom system. They can also open the door to scams.
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Papa John's CEO on COVID pandemic, Q2 sales boom, customer retention efforts
August 15, 2020
Papa John's CEO on COVID pandemic, Q2 sales boom, customer retention efforts

Rob Lynch, Papa John's CEO, joins Jack Hough on 'Barron's Roundtable.'

Barron's Top Three: Stock splits, retail investing revival and COVID-19 treatments
August 15, 2020
Barron's Top Three: Stock splits, retail investing revival and COVID-19 treatments

Jack Hough breaks down the most important things investors should be thinking about with Barron's markets editor Ben Levisohn, Barron's reporter Carleton English and Barron's senior writer Al Root.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn on Joe Biden selecting Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate
August 15, 2020
Sen. Marsha Blackburn on Joe Biden selecting Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate

Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn has worked alongside California Sen. Kamala Harris in the Senate, including as members of the Judiciary Committee.

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Tech Stocks Lead Significant Rebound On Wall Street
August 12, 2020
Following the sharp pullback seen late in the previous session, stocks showed a strong move back to the upside during trading on Wednesday. The major averages more than offset Tuesday's losses, with the S&P 500 climbing back within striking distance of its record highs.
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AMERICA • Economy
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AMERICA • Insights
What’s an A380 worth?
August 15, 2020
The world’s biggest passenger aeroplane is going cheap
The decline of the office romance
August 15, 2020
Fewer romantic relationships will be forged at the water cooler. That is a shame
How American bosses juggle profits and purpose
August 15, 2020
Of America’s 50 states, 32 have at least one law that lets a firm’s fiduciaries take some non-shareholder interests into account
How America might wield its ultimate weapon of mass disruption
August 15, 2020
Freezing China out of the global payments system could have unthinkable consequences
The Trump administration wants a US-China commercial split
August 15, 2020
Wrenching Chinese and American corporate worlds apart would hurt everyone
The politics of patriotism
August 15, 2020
Americans are becoming less vulnerable to flag-waving opportunists. This is bad for the president
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