Pandemic economy, relief factor heavily in second Trump-Biden debate

Oct 23, 2020
The presidential race has been dominated by Trump's response to the pandemic and its economic fallout.
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Oil and gas companies are donating more to Democrats

Oil and gas companies are trying to protect their interests if Biden wins.
Oil and gas companies are increasing their share of campaign donations to Democrats this year. Still, 85% of that industry's donations have gone to President Trump’s campaign or to Republican candidates and conservative causes.
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Small-dollar donors are playing a much bigger role in this year's campaigns

Oct 6, 2020
They now account for nearly a quarter of all donations. This year, they are giving more than PACs and super PACs combined
People watch the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at The Abbey on Sept. 29 in West Hollywood, California.
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Why do economists compare recessions to letters of the alphabet?

Sep 30, 2020
Is it a V-shaped recovery? Or a J, L, U, W or K?
What kind of economic recovery are we in, exactly?
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What Trump, Biden had to say about economic issues in the first debate

The Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act, climate change and the reopening of the pandemic economy all came up.
Trump continued to say he wants the economy opened more quickly and continued to dispute his own scientists on whether it was safe to do so. Biden wants to take a more cautious and slow approach, basically arguing the risks aren’t worth it.
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Comparing Biden’s and Trump’s economic policies

Sep 18, 2020
The 2020 election coincides with an economic downturn.
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What are Kamala Harris’s economic priorities?

Aug 13, 2020
How might the current pandemic and financial crisis change the economic priorities of VP candidate Kamala Harris?
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Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

Aug 11, 2020
Harris is making history as the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris speak after a Democratic debate in 2019. Biden announced Harris as his running mate Tuesday in the 2020 Presidential election.
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Biden announces plan for economic investment in communities of color

Jul 28, 2020
It's a plan to ensure that post-pandemic economic recovery is built around promoting racial equality.
Biden wants to take $30 billion and funnel it into a “Small Business Opportunity Fund" designed to leverage $5 of private investment for minority owned enterprises for each $1 in public funds allocated.
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Child care costs could be a major issue in the presidential campaign

Jul 22, 2020
For many Americans, the child care system has always been a financial burden.
Biden pledged to provide emergency child-care funding to state, local and tribal governments to help them through the pandemic.
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