Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg endorsed Joe Biden in a tweet Saturday aimed at driving turnout in the election.

Why it matters: The 17-year-old Thunberg is among the world's highest-profile advocates for aggressive steps to combat global warming.

Quick take: Thunberg's backing underscores how left activists are consolidating around Biden, despite some groups' misgivings about his platform.

  • He's picked up endorsements from groups on the left flank of the green movement, such as Oil Change U.S. and the political arms of 350.org and Friends of the Earth.
  • Biden's platform has grown more aggressive in recent months, but still doesn't contain elements that many environmental activists want — notably a call to ban fracking.

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Oct 14, 2020 - Energy & Environment

The contrarian case that Biden would help oil companies

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Joe Biden certainly isn't who the oil industry wants to win the presidential election — as their political spending shows — but he might be the leader the ailing sector needs.

Why it matters: Biden is vowing new emissions regulations and new restrictions on production as part of plans to hasten a transition away from fossil fuels — but what that means for the industry and markets isn't cut and dry, some analysts argue.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: McConnell urges White House not to strike stimulus deal before election — Republican senators defend Fauci as Trump escalates attacks.
  2. Health: The next wave is gaining steam.
  3. Education: Schools haven't become hotspots — University of Michigan students ordered to shelter-in-place.
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Biden has huge cash advantage over Trump as Election Day nears

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Wilmington, Delaware, on Monday. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had $177.3 million in the bank at the end of September, per the latest Federal Election Commission filings.

Why it matters: President Trump's re-election campaign reported having $63.1 million in the bank at the end of last month, as campaigning enters the final stretch ahead of Election Day on Nov. 3.