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Biden and Trump hold dueling rallies in battleground Minnesota Friday

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump cross paths for a second straight day in a crucial battleground state — as they enter the final weekend before Tuesday’s vote.

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Tucker Carlson reveals UPS told him that lost flash drive with ‘damning’ Hunter Biden documents was found on the FLOOR of Manhattan store – as he demands investigation

On his show Thursday night, the Fox News host updated viewers on the saga, a day after revealing that the purportedly damaging documents had been lost on Monday while being shipped from New York to Los Angeles.

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THE US on Thursday surpassed its previous record of new daily coronavirus cases – logging more than 91,000 diagnoses.

In the 24 hours leading up to 8:30pm, the US recorded 91,295 new Covid-19 cases, according to a real-time count by Johns Hopkins University.

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Finance

U.S. GDP booms at 33.1% rate in Q3, better than expected

Coming off the worst quarter in history, the U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace ever in the third quarter as a nation battered by an unprecedented pandemic started to put itself back together, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.

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Colleges are slashing tuition to entice students back

With enrollment numbers plunging, some colleges and universities are taking an aggressive approach to lure students back.

One school is slashing the price for first year students to zero.

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Biden tax proposal might hit wealthy estates with 67% rate

If Joe Biden wins the November presidential election, the estates of wealthy Americans could be hit with a tax rate as high as 67%, according to a new analysis published by the Tax Foundation.

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Business

Here’s who Biden would likely pick as the top financial watchdog for consumers

Consumers are likely to get a new financial watchdog if Joe Biden wins the presidential election next month.

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Surge in online holiday shopping will pack 2 years of growth into one season, Adobe says

Two years’ worth of e-commerce growth is about to be packed into one holiday season, according to a new forecast, as Americans turn in droves to online shopping to avoid crowded stores and malls during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Walmart pulls guns, ammo off sales floors because of ‘civil unrest’ in some areas, but will still sell them

Walmart has removed guns and ammunition from sales floors because of isolated incidents of “civil unrest” in some areas around the U.S. — but the retail giant said it will continue selling them.

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Regulatory

Final rule
Payday, Vehicle Title, and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans—Revocation Rule

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection is issuing this final rule to amend its regulations governing payday, vehicle title, and certain high-cost installment loans.

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CFPB Contends Payday Rule Is Legal Despite Supreme Court Ruling

The CFPB has argued in federal court that the agency’s payday lending rule is valid since Director Kathleen Kraninger “ratified” all agency actions following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this summer that found the bureau’s structure illegal.

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CFPB, FTC, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Partners Announce Nationwide Crackdown on Phantom and Abusive Debt Collection

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), along with the Federal Trade Commission and more than 50 federal and state law enforcement partners, today announced a nationwide law enforcement and outreach initiative to protect consumers from phantom debt collection and abusive and threatening debt collection practices.

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