House Ways and Means chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press. Photo: Susan Walsh / AP

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, this morning told CNBC that there will indeed be a carried interest provision added to the House GOP tax plan. But rather than deal with the underlying issue of treating a fee for service as a capital gain, the mark-up simply will just change the length of what constitutes a long-term capital gain for carried interest from one year to two years.

Bottom line: This move might bite some hedge fund managers, but won't touch the vast majority of venture capital, private equity, real estate, timber or energy fund investment managers.

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Post-debate poll finds Biden strong on every major issue

Joe Biden speaks Friday about "The Biden Plan to Beat COVID-19," at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

This is one of the bigger signs of trouble for President Trump that we've seen in a poll: Of the final debate's seven topics, Joe Biden won or tied on all seven when viewers in a massive Axios-SurveyMonkey sample were asked who they trusted more to handle the issue.

Why it matters: In a time of unprecedented colliding crises for the nation, the polling considered Biden to be vastly more competent.

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The murder hornets are here

A braver man than me holds a speciment of the Asian giant hornet. Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images

Entomologists in Washington state on Thursday discovered the first Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S.

Why it matters: You may know this insect species by its nom de guerre: "the murder hornet." While the threat they pose to humans has been overstated, the invading hornets could decimate local honeybee populations if they establish themselves.