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Unchanged from early estimate, US economy grew 33…

The second of three estimates on U.S. growth for the July-September quarter is unchanged at a record pace of 33.1%

2020 Year of the Republican Woman

In 2018 the Democrats ushered in their most diverse Congressional class ever, with a record number of women taking their seats. Now in 2020, it is the Republican's turn. The 117th is the most diverse Republican class in history. Is this the way forward for the GOP?

Snapchat to Award $1 Million to Creators With…

Snapchat to Award $1 Million to Creators With Most ‘Entertaining’ Posts. On November 23, Snap Inc. announced the launch of their new feature, Spotlight. It will reportedly “shine a light” on “entertaining” posts created by the Snapchat community. . We built Spotlight to be a place where anyone’s content can take center stage – without needing a public account or an influencer following, Snap Inc., via press release . In order to incentivize users to engage with Spotlight, Snap Inc. is awarding over $1 million each day to creators. Each day, the daily prize fund will be awarded to one creator or multiple creators. It all depends on Snap Inc.’s “proprietary formula,” which rewards creators based on the “total number of unique video views” received in a given day. . Many Snapchatters will earn each day, and the ones who create the top Snaps within that group will earn the most for their creativity, Snap Inc., via press release . The reward program will reportedly run until the end of 2020, at which point it may be extended

With US in COVID-19 panic, Sen. Perdue saw stock…

Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia carried out a series of well-timed stock transactions at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic

GOP Gains With Latino Voters

One of the surprises of the 2020 Presidential election was President Trump's increased share of the Latino vote. Sonja Diaz, founder of the Latino Politics and Policy Initiative, UCLA and Dr Barry Burden, Director of the Elections Research center, University of Wisconsin-Madison explain the reasons for this shift, which are more complex and nuanced than originally meets the eye.

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T-Mobile Is First Carrier to Enable 988 Number…

T-Mobile Is First Carrier to Enable 988 Number for Mental Health Services. In July 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously voted to assign the number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). The FCC gave carriers a deadline of July 2022 to put the number into effect. On Friday, T-Mobile announced that it has added support for the number more than a year and a half ahead of the deadline. In a statement, T-Mobile chief technology officer Abdul Saad said providing access to the 988 emergency mental health services number... . ... was “a matter of urgency for us, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the holiday season approaches.”. At this time, the number is not able to receive text messages. FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has called this problematic since talking on the phone is “not native for most young people.”. People in need of mental health support can still engage with NSPL via online chats if they find talking on the phone to be uncomfortable.

US jobless claims up for 2nd straight week as…

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week for a second straight week to 778,000, evidence that the U.S. economy and job market remain under strain as coronavirus cases surge and colder weather heighten the risks

Herd Immunity What Is it?

A term traditionally used in vaccination, herd immunity through has been used by some leaders across the world as a way but which to return to normality. We discuss what this means and how it is reached. Dr. Ali Mokdad, a senior faculty member of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and a former top official at the CDC and Thomas J. Bollyky, director of the global health program and senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations weigh in.

Apple va payer 113 millions de dollars pour avoir…

Apple va payer 113 millions de dollars, pour avoir intentionnellement, ralenti les iPhones. Selon CNN, Apple a accepté de régler une enquête sur la façon dont il a poussé une mise à jour logicielle en décembre 2016 ... ... au lieu d'être transparent sur les problèmes de batterie de l'iPhone. Surnommé par certains le "batteryygate", cela a affecté les performances des anciens modèles d'iPhone, incitant de nombreux consommateurs à acheter de nouveaux téléphones. Les grandes entreprises technologiques doivent cesser de manipuler les consommateurs et leur dire toute la vérité sur leurs pratiques et leurs produits, Le procureur général de l'Arizona, Mark Brnovich, via un communiqué de presse. Je m'engage à responsabiliser ces entreprises technologiques lorsqu'elles dissimulent des informations importantes aux utilisateurs, Le procureur général de l'Arizona, Mark Brnovich, via un communiqué de presse. En plus de payer 113 millions de dollars dans 34 états. le géant de la technologie a promis de fournir des mises à jour véridiques sur la santé, les performances et la gestion de l'alimentation de la batterie de l'iPhone

With hope high for vaccine, Britain prepares to…

With major COVID-19 vaccines showing high levels of protection, British officials are cautiously — and they stress cautiously — optimistic that life may start returning to normal by early April

How Should Biden Tackle COVID-19?

