Walmart takes on Amazon Prime: The retail giant, which last year acquired Amazon competitor for $3 billion, is adding free two-day delivery for orders $35 and over and without membership fees (Amazon charges $99 a year).

Competing directly with Amazon is a big challenge. Walmart will now see if consumers prefer to trade membership fees (Walmart previously charged $49 per year) for a minimum order size. In any case, free two-day shipping has become "table stakes" in the online retail wars, said co-founder Marc Lore.

Google employees rally for immigration: On Monday, more than 2,000 Alphabet employees gathered to march and rally at various company locations worldwide in protest of Trump's recent immigration executive order. Co-founder Sergei Brin and CEO Sundar Pichai gave speeches at the company's headquarters in Mountain View., Calif.

According to former YouTube executive Hunter Walk, Alphabet employees reached the $2 million mark in donations the morning after the company announced it would match donations to a legal defense fund.

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Fund managers start to board the stock bandwagon

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Asset managers at major U.S. investment firms are starting to get bullish with their clients, encouraging stock buying and trying not to get left behind right as the metrics on tech stocks rise back to highs not seen since the dot-com crash of 2000.

What's happening: Appetite for stocks is starting to return, but slowly as institutional money managers were overwhelmingly sitting on the sidelines in cash during April and May.

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China bans Cruz and Rubio over Xinjiang criticism

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China said Monday that it will ban entry to Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) over their criticisms of human rights abuses in Xinjiang, the AP reports.

The big picture: The move seems to be retaliatory after the U.S. announced sanctions on four Chinese officials for human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in the region last week.

Roger Stone says he plans to campaign for Trump

Roger Stone appears yesterday outside his home in Fort Lauderdale. Photo: Johnny Louis/Getty Images

Roger Stone told Axios in a phone interview that he plans to write and speak for President Trump's re-election now that Stone "won't die in a squalid hellhole of corona-19 virus."

"I'm asthmatic," said Stone, 67. "Sending me to a prison where I could not be socially distanced ... would, I think, be a death sentence."