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 2020-08-04 14:44 

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Trump's Treasury demand poses another threat to a potential TikTok sale...

President Trump said twice Monday that the U.S. Treasury would need to get a portion of the sale price of TikTok, as a condition of regulatory approval. Why it matters: This is akin to extortion — the sort of thing you'd expect to hear on a wire...

 2020-08-04 13:27 

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Ford names James Farley as new CEO amid ongoing turnaround effort...

Ford announced Tuesday that James Farley will take over as its next CEO, replacing James Hackett, 65, who is retiring after three years in the job. Why it matters: It leaves Farley to complete the company's ongoing turnaround effort. The transition wi...

 2020-08-04 11:55 

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Mergers and acquisitions make a comeback as TikTok deal seizes headlines...

A slew of high-profile headlines led by Microsoft's expected acquisition of social media video app TikTok helped bring the Nasdaq to another record high on Monday. Why it matters: The mergers-and-acquisitions market looks like it's bouncing back, ...

 2020-08-04 11:49 

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce warns of racial inequality for small businesses...

Attitudes and beliefs about racial inequality are changing quickly as protests and media attention have helped highlight the gaps in opportunity between white- and minority-owned businesses in the United States. Driving the news: A new survey from the U.S...

 2020-08-04 10:19 

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BP's in the red, slashing its dividend and vowing a greener future...

BP posted a $6.7 billion second-quarter loss and cut its dividend in half Tuesday while unveiling accelerated steps to transition its portfolio toward low-carbon sources. Why it matters: The announcement adds new targets and details to its February vow to...

 2020-08-04 10:00 

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Women-focused non-profit newsrooms surge forward in 2020...

Women are pushing back against the gender imbalance in media by launching their own news nonprofits and focusing on topics many traditional news companies have long ignored. Why it matters: "The news business is already gendered," says Emily Ramsh...

 2020-08-04 09:40 

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The TikTok crackdown shows the U.S. is now playing by China's internet rules...

President Trump's crackdown on TikTok suggests that the U.S. government is starting to see the internet more like China does — as a network that countries can and should control within their borders. The big picture: Today's global internet ...

 2020-08-04 09:30 

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GOP eyes "nightly surprise" for revamped convention...

The reworked Republican National Convention will be a four-night spectacle including still-under-wraps venues, a 10 p.m. "nightly surprise" and guests and themes playing to "the forgotten men and women of America," two senior Trump campaig...

 2020-08-04 09:00 

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Axios-Ipsos poll: Fear of voting...

Data: Axios/Ipsos poll; Note: 3.0% margin of error for the total sample; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios Democrats are twice as likely as Republicans to worry about in-person voting — with nearly two in three seeing it as a large or moderate risk to...

 2020-08-04 09:00 

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Trump: Coronavirus is "under control"...

President Trump said in an interview with "Axios on HBO" that he thinks the coronavirus is as well-controlled in the U.S. as it can be, despite dramatic surges in new infections over the course of the summer and more than 150,000 American deaths. ...

 2020-08-04 03:57 

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Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina...

Hurricane Isaias made landfall as a Category 1 storm near Ocean Isle Beach in southern North Carolina at 11:10 p.m. ET Monday, packing maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, per the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Details: Hurricane conditions were spreading...

 2020-08-04 03:49 

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Exclusive: Trump declines to praise Rep. John Lewis, citing inauguration snub...

President Trump dismissed the legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis in an interview with "Axios on HBO," saying only that Lewis made a "big mistake" by not coming to his inauguration. The big picture: Trump's comments were a glaring contr...

 2020-08-04 03:48 

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Exclusive: Trump stokes fears of election-night mail voting fraud...

President Trump raised new alarms about the alleged danger of election fraud in an interview with "Axios on HBO," warning that "lots of things can happen" with voting by mail if the presidential race isn't decided on election night. Wh...

 2020-08-04 03:46 

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Watch the full "Axios on HBO" interview with President Trump...

In this episode of "Axios on HBO", President Trump discusses his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming election and much more with National Political Correspondent Jonathan Swan. The interview was filmed on Tuesday, July 28 and aired ...

 2020-08-03 23:03 

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Twitter faces FTC fine of up to $250 million over alleged privacy violations...

The Federal Trade Commission has accused Twitter of using phone numbers and emails from its users to make targeted ads between 2013 and 2019, Twitter said in an SEC filing published Monday. Why it matters: Twitter estimates that the FTC's draft compla...

 2020-08-03 21:48 

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"Tenet" may be the first major film to get a worldwide theatrical release during the pandemic...

If all goes to plan, Christopher Nolan's thrice-delayed "Tenet" will be the first blockbuster to receive a proper worldwide theatrical release amid the coronavirus pandemic at the end of this month. Why it matters: It'll be playing a $200 ...

 2020-08-03 20:17 

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13 members of St. Louis Cardinals test positive for coronavirus...