As a messy transition of power plays out at on the international stage, coronavirus cases continue to climb. We ask how Biden should stem the spread of the disease and what his first actions are likely to be. Dr. Ali Mokdad, a senior faculty member of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and a former top official at the CDC and Thomas J. Bollyky, director of the global health program and senior fellow for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations weigh in.

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Google Pay Gets a Redesign to Take on Venmo and…

Google Pay Gets a Redesign to Take on Venmo and Mint . On Wednesday, a new version of the app was launched, . allowing users to manage budgets, open bank accounts and send peer-to-peer payments. Google partnered with Citi and Stanford Federal Credit Union to offer its "Plex" mobile banking. The company said it also plans to add 11 new partner institutions in 2021. . Along with our bank partners, we were looking to make banking more relevant for the mobile-first generation, Caesar Sengupta, general manager of payments at Google, to CNBC. It will help our partners make banking more approachable to that generation, and not only make it more relevant, but make it more fun, Caesar Sengupta, general manager of payments at Google, to CNBC. Google Pay's new checking and savings accounts won't require a minimum balance. There will also be no overdraft charges or monthly fees

China stepping up virus testing on imported food…

Chinese officials say the country is stepping up virus inspections on imported food packaging as cooler weather brings new waves of coronavirus infections in several overseas countries

Grassroots: On the ground in Athens Georgia

We learn about the campaigns that are underway in the Peach State. We hear from Matt Klink, GOP strategist discusses the GOP record in runoff elections in the state. Tim Denson, Athens Clark County Commissioner and Chairman of the Athens Clark County Democrats explains the work they are doing on the ground.

These Are the Game Awards’ 2020 Game of the Year…

These Are the Game Awards’ 2020 Game of the Year Nominees. The nominations for Geoff Keighley's Game Awards were announced on Wednesday. . These titles are up for game of the year. 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'. 'Doom Eternal'. 'Final Fantasy 7 Remake'. 'Ghost of Tsushima' . 'Hades'. 'The Last Of Us Part 2'. The 2020 Game Awards will be hosted virtually on Dec. 10

UK cuts overseas aid amid worst recession in over…

The British government has ditched its long-standing target for overseas aid in order to finance other spending priorities in the year ahead

BONUS: The Youth Vote 2020

The 2020 election saw record turnout, with more young people than ever turning up to the ballot box to have their say. Alex Butcher-Nesbitt of Next Generation America discusses his efforts to get young voters engaged.

Twitter Rolls out Disappearing 'Fleets' Feature…

Twitter Rolls out Disappearing 'Fleets' Feature to Everyone. On Tuesday, Twitter announced the global rollout of the feature meant to compete with Instagram Stories and Snapchat. Before being implemented worldwide, Fleets was tested in Brazil, Italy, India and South Korea. Because they disappear from view after a day, Fleets helped people feel more comfortable sharing personal and casual thoughts, opinions, and feelings, Twitter design director Joshua Harris and product manager Sam Haveson, via blog post. Fleets disappear after 24 hours, and you can't like or retweet them. But you can respond to one by tapping on it, which will start a DM conversation with the creator. The company also said it will be introducing live broadcasting and stickers in the future.

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Stocks open mostly lower even as Nasdaq edges…

Stocks are opening mostly lower as Wall Street heads into the Thanksgiving holiday

When is the election over?

With all the talk of faithless electors and lawsuits, we ask our experts to pitch in to explain what's normal and what is unusual this election cycle and to explain the steps ahead between now and inauguration day. With Dr Grant Davis Reeher, Syracuse University and Matt Klink, GOP Strategist.