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S&P 500, Nasdaq drop for 3rd straight week as tech continues downward spiral

Getty Images / Johannes Eisele The S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite indexes declined for the third straight week on falling tech giants and weakening economic data.Mega-cap tech stocks led indexes lower as investors continued to shun lofty valuations and look for returns elsewhere.Traders hoping for a stimulus breakthrough had little to cheer heading into the weekend. Democrats and Republicans remain hundreds of billions of dollars apart in their respective proposals.The deadlock comes after w...
Tags: Facebook, Congress, Wall Street, White House, US, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, House, Treasury, Libya, Oil Price, Goldman Sachs, Nasdaq, Oracle, Gold Price


Trump's ban on TikTok is another move in the 'tug-of-war' between the US and China that may send the Oracle deal back to the drawing board, experts say

Reuters The US Commerce Department said on Friday that it would prohibit downloads of TikTok and WeChat beginning September 20. The move comes after Oracle and TikTok announced a proposal for the enterprise tech giant to become TikTok's "trusted technology provider" in the US. But experts say the move to ban TikTok suggests that the involved parties are not happy with the deal. That could send the deal back to the drawing board, some experts say. Trump is said to have been pushing for US ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, News, White House, China, US, Trends, Tech, Cybersecurity, Beijing, United States, WeChat, Wall Street Journal, Oracle, Journal


Jared Kushner reportedly said 'free markets will solve' the PPE shortage in March. Nurses are still paying for that approach.

Jared Kushner Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images New reporting on a March 21 meeting in the White House Situation Room quotes Jared Kushner as saying it was "not the role of government" to solve the PPE shortage and prevent states from outbidding each other, according to Vanity Fair. "The federal government is not going to lead this response," Kushner said, according to Vanity Fair. "It's up to the states to figure out what they want to do." "Free markets will solve this. That is no...
Tags: Politics, News, US, America, Trends, Silicon Valley, Nevada, Shortage, Donald Trump, Vanity Fair, Trump, Afp, Johns Hopkins University, White House Press, Situation Room, Kushner


Sen. Martha McSally and Democrat Mark Kelly face off in the special election for US Senate in Arizona

Mark Kelly, left, is running for US Senate in Arizona against GOP Sen. Martha McSally REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Sen. Martha McSally is running in a special election against Democrat Mark Kelly US Senate in Arizona. McSally was appointed to serve in the Senate seat held by the former Sen. John McCain and is running to serve out what would have been the rest of his term until 2022.  Kelly, a gun prevention advocate and former astronaut, is a prolific fundraiser and formidable opponent, making th...
Tags: Politics, Navy, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, New York Times, Arizona, US Senate, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Kelly


Trump says Kamala Harris 'can't' be the first woman president because she 'comes in through the backdoor'

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at Central Wisconsin Airport on September 17, 2020 in Mosinee, Wisconsin. Scott Olson/Getty Images President Donald Trump said Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris "can't" become the first woman president because she "comes in through the back door." "This is not what people want and she comes in through the backdoor, this would not be what people want, especially because it’s her," Trump said during a campaign rall...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Wisconsin, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Democratic, Mike Pence, HARRIS


Democratic Senator Gary Peters faces Republican John James in Michigan

John James speaks in Detroit, Michigan after winning his primary election in August 2018. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Republican John James is challenging Democratic Sen. Gary Peters for US Senate in Michigan. For Democrats, ensuring that Peters keeps his seat will be key to winning back the Senate majority as they play offense to defeat Republicans in several other states. James previously unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2018. Still, his compelling background and fundrais...
Tags: Politics, Senate, White House, Iraq, US, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, US Senate, Capitol Hill, Michigan, Republican, Mra, Biden


Trump's push to ban TikTok, explained in 30 seconds

Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider The US Commerce Department announced Friday it would ban TikTok and WeChat from app stores on September 20. With the deadline just two days away, TikTok is rushing to put the finishing touches on a deal to assuage the US government's concerns about national-security risks posed by the app's ties to China. Reports indicate the deal will include the creation of a new TikTok entity in which US investors, including Oracle, replace...
Tags: Politics, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Tech, Getty Images, United States, National Security, Donald Trump, Trump, Tulsa Oklahoma, Commerce Department, JIM WATSON, US Commerce Department, CFIUS


