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The Weekly File 5.09.19: Shootings, 2020, Uber, and MKBHD.

Last updated on September 4, 2020

Dayton and El Paso Shootings

Our lead story today is about the tragic shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas. In Dayton, Nine people have have been killed by 24 year-old Connor Betts who fired rapidly into a neighborhood within in the Oregon District of Dayton. The tragedy occurred just after 1 a.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, August 4. Betts was killed by police within 30 seconds of the initial gunfire. According to authorities, the .223 Caliber weapon he used was ordered online from Texas and subsequently transferred to Betts via local firearms dealer near Dayton.

In El Paso, at least 20 people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart. 13 of those 20 killed are U.S. Citizens; the other 7 are citizens are of Mexico. Investigators are reporting the gunman had previously filed an anti-immigrant manifesto online which exuded themes of racism and hate. Some say this  prompted President Trump to formally condemn white supremacy, something critics say is long overdue. 

The Washington Post is reporting the suspect said he was “looking to kill mexicans.” President Trump also gave his condolences to Mexico President Andre Manuel Lopez Obrador during that same press conference at The White House.

Kirsten Gillibrand vicious to make the stage

No In the spotlight today, Kirsten Gillibrand. The Junior United Senator is trying her best to stay relevant and be included in the upcoming debates. In late June, the U.S. Senator from New York had raised around 8 million dollars. Now, Gillibrand just has $2.3 million, and she just recently spent another million and a half on a TV campaign advertisement that’s set to air all around the country. Analysts say this ad will encourage people to donate to Gillibrand’s campaign, which is currently polling less than 1%. Bernie Sanders continues to lead in fundraising overall… the Vermont Senator has spent a near $26 million from April to June of 2019. Trailing close behind Sanders, though, is South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg with about 25 million dollars spent according to data from the Federal Election Commission. 

Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Cory Booker, Beto O’Rourke, and just recently Andrew Yang are all of the candidates that so far meet the requirements to be in the next debate. That debate is currently scheduled for September 12, 2019 and will simulcast on ABC News and Univision. The Jay Doherty Podcast will have live coverage. 

Uber’s quarterly reports

Uber is reporting lower second quarter revenue than anticipated at just around $3.17 Billion. Internal projections and market analysis suggested the popular ride-share company was set to make 192 million dollars MORE in this quarter. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi appeared on CNBC this morning to discuss the company’s initial public offering. In this quarter alone, Uber’s individual stock price has gone down close to $5.

MKBHD launches a podcast called “Waveform”

In technology this week, popular tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee, commonly referred to as MKBHD officially launched his podcast today called Waveform. Little is known about the podcast as of yet. The 48 second trailer, voiced by Brownlee says he is going to include behind the scenes content, bonus material, and in his words… “some rants that don’t make it to youtube”. The podcast is being produced and managed through popular influencer company Studio71, which also works in synchronicity with other  modern-day influencers. 

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