Michael Myers isn’t done yet: ‘Halloween Kills’ and ‘Halloween Ends’ coming in 2020 and 2021

A scene for the movie Halloween released in 2018. Fans of the knife-wielding Michael Myers are getting two more installments in the “Halloween” franchise in the next two years. On Friday, Universal Pictures announced “Halloween Kills” and “Halloween Ends” will hit theaters in October 2020 and October 2021, respectively. “The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode isn’t over,” an ominous voice-over says in a video released by Universal. So, audiences can expect that Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred


A scene for the movie Halloween released in 2018. Fans of the knife-wielding Michael Myers are getting two more installments in the “Halloween” franchise in the next two years. On Friday, Universal Pictures announced “Halloween Kills” and “Halloween Ends” will hit theaters in October 2020 and October 2021, respectively. “The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode isn’t over,” an ominous voice-over says in a video released by Universal. So, audiences can expect that Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred
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Michael Myers isn't done yet: 'Halloween Kills' and 'Halloween Ends' coming in 2020 and 2021

A scene for the movie Halloween released in 2018.

Fans of the knife-wielding Michael Myers are getting two more installments in the “Halloween” franchise in the next two years.

On Friday, Universal Pictures announced “Halloween Kills” and “Halloween Ends” will hit theaters in October 2020 and October 2021, respectively.

“The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode isn’t over,” an ominous voice-over says in a video released by Universal.

So, audiences can expect that Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred in the original 1978 production and the 2018 “Halloween” film, will return for the two sequels.


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Chevy redefines an American icon with the $60,000 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray

Mark Reuss, president of General Motors Co. (GM), speaks during an unveiling event for the GM 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sports car in Tustin, California, U.S., on Thursday, July 18, 2019. “For GM to offer the new Corvette for under $60,000 is incredibly impressive given the advanced nature of the new car.” Chevrolet unveils its new 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray in red, white and blue in Tustin, California, on Thursday July 18, 2019. But, as has also been true with past Corvettes, comparable p


Mark Reuss, president of General Motors Co. (GM), speaks during an unveiling event for the GM 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sports car in Tustin, California, U.S., on Thursday, July 18, 2019. “For GM to offer the new Corvette for under $60,000 is incredibly impressive given the advanced nature of the new car.” Chevrolet unveils its new 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray in red, white and blue in Tustin, California, on Thursday July 18, 2019. But, as has also been true with past Corvettes, comparable p
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Chevy redefines an American icon with the $60,000 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray

Mark Reuss, president of General Motors Co. (GM), speaks during an unveiling event for the GM 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sports car in Tustin, California, U.S., on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images

DETROIT — General Motors unveiled Chevrolet’s white whale for Corvette enthusiasts on Thursday, a new mid-engine version of the famed American sports car that many have been waiting decades for the automaker to produce. But the biggest surprise for industry officials wasn’t the car’s 495 horsepower or 0-60 time in under 3 seconds, it was the price. GM President Mark Reuss said the “supercar” will start at under $60,000 — in line with entry-level models of the current, seventh-generation Corvette with the engine mounted up front. “I was hoping for a starting price of under $80,000, and maybe even under $70,000,” Karl Brauer, executive publisher of Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book said in an email. “For GM to offer the new Corvette for under $60,000 is incredibly impressive given the advanced nature of the new car.”

Chevrolet unveils its new 2020 C8 Corvette Stingray in red, white and blue in Tustin, California, on Thursday July 18, 2019. Meghan Reeder | CNBC

While some high-performance models are expected to easily top $100,000 — the current track-ready 2019 Corvette ZR1 starts at $123,000 — officials say the entry-level price ensures Corvette will retain its reputation as “obtainable performance” and an “everyman’s sports car.” Executives are hoping the competitive price and high-performance will be enough to lure drivers away from European rivals and boost Corvette’s lagging sales. “Mid-engine has always been a part of Corvette’s destiny and it’s something we’ve been looking at for a very, very long time,” Reuss said during the unveiling in Tustin, California. “All along, it has been absolutely paramount that we keep Corvette true to its roots of attainable performance. Mid-engine has historically posed a challenge to this mission. Not so anymore.”

Can it compete?

