In a first, Microsoft's Surface owners are more satisfied than those with an iPad, at least according to the latest J.D. Power survey.

With a score of 855 out of 900, the Surface narrowly edged out the iPad's 849. Samsung finished third at 847, ahead of the average of 841. The other firms included, Amazon, LG, Asus and Acer all had below-average satisfaction numbers.

Why it matters: Though not a serious ding on the iPad, the numbers reflect an improvement for Microsoft's Windows 10 effort. The initial Surface won praise for its design, but many early customers found Windows 8 and the availability of compatible apps too limited.

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Health workers fear new shortages of protective equipment

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Health care workers faced severe shortages of face masks, gowns and other protective equipment at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, and they're afraid it's happening again now.

Why it matters: Hospitals, nursing homes and physician clinics need this equipment to protect themselves and to avoid spreading infection. Supplies are already stretched thin, and will likely get thinner as the coronavirus and flu season converge in the fall.

Planned Parenthood launches digital ad campaign for Biden

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Planned Parenthood Votes, the political arm of the national reproductive rights group, is ramping up its general election efforts, launching five-figure digital ad campaigns across nine battleground states.

Why it matters: This is the group's biggest election cycle effort yet, part of a larger $45 million investment ahead of November's election, and provides a glimpse of how Democrats are trying to take down President Trump on women's health issues while boosting Joe Biden as the alternative.

Pro-Trump PAC drops $23 million on summer anti-Biden ads

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America First Action, a leading pro-Trump super PAC, will focus on Arizona, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in a $23 million anti-Biden summer ad campaign beginning next week.

Why it matters: The ad buy signals which swing states the groups sees as most vulnerable for President Trump. Arizona and Wisconsin were not included earlier this year in the core battleground strategy.