Americans on shaky ground financially, speaking out more on racism, poll finds

Oct 15, 2020
The latest results of the Marketplace-Edison poll don't indicate much optimism among Americans after months of protests and pandemic shutdowns.
Farm laborers working in Greenfield, California.
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Voting-related legal challenges likely to continue past Election Day

Oct 13, 2020
Campaigns and outside groups are spending tens of millions of dollars on legal challenges leading up to the election, trying to avoid even more damaging — and expensive — fights after polls close.
People vote early in San Jose, California, on Oct. 13. More people are voting early or by mail due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Jaime Harrison raises record $57 million in S.C. Senate race against Graham

The explosion in Democratic donations has been connected to concern about the fate of the Supreme Court.
Harrison's $57 million is highest quarterly fundraising total for any Senate candidate in U.S. history.
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What role can machine-learning election forecasts play in 2020?

Oct 6, 2020
Economist Editor-in-Chief Zanny Minton Beddoes sees the magazine's forecasts as complements to traditional political reporting.
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Is chasing swing voters a waste of campaign money?

Sep 28, 2020
Most voters have already decided whom they want for president, experts say. Will undecideds vote at all?
One swing voter researcher said "these voters may not be motivated to vote at all in the 2020 election."
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In first presidential debate, what will we hear about the economy?

Sep 28, 2020
Additional coronavirus aid for state and local governments is a likely point of contention.
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Fed's final message before November election: moderation

Sep 17, 2020
That's a message that might be reassuring, depending on how the pandemic has treated you, or your business.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell testifies during a hearing on Capitol Hill in June. The Fed has improved their outlook, one analyst said.
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Political groups spend millions to turn out new voters

Sep 15, 2020
Finding and educating previously unregistered voters — and getting them to the polls — is an expensive business.
A voter casts her ballot in Louisville  during Kentucky's primary in June.
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What it takes to turn a sports venue into a polling place

Sep 10, 2020
With record voter turnout expected in this year's elections, arenas and other large venues are turning into voting “supercenters."
The Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., is one of many sports arenas across the country that will be converted to voting "supercenters" for the November elections.
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CDC asks states to be ready for initial COVID-19 vaccine distribution by November

Sep 3, 2020
That timing is raising eyebrows among some health experts.
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