Fact-checking Mark Meadows's misleading statements on mask efficacy in stopping the spread of coronavirus

As the US continues to combat the coronavirus, wearing a mask has become a politicized issue. A day after Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suggested masks might be even more important than a vaccine in the fight against the virus, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows argued that masks don't actually make a difference in stopping the spread of the virus.
Tags: White House, US, Cnn, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mark Meadows, Robert Redfield


Fact-checking Mark Meadows's misleading statements on mask efficacy

As the US continues to combat the coronavirus, wearing a mask has become a politicized issue. A day after Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suggested masks might be even more important than a vaccine in the fight against the virus, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows argued that masks don't actually make a difference in stopping the spread of the virus.
Tags: News, White House, US, Stories, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mark Meadows, Robert Redfield


Trump under fire for 'shocking' Covid failures as ex-adviser turns against him

Olivia Troye attacks Trump and says he called his own supporters ‘disgusting people’ he no longer had to shake hands withThe coronavirus pandemic moved to the centre of the US election again on Friday, as a former senior official on the White House taskforce turned on Donald Trump. Related: 'He’s paying attention to people like us': Trump’s messages resonate in Wisconsin Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Wisconsin, Donald Trump, Trump, US elections 2020, Coronavirus outbreak


Trump says Kamala Harris can't be the first woman to be president because she 'comes in through the back door'

President Donald Trump at during a rally at Central Wisconsin Airport on Thursday in Mosinee, Wisconsin. Scott Olson/Getty Images President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, couldn't become the first woman to be president. "This is not what people want. And she comes in through the back door — this would not be what people want, especially because it's her," Trump said during a campaign rally in Wisconsin. Trump has dug into Joe Bid...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Democratic, Mike Pence, HARRIS, University of Utah


This Brexit government’s ignorance is steering us towards disaster | Jonathan Freedland

Clueless about the US, uninterested in Ireland, Boris Johnson and his team are crashing on to rocks they can’t even see There is so much this government doesn’t know. But two particular areas of ignorance exploded into view this week, allowing us to take a long, hard look at the cost they are inflicting on the country. Both are central to the Brexit project that remains this government’s defining mission – but only one of them is surprising.Start with the unexpected ignorance, which is of the US...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Angela Merkel, US, European Union, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, United States, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Maine, Northern Ireland, Wisconsin, House Of Cards


How Joe Biden might handle a showdown with North Korea

Former Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign event in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images North Korea has already issued a number of vivid insults about former Vice President Joe Biden, but in just a few months Biden could be the leader North Korea has to deal with. The World asked two experts on US-North Korea relations what to expect if Biden wins the election, but either way, they said, the next US president will be stuck with the same predicament. Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Japan, Politics, North Korea, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, World, Kim Jong Un, Un, Kim, Biden, Pyongyang


Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

By WILL WEISSERT and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has backed Democratic presidential candidates for nearly half a century and rarely receives much attention during the final stages of the race. This is when campaigns typically focus their resources on more traditional swing states like Florida or Pennsylvania. But Minnesota will feel like a genuine battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, campaign here to mark the...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Obama, Senate, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Indiana, Cnn, Soccer, Pennsylvania, House, Wisconsin


September 18 is National Black Voter Day — here's how Black Americans still face disproportionate barriers to voting

Helen T. Crosson, 84, displays her I Voted sticker after voting early for the June 2nd primary at McKinley Technology High School in Ward 5s Eckington neighborhood on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images September 18 is National Black Voter Day.  Black Americans still face massive disparities and inequalities in accessing the right to vote 150 years after the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment, which extended the franchise to Black men. Due to ongoing raci...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Indiana, Racism, United States, Iowa, DMV, Philadelphia, University of Florida, Nevada


US Downloads of TikTok and WeChat to Be Banned on Sunday

The U.S. Commerce Department is moving to ban downloads of TikTok and WeChat within the United States from this Sunday (via Reuters). The U.S. Commerce Department plans to issue an order today that will "deplatform" WeChat and TikTok by banning people in the United States from downloading the apps. The order will take effect from Sunday, September 20. U.S. government officials speaking to Reuters said that the ban on downloads of TikTok could still be rescinded before it takes effect late on...
Tags: Google Play, Google Play Store, White House, China, US, Walmart, United States, Commerce, Tencent, WeChat, Starbucks, App Store, Donald Trump, Oracle, Tencent Holdings, Apple App Store


The US is about to ban TikTok. Here's what that means for users.

Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images; Clancy Morgan/Business Insider From September 20, the United States government is banning the wildly popular smartphone app TikTok. The ban comes amid ongoing negotiations between TikTok's parent firm ByteDance to sell the app's US operations. President Trump has accused TikTok of being used to collect data on Americans for the Chinese government. In an order published Friday morning, the US Department of Commerce gave TikTok until September 20 — this Sunday ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Politics, Microsoft, White House, China, US, Trends, Policy, United States, WeChat, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Department of Commerce, US Department of Commerce


16 major differences between successful and unsuccessful people

Mark Cuban is one of the world's most successful investors. Mike Windle / Getty Images Successful people and unsuccessful people often differ in key ways, says author and businessman Dave Kerpen.People who listen to others, ask questions, compliment others, and have a positive mindset tend to succeed.Unsuccessful people, meanwhile, blame others for their failure and talk too much.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2014, Dave Kerpen, the New York Times best-selling au...
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CDC guidelines discouraging people from getting COVID-19 tests was published by Trump officials despite objections from scientists, report says

President Donald Trump passes Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the White House's press briefing room on April 22, 2020. Alex Brandon/AP The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a controversial guideline last month saying that people who were exposed to COVID-19 but didn't show symptoms should not seek a test. According to The New York Times, the advice was written by Trump administration officials and published de...
Tags: Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, New York Times, The Times, Times, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Mike Pence, HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Redfield


ByteDance floats US IPO for TikTok in effort to win White House approval

Lionel Bonaventure/Getty Images One avenue ByteDance is exploring to satisfy President Trump's concerns about TikTok is a US IPO, CNBC's David Faber reported on Thursday, citing sources.ByteDance spinning off TikTok with a US listing could satisfy President Trump's objection of the Beijing-based tech company retaining a majority stake in TikTok.Walmart and Oracle would likely own minority stakes in a spunoff TikTok, according to Faber.Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories.By...
Tags: Finance, White House, Ipo, US, Trends, Markets, Walmart, Beijing, Stocks, IPO market, Oracle, Jefferies, Cnbc, Investors, Trump, Reuters


Trump administration announces ban on TikTok and WeChat from Sunday – US politics live

US to ban downloads of TikTok and WeChat apps from SundayLawyer claims Trump offered Assange pardon if he exonerated RussiaFBI chief warns of Russian interference in US electionsAmy Dorris praised for coming forward with Trump assault allegationJoe Biden: trust scientists, not Trump, on realities of coronavirus849 new Covid deaths and 45,391 new cases reported yesterdayCritics condemn Trump’s rewrite of America’s legacy of racismSign up for our First Thing newsletter 1.34pm BST Owners ByteDa...
Tags: White House, US, America, Joe Biden, New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump, Oracle, Trump, Electoral College, Dorris, Tiktok, Coronavirus outbreak


US trade mixed as traders mull the pace of economic recovery

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid US stocks traded mixed on Friday as investors looked for signs of new stimulus amid the slowing economic recovery.Congress continues to face major hurdles in passing a second fiscal aid package. Still, the White House indicated on Thursday it's willing to back a $1.5 trillion spending bill, an increase from its previous $1.3 trillion target.Tech stocks gained but failed to erase their heavy Thursday losses.Watch major indexes update live here.US equities traded mix...
Tags: Microsoft, Congress, White House, US, Trends, Tech, Markets, House, Treasury, Libya, Oil Price, Goldman Sachs, Stock Market, Oracle, Dow Jones, Gold Price


Fauci says he will take responsibility if a coronavirus vaccine rolled out in the US is faulty

Dr Anthony Fauci was interviewed by MSNBC's Chris Hayes on Thursday, September 17, about the timing of a coronavirus vaccine MSNBC In an interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes, Fauci replied in the affirmative when asked if he would "take the heat" for any problems with a potential vaccine.  This week CDC Director Robert Redfield and President Donald Trump clashed over the timing of a vaccine. Redfield projected that a vaccine wouldn't be widely available until the new year, but Trump argu...
Tags: News, Congress, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, News UK, Fox News, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Chris, Trump, WTOP, Chris Hayes


