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Wall Street could call the 2020 election before the media does

With an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots to count, news organizations will probably exercise extreme caution before declaring a winner on the night of the election. Wall Street, on the

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Big Tech is under pressure. Here’s where to find growth

Big Tech companies have been the hottest stocks on Wall Street all year, pre- and post-pandemic. But some experts think it’s time for a new crop of dynamic up-and-comers in

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JPMorgan is taking on Square with a new card reader

Square and PayPal are disrupting the commercial banking industry. Now, the United States’ largest bank is fighting back. On Wednesday, JPMorgan Chase (JPM) released a card payment provider, QuickAccept, as

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Some Americans are just tuning into the election now. Here’s the news they really need

With the 2020 election well underway and less than two weeks until the votes are counted, this reminder for reporters is simple but essential: Some Americans are plugging in to

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CBS shouldn’t wait to release the Trump interview

At this moment, we don’t know exactly why Donald Trump abruptly ended an interview with Lesley Stahl of “60 Minutes.” Lots of people have walked out of interviews with “60

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Bitcoin surges after Paypal jumps into the cryptocurrency business

PayPal is launching its own cryptocurrency service, allowing people to buy, hold and sell digital currency on its site and applications. The online payments company declared adding crypto was a

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The Hummer is making a comeback — and this time, it’s all-electric

The Hummer is back. But it’s a much different truck than it used to be. General Motors revealed the new all-electric GMC Hummer EV Tuesday night, officially bringing back the

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