Trump’s advisers are concealing how badly he is performing in swing states to keep him happy, report says

President Donald Trump’s campaign officials are giving him misleading assurances about how well his reelection campaign is going, a Republican source told the New York Times. Recent polls show Trump trailing in several swing states to Joe Biden, his Democratic challenger. Trump has refused to tone down his rhetoric in response to his decline in the polls, and top aides fear he is headed for defeat. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Trump campaign officials are misleading the president with that he is doing better in his bid for reelection than he really is, a Republican official in frequent contact with the campaign told the New York Times. The… Read More

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10 things you need to know in markets today

US markets are closed to celebrate the Fourth of July. Here’s what you need to know in global markets today. 1. Chinese stocks hit their highest level in 5 years, while Europe looks for direction with US markets closed for July 4th. Liquidity was thin with few US investors online during the day. 2. Goldman Sachs says global oil demand won’t rebound to pre-coronavirus crisis levels until at least 2022. Gasoline demand is expected to be the fastest to recover among oil products due to a transition in consumer behaviour. 3. Chinese PMI hits the highest level in a decade in latest sign that the world’s 2nd largest economy is… Read More

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Judi Dench is just like us: She uses TikTok to break up the monotony of coronavirus quarantine

Judi Dench, the 85-year-old British actress, has recently appeared in TikTok videos thanks to her grandson, Sam Williams. In a recent interview, Dench told the UK’s Channel 4 News that taking part in sketches and dances on her grandson’s TikTok has “saved [her] life” during the pandemic lockdown. “Everyday is so uncharted. You wake up and you wonder what day it is, and you wonder what date it is, and sometimes what month,” Dench told Channel 4. “And then you think, ‘What do I do today?’” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. TikTok has become a dire saving grace for billions of people locking down during the pandemic, including… Read More

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Google is closer than ever to having all the pieces for a wearables comeback, from a Pixel Watch to Glass 2.0. Here’s how it could play out. (GOOG, GOOGL)

This week, Google announced it is acquiring North, the Canadian startup behind the Focals smart glasses. You might have missed it: Qualcomm also just announced a new chip that will power the next generation of Google’s wearables. The pieces are in place for Google to get serious about wearable hardware – but it still needs to clinch the Fitbit deal. It’s not guaranteed to succeed. Antitrust regulators are concerned that the Fitbit merger could harm the market. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll have noticed that it’s been a big week for Google’s hardware plans. First, the company announced it is acquiring North,… Read More

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The 3 best luxury off-road SUVs for every price point

If you’re looking to extend your summer adventures further than paved roads, these three vehicles — priced from $40,000 to $130,000 — are the best picks to upgrade your ride. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon can be loaded with a surprisingly high feature count and is tough on all driving ranges. The 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 X is more luxurious than the Rubicon and provides ample accommodations for up to seven passengers. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is the top of the line, with a roomy interior and the latest tech and features. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. In a world stuffed with mall crawlers, there are still… Read More

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Trump contracts Peter Thiel-backed startup to build his (virtual) border wall

Trump’s xenophobic dream of building a “big, beautiful wall” along the Mexico–US border has moved a step closer to (virtual) reality. The White House just struck a deal with Palmer Luckey’s Anduril Industrial to erect an AI-powered partition along the frontier. Anduril will install hundreds of surveillance towers across the rugged terrain, The Washinton Post reports. The pillars will use cameras and thermal imaging to detect anyone trying to enter “the land of the free” and send their location to the cellphones of US Border Patrol agents. US Customers and Border Protection confirmed that 200 of the towers would be installed by 2022,… This story continues at The Next Web… Read More

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