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President Trump's aluminum tariffs have driven up the cost of cans and in turn have cost the beer industry nearly 40,000 jobs since 2016, reports Bloomberg.

Why it matters: A report from 2 trade groups said direct, indirect and induced jobs fell to 2.19 million in 2018 from 2.23 million in 2016. Though the industry claims it does not blame the slump entirely on Trump's tariffs, a spokesperson told Bloomberg that "brewers are making fewer investments because of the added cost of aluminum." Brewers are being forced to decide how they want to deal with the increased cost of aluminum, and it means either throwing the cost at consumers or laying off workers.

But, but, but: Tariffs aren't necessarily the only thing disrupting employment in the beer world, per Bloomberg. The total number of beer, wine and spirits cases consumed in the U.S. dropped 0.8% in 2018 — the third consecutive year of decline, per an IWSR report, which studies the beverage market.

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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.