Jessica Caldwell, executive director of insights at auto research site Edmunds, described the pricing as “staying true” to the Corvette’s DNA, however she cautioned that doesn’t guarantee the car will be successful in attracting buyers from already-established competitors in the segment. “Even though the Corvette may compete on paper with mid-engine European sports cars, people buy Porsches and BMWs for reasons beyond price and performance. So I don’t see a lot of Boxster shoppers suddenly deciding to get a Corvette instead, ” she said. Brauer agrees: “As with past Corvettes, this one will hold its own against exotic cars costing multiple times its price. But, as has also been true with past Corvettes, comparable performance doesn’t guarantee conversion of Ferrari or Porsche buyers into the Chevy camp.”

Corvette enthusiasts line up to see the new 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray unveiled in Tustin, California, on Thursday July 18, 2019. Meghan Reeder | CNBC

Powering the car will be Chevrolet’s LT2 small-block 6.2-liter V-8 engine rated at 495 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s 40 more horsepower and additional pound-feet of torque than the 2019 model. Despite similar engine performance, there’s also concern about the mid-engine design alienating traditional Corvette buyer — specifically baby Boomers and older generations that may not come back to purchase the new car. “I think some of these vehicles from the Detroit 3, the muscles cars and such, their time is running out,” said Michelle Krebs, senior analyst with Cox Automotive. “I look at Harley-Davidson as an example. The buyer base for those vehicles is aging out. ” Edmunds reports 30% of Corvette buyers were age 65 or older in 2018, up from about 28% in 2013. Nearly 60% of buyers were 55 or older through the first four months of this year, according to Edmunds.

Redefining Corvette


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Trump’s business allies and over 400 bundlers give his 2020 war chest a boost

US President Donald Trump speaks at a “Make America Great Again” rally at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, North Carolina, on July 17, 2019. President Donald Trump’s allies in the business world and an army of bundlers have been courting executives across the country in an effort to help raise millions of dollars for the 2020 reelection effort. The Trump bundler program was rolled out in May and is being advised by George W. Bush’s former national finance director, Jack Oliver. “Friends are talkin


US President Donald Trump speaks at a “Make America Great Again” rally at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, North Carolina, on July 17, 2019. President Donald Trump’s allies in the business world and an army of bundlers have been courting executives across the country in an effort to help raise millions of dollars for the 2020 reelection effort. The Trump bundler program was rolled out in May and is being advised by George W. Bush’s former national finance director, Jack Oliver. “Friends are talkin
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Trump's business allies and over 400 bundlers give his 2020 war chest a boost

US President Donald Trump speaks at a “Make America Great Again” rally at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, North Carolina, on July 17, 2019.

President Donald Trump’s allies in the business world and an army of bundlers have been courting executives across the country in an effort to help raise millions of dollars for the 2020 reelection effort.

So far, the campaign has recruited at least 400 experienced fundraisers to work with the Trump leadership, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter.

The Trump bundler program was rolled out in May and is being advised by George W. Bush’s former national finance director, Jack Oliver.

“What you need is people who have networks through their synagogues, churches, mosques, businesses and even sports teams,” Oliver told CNBC. “The bundling program is a way for people to drum up support through people who know there have been results with this president.”

Among the executives and lobbyists reaching out to fellow business leaders are:

Real estate magnate Stanley Chera

Atlas Merchant Capital managing director Patrick Durkin

Travis Brown, founder of political consulting firm Pelopidas

Jeff Miller, an energy lobbyist

The donor outreach campaign has been a resounding success. The strengthening of the president’s formidable campaign war chest has led his organization, along with the Republican National Committee, to raise over $100 million in the second quarter.

Miller, the founder of lobbying firm Miller Strategies, bundled over $110,000 in the second quarter for Trump, a Federal Election Commission filing says. While Miller has been identified in a recent FEC filing as an official bundler for the campaign, it’s unclear whether Chera is making calls to financiers as anything more than a favor to a president to whom they’ve been loyal since he entered the White House. Durkin and Brown, according to people familiar with the outreach, have started actively bundling for the campaign.

A senior Trump campaign spokeswoman told CNBC that the success of the bundling program has spread across the country and it’s leading to donors who stayed away from Trump in 2016 to jump on board this time around.

“Friends are talking to friends and working together to help President Trump win reelection in 2020,” the spokeswoman said. “People who have never given a cent to any campaign before or stayed out of the mix last time are coming off the sidelines in droves to support President Trump.”

The White House declined to comment. Chera, Miller and Brown did not return a request for comment.