Seven players and six staff members from the St. Louis Cardinals have tested positive for the coronavirus over the past week, prompting the MLB to postpone the team's upcoming four-game series against the Detroit Tigers. Why it matters: Seven consecut...

 2020-08-03 19:36 

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Podcast: White House adviser Peter Navarro talks TikTok...

President Trump has relaxed his threat to immediately ban the popular social media app TikTok, giving Microsoft room to negotiate an acquisition from Chinese tech giant ByteDance. Axios Re:Cap digs into the situation with Peter Navarro, the White House...

 2020-08-03 18:23 

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Trump claims TikTok will be banned if not sold by Sept. 15...

President Trump said Monday that TikTok will be shut down in the U.S. if it hasn't been bought by Microsoft or another company by Sept. 15. Why it matters: Trump appears to have backed off his threat to immediately ban TikTok after speaking with Micro...

 2020-08-03 17:33 

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Filing suggests Manhattan district attorney is investigating Trump for possible fraud...

The Manhattan District Attorney's office suggested for the first time Monday that it's investigating President Trump and his company for "alleged bank and insurance fraud," the New York Times first reported. The state of play: The disclosu...

 2020-08-03 16:40 

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House Democrats subpoena top Pompeo aides in probe of inspector general firing...

The Democratic chairs of the House Oversight and House Foreign Affairs committees announced subpoenas Monday for four State Department officials as part of their investigation into the firing of former Inspector General Steve Linick. Why it matters: The t...

 2020-08-03 15:06 

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Pelosi: Birx "enabled" Trump on coronavirus misinformation...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN on Monday she does not have confidence in White House coronavirus task force coordinator Deborah Birx because "she has enabled" President Trump to spread coronavirus misinformation. What she's saying: "I...

 2020-08-03 15:00 

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Google launches $349 Pixel 4a...

Google on Monday launched its long-expected Pixel 4a, a $349 device that brings key features of the company's flagship smartphone to a more affordable price point. Why it matters : Google saw surprisingly strong demand for last year's "a" ...

 2020-08-03 14:37 

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A wild weekend for Microsoft's play for TikTok...

While its Big Tech rivals were testifying in front of a congressional antitrust committee last week, Microsoft was negotiating what could be the largest — and most politically perilous — tech acquisition of 2020. The state of play: The hullaba...

 2020-08-03 14:24 

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XFL sold to group that includes Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson for $15 million...

The XFL sold Monday for $15 million to a group that includes former WWE star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Sportico reports . The state of play: The move does not necessarily mean the upstart football league is returning. Axios has learned that the b...

 2020-08-03 12:09 

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Pac-12 football players threaten coronavirus opt-out over health and social justice concerns...

A group of Pac-12 football players have threatened to opt out of the season unless the conference addresses systemic inequities and concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. Why it matters: College football players have never had more leverage than th...

 2020-08-03 11:47 

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Betting on inflation is paying off big for investors...

The specter of rising inflation is helping power assets like gold, silver and Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) to strong returns with record demand this year. The big picture: Investors continue to pack in even as inflation metrics like the ...

 2020-08-03 11:38 

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Howard Schultz gathers top CEOs to urge Congress to help small businesses...

With a new coronavirus relief measure stalled in Congress, CEOs of some of the world's biggest companies have banded together to send a message to Washington: Get money to small businesses now! Why it matters: "By Labor Day, we foresee a wave of p...

 2020-08-03 10:01 

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What a President Biden would mean for tech...

A Biden presidency would put the tech industry on stabler ground than it's had with President Trump. Although Biden is unlikely to rein in those Democrats who are itching to regulate the big platforms, he'll almost certainly have other, bigger pri...

 2020-08-03 09:40 

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Another setback for retailers: an extinct back-to-school shopping season...

A virtual school year will likely push retailers even closer to the brink. Why it matters: Back-to-school season is the second-biggest revenue generating period for the retail sector, after the holidays. But retailers say typical shopping sprees will be s...

 2020-08-03 09:00 

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Health insurers, pharma, hospitals register lofty Q2 profits despite coronavirus pandemic...

The economy has been tanking. Coronavirus infections and deaths have been rising. And the health care industry is as rich as ever. The big picture: Second-quarter results are still pouring in, but so far, a vast majority of health care companies are repor...

 2020-08-03 09:00 

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How climate and business woes are sinking an Oregon natural-gas project...

The Trump administration recently touted its approval of America's first terminal on the West Coast to export liquefied natural gas. There's just one problem: it probably won't be built. Why it matters : The project in southern Oregon faces po...

 2020-08-02 23:30 

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Microsoft to continue talks on potential TikTok purchase after CEO's talks with Trump...

Microsoft announced in a blog post Sunday it would "move quickly to pursue discussions with TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, in a matter of weeks," to buy the firm following conversations between President Trump and the tech giant's CEO...

 2020-08-02 21:22 

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Why Biden's pick for a vice president matters to Trump's re-election...

