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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Trump closes, then reopens, the door on coronavirus relief negotiations

After saying relief will have to wait until after the election, Trump then tweeted he'd be willing to sign certain stimulus measures into law.
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Trump's positive COVID test adds more uncertainty to volatile markets

It comes after the first presidential debate and the uncertain fate of more coronavirus relief.
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Trump tests positive for coronavirus; stocks, oil prices sink

Oct 2, 2020
U.S. stock futures and Asian shares fell Friday after the president said he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive.
Trump tweeted news of his test results just hours after the White House announced that senior aide Hope Hicks had come down with the virus after traveling with the president several times this week.
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President Trump pushes officials to reopen up schools this fall

The main argument is that it's worse for kids to stay at home and stick to remote learning when compared to the risk of illness or even death.
The decision of whether to keep schools and universities open during the pandemic has been mostly a local decision up to this point.
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Trump threatens to end WHO funding over "repeated missteps" in COVID-19 response

Trump has accused the WHO of lacking independence from China based on a review his administration has carried out.
In a late-night tweet, the president warned the WHO it has 30 days to make "substantive improvements" in becoming more independent.
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Trump declares national emergency over COVID-19

Mar 13, 2020
Under the Stafford Act, a disaster relief fund will become available to combat the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
Surrounded by members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference on COVID-19.
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Nation's first mega-offshore wind project stalled for additional study

Sep 13, 2019
A federal delay in the nation's first large-scale offshore wind farm has analysts wondering if this could stall overall momentum for offshore wind power in the country.
A rendering of offshore wind turbines.
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5 things to know about the Emergency Economic Powers Act

Aug 26, 2019
President Trump is trying to use the law in unprecedented ways.
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in late 2017.
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