Democrats, meanwhile, are fighting among themselves to capture donors who will finance a formidable campaign versus Trump in the general election. With these business leaders and influential lobbyists using their networks to rake in donors for the campaign, it could give Trump an insurmountable fundraising advantage over his eventual opponent.

Donors who have agreed to back Trump cite his business-friendly policies such as tax cuts and reduced regulations, while arguing the Democratic Party is going too far to the left. A person familiar with the Trump donor outreach, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said many of the people making calls to GOP executives are working to raise over $300,000 each.

In another good sign for the president’s fundraising hopes, several financiers who backed Trump’s opponents in 2016 flipped to his side in the previous quarter.

“Fundraisers were divided in 2016. That’s not the case this time.” Republican donor Dan Eberhart told CNBC. “Everybody is behind the president toward the common goal of another four years. Those grumblers about the president don’t like his style but they darn sure like his policies.”


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The new 2020 Corvette Stingray revealed. Guns for Ferrari with Chevy’s first mid-engine design

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Source: General MotorsGeneral Motors is gunning for Ferrari with its newest redesign of the Chevrolet Corvette — the 2020 Stingray unveiled Thursday night. First introduced in 1954, the Chevy Corvette quickly stood out in a market dominated by the heavy metal that was rolling out of most Detroit factories in that era. 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Source: General MotorsOf course, as you’d expect, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will offer a bump in power. And to s


2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Source: General MotorsGeneral Motors is gunning for Ferrari with its newest redesign of the Chevrolet Corvette — the 2020 Stingray unveiled Thursday night. First introduced in 1954, the Chevy Corvette quickly stood out in a market dominated by the heavy metal that was rolling out of most Detroit factories in that era. 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Source: General MotorsOf course, as you’d expect, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will offer a bump in power. And to s
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The new 2020 Corvette Stingray revealed. Guns for Ferrari with Chevy's first mid-engine design

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Source: General Motors

General Motors is gunning for Ferrari with its newest redesign of the Chevrolet Corvette — the 2020 Stingray unveiled Thursday night. First introduced in 1954, the Chevy Corvette quickly stood out in a market dominated by the heavy metal that was rolling out of most Detroit factories in that era. It’s long been called America’s sports car, but the launch of an all-new version of the “‘Vette,” General Motors is hoping it will become a global sales phenomenon as well with the C8, or eighth-generation Corvette. For the first time ever, Chevy is mounting its engine in the middle of the car — like Ferrari and other key competitors. With its distinctive, two-seat design and its powerful V-8 engine, the outgoing version of the car is one of the fastest ever produced in the U.S. But speed alone isn’t everything. For one thing, the current Corvette still has its engine mounted up front, while most of its global competitors have opted for a mid-engine layout that makes a vehicle nimbler, both on the street and on the track. “The traditional front-engine vehicle reached its limits of performance, necessitating the new layout,” GM President Mark Reuss said in a statement ahead of the C8 unveiling in Orange County, California. “In terms of comfort and fun, it still looks and feels like a Corvette, but drives better than any vehicle in Corvette history.”

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Source: General Motors

Of course, as you’d expect, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette will offer a bump in power. The base version of the sports car will punch out 495 horsepower, 40 more than the seventh-generation car and enough to launch it from 0 to 60 in “less than three seconds” when equipped with an optional performance package, the automaker claims. The new model will actually be longer, wider and 366 pounds heavier than the C7, or seventh-generation Corvette. But a driver might not notice, sitting more than a foot closer to the nose and with a hood that almost disappears from view when you’re in the left seat. Visually, there are some familiar design cues carried over from the current Corvette, including details such as the tail lamps and the way the hood has been sculpted. But by moving the engine amidship, it picks up more European proportions, like those of a McLaren or Aston Martin. And to showcase the new engine, Chevy has borrowed a trick from Ferrari, mounting it beneath a 3.2 mm glass panel. The engine is the latest update of Chevrolet’s LT2 “Small Block V-8. At 6.2-liters, it punches out 495 horsepower, 40 more than the 2019 ‘Vette, while torque rises 10 pound-feet, to 470.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Source: General Motors

