2020 Republican National Convention Lineup, Which Networks and Times, plus Manufactured Home Investing, Stock Updates

DowJones8.24.2020ManufacturedHomeStockUpdatesBroaderMarketSnapshotIf it seems to some that right-of-center Fox News is hedging its bets, that impression may be underscored by the claim left-of-center CNBC about the Republican National Convention (RNC) details that follow below.

CNBC provided the lineup for this evening, along with the times and networks that are carrying RNC coverage live.

Fox News’ Steve Hilton had this interview with President Donald J. Trump as a preview of the RNC, along with his take on the Democratic National Convention (DNC).




One of left-of-center CBS’ previews of the RNC is as follows.



The take by CNBC is interesting, and that will be our featured focus this evening. That is found following 2 of the 3 closing market snapshots, quotable quotes, our business nightly left-right headline recap, and prior to our final manufactured home industry stock tracker as reported at the closing bell.


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Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business

  • Buy now or wait?
  • People stand in line outside the Apple store on Fifth Avenue as New York City moves into Phase 2 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic on June 30, 2020. Phase 2 permits the reopening of offices, in-store retail, outdoor dining, barbers and beauty parlors and numerous other businesses. Phase 2 is the second of four phased stages designated by the state.
  • Apple, the world’s most valuable company, is doing a stock split. Here’s what that means
  • Trump’s $300 supplemental unemployment benefit is ‘too little too late,’ Goldman Sachs says
  • S&P 500 and Nasdaq set new records after Trump pushes plasma treatments
  • What the one-two tropical storm punch in the Gulf means for gas prices
  • Opinion: The US economy remains far from normal. That’s the bottom line
  • Why Trump’s use of the word ‘hoax’ is poisonous
  • Excerpt: At Fox News, ‘the inmates are running the asylum’
  • You don’t have to pay your federal student loans right now, but you should
  • The Postal Service may need a bailout. But it’s actually making tons of cash
  • It’s not just you. Zoom is down in some parts of the world
  • 18 Chinese tech stocks soar 200% as a major market relaxes its IPO rules
  • China’s Xpeng Motors plans to raise $1.1 billion in New York IPO
  • What Tiffany’s renovated Fifth Avenue store looks like
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  • Refi rates at 2.42% APR (15 yr). Do you qualify?
  • A person stands on a social distancing sign waiting for a train at the Fulton Street subway station and complex on July 7, 2020 in lower Manhattan of New York City.
  • These states’ economies are recovering the fastest
  • A pack of chocolate-covered wafer biscuit bar KitKat brand is displayed in the showroom of Swiss food giant's Nestle on October 20, 2016 in Vevey.
  • Sales of Swiss food giant Nestle rose slightly in the first 9 months of 2016, in a "more sluggish" environment, which led the group to strongly revise downwards its expectations for the full 2016 year. According to a statement released October 20, the group recorded a one-percent increase in sales over the first nine months of 2016 to 65,500,000,000 francs
  • How to make money in the pandemic: Invest in KitKats and Big Macs
  • A person holds out their hand as cars sit in traffic in SoHo as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on August 07, 2020 in New York City. The fourth phase allows outdoor arts and entertainment, sporting events without fans and media production.
  • Plan to charge cars for driving into Manhattan is facing ‘unprecedented’ delays
  • Krispy Kreme debuted its new store in Times Square
  • Inside Krispy Kreme’s insane new location in Times Square
  • Here’s what the Taco Bell of the future will look like
  • Wendy’s is eating McDonald’s breakfast
  • 5 ways coronavirus changed how we eat fast food
  • 300 Pizza Huts closing after franchisee goes bankrupt
  • Decommissioned and suspended American Airlines commercial aircrafts are seen stored in Pinal Airpark on May 16, 2020 in Marana, Arizona. Pinal Airpark is the largest commercial aircraft storage facility in the world, currently holding increased numbers of aircraft in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.   (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
  • American is dropping service to these cities. This is only the beginning
  • Why some airline pilots are learning to fly drones
  • 1 in 4 hotels can’t pay their mortgages
  • Boeing wins first order this year for 737 Max planes
  • Europe’s summer tourist season may be past saving

