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National Guard Cracks Down on String of Cyberattacks in Louisiana Ahead of Election: Report

The Louisiana National Guard stepped in to thwart a series of cyberattacks after several government offices across the state were targeted in recent weeks, according to a Friday Reuters report.Read more...
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Oil falls about 2% on Libyan output, COVID-19 demand concerns | Reuters

Oil falls about 2% on Libyan output, COVID-19 demand concerns | ReutersOil fell nearly 2% on Friday, finishing lower for the week, in anticipation of a surge in Libyan crude supply and demand concerns caused by surging coronavirus cases in the United States and Europe.Crude prices sank after Libya’s National Oil Corp (NOC) said it lifted force majeure on exports from key ports and output would reach 1 million barrels per day in four weeks.“As soon as that came out, the market cratered,” said Bob...
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Trump said he would release his tax returns when the 'auditors finish.' He's been saying this since 2016.

President Donald Trump at Thursday's presidential debate. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters At Thursday night's debate, President Donald Trump once again did not clarify specifically when he would release his tax returns and did not commit to doing so before the November election. When the moderator asked him for a specific deadline, he said he would release them "as soon as the auditors finish." Four years ago during the 2016 election, Trump also said he would release his tax returns "as soon as...
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26 clothing stores you'll see less of in the future

Gap just announced it would begin exiting malls and shutter 350 stores by 2024. Reuters Many clothing retailers have announced store closures in the past year, and the coronavirus pandemic has led to even more. Gap Inc. just announced it would begin exiting malls and shutter 350 stores by 2024. American Eagle Outfitters recently announced it will be permanently closing up to 50 stores this year and could close up to 500 stores in the next two years. Legacy department stores Century 21, Lor...
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National Guard Called In To Thwart Cyberattack in Louisiana Weeks Before Election

The Louisiana National Guard was called in to stop a series of cyberattacks aimed at small government offices across the state in recent weeks, Reuters reported Friday, citing two people with knowledge of the events, highlighting the cyber threat facing local governments in the run up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election. From the report: The situation in Louisiana follows a similar case in Washington state, according to a cybersecurity consultant familiar with the matter, where hackers infect...
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Insider Retail: Malls seek solutions for salvation, luxury goods are booming in China, and retail employees push back against being forced to return to corporate offices

It was a big week for plant-based foods. Beyond Meat Why hello there, happy Friday. For those of you who don't know me, my name is Bethany Biron, and I'm happy to announce I will be joining my colleague Shoshy Ciment to help deliver Insider Retail — our weekly round-up of everything you need to know about the world of restaurants and retail — to your inboxes. So without further ado, I present this week in the wild and wonderful world of retail. (And if you haven't already subscribed, click ...
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34 photos that show how Halloween has been celebrated at the White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hand out Halloween candy to visiting schoolchildren in advance of Halloween at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 28, 2019. Tom Brenner/Reuters Halloween at the White House has been a fun tradition honored by presidential administrations over the past 60 years. It started when First Lady Mamie Eisenhower first decided to decorate the White House for the holiday in 1958. Since then, presidents and first ladies have welcomed ...
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Yes, women's equality will come at the expense of some men — that's the point

Demonstrators take part in the Women's March in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., January 20, 2018. Caitlin Ochs/Reuters A new report by the Pew Research Center shows 25% of men believe increased equality for women will come at their expense. They're exactly right, and that's the point. In order to equalize centuries of oppression of women, men will have to stop benefiting in life just for being men. Ashley Jordan is a feminist writer, speaker, activist, and organizer. This i...
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What it'll take to get a vaccine to Americans

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,Happy Friday! We here on the healthcare team have had a big week of coronavirus vaccine and treatment developments and preparing for an election that's less than two weeks away.  Let's dive in.But first - want more updates from the healthcare team? Subscribe to this newsletter here — and tell your  friends! A clinical trial volunteer participates in Johnson & Johnson's study to test a coronavirus vaccine candidate Janssen What it'll take to...
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The rise and fall of Quibi from raising $1.75 billion before launch to shutting down just 6 months later

