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‘I Have No Space in My Life for That.’ Business Leaders React to a Chaotic Debate: Live Updates

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Business leaders reacted to the tumultuous presidential debate on Tuesday night between President Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., as concerns mounted that a chaotic race to the November elections would add further turmoil to the markets.

Companies big and small have been on a roller coaster as coronavirus cases in the United States have continued to rise, and policymakers in Washington have inspired little confidence that they are ready to pass additional pandemic relief. After reaching a record high this month, the S&P 500 — an indicator of investor and business sentiment — appears poised to close September with a loss, its first monthly fall since March.

The first presidential debate has only added to the risks facing business.

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Biden Says Antifa is ‘An Idea, Not An Organization’ during Presidential Debate

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden defended far-left anarchist movement Antifa as “an idea, not an organization” and said white supremacists pose a greater danger to the country during the first presidential debate on Tuesday night.



Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: Democratic nominee Joe Biden participates in the first 2020 presidential campaign debate in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 2020.


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Democratic nominee Joe Biden participates in the first 2020 presidential campaign debate in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 2020.

The comments came after President Trump said someone should “do something” about the anti-fascist movement, saying far-left anarchists are more dangerous than white supremacists in response to a question by moderator Chris Wallace about whether the president would condemn white supremacists and militia groups.

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“You have repeatedly criticized the vice president for not specifically calling out Antifa and other left-wing extremist groups, but are you willing tonight to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and to say that they need to stand down and not add to the violence in a number

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Week of first presidential debate begins: US election live news | US & Canada

  • President Donald Trump on Monday will give remarks on the coronavirus testing strategy as he and challenger Joe Biden prepare for Tuesday’s debate.
  • Senator Kamala Harris, the vice presidential candidate, is in North Carolina to address the Republican push to confirm a new Supreme Court justice.
  • A report on Trump’s taxes may tarnish his image as a successful businessman.
  • Jill Biden will visit Wisconsin, a battleground state that has received special attention from both candidates, with 36 days until November 3.

Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the US elections. This is Joseph Stepansky.

Here are the latest updates:

Monday, September 28:

14:30 ET – Five takeaways from Trump tax report

A New York Times report saying President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax the year he entered the White House has added yet another dynamic to a contentious and fast-developing election season.

The

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Dow up nearly 2% to kick off week, ahead of presidential debate and jobs report

U.S. stock indexes traded higher Monday, kicking off the week on a positive note as investors embraced hope of additional fiscal stimulus, but look for more clarity on the race for the White House and the state of the economy.

How are stock indexes performing?

The S&P 500 SPX rose 59 points, or 1.8%, to 3,357. The Nasdaq Composite COMP climbed 181 points, or 1.7%, to 11,095. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA advanced 523 points, or 1.9%, to 27,698.

Last week, the Dow finished down 1.8% and the S&P 500 index booked a 0.6% decline, both marking their longest losing streaks since August of 2019. The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 1.1% for the week, ending its three-week losing skid.

What’s driving the market?

Wall Street got off to a positive start on Monday as Washington took another stab at reviving talks on stalled coronavirus stimulus aid, a hoped-for development

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Dow surges 400 points at Monday’s open, with presidential debate, jobs report ahead

U.S. stock indexes on Monday rose to kick off the week as investors braced for a period in which the race for the White House and the state of the economy may come into greater clarity.

How are stock indexes performing?

The S&P 500 SPX rose 49 points, or 1.5%, to 3,348. The Nasdaq Composite COMP climbed 168 points, or 1.5%, to 11,098. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA advanced 432 points, or 1.6%, to 27,606.

Last week, the Dow finished down 1.8%, the S&P 500 index booked a 0.6% decline, with both marking their longest losing streaks since August of 2019. The Nasdaq Composite Index, however, gained 1.1% for the week, ending its three-week losing skid.

What’s driving the market?

Wall Street got off to a positive start on Monday with some investors attributing the trend higher to positive reports out of China and fresh talk of a

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Markets Rally Ahead of Presidential Debate: Live Business Updates

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Jessica Alba’s Honest Company has hired Morgan Stanley and Jefferies to run a sale process that it hopes will value the company at more than $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the plans were confidential.