Headlines from right-of-center Fox Business

  • NEWS
  • Largest US oil refinery scrambling to close as 2 monster systems stalk coasts
  • Shutting the 607,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery could take up to two days, sources said.
  • DOUBLE TROUBLE: US on alert as Tropical Storms Marco, Laura grow closer
  • Why Tropical Storms Laura, Marco won’t cause gasoline prices to surge
  • Trump promotes tax record of cutting rates for middle-class Americans
  • Joe Biden’s tax hikes will cause your life savings to collapse, Grover Norquist warns
  • UK economy rebounding from coronavirus setbacks as public borrowing mounts
  • Apple stock hits record high ahead of split deadline
  • Stocks soar to record highs as COVID vaccine hopes build, Trump touts ‘breakthrough’
  • NEWS
  • Rioters torch Wisconsin car dealership as violence erupts after cop-involved shooting
  • NYC Mayor de Blasio suggests indoor dining may not return until 2021
  • Iowa farmers devastated after derecho damages 14 million acres of farmland, grain bins
  • NH coronavirus restaurant restriction lifted, allowing them to operate at full capacity
  • WATCH: Krispy Kreme worker uses glazer to create sweet monstrosity
  • These cocktails are proving to be lifeline for shaken restaurants
  • TECH
  • EXCLUSIVE: AmazonSmile accused of excluding conservative nonprofits
  • Biden vows to raise taxes on Americans making more than this amount per year
  • TECH
  • Social media giant forced to pay massive amount to France in back taxes
  • New York City airports will have coronavirus testing, Cuomo announces
  • NEWS
  • Chicken chain drops ‘finger lickin’ good’ catchphrase amid COVID pandemic
  • 5 scenarios where claiming Social Security early is a terrible move
  • Major airline awaiting EPA’s OK to use chemical that can kill COVID for 7 days
  • New York City’s oldest tavern at risk of going out of business
  • Kobe, Gigi Bryant to be honored by Lakers before playoff game
  • TECH
  • Zoom says most service restored after US users hit by partial outage
  • TECH
  • TikTok sues Trump over threatened US ban, calling it an election ploy
  • ‘Opportunity zones’ drew $75B in private investment in 2 years: White House
  • CDC drops 14-day self-quarantine recommendation for out-of-state, international travelers
  • The best cars for dogs, according to Autotrader
  • NYC Hospitality Alliance director: ‘Something needs to be done’ on city not reopening indoor dining
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook is fulfilling another Steve Jobs vision
  • Tesla stock could zoom to $3,500 in bull-case scenario
  • Back-to-school search for virtual school supplies could lead to critical shortages
  • TECH
  • Amazon restricts reviews on Meghan Markle, Prince Harry book after ‘noticing unusual activity’: report
  • Facebook’s Zuckerberg reportedly raised red flags about TikTok last year
  • Angels’ rookie card sells for eye-popping amount, sets new record
  • Schwarzman’s Blackstone buys Japanese drugs subsidiary
  • NYC restaurant owner: Restaurants will not ‘survive the year’ with de Blasio dismissing indoor dining
  • NEWS
  • Singer Justin Townes Earle, son of Steve Earle, dead at 38
  • Prima Wawona recalls peaches potentially linked to multi-state salmonella outbreak
  • Earth lost 28T tons of ice in 23 years — ‘direct consequence’ of this, study says
  • Iowa Hawkeyes announce cuts to sports programs over financial fallout: ‘A loss of this magnitude will take years to overcome’
  • WATCH: Outspoken media tycoon Jimmy Lai says many are reluctant to invest in Hong Kong
  • Lori Loughlin speaks out after prison sentence in college cheating scandal


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Here’s the speaker lineup for the first night of the Republican National Convention, according to CNBC.


  • The 2020 Republican National Convention starts Monday night as President Donald Trump makes his case for reelection against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
  • The headliners Monday night include Sen. Tim Scott and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.
  • Congressional Trump defenders Reps. Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan, along with figures in conservative media circles, will also speak Monday.

The 2020 Republican National Convention kicks off Monday as President Donald Trump makes his case for reelection during overlapping national crises, said CNBC. They added the following.

  • QuoteMark1ManufacturedHomeLivingNewsMany of the speakers, including the president, will deliver remarks from around the country during the four-day event because of the coronavirus pandemic. Parts of the convention will take place in the original site of Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • President Trump will outline his alternatives to the vision Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden detailed in Delaware last week. The president has trailed his challenger in most swing-state polls as he struggles to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

The night’s main speakers will start at about 8:30 p.m. ET. CNBC.com will livestream the convention.

  • C-SPAN, CNN, MSNBC and PBS will show the full 2½ hours of the convention each night. Fox News, CBS, ABC and NBC will show the 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. hour.
  • A mix of current and former elected officials and figures in conservative media circles will appear at the convention Monday night. The headliners include Sen. Tim Scott, the lone Black GOP senator who has taken a lead role in the party on racism in policing, and congressional Trump defenders Reps. Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan.
  • Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor and U.N. ambassador mentioned as a potential 2024 presidential hopeful, will also speak.

Here’s the list of speakers released by the Trump campaign:

  • Tim Scott, R-S.C.
  • House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.
  • Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.
  • Jim Jordan, R-Ohio
  • Former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley
  • Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel
  • Vernon Jones, a Democratic state representative from Georgia
  • Nurse Amy Johnson Ford
  • Trump campaign fundraiser Kimberly Guilfoyle
  • Trump campaign advisor Natalie Harp
  • Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, an organization for young conservatives
  • Kim Klacik, a GOP candidate running in a deep blue Maryland congressional district who recently released a viral campaign ad
  • Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who pointed guns at peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters who walked past their home
  • Sean Parnell, a Republican congressional candidate in Pennsylvania
  • Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed in the 2018 Parkland, Florida, high school shooting massacre
  • Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son
  • Tanya Weinreis, a Montana coffee shop owner who got a Paycheck Protection Program small business loan during the pandemic”

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The DNC ended with no apparent bounce for their nominee Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris. By contrast, President Trump’s approval rating rose to 51 percent, according to Rasmussen. Viewership of the DNC was reportedly down significantly since the 2016 convention. It remains to be seen if the 2020 RNC does better than 2016.

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Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Closing Equities Tickers

Some of these firms invest in manufactured housing, or are otherwise connected, but may do other forms of investing or business activities too.

                      • NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry lender
                      • NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).



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