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Japan's plan to woo Trump: The Japanese government has been asking firms for their U.S. investment plans so that Prime Minister "can deliver a "tweetable" figure to Donald Trump when they meet this week," the FT reports. Japan's trade surplus with the U.S. is large relative to its GDP, and the troubled economy can ill afford to see its close relationship with the United States weakened. Collecting fodder for Trump's PR purposes is a small price to pay towards avoiding that scenario.

Return of the SUV wars: The Wall Street Journal reports on Ford's regrettable retreat from the SUV market, which has rebounded as gas prices have fallen. Ford's decision has benefitted GM, which now sells 4 times as many SUVs its rival. Ford is hoping to turn things around, however, announcing the first redesign of the Ford Expedition in nearly 15 years.

The force is not with Disney: Shares of the iconic American brand fell in after-hours trading, as investors weren't pleased with revenue that came in below expectations. Not even Rogue One — the company's billion-dollar, Star-Wars smash — could cheer traders. Of particular concern were declining subscription figures for ESPN.

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Biden raises $141 million more than Trump

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a September campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Joe Biden's campaign, the Democratic National Committee and joint fundraising committees raised $466 million cash on hand, the presidential candidate's team announced late Sunday.

Why it matters: President Trump's campaign raised $325 million, his campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh announced Friday. In the spring, Biden was $187 million behind Trump and the Republican National Committee.

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Virtual Emmys address chaotic year for American TV and society

Emmy Host Jimmy Kimmel during rehearsals Friday for the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Photo: Al Seib/ Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

The Emmy Awards Sunday night addressed the major U.S. issues this year — including the protests on systemic racism and police brutality, the wildfires engulfing parts of the West Coast, the census, the pandemic, essential works and the election.

Why it matters: Award shows have always addressed wider cultural issues, but this year — amid unprecedented stress and uncertainty — that trend has accelerated.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 11:30 p.m. ET: 30,919,638 — Total deaths: 959,332— Total recoveries: 21,152,996Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30p.m. ET: 6,799,141 — Total deaths: 199,474 — Total recoveries: 2,590,671 — Total tests: 95,108,559Map.
  3. Politics: Testing czar on Trump's CDC contradictions: "Everybody is right" Ex-FDA chief: Career scientists won't be "easily cowed" by political vaccine pressure.
  4. Education: What we overlooked in the switch to remote learning.
  5. Health: The dwindling chances of eliminating COVID-19 — 7 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week.
  6. World: England sets £10,000 fine for breaking self-isolation rules — The countries painting their pandemic recoveries green.