• Trump tweets he's 'looking forward' to the next presidential debate despite uncertainty following his COVID-19 diagnosis

    20 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump during Tuesday night's debate
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    President Donald Trump tweeted his intention to debate Democratic nominee Joe Biden in two weeks.
    Trump's Tuesday tweet does not settle the matter, however, as logistics have been up in the air for the debate following his admission to the hospital for COVID-19.
    "If the scientists say that it's safe and the distances are safe, then I think that's fine," Biden told reporters recently.
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  • Michelle Obama tears into Trump for using 'racist' tactics to sow division and tells Americans they can't trust the president to 'tell us the truth about anything'

    20 days ago - By Business Insider

    Michelle Obama speaks in a new video about the presidential election.
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    Former first lady Michelle Obama delivered a harsh rebuke of President Donald Trump in a video on Tuesday, imploring Americans to vote in the highly consequential November election.
    "What the president is doing is once again patently false, it's morally wrong, and, yes, it is racist, but that doesn't mean it won't work," she said.
    The former first lady was highly critical of Trump's response to COVID-19, stating that "he still doesn't have a plan for this virus."
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  • Mainland China reports 12 new COVID-19 cases vs. 20 a day earlier

    Mainland China reports 12 new COVID-19 cases vs. 20 a day earlier

    20 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    Mainland China reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 5, down from 20 a day earlier, the country's national health authority reported on Tuesday. The National Health Commission said in a statement that all new cases were imported infections involving travelers from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not count as confirmed COVID-19 cases, rose to 31 from 27 reported a day earlier. Total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 85,482, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.
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  • Trump-Biden scenarios - An interview with Rob Arnott - New stock-crash hedges

    20 days ago - By Business Insider

    Dear Readers, What's already been a wild year for markets got even more turbulent late last week when President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19. Stocks immediately took a dive upon digesting the news - and their subsequent recovery was just as sharp amid encouraging reports around Trump's status and subsequent hospital discharge. The whole ordeal added even more uncertainty to a market already grappling with its fair share of question marks. Some experts viewed Trump's diagnosis as a positive for stocks , arguing that it will inspire people to take more precautions. Another...
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  • Why Pennsylvania is the most important state on the map right now

    20 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden
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    Joe Biden and President Donald Trump each spent time campaigning in Pennsylvania in September.
    In 85% of simulations where Biden wins the presidency, he also wins the state of Pennsylvania, according to Decision Desk HQ's Director of Data Science and Race Call Team, Scott Tranter.
    Before swinging for Trump in 2016, Pennsylvania had not voted for a Republican since President George H.W. Bush in 1988.
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  • The stock market will soar regardless of who wins the US election - and one trade in particular will thrive, says Fundstrat's Tom Lee

    20 days ago - By Business Insider

    Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.
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    Regardless of who wins the November presidential election, expect the stock market to rise as investors jump into risk-on mode, Fundstrat's Tom Lee said in a note on Tuesday. "At least 90% of portfolio strategy would be identical under either win," Lee said. While there could be volatility in the market leading up to the election as investors turn risk-averse, the outcome of the election will be bullish for stocks, Lee said. Here's the post-election investment strategy...
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  • Trump and Biden's campaign websites are not entirely accessible for voters with disablities, potentially shutting out 61 million people

    20 days ago - By Business Insider

    Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.
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    A new report conducted by digital accessibility group Ablr found 17 accessibility violations spread across the campaign websites of President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
    About one out of every four adults in the United States is a person with a disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    This means about 26% of the country's population might have difficulty accessing key information from these two campaign...
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  • Joe Biden says he 'wasn't surprised' when Trump got sick with COVID-19, and warned that 200,000 more Americans will die by 2021 if authorities don't put in stricter rules

    20 days ago - By Business Insider

    Joe Biden seen at a town hall hosted by NBC on October 5, 2020.
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    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he "wasn't surprised" when President Donald Trump caught COVID-19 last week.
    At a town hall hosted by MSNBC on Monday, Biden said that following expert advice to wear masks and socially distance is the only way to stay safe.
    Trump, who has rarely worn a mask or practiced social distancing throughout the pandemic, tested positive last Thursday.
    Biden also said that the US death toll could hit 400,000 by January 1, 2021, if the government does not enforce stricter public-health...
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