Fidelity, one of the most prominent mutual funds that's been backing well-known tech "unicorns," has participated in Lyft's $500 million extension of its newest financing round, according to an announcement by the ride-hailing company.

Awkward: Fidelity is the latest addition to a small list of investors that have backed both Uber and Lyft. Others include Troy Carter and Alphabet (via separate investment arms). But making things even more awkward is that Fidelity was among the group of investors that pushed Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick to resign in June.

Go deeper: Check out the complex web of relationships in ride-hailing and self-driving car companies.

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Supreme Court rejects request to extend Wisconsin absentee ballot deadline

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The Supreme Court rejected in a 5-3 decision Monday Wisconsin Democrats' request to reinstate an extension of the deadline for counting absentee ballots to six days after Election Day, as long as they're postmarked by Nov. 3.

Why it matters: All ballots must now be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day in Wisconsin, a critical swing state in the presidential election.

Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett before a meeting on Capitol Hill on Oct. 21. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/pool/AFP via Getty Images

The Senate voted 52-48 on Monday to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. She is expected to be sworn in within hours.

Why it matters: President Trump and Senate Republicans have succeeded in confirming a third conservative justice in just four years, tilting the balance of the Supreme Court firmly to the right for perhaps a generation.

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