After pausing their multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to review their strategy, the Trump campaign plans to launch new ads on Monday depicting Joe Biden as a puppet "controlled by the radical left," according to two senior campaign official...

 2020-08-02 21:16 

Axios

Inside Joe Biden's painstaking path to picking a VP candidate...

Joe Biden's process for selecting a running mate highlights a fundamental difference between his campaign and the president's re-election effort: Biden is deliberative, while President Trump goes with his gut. Why it matters: The way Biden is sear...

 2020-08-02 20:42 

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Trump demands death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber...

President Trump on Sunday called for the federal government to seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man convicted for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, after federal appeals court tossed his sentence this week. The big picture: The Trump ...

 2020-08-02 18:51 

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Historic SpaceX mission successfully returns NASA astronauts to Earth...

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are safely back on Earth after a historic flight to and from the International Space Station provided by SpaceX. Why it matters: The landing marks the end of SpaceX's first crewed trip to the space station f...

 2020-08-02 17:04 

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Dr. Birx: U.S. has entered new phase of coronavirus pandemic...

White House coronavirus task force coordinator Deborah Birx said Sunday on CNN that the U.S. has shifted into a new phase of the coronavirus pandemic, as infections have spread further into rural areas than in March and April. Why it matters: Coronavirus ...

 2020-08-02 16:52 

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Top HHS official: "We need to move on" from hydroxychloroquine...

Trump administration testing coordinator Adm. Brett Giroir told NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday there is no evidence that hydroxychloroquine is an "effective" coronavirus treatment. Why it matters: President Trump has continued to advert...

 2020-08-02 16:29 

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Preview: "Axios on HBO" interviews President Trump...

In the next episode of "Axios on HBO," President Trump discusses his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming election and much more with national political correspondent Jonathan Swan. Catch the full interview on Monday, Aug. 3, at 11pm...

 2020-08-02 16:13 

Axios

Rep. Clyburn: Trump won't leave White House if he loses the election...

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Sunday he believes Trump is "trying to put a cloud over the election" because he doesn't plan to leave office if he loses. The big picture: Clyburn told "CNN's State of the Union" that "the Amer...

 2020-08-02 15:58 

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What a Microsoft deal to buy TikTok would look like...

President Trump, who said Friday night that he'll ban TikTok, may allow Microsoft to buy the app's U.S. operations if there's "complete separation" from the original, Beijing-based company, Republican sources tell me. What's new: C...

 2020-08-02 15:55 

Axios

White House, Democrats no closer to reaching stimulus deal after unemployment benefits expire...

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took the standoff on the next coronavirus stimulus package to ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. Why it matters: Enhanced unemployment insurance expired for tens of millions of American...

 2020-08-02 14:44 

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Facebook hate-speech boycott had little effect on revenue...

The high-profile Facebook ad boycotts that began in June and ramped up in July, pressuring the social network to act more forcefully against hate speech, have so far not put much of a dent in Facebook's top or bottom lines. Driving the news: Facebook ...

 2020-08-02 14:28 

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Stigma surrounding coronavirus could stifle response in Africa...

Arbitrary and sometimes harsh quarantine rules and a lack of information about the coronavirus have contributed to a culture of stigma around the virus in parts of Africa, which is approaching 1 million cases, AP reports. Why it matters: Coronavirus patie...

 2020-08-02 12:59 

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Young people drive rise in coronavirus cases in Europe...

A sudden surge in new cases in parts of Europe is imperiling the continent's progress in containing the coronavirus, the Wall Street Journal reports . The big picture: Young people are going to bars and ignoring social-distancing rules, as authorities...

 2020-08-02 11:00 

Axios

Every minute of the school day looks a lot different in a global pandemic...

Millions of kids are about to head back to school, but students, teachers, administrators and parents still don't have a clear picture of how it's going to work. The big picture: Even the best-laid plans for in-person classes will likely be full o...

 2020-08-02 04:47 

Axios

In photos: Thousands ordered to evacuate as massive Southern California fire grows...

Southern California officials ordered multiple mandatory evacuations as a growing wildfire burned across some 12,000 acres on Saturday, per CalFire . The big picture: Some 7,800 people were under evacuation orders after the Apple fire in Riverside County,...

 2020-08-02 01:04 

Axios

Tropical Storm Isaias expected to strengthen into hurricane as it nears Florida...

As Tropical Storm Isaias neared Florida's east coast Saturday, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) urged communities to "remain vigilant and be prepared for heavy rain, strong winds and potential flooding." The state of play: After pummeling the Bahamas and...

 2020-08-02 00:11 

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"Wrong": Trump calls out Fauci over coronavirus cases surge...

President Trump called out Anthony Fauci Saturday in a comment retweeting a video of the NIAID director explaining why there are surging coronavirus cases in the U.S. Driving the news: In the video of Friday's testimony, Fauci explained that while Eur...

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