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How to Spot a Counterfeit N95 Mask
Lifehacker.com

N95 respirator masks are more effective at stopping coronavirus-containing droplets than disposable surgical or cloth masks. But since they’re in such high demand, there’s a booming market in counterfeit and mislabeled masks. Recently, authorities in Hong Kon… more…

More chip industry action as Marvell is acquiring Inphi for $10B
TechCrunch

It’s been quite a time for chip industry consolidation, and today Marvell joined the acquisition parade when it announced it is acquiring Inphi in a combination of stock and cash valued at approximately $10 billion, according to the company. Marvell CEO Matt … more…

3 lessons from Root’s IPO pricing
TechCrunch

No matter who wins the election, or how the transition goes -- if the markets stay rich, the IPOs can flow. more…

Postmates is launching a new retail delivery feature as brick and mortar stores face 14% drop in sales
TechCrunch

Postmates is now rolling out what could be the biggest update to the company’s service in a long time — adding a retail option for users to shop local stores and for local merchants to set up a virtual on-demand storefront in the app. Starting in Los Angeles … more…

Germany Regulators Are Trying to Block Porn Sites to Thwart Horny Teens
Gizmodo.com

Porn won the porn war in the UK, but now the industry is fighting on a different front in Germany, where authorities are trying to force internet service providers to block major sites that don’t implement age verification systems.Read more... more…

A.M.D. Agrees to Buy Xilinx for $35 Billion in Stock
New York Times

The deal would broaden A.M.D.’s business into chips for markets like 5G communications and automotive electronics. more…

2020 Election Live Updates: Trump and Biden, in Tampa on Same Day, Will Offer Voters Close-Up Contrast
New York Times

For the two candidates, whose paths have rarely crossed during the campaign, the Florida visit is an opportunity to highlight differences. The Supreme Court will allow election officials in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, two key battlegrounds, to accept bal… more…

Survival Rates Increase, and Not Just Because of Younger Patients
New York Times

In Europe, where countries are contending with a new wave of infections, unemployed young people face an especially tough path. And in the United States, the pandemic has been linked to an increase in violence. more…

What Prime Day tells us about Black Friday
Mashable

We already knew Black Friday was going to be weird this year thanks to COVID-19, but now that Prime Day has come and gone, we have some actual insight into what Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be like. In years past, Prime Day has taken place in mid-su… more…

Biden Holds 8-Point Lead in Michigan as He Tries to Reconstruct the ‘Blue Wall’
New York Times

While President Trump counted Michigan as one of his most surprising victories in 2016, he is struggling to maintain support among white voters in the state this year. more…

Investing for the Future in the United States of Agita
New York Times

No matter who wins the presidency, a lot of people are going to be disappointed. Maybe even scared. But it’s no time to act rashly. more…

Business Updates: Record U.S. Economic Growth Expected, but Problems Remain
New York Times

The last major releases of economic data before the election are expected to show significant gains, but an incomplete recovery. Here’s the latest. more…

Rallies Are the Core of Trump’s Campaign, and a Font of Lies and Misinformation
New York Times

A recent rally in Wisconsin was typical. In 90 minutes, President Trump made 131 false or inaccurate statements. more…

Trump's stock market: A wild four years - Reuters
Reuters

Trump's stock market: A wild four years  Reuters more…

Airbnb looks to list on Nasdaq - Reuters India
Reuters

Home-rental startup Airbnb Inc plans to list its shares on the Nasdaq, setting the stage for one of 2020's most high-profile stock market debuts. more…

TREASURIES-Yield curve steepens as Wall Street recoups some losses - Reuters
Reuters

Longer-dated Treasury yields rose faster than those at the short end on Thursday afternoon, steepening the yield curve as the stock market retraced some earlier losses. more…

Saudi slips in early trade; Dubai edges up - Reuters
Reuters

Saudi Arabia's stock market fell early on Sunday, hurt by financials and petrochemical shares, while gains in top lender Emirates NBD supported the Dubai index. more…

U.S. stock market braces for rocky week ahead of contentious U.S. election - Reuters UK
Reuters

Wall Street faces a rocky run-up to Election Day, with mounting worries about the outcome in Washington adding to nerves about the coronavirus pandemic and fading chances of stimulus. more…

Soltec shares jump 11% in debut on Spanish stock market - Reuters
Reuters

Shares in Spanish solar equipment maker Soltec rose on their market debut on Wednesday, in a sign of investor confidence in its bid to capitalise on growing international interest in clean energy sources. more…

Airbnb sets stage for blockbuster market debut, looks at Nasdaq listing - Reuters
Reuters

Home-rental startup Airbnb Inc said on Tuesday it plans to list its shares on the Nasdaq, setting the stage for yet another blockbuster tech listing on U.S. stock exchanges. more…