A presidential debate being filmed in Las Vegas. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

The Commission on Presidential Debates on Friday revealed the 2020 general election debate schedule and locations, as well as details on the vice presidential debate.

Details: Each debate will begin at 9 pm ET, and have a 90-minute runtime with no commercial breaks. The commission will announce the particulars about next year's general election debates, including format and moderators, in 2020.

The schedule:

  • September 29: University of Notre Dame; Notre Dame, Ind.
  • October 7: Vice presidential debate University of Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • October 15: University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • October 22: Belmont University; Nashville, Tenn.

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Why it matters: It leaves Farley to complete the company's ongoing turnaround effort. The transition will be that much harder as the industry tries to navigate the coronavirus-induced economic slowdown which shuttered Ford plants for two months on the eve of some of its most important vehicle launches.

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Why it matters: The mergers-and-acquisitions market looks like it's bouncing back, joining the revived credit and equity markets as well as the market for new public companies through IPOs and special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).