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Dodd-Frank and the fiduciary rule: Donald Trump plans to sign an executive action on Friday requesting that the Labor Secretary rescind a rule recently implemented that requires retirement advisors to act in the best interest of their clients. Trump is also expected to sign an executive order telling Treasury to put together a plan to unravel elements of Dodd-Frank.

Facebook and Amazon swing and miss: The two tech giants were poised to send stocks higher after Facebook released earnings Wednesday night and Amazon Thursday evening. But Amazon missed revenue estimates, and investors bailed — sending shares down 2.3%. Facebook was off to a promising start in after hours trading Wednesday night, but also disappointed yesterday, declining 2.29%.

Jobs day: At 8:30am we'll get the first estimate of jobs growth of the Trump era. Economists are expecting a reading of 175,000 new jobs and a 4.7% unemployment rate, but look for the wage growth data to understand whether the economic recovery is accelerating, and whether the Fed should raise rates sooner than later.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Politics: The swing states where the pandemic is raging — Pence no longer expected to attend Barrett confirmation vote after COVID exposure.
  2. Health: 13 states set single-day case records last week
  3. Business: Where stimulus is needed most.
  4. Education: The dangerous instability of school re-openings.
  5. States: Nearly two dozen Minnesota COVID cases traced to 3 Trump campaign events
  6. World: Restrictions grow across Europe.
  7. Media: Fox News president and several hosts advised to quarantine.

Republicans and Dems react to Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation

President Trump stands with Judge Amy Coney Barrett after she took the constitutional oath to serve as a Supreme Court justice during a White House ceremony Monday night .Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

President Trump said Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court and her subsequent taking of the constitutional oath Monday was a "momentous day," as she she vowed to serve "without any fear or favour."

  • But as Republicans applauded the third conservative justice in four years, many Democrats including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) warned of consequences to the rush to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ahead of the Nov. 3 election, with progressives leading calls to expand the court.
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CRISPR pioneer: "Science is on the ballot" in 2020

Photo: "Axios on HBO"

In her three decades in science, Jennifer Doudna said she has seen a gradual erosion of trust in the profession, but the recent Nobel Prize winner told "Axios on HBO" that the institution itself has been under assault from the current administration.

  • "I think science is on the ballot," Doudna said in the interview.

Why it matters: That has manifested itself in everything from how the federal government approaches climate change to the pandemic.