General Motors, one of the world's largest corporations, has become the latest company to pull its operations from Venezuela following the government's illegal seizure of GM's local vehicle assembly plant, per the N.Y. Times.

Why this matters: The auto industry has plunged in Venezuela under heightened political tensions, corruption, high crime rates, harsh currency restrictions, and a failing economy. As a result, 2,700 workers have lost their jobs.

Declining numbers:

  • Automakers sold roughly 3,200 vehicles last year compared with the more than 17,000 in 2015
  • Last year, automakers made only 4,900 vehicles, including heavy-duty pickups, down from 31,000 in 2015.

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Campaigning for Joe Biden at a car rally in Miami on Saturday, Barack Obama railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the rest of us have to live with the consequences of what he's done."

Driving the news: With less than two weeks before the election, the Biden campaign is drawing on the former president's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.

Murkowski says she'll vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Saturday that she'll vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, despite her opposition to the process that's recently transpired.

The big picture: Murkowski's decision leaves Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as the only Republican expected to vote against Barrett.