Rafapress/Shutterstock Quibi just announced it was shutting down only six months after launching. The service's goal was to draw subscribers in to watch short mobile content on their phones. Quibi raised $1.75 billion but failed to attract subscribers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Quibi is officially dead, after launching during the COVID-19 pandemic and surviving just six months. On Wednesday, the company announced that it was shutting down and informed employees t...
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How ill-fated startup Quibi went from raising $1.75 billion before launch to shutting down just 6 months later

Rafapress/Shutterstock Quibi just announced it was shutting down only six months after launching. The service's goal was to draw subscribers in to watch short mobile content on their phones. Quibi raised $1.75 billion but failed to attract subscribers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Quibi is officially dead, after launching during the COVID-19 pandemic and surviving just six months. On Wednesday, the company announced that it was shutting down and informed employees t...
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AmEx profit lags expectations as consumer spending falters

American Express Co missed third-quarter profit estimates on Friday, as its customers spent less during the COVID-19 fueled economic slowdown and it set aside money for potential payment defaults.
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GM Sells Out First Year of Electric Hummer Production

General Motors said it has sold out the first year's worth of its hulking GMC Hummer EV electric pickup truck after a splashy video reveal on Tuesday. Reuters reports: The GMC website showed a "reservations full" banner over the Hummer EV "Edition 1," due to start production in the fall of 2021. The next version of the truck, the $99,995 Hummer EV 3X, is not scheduled to begin production until the fall of 2022. The least expensive Hummer EV, starting at $79,995, is scheduled to go into productio...
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Value investor Joel Greenblatt defends 'big tech' stock prices and tackles major societal issues in a new interview. Here are the 11 best quotes.

Reuters / Mike Segar Joel Greenblatt defended "big tech" valuations and detailed how a long-term investor might address some of society's biggest issues in a RealVision interview released on Thursday.Greenblatt, the co-chief investment officer of Gotham Asset Management and an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, emphasized the economic benefits of skilled immigration and argued compounding could be used to narrow the wealth gap.Scroll down for Greenblatt's 11 best quotes from th...
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Wells Fargo plans to sell its asset management business for over $3 billion after posting 57% drop in 3rd-quarter profit, report says

Spencer Platt / Getty Images Wells Fargo plans to sell its asset management business for $3 billion after posting a 57% drop in third-quarter profits, according to Reuters.The bank's wealth management arm, which caters to high-net worth clients, would remain part of the business.The US bank has held talks with potential asset management companies and private equity firms, but no deal has been confirmed yet.Wells Fargo's third-quarter profits dropped to about $2 billion, from $4 billion a y...
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Oil holds near $42, heads for weekly loss as virus cases surge | Reuters

Oil holds near $42, heads for weekly loss as virus cases surge | ReutersOil steadied near $42 a barrel on Friday, heading for its first weekly drop in three, as surging coronavirus cases in the United States and Europe raise concerns about demand and Libyan output rises.Several U.S. states reported record daily increases in infections on Thursday, while France extended curfews for about two-thirds of its population as the second wave of the pandemic sweeps across Europe.Brent crude rose 6 cents,...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Twitter and the White House cast doubt on claims Trump's Twitter was hacked (again). Reuters/Leah Millis Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Quibi failed to hook users. The streaming service likely failed after six months because its slate of content did not break through with its targe...
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Huawei's nine-month revenue growth slows on US restrictions

Net profit margin for the nine months was 8.0%, versus 8.7% over the same period a year earlie
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'Anything less than a vote for Biden is a vote against democracy': Expensify's CEO tells us why the company emailed 10 million customers urging them to vote for Biden

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in the first 2020 presidential campaign debate held on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., September 29, 2020. Olivier Douliery/Pool via Reuters Expensify CEO David Barrett just emailed 10 million of the company's customers urging them to vote for Joe Biden for president. "Anything less than a vote for Biden is a vote against democracy," he wrote...
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Qantas says Australia virus travel curbs cost it $71M in quarterly profit

