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The coronavirus ground game gamble hits the homestretch

MILWAUKEE — Nowhere else may the pandemic-year ground game contrast between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden be more apparent than in Wisconsin’s Waukesha County, part of the trio of suburban counties surrounding Milwaukee.

Trump won this part of the state in 2016, but his margin was significantly below that of 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney. It is in counties like Waukesha — which has itself become a notorious catchword in some quarters for any potentially contest-defining bellwether area — where Biden hopes to cut into Trump’s previous margin and reclaim the state.

In late September, the Trump campaign’s website advertised a “MAGA Meet-Up” at the Republican Party of Waukesha County office to “connect with other supporters in the area and recruit new volunteers.”

Although the online description nodded to a virtual event option, it was unclear how to take advantage of it. When NBC News arrived at the office,

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Keiynan Lonsdale Performs Hits From Rainbow Boy on Billboard Live at-Home

Next up, Lonsdale switched to white pants and ditched his shirt for “White Noise,” a vintage-soul-inspired number imbued with a positive antiracist message. He was joined by a saxophonist and a tap dancer for the soaring finale. “When we dance, let’s dance together,” he sang.

The mood was even more upbeat on “Chocolate,” a funky psychedelic-soul jam presented with a bright color palette that extended from Lonsdale and company’s clothing to the palm tree set pieces and kaleidoscopic patterns swirling on the screen. “Ain’t life sweet?” Lonsdale sang. “Sweet like chocolate?” As the song came to an end, he reclined on the floor and asked, “Ain’t that the truth?”

As he took a well-deserved breather after 13 nonstop minutes of singing and dancing, Lonsdale thanked Billboard, Live-At-Home sponsor Mercedes-Benz, and Black Youth Project 100, the charity he chose to promote and raise money for with his performance. BYP100 comprises Black

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Acer Hits A Home Run With Spin 5

I’m a huge San Diego Padres fan. So when my team advanced to the National League Division Series to play the Los Angeles Dodgers this past week, I planned to watch every inning on our big-screen TV. Unfortunately, when Game 3 came around last night, that screen was spoken for by my wife. So instead of watching on one of our other two TVs with much smaller displays, I got into bed and flipped on the Acer Spin 5 convertible laptop (model SP513-54N-74V2) I’ve been testing. Brought up the game, flipped the laptop into tent mode, and quickly became awed. 

That’s because the image looked crystal high-definition clear. In fact, I think the viewing experience may have been superior to that on our big screen. What’s not to like about this Windows 10 machine…you know, other than the Windows operating system? It

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Desperate landlords offer renovation subsidies to lure tenants as Hong Kong’s vacant office space hits 21-year high

Hong Kong’s commercial landlords are offering incentives such as renovation subsidies to lure tenants, as the amount of office space lying empty reaches the highest level in 21 years, according to property services company CBRE.

Some landlords have begun offering a one-off subsidy to help new tenants fit out their office space, said Alan Lok, executive director of advisory and transaction services for offices at CBRE.

“In some cases, the landlord would offer a subsidy of about HK$100 (US$12.9) per square foot,” said Lok during a briefing on Wednesday.

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The subsidy is attractive because relocation costs in Hong Kong are very expensive, he said. For a prime renovation costing HK$1,000 per sq ft, the relocation cost may add up to HK$1,200 per sq ft after including the price of returning the office

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Desperate landlords offer renovation subsidies to lure tenants as Hong Kong’s vacant office space hits 21-year high

Hong Kong’s commercial landlords are offering incentives such as renovation subsidies to lure tenants, as the amount of office space lying empty reaches the highest level in 21 years, according to property services company CBRE.

Some landlords have begun offering a one-off subsidy to help new tenants fit out their office space, said Alan Lok, executive director of advisory and transaction services for offices at CBRE.

“In some cases, the landlord would offer a subsidy of about HK$100 (US$12.9) per square foot,” said Lok during a briefing on Wednesday.

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The subsidy is attractive because relocation costs in Hong Kong are very expensive, he said. For a prime renovation costing HK$1,000 per sq ft, the relocation cost may add up to HK$1,200 per sq ft after including the price of returning the office

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Google Chromecast hits Home Depot shelves ahead of official launch, report says

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We’re just two days away from the new Chromecast, but some have been able to buy it already. 


