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McConnell Plan to Fill Court Seat Carries Electoral Risks, Rewards – The Wall Street...

WASHINGTON—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear that Republicans intend to fill the Supreme Court vacancy as quickly as possible, even as party strategists acknowledge it could hurt vulnerable GOP incumbents in blue-leaning states such as Colorado and Maine. The high-speed, high-stakes fight on the eve of the election has the potential to…

Nikola’s Business Model Relies on Big Leaps in Technology, Large Declines in Costs –...

Nikola Corp. this summer became more valuable than Ford Motor Co. on big promises made by its then-executive chairman and the enthusiasm of small investors. Now, with the executive chairman gone and shares of the electric truck maker down about 80% from their peak, the company must rely on the strength of its business model.…

Amazon Restricts How Rival Device Makers Buy Ads on Its Site

Amazon.com Inc. is limiting the ability of some competitors to promote their rival smart speakers, video doorbells and other devices on its dominant e-commerce platform, according to Amazon employees and executives at rival companies and advertising firms. The strategy gives an edge to Amazon’s own devices, which the company regards as central to building consumer…

The Future of Your Office Is in a VR Headset

Personal Technology With Joanna SternSeason 1 Episode 69September 28, 2020You never know who you'll bump into in the VR elevatorBy Joanna SternSept. 28, 2020 11:00 amWith a virtual-reality headset and a virtual meeting platform like Spatial, you can meet up and collaborate with your colleagues as if you were in a real office space. WSJ’s…

Hearing in ‘Fortnite’ Maker’s Apple Lawsuit to Test Antitrust Claims

The ruling after a California federal court hearing Monday might serve as an early test of “Fortnite” maker Epic Games Inc.’s claims that Apple Inc.’s App Store practices run afoul of antitrust law, legal analysts say. Epic sued Apple and Alphabet Inc.’s Google last month after they yanked its shooter-survival game from the App Store…

Some Google Search Rivals Lose Footing on Android System – The Wall Street Journal

A system Google set up to promote competition on Android has left some smaller search engines having trouble gaining traction, fueling rivals’ complaints about the tech giant’s compliance with a European Union antitrust decision ahead of potential U.S. charges. Since March, Alphabet Inc.-owned Google has been showing people in Europe who set up new mobile…

Uber Wins Back License to Operate in London After Yearslong Battle

LONDON—Uber Technologies Inc. won an appeal over the revocation of its operating license in the U.K. capital, securing for now the ride-hailing company’s operations in one of its biggest global markets. The ruling is a step forward for Uber as the company tries to build trust with regulators after years of tussles in London and…

Steel Giant ArcelorMittal to Sell U.S. Business to Cleveland-Cliffs – The Wall Street Journal

ArcelorMittal SA has agreed to sell its U.S. business to Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. for around $1.4 billion, a deal that will further diminish its position as the world’s largest steelmaker as it grapples with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The Luxembourg-based company said Monday that about one-third of the deal value will be paid in…

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Clorox Wipes Scarcity, Beyond Meat Virtues, Rule of Six Problems

DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Home World U.S. Politics Economy Business Tech Markets Opinion Life & Arts Real Estate WSJ. Magazine Curated news and analysis for wealth advisers and their clients from WSJ reporters and…

Election 2020: How Trump and Biden Compare on the Economy

Now Playing 9/28/2020 6:00AM      Voters will have a chance to help shape the American economy when they go to the polls in November. WSJ’s Jon Hilsenrath breaks down where President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden stand on key economic issues. Photo Illustration: Carlos Waters/WSJ Up Next Editor Picks Shelf 2:05 Anthony Fauci on…
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