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Business Trump campaign senior advisor Brad Parscale is ‘stepping away’ from the campaign. He was hospitalized over the weekend after threatening self-harm.

Brad Parscale, a senior adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign, said he was “stepping away” from the campaign on Wednesday, Politico reported.  Parscale was involuntarily detained by police this weekend after his wife called 911 and said he pulled out a firearm and threatened to harm himself. According to a police report, his wife Candice also…

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Business Trump administration move could slash wages for over 200,000 farm workers

Migrant farm laborers with Fresh Harvest working with an H-2A visa rest in their company dormitory on April 28, 2020 in King City, California. Brent Stirton/Getty Images The US Department of Agriculture published a notice on Wednesday announcing plans to stop conducting a wage survey of farm workers. Daniel Costa, an expert at the Economic…

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Business Twitter took down a network of 130 fake accounts in Iran that tried to spread disinformation during the US presidential debate (TWTR)

Twitter removed around 130 fake accounts based in Iran that tried to “disrupt the public conversation” during Tuesday’s US presidential debate, the company announced Wednesday. Twitter said the FBI alerted it to the accounts, which ultimately “had very low engagement and did not make an impact on the public conversation.” Twitter is still investigating the…

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Business American Airlines to begin furloughs for thousands of workers on October 1, but says it will reverse layoffs if Congress reaches deal on COVID-19 relief

American and United Airlines will begin furloughing tens of thousands of employees on Thursday as Congress fails to reach a deal on a COVID-19 relief bill. American Airlines is set to furlough 19,000 employees, and United is expecting about 13,000, according to company announcements. The federal Payroll Support Program (PSP) under the CARES Act passed…

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Business Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says any bipartisan stimulus deal will include more $1,200 direct payments for Americans

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said any bipartisan stimulus agreement would include another round of $1,200 checks for Americans. “We have reached an agreement that if there is a deal, there are direct payments similar to last time that are in the package,” he said of talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Millions of $1,200 federal checks…

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Business ‘That was a s—show’: Pundits called the Biden-Trump debate an unwatchable failure that was mostly the president’s fault

Trump on Tuesday night. Scott Olson/Getty Images Pundits were exasperated in their attempts to sum up Tuesday night’s debate, which was dominated by cross talk, shouting, and President Donald Trump constantly cutting off Democratic nominee Joe Biden. “I’m just going to say it like it is: That was a s—show,” CNN’s Dana Bash said. “And…

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Business Walmart is overhauling 200 of its stores into an airport-inspired theme expected to perfectly blend the online and in-store shopping experience

Walmart is redesigning 200 supercenters across the country, with an eye toward combining shoppers’ digital and in-store experiences. The newly-refurbished stores will feature bolder signage to reflect and encourage app usage, more self-checkout kiosks, and separate sections for toys, electronics, and baby products. “We’ve tried to think through how we help customers discover and get…

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Business ‘Standing by sir’: Proud Boys praise Trump’s comment telling them to ‘stand by’ during first presidential debate

Proud Boys are hailing President Donald Trump’s comment for them to “stand back and stand by” during the first presidential debate. Multiple members of the neo-fascist group exploded online in response, posting comments like, “Standing by sir.” Trump addressed the group after being pressed to condemn white supremacists and right-wing violence on Tuesday evening.  Visit…

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Business The first 2020 debate was a political horror show as Trump tried to bully Biden and the former vice president told him to ‘shut-up’

The first presidential debate on Tuesday was a disaster. President Donald Trump spent the vast majority of the night lobbing personal attacks at former Vice President Joe Biden. Moderator Chris Wallace begged Trump to stop interrupting Biden, without much success. Presidential debates in the past have generally been little more than political theater. Tuesday night…

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Business Trump is down in the polls, and the debate was a fiasco. It was a wasted opportunity for Trump, who needs a win before he runs out of time.

Getty Images There are 35 days until the election. President Donald Trump is down several points in key swing states To continue being the president, Trump will need to significantly advance his case. Many voters are casting ballots right now. Did this debate accomplish that?  Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The math of…

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