Fauci says he'll take responsibility if a coronavirus vaccine rolled out in the US is faulty

MSNBC's Chris Hayes interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday about the timing of a coronavirus vaccine. MSNBC Dr. Anthony Fauci replied in the affirmative on Thursday when asked by MSNBC's Chris Hayes whether he would "take the heat" for any problems with a vaccine. This week, CDC Director Robert Redfield and President Donald Trump clashed over the timing of a vaccine. Redfield projected that a vaccine wouldn't be widely available until the new year — a sentiment largely echoed by hea...
Tags: Politics, Science, Congress, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Washington Dc, News UK, Fox News, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Chris


Rumors of an Iranian assassination plot offer lessons that Trump can't seem to learn

Trump, then a presidential candidate, at a "Stop the Iran Deal" rally in Washington DC, September 2015. Susan Walsh/AP Reports emerged this month that Iran was plotting to assassinate the US's ambassador to South Africa. The supposed plot, eight months after the US's assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, is another sign that Trump's aggressive foreign policy creates more risks than it resolves, writes Defense Priorities fellow Bonnie Kristian. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Opinion, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel, US, Trends, Iran, Afghanistan, United States, South Africa, Washington Dc, Hassan Rouhani, Pentagon


Brexit: Trump envoy warns of risk of Ireland 'border by accident'

US politicians aligned in desire for Good Friday agreement to be preserved, says Mick MulvaneyDonald’s Trump special envoy to Northern Ireland has warned of the risk of creating a hard “border by accident” on the island of Ireland, as Boris Johnson’s newly drafted plan to rewrite the withdrawal agreement was rejected again by the EU.Mick Mulvaney, who was appointed by the US president in March, admitted to concerns about recent developments, including government legislation that could unilateral...
Tags: Europe, Politics, US, European Union, UK News, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Northern Irish politics, Brussels, Brexit, Trump


Trump's Northern Ireland envoy warns Boris Johnson not to create a hard border 'by accident'

Special Envoy for Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney (left.) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Mick Mulvaney became the first figure in the Trump administration to express concern over Boris Johnson's contentious plan for Northern Ireland. Trump's envoy to the province — formerly his acting chief of staff — urged the UK not to reinstate a hard border "by accident." Johnson's plan to break international law by disapplying parts of the UK's Brexit deal with the EU infuriated Brussels and has prompte...
Tags: Politics, Usa, UK, Congress, Washington, White House, US, International, Trends, Eu, Conservative, European Union, Joe Biden, Britain, Ireland, Republic Of Ireland


The White House is expected to announce massive disaster relief for Puerto Rico 3 years after Trump tossed paper towels to survivors of Hurricane Maria

U.S. President Donald Trump walks off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House returning from California after viewing damage from that state's wildfires on November 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump is expected to announce major disaster aid packages for Puerto Rico on Friday, CBS reporter David Begnaud reported. The package would come three years after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the island.  Most of the money is expecte...
Tags: News, California, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Arkansas, Washington Dc, Cbs, Donald Trump, Abc News, Relief, Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Puerto Rico


Fauci says he knew the ex-Pence aide who blasted Trump and called her 'a good person'

Olivia Troye, Vice President Mike Pence's former homeland security, counterterrorism, and coronavirus adviser Screenshot/Republican Voters Against Trump Top US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci praised the former aide to Vice President Mike Pence, who blasted the US coronavirus response, saying she was a "good person" who was "important" to the White House coronavirus task force. Olivia Troye served as Vice President Mike Pence's former homeland security adviser and his lead ...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, George Bush, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Mike Pence, Olivia, Troye, Chris Hayes


Fauci says he knew the ex-Pence aide who blasted Trump and called her a 'a good person'

Olivia Troye, Vice President Mike Pence's former homeland security, counterterrorism, and coronavirus adviser Screenshot/Republican Voters Against Trump Top US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci praised the former aide to Vice President Mike Pence, who blasted the US coronavirus response, saying she was a "good person" who was "important" to the White House coronavirus task force. Olivia Troye served as Vice President Mike Pence's former homeland security adviser and his lead ...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, George Bush, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Mike Pence, Olivia, Troye, Chris Hayes



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