During his presidential campaign in 1980, Ronald Reagan asked Americans, “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” Since then, this question has served as a key standard that sitting presidents running for reelection have been held to.
Gallup’s most recent survey found a clear majority of registered voters (56%) saying they are better off now than they were four years ago, while 32% said they are worse off.”
With that backdrop, let’s pivot toward the featured focus for this evening. As usual, the featured focus follows tonight’s quotable quotes, left-right headlines, and two of our three market snapshot graphics at the closing bell today. The final market graphic that summarizes over a dozen manufactured housing industry connected stocks at the closing bell follow the featured focus, recent and related report links.
Quotes That Shed Light – American Social, Industry, National Issues..
Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business
- The iPhone 12 has arrived
- It’s BYO charger and headphones. Here’s everything else you need to know
- Highlights: The company released 4 new phones
- See the new iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max
- Price: How much the new iPhones cost
- Downsizing: The iPhone 12 mini is a smaller, cheaper version of Apple’s flagship device
- Retro look: Surprise, we’re back to flat edges!
- Cutting waste: So long headphones and chargers
- New technology? Magnets
- See Apple’s new mini HomePod
- Bad timing: A fancy new iPhone will be a tougher sell than ever right now
- Opinion: The iPhone is for people who drive Toyota Camrys
- OTHER TOP STORIES
- Amazon is changing its boxes. Here’s why
- Social Security checks to increase by 1.3% in 2021
- Election dispute could hit America’s AAA credit rating
- S. could get infrastructure improvements soon
- IMF cuts its global economic forecasts for 2021
- Jamie Dimon: Double dip recession would cause ‘pain and suffering’
- BlackRock soars as ETFs balloon
- Dropbox is making its workforce ‘virtual first.’ Here’s what that means
- Plexiglass shields are everywhere. Do they help?
- Instacart provided some contract workers with stickers and fliers promoting controversial ballot measure that decides their fate
- Solar power could be ‘the new king’ as global electricity demand grows
- AMC Theatres could run out of money soon
- MISINFORMATION WATCH Facebook will ban Holocaust denial posts under hate speech policy
- Homebuying is still going strong
- Companies get creative with remote employee perks
- 66% of companies still plan to give bonuses next year
- Manhattan landlords are offering an average of two months free rent
Headlines from right-of-center Fox Business
- BREAKING NEWS
- Eli Lilly pauses COVID-19 trials, stock slides
- Enrollment for Eli Lilly’s late-stage trial of its monoclonal antibody treatment is being put on hold over potential safety concerns.
- Eli Lilly seeks authorization for coronavirus antibody drug
- LIVE NOW
- WATCH NOW: Dem senator compares hearings to ‘puppet theater’
- Dems warn Barrett confirmation means doom for ObamaCare
- Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan to donate additional $100M to support election
- McConnell plans vote on targeted COVID relief as Trump urges Congress to ‘go big’
- Bank stocks drag S&P, Dow lower
- JPMorgan trading surge boosts earnings
- INVESTMENT BOOST
- Fidelity staffs up to advise clients amid ‘unprecedented’ interest
- PINK SURPRISE
- Del Monte is now selling this ‘Jewel of the jungle’
- HAULTED HAUNTED STAY
- Airbnb blocking one-night Halloween reservations due to COVID concerns
- KEEP WORKING?
- 3 reasons you shouldn’t plan to retire in 2021
- REPORTED RECALL
- Select Spice Hunter products recalled over salmonella concerns
- THOUSANDS OF JOBS
- Sheetz hiring over 3,000 employees across 6 states
- STRAPPED FOR CASH
- Theater chain AMC says it could run out of cash by year-end
- PANDEMIC PLANS
- Vacation home demand soars during coronavirus pandemic
- DID NOT DISCLOSE
- Twitter to pay $100K for campaign finance violations in Washington state
- Cottonelle recalls flushable wipes over possible bacteria contamination
- US officials investigate reports of fires in Chevy Bolt electric vehicles
- Johnson & Johnson posts strong third quarter earnings after pause in coronavirus vaccine study
- North Korea’s new massive missiles ‘not much more of a threat,’ Gen. Jack Keane says
- Trucker donates huge shipment of soup to Boise’s homeless after ‘mix-up’ at local business
- Pelosi faces backlash after rejecting Trump’s latest stimulus offer
- Power outages in Northern California may impact 50,000 PG&E customers in safety shutoffs
- NASA set to announce new space technology public-private partnerships
- PERSONAL FINANCE
- Social Security checks to get ‘extremely low’ COLA bump in 2021
- Disney shifts focus to streaming content with reorganization of media and entertainment business
- Tesla cuts Model S price by $3,000 amid sales slide
- California judge rules inmates owed $1,200 stimulus payments
- Newsom sending a team to Disney World for theme park reopening feedback
- Amazon Prime Day is cash haul for Bezos backed e-commerce giant
- BUSINESS LEADERS
- Mark Cuban condemns human rights violations but is ‘okay doing business with China’
- Trump touts his COVID-19 treatment in first rally since diagnosis
- Hurricane season an unusual one for gas prices, here’s why
- Top 3 places to live and retire: report
- Carnival Cruise Line cancels November cruises out of Miami, Port Canaveral
Market Indicator Closing Summaries – Yahoo Finance Closing Tickers on MHProNews…
Featured Focus –
Where Business, Politics and Investing Can Meet
CNS News today reported the following.
- 2020 (Sept. 14-28): 56% (32% worse off) Trump
- 2012 (Dec. 14-17): 45% – End of Obama’s first term
- 2004 (Oct. 22-24): 47% – End of Bush’s first term
- 1992 (Oct. 23-25): 38% – Georg Bush, Sr.
- 1984 (July 27-30): 44% – Reagan’s first term
On Monday, WKRC-TV asked Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden why the 56% of registered voters who feel they’re better off today should vote for him. Biden’s response: “They probably shouldn’t.”
WKRC-TV Reporter: “Gallup reported last week, 56% of Americans said that they were better off today than they were four years ago – would have been under the Obama-Biden administration. So why should people who feel that they are better off today, under the Trump administration, vote for you?”
Joe Biden: “Well, if they think that, they probably shouldn’t. If they think — 54% of the American people are better off economically today than they were under our administration? Well, their memory is not very good, quite frankly.”
MHProNews Analysis and Commentary in Brief
There are some things that just can’t be made up.
In fairness, registered voters is a useful category, but the superior category at this stage of a campaign is the ‘likely voter’ category.
It should be noted that several conservative sources have said that major polls are oversampling Democrats and are including a higher sampling of suburban Republicans. Women in the later category are not as likely to be favorable toward the president.
Those points noted, there are reasons to think that Democrats have certain advantages, while President Trump and his supporters have others.
With 3 weeks to election day, every honest vote will matter. Dig into the reports to be an informed voter, and then urge your circle of influence to do the same.
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- NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHLivingNews.com.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship and earned numerous awards in history and in manufactured housing. For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and MHLivingNews.com. This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position, and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.