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What we learned from watching 10 hours of Joe Biden debates

  • Insider reviewed more than 10 hours of video footage from Joe Biden debates dating to the first of his three presidential campaigns in 1988, and as Barack Obama’s vice presidential running mate.
  • Biden notched his best debate performances against Sarah Palin in 2008 and Paul Ryan in 2012. There, he sized up his opponents and appeared relaxed and confident.
  • During debates when he’s on a crowded stage of challengers, Biden has frequently stumbled. That’s something he won’t have to worry about during a one-on-one duel with President Trump.
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Joe Biden performs best in debates when he’s facing just one opponent and not on a crowded stage full of competitors. Despite his reputation as a gaffe machine, Biden is often a deliberate and confident speaker in big moments with the television cameras rolling.

Those are two of the main takeaways from an Insider review

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Muskegon-area Week 2 football picks: ADs watching action on field, outside stadium

MUSKEGON – You have to feel for Keith Guy and Rick Ruel right about now.

For Guy, the Muskegon athletic director, it’s Mona Shores week at Hackley Stadium. For Ruel, Oakridge’s AD, it’s Montague week at Russell A. Erickson Stadium.

Normally, that means overflow crowds at those facilities for two dandy matchups. Huge crowds are a good thing, both in terms of community engagement and the bottom line.

But now, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s an entirely different ball game. Muskegon’s and Oakridge’s stadiums will be relative ghost towns as a restricted number of spectators are being allowed into high school facilities across the state.

You might ask, besides reduced revenue, what’s the big problem for Guy and Ruel? Shouldn’t they be on easy street this week with very modest crowds to manage? Not exactly.

Oakridge's Rick Ruel

Oakridge’s Rick Ruel, who is now the school’s athletic director, talks to students in his

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Did Michael Jordan Start a NASCAR Team to Get Back at Brad Daugherty For Not Watching ‘The Last Dance?’

Brad Daugherty and Michael Jordan. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Michael Jordan is coming to NASCAR. Jordan has teamed up with Jordan Brand’s first NASCAR athlete, Denny Hamlin, to start a single car NASCAR Cup Series team. The driver of the car will be Bubba Wallace. The motoviation behind Jordan joining NASCAR? Probably to resume destroying Brad Daugherty’s life.

Daugherty played eight seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, making four All-Star teams. During his playing days, he wore number 43 because of Richard Petty. The Cavaliers made the playoffs five times during Daughtery’s career. In four of those seasons, the Cavaliers were eliminated by Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.

Daugherty retired

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Why Jim Cramer Is Watching Mastercard Amid Rising European Coronavirus Cases

The number of confirmed global cases of the coronavirus has risen to 30,183,223, according to Johns Hopkins University, and deaths increased to 946,158.

In the U.S., there have been 6,675,560 cases of the coronavirus and 197,643 deaths – both tops in the world.

In London, a surge of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, is expected to be confirmed by official figures Friday, putting England’s capital on track for curbs on socializing in about two weeks, The Evening Standard reported.

France’s daily coronavirus cases rose by more than 10,000 to the highest since the end of the lockdown in May, Bloomberg reported. Health Minister Olivier Veran warned the disease was ““again very active” in the country.

The uptick in French infections mirrors steady increases across Europe, Bloomberg noted.

Switzerland’s Roche said its Actemra drug reduced the likelihood patients with Covid-19-related pneumonia would need to be put on ventilators. Hospital

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We’re Watching These Trends At Mastercard (NYSE:MA)

What trends should we look for it we want to identify stocks that can multiply in value over the long term? In a perfect world, we’d like to see a company investing more capital into its business and ideally the returns earned from that capital are also increasing. Ultimately, this demonstrates that it’s a business that is reinvesting profits at increasing rates of return. Having said that, while the ROCE is currently high for Mastercard (NYSE:MA), we aren’t jumping out of our chairs because returns are decreasing.

What is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)?

For those that aren’t sure what ROCE is, it measures the amount of pre-tax profits a company can generate from the capital employed in its business. The formula for this calculation on Mastercard is:

Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets – Current Liabilities)

0.41 = US$9.0b ÷ (US$32b

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Watching people opening trading cards online is actually big business

If watching online gamers on Twitch is a bridge too far from your childhood memories of playing Space Invaders on your Atari 2600, then you may not be in to what’s happening in the sports trading card world.

A resurgence in trading cards is being fueled, in part, by an experience called “group breaking,” and Chris Keller, who owns Top Shelf Sports Cards in Elgin, has been in on the trend that started about a decade ago.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

“When we were growing up, we collected our sports cards, and they made them by the tens of millions,” Keller said. “You could go in a little shop and buy a hobby box for 20 to 30 bucks and you got 24 packs of cards.”

Today, there are fewer licensed companies, and they’re making fewer cards. And the boxes now cost hundreds of dollars but guarantee a certain number of autographed or memorabilia

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