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Two days before Google’s Pixel 5 event, Google’s rumored new Chromecast has been spotted for sale at Home Depot for $50. People on social media as well as tech site The Verge said they were able to purchase the still unannounced streaming device at the home improvement retailer. The receipt listed the new Chromecast as “Sabrina-Abbey Rock Candy,” the hardware’s codename, according to The Verge. 

Read more: Best streaming device of 2020: Roku, Apple TV, Fire Stick, Nvidia Shield and more compared

CNET reached out to Google for comment and we’ll update when we hear back.

The new device apparently isn’t available at all Home Depot locations, so you might not

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Architect And Designer Scott Gillen’s Latest Home In The Malibu Series, Case No. 3, Hits Market For $75 Million

Malibu designer and architect magnate Scott Gillen is disrupting the real-estate industry one multimillion-dollar home at a time.

Gillen, a former stunt driver and commercial director, founded UnvarnishedCo., a unique brokerage that conceptualizes, builds and lists homes. He personally directs, designs and develops each home and brings in Los Angeles’ top real-estate agents to close sales. Gillen has developed more than 30 homes for wealthy Los Angeles residents, yet it’s his most recent project, The Malibu Series, the most exclusive private residential development in the country, that is making headlines.

In 2017, Gillen purchased 24 acres of undeveloped, oceanfront land in Malibu for a record-breaking $50 million. He is transforming this land into The Malibu Series, a 15-home package of architecturally significant properties, which will be worth more than $500 million once complete. Properties within

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As COVID hits, Glenville couple adjusts renovation expectations

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GLENVILLE — Ani and Zack Port were about to close on a house in Glenville when COVID moved in.

The couple was excited to find a home with more space for their growing family in a friendly neighborhood just blocks from Pashley Elementary School, where the two had met in fourth grade. The circa 1959 split-level needed some fixing up, but they were OK with that.

The closing was planned for the end of February. As the date approached, the Ports, who have a 2-year-old son and another child on the way, scrambled to get ready. They lined up a contractor to perform renovations, arranged for a place to stay while construction was underway and stashed stuff in storage.

Then, everything came to a screeching halt.

COVID-19-related restrictions turned their home-buying endeavor into a nonessential transaction. The closing was bumped to March. Then it was postponed again,

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Home Builder Stocks Rise as Confidence Hits a Record High

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NAHB chief economist Robert Dietz said builders are benefiting from high traffic, but warned about the rising cost of lumber.


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Home builders’ exceptional summer isn’t over yet. A monthly housing market gauge measuring builder confidence has hit its highest point in 35 years, the National Association of Home Builders, or NAHB, reported Wednesday.

The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose to a reading of 83 in September, the trade organization said, surpassing a previous record of 78. All three components of the survey—which measure builder perceptions of current sales conditions, sales expectations over the next six months, and traffic of prospective buyers—reached new highs amid historic traffic fueled by low interest rates and migration trends, the trade group said in a release.

Like many housing indicators this year, the confidence index has been on a wild ride. As the coronavirus pandemic thrust the industry into uncertainty,

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Angels’ Albert Pujols hits 660th career home run, ties Willie Mays for 5th on all-time list

DENVER — Albert Pujols hit his 660th career homer, tying the Los Angeles Angels slugger for fifth on the all-time list with Willie Mays.

Pujols launched a fastball from Colorado Rockies reliever Carlos Estevez into the empty seats in left field Sunday at Coors Field for a two-run drive in the eighth inning.

Pujols’ teammates congratulated him in the dugout after he gave the Angels a 4-3 lead.

It was his first homer since Aug. 4.

The 40-year-old Pujols now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696) on the career home run list.

Estevez became the 426th different pitcher whom Pujols has taken deep. Only Bonds has homered against more pitchers (449).

It’s the latest milestone for Pujols, who hit his 669th carer double in the sixth inning Saturday to pass Craig Biggio for fifth on that list.

The three-time MVP and

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