By Brian Stelter, CNN Business
– Oct 16, 10:11 AM
New York(CNN Business) Joe Biden's town hall on ABC averaged 13.9 million viewers on Thursday night, easily surpassing the Nielsen ratings for President Trump's town hall on NBC. That alone was a result virtually no one in the TV business expected.
The Wall Street Journal
– Oct 16, 6:00 AM
For more than a decade as he built Facebook Inc. into a global force, Mark Zuckerberg made it clear he didn't care for politics. Early advisers strained to hold his attention in briefings about D.C. lawmakers, people familiar with the matter say…
The New York Times
Reid J. Epstein
– Oct 16, 10:39 AM
As the presidential election headed into the final stretch in late summer, counties in Ohio and Pennsylvania worried that a deluge of absentee ballot requests would swamp their printing capacity. So 16 of them contracted with Midwest Direct, a…
o aspect of Donald Trump's business has been the subject of more speculation than his debt load. Lots of people believe the president owes $400 million, especially after Trump seemed to agree with that figure on national television Thursday night.
The Washington Post
David Fahrenthold, Jonathan O'Connell, Josh Partlow
– Oct 16, 1:09 PM
The State Department announced the decision to release just the two pages late Thursday in an email to The Post, which had filed a public-records lawsuit earlier this year, seeking any records showing State Department payments to Trump properties.