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Mark Cuban says that despite the high-profile failures of the Trump Administration, the American public still yearns for a disruptive outsider with a background in business as President. During an event staged by VC firm Lerer Hippeau in New York Tuesday, Cuban argued that Trump's missteps will be blamed on Trump's incompetence, rather than his business background. He told Axios' Dan Primack:

There's nobody like Donald Trump. He's just an idiot. —Mark Cuban

President Cuban? The Shark Tank investor didn't rebut rumors that he will run for office in 2020, though he did predict that if he were to run it would be against a President Pence rather than President Trump.

Why it matters: Cuban isn't the only businessman who is rumored to be considering a run for POTUS — Disney CEO Bob Iger is a name that has also been floated as a potential Trump rival in three years.

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What's happening: Bullish fund managers are starting to lay down bets that it will be this way for a while. "The reason is: You have monetary and fiscal policy pushing the economy out of a problem and that is very, very bullish," Andrew Slimmon, senior portfolio manager at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, tells Axios.

How Trump's push to reopen schools could backfire

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The Trump administration’s full-steam-ahead push to fully reopen schools this fall is on a collision course with the U.S.' skyrocketing coronavirus caseload and its decades-long neglect of public education.

Why it matters: Getting kids back to school is of paramount importance for children and families, especially low-income ones. But the administration isn’t doing much to make this safer or more feasible.

Coronavirus squeezes the "sandwich generation"

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As the coronavirus poses risks and concerns for the youngest and oldest Americans, the generations in the middle are buckling under the increasing strain of having to take care of both.

Why it matters: People that make up the so-called sandwich generations are typically in their 30s, 40s and 50s, and in their prime working years. The increasing family and financial pressures on these workers means complications for employers, too.