The airline is running less than 30% of its normal domestic capacity due to border closures
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California appeals court rules Uber, Lyft must reclassify drivers as employees

A California judge in August ordered the companies to reclassify their drivers as employees, a ruling the companies appealed under the threat of leaving the state altogethe
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SoftBank Group restarts dividend as finances stabilize

SoftBank also said it had completed the sale of U.S. cellphone distributor Brightstar as it cuts ties to the telecoms industry to focus on investing
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More than 47 million ballots have already been cast in the presidential election

About 47.5 million ballots have already been cast in the U.S. presidential election, data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project shows.This is about eight times the number of early votes cast at this same time in 2016, Reuters reports. That year, more than 47.2 million early votes were eventually cast.Because of the coronavirus pandemic and safety concerns, more people are using mail-in ballots or taking advantage of early in-person voting. University of Florida Prof. Michael McDonald administer...
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Report: Ratcliffe Trying To Pull Off Another Pre-Debate Russia Doc Dump

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe again tried to declassify documents that cast doubt on Russia’s 2016 attempt to help President Donald Trump win the election just hours before a 2020 presidential debate, according to Reuters.  Ratcliffe pulled a similar stunt before the first presidential debate, releasing unvetted Russian disinformation about Hillary Clinton’s campaign without contextualizing or disavowing it. The Russian chatter, which Ratcliffe publicized in a letter to Sen...
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Russia plans to interfere in the election to help Trump by 'exacerbating disputes around the results,' report says

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States September 15, 2015. Reuters Russian agents plan to interfere in the 2020 election to help President Donald Trump by amplifying "disputes over the results," The New York Times reported. US officials believe Russia poses a far greater threat to the election than Iran does, according to the report. The assessment appears to contradict Director of National Intelligence Joh...
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Trump says he wants supreme court to 'end' Obamacare as final debate looms – live

President tests negative for Covid before debate, Meadows saysTrump releases unedited 60 Minutes interview days before air dateSenate committee votes to advance Amy Coney Barrett nominationTrump’s Twitter allegedly hacked after password guessed: ‘maga2020!’Trump and Biden to have second TV debate in NashvilleSign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 9.26pm BST The president is reportedly pushing for quick declassification of a document disputing the intelligence community...
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A 26-year-old coronavirus patient who was pronounced brain dead in June just walked out of the hospital a survivor

Medical workers treat COVID-19 in Madrid. Reuters A 26-year-old North Carolina coronavirus survivor returned home Tuesday after being declared brain dead in June.  She had suffered complications including strokes, which have struck other young coronavirus patients for reasons doctors don't fully understand.  Doctors also don't know why some critically ill young patients who were previously healthy die while others bounce back.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Tion...
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How to view your listening history on Spotify in 3 ways, and see a full record of the songs you've heard over time

It's easy to find your Spotify listening history on a computer or mobile device. Reuters You can see your Spotify listening history in several ways, on the platform's mobile and desktop apps. In its iPhone app, Spotify is currently testing a feature that lets you view months of listening history from the "Home" page. You can also see a shortened version of your Spotify listening history when you use the mobile app's "Add Songs" menu. In the desktop app, you'll find your listening histo...
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#UAE central bank announces new regulations regarding licensed financial institutions mandatory reserves system, WAM | Reuters

UAE central bank announces new regulations regarding licensed financial institutions mandatory reserves system, WAM | Reuters The United Arab Emirates Central Bank announced on Thursday that effective Oct. 28, it will introduce new regulations regarding reserve requirements for deposit-taking licensed financial institutions, according to the state news agency (WAM).The introduction of these regulations represents the second step towards implementation of the new Dirham Monetary Framework announ...
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Russia's Putin: rollover on oil output curbs possible | Reuters

Russia's Putin: rollover on oil output curbs possible | Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia did not rule out keeping existing curbs on global oil output and not easing them as previously envisaged.His comments are the clearest signal yet from Russia, a global leader in oil production, that it is ready to continue with unprecedented output cuts in the face of a sluggish oil market beset by the coronavirus pandemic and overproduction.Putin said on Thursday he has...
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