The Honest Company, which sells “clean” diapers, wipes and more, has about $300 million in sales and is profitable, today’s DealBook newsletter reports.

The valuation that the personal care company receives will be a test of its turnaround. After making a splash with natural products and celebrity backing — and raising funds at a $1.7 billion valuation as it considered an I.P.O. — it ran into trouble in 2016 when reports questioned its ingredient-labeling practices. Growth stalled, and the company’s valuation

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Which Card to Play in the First Debate? For Biden, Calm. For Trump, Chaos

We’re exactly one week away from the first debate of the 2020 election, and President Trump has endured a brutal September. His troubles include an article in The Atlantic alleging belittling statements by him about American servicemen, and two highly critical books by Michael Cohen and Bob Woodward, the latter quoting him as understanding the terrible consequences of COVID—19 while downplaying its impact publicly. The result is Joe Biden cementing a significant national lead in the public opinion surveys.

Conservatives have complained that Biden has not been forced to answer “tough questions.” That’s probably true but it’s due mostly to Trump’s penchant for intemperate statements that attract media attention. The press loves a good tussle and a misstep by Biden would invite his own press scrutiny.

However, the bottom has not fallen out of Trump’s numbers. More than 8 of 10 Republicans have stuck with him, something that is not

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Amid debate to defund the police, Dallas County DA’s plan to divert mentally ill offenders does something better

It should not be against the law to be mentally ill. Yet the Dallas County jail is perennially the second largest mental health treatment facility in the state — trailing only its counterpart in Houston.



a close up of a person: Julie Turnbull, chief of the restorative justice division in the DA's office, understands that businesses need mentally ill and homeless individuals removed from their property. "Rather than arrest them at all, we want to engage them with services."n


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Julie Turnbull, chief of the restorative justice division in the DA’s office, understands that businesses need mentally ill and homeless individuals removed from their property. “Rather than arrest them at all, we want to engage them with services.”n

That unjustly grim statistic has been reported so often that many Texans brush right past it, just as we do the mentally ill individuals loitering outside convenience stores or asking for money in shopping center parking lots.

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But not Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot. He vowed after taking office to end another form of insanity: Tossing these suffering individuals onto the same old legal hamster wheel

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Proposed development moratorium sparks tree debate in South Portland

SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council is considering a controversial six-month development moratorium, spurred by two multifamily housing proposals on wooded parcels that threaten to destroy hundreds of trees.

One proposal is a 13-unit condominium on Surfsite Road, near Willard Beach and Southern Maine Community College. The other is a 12-unit apartment complex at Evans and Hill streets. Both have preliminary Planning Board approval.

City leaders are responding to development pressure that coincides with a growing desire to preserve the city’s dwindling green spaces, in keeping with recently updated climate action and open space plans.

Exactly what types of development would be halted, what would be accomplished during the moratorium and whether the temporary ban would be retroactive have yet to be determined. Still, the vast majority of councilors have voiced strong support for an idea that appears to conflict with the city’s affordable housing development goals and has sparked

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Debate on Showgrounds Hill proposal expected to liven up

Nigel Gilkison, Timaru CBD group chairman, is preparing for a big crowd at a public meeting at Caroline Bay Hall to discuss a proposed “big box” retail development in the town. (File)

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Nigel Gilkison, Timaru CBD group chairman, is preparing for a big crowd at a public meeting at Caroline Bay Hall to discuss a proposed “big box” retail development in the town. (File)

A public meeting is expected to ramp up debate on a proposed “big box” retail centre development at Showgrounds Hill in Timaru.

The interest in Thursday’s meeting, organised by the Timaru CBD Group, is such that it has been moved from the Caroline Bay community lounge to the larger Caroline Bay Hall.

Headlining the presentations is former Tindall Foundation manager Warren Snow along with South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce chief executive Wendy Smith, developer Shaun Stockman, CBD Group chairman Nigel Gilkison and Timaru District mayor Nigel Bowen. There will also be a question and answer section for the public.

Auckland-based developer Redwood QT is proposing to turn the site alongside State Highway 1 into a 34,000

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