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And he indulged his preoccupations on his tax returns, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, slanders against MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, the Russia investigation, Joe Biden’s mental health, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, mail-in voting in November and highlighted dangerous and unproven Covid-19 therapies promoted on conservative media he has tested himself. And Tuesday morning, he continued …

Putting a computer in the cab of a big rig was a radical step back in 1988. Trucking companies since then have added as many as 10 separate devices into vehicles, tracking everything from location to the time drivers spend behind the wheel and how often they pump the brakes. Taking a page from the …

With the scheduled launch of two NASA astronauts into orbit Wednesday, SpaceX aims to propel the U.S. into a historic new era of commercially led space exploration. No company has flown commercially developed hardware carrying humans and rendezvoused with the international space station. If successful, it would be a resounding achievement for Space Exploration Technologies …

LONDON (AP) — Health experts say U.S. President Donald Trump’s increasing attacks on the World Health Organization for its handling of the coronavirus demonstrate a profound misunderstanding of the U.N. agency’s role and could ultimately serve to weaken global health. In a letter to the WHO’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Trump wrote that the WHO’s …

Walmart Inc. is reaping the rewards of being one of few retailers positioned to successfully navigate a global pandemic, reporting a surge in quarterly sales as consumers turned to its giant stores to stock up on food and household goods. The country’s largest retailer said U.S. comparable sales, those from stores and digital channels operating …

The coronavirus has Carson Block thinking about his career choices. The founder of San Francisco-based Muddy Waters, who made his name shorting Chinese stocks, told MarketWatch in an interview that the current divide between stock-market valuations and the “underlying economy” may lure him into public service so he can do his part in addressing what …

Text size FLIR’s Thermal SmartSensor system can screen for elevated skin temperatures. Courtesy of FLIR Systems As the U.S. economy begins to reopen, more people will return to the factory and the office. Giving up elastic-waist pants will be hard enough, but acclimating to new work protocols could be even more daunting, especially in the …

Leeds Equity Partners’ shift in focus to target providers of technology-enabled education products and services may be a boon as the firm tries to raise $1 billion for its seventh fund amid the coronavirus pandemic, Connecticut pension documents show. The firm has no formal hard cap for the fund, but the documents indicate that it …

Many insurance companies are providing some needed assistance to consumers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Offerings vary depending on the insurer and the state. Broadly, though, the combination of regulatory and industry-driven efforts includes extended grace periods for payments, flexible payment options, auto-policy premium refunds, increased reliance on online applications and digital signatures, extended time periods …

Uber Technologies Inc. is seeking to acquire Grubhub Inc. in an all-stock deal that would unite two of the biggest players in meal delivery at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has sparked a surge in demand for their services. Uber, which in addition to its flagship ride business operates a big meal-delivery unit known …