Privately, Chevy officials confirm that there will be several upgrades of the C8 to follow, much as the bowtie brand has rolled out versions like today’s Corvette Z06 and ZR1, the latter currently delivering 755 horsepower. Two executives involved in the project told CNBC the latest coupe will be followed by a convertible — and even more dramatic changes are in the works. The new platform underpinning the C8 was specifically designed to be able to use battery-based technology, they said, adding that it will included a battery boost system to improve launch acceleration as well as a battery-based all-wheel drive system. Chevy has been debating whether to go to a mid-engine design for decades, Zora Arkus-Duntov, the chief engineer often called “the father of the Corvette,” pushing for that approach over a half-century ago. But “It didn’t make business sense” until now, said Ken Gross, an author and expert who has set up automotive exhibits at a number of museums across the U.S. Chevrolet had to make the move “or it would have been treading water,” unable to take the Corvette much further, added Gross, echoing GM President Reuss. That said, the move to mid-engine could be just one of the decisions that might shock Corvette traditionalists. The 2020 remake will also be the first since in decades to abandon a stick shift in favor of a new, eight-speed double-clutch transmission. “DCTs” can be thought of as automatically shifting manual gearboxes and a driver will be able to select their gears by using steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Chevy isn’t alone, however, even Ferrari abandoning the stick shift.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Source: General Motors


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Bernie Sanders urges his 2020 rivals to reject pharma and insurance company money

Bernie Sanders plans to crank up the pressure on his 2020 Democratic primary rivals over health care. During a speech Wednesday advocating for “Medicare for All,” the Vermont independent will urge all Democratic presidential candidates to reject money from the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. Sanders has long pushed for a government run, single-payer health insurance system to offer comprehensive coverage to all Americans. By calling on his rivals to reject drug and insurance company mon


Bernie Sanders plans to crank up the pressure on his 2020 Democratic primary rivals over health care. During a speech Wednesday advocating for “Medicare for All,” the Vermont independent will urge all Democratic presidential candidates to reject money from the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. Sanders has long pushed for a government run, single-payer health insurance system to offer comprehensive coverage to all Americans. By calling on his rivals to reject drug and insurance company mon
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Bernie Sanders urges his 2020 rivals to reject pharma and insurance company money

Bernie Sanders plans to crank up the pressure on his 2020 Democratic primary rivals over health care.

During a speech Wednesday advocating for “Medicare for All,” the Vermont independent will urge all Democratic presidential candidates to reject money from the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. He will push the field of about two dozen not to “knowingly” accept donations greater than $200 from political action committees, lobbyists or “top executives” for the industries, the Sanders campaign said.

“If we are going to break the stranglehold of corporate interests over the health care needs of the American people, we have got to confront a Washington culture that has let this go on for far too long,” Sanders will say, according to his campaign. “That is why I am calling on every Democratic candidate in this election to join us in rejecting money from the insurance and drug industries. Candidates who are not willing to take that pledge should explain to the American people why those interests believe their campaigns are a good investment.”

Sanders has long pushed for a government run, single-payer health insurance system to offer comprehensive coverage to all Americans. He has contended the system will not only cover more Americans and cut their health costs, but also root out corruption and inefficiencies in the private health industry.

But as a means to stand out in a crowded field, single-payer has lost some of its luster for Sanders as it gains traction within the party. Four of Sanders’ primary competitors — Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. — co-sponsored the Medicare for All bill he introduced earlier this year.

By calling on his rivals to reject drug and insurance company money, Sanders aims to distance himself again on health care — which voters consistently rank among their top concerns. It also fits into a broader strategy within the Democratic field: Many candidates have railed against large individual contributions or corporate donations, arguing they corrupt the political process.

It was not immediately clear how much the industry executives, lobbyists and PACs have given to 2020 Democratic candidates so far. Candidates filed their financial disclosures for the second quarter, the first major fundraising period for some contenders, earlier this week.

Sanders’ remarks Wednesday come as he faces more pressure over his support for Medicare for All. Former Vice President Joe Biden — who has led most early national and state polls in the race — slammed the single-payer proposal while outlining his health care plan on Monday.


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Do these 5 things to get your money in order before 2020, says financial expert

Hopefully, these milestones will inspire you to take another look at your 2019 financial resolutions and see where you stand. A few essential questions to ask yourself: Are you on track to meeting your financial goals by the end of 2020? Were there any changes this year in important financial factors such as your income, bills, expenses, insurance, investments, debt and savings? Find out what your fixed (e.g., monthly bills on rent, mortgage, utilities) and variable expenses (e.g. You probably w


Hopefully, these milestones will inspire you to take another look at your 2019 financial resolutions and see where you stand. A few essential questions to ask yourself: Are you on track to meeting your financial goals by the end of 2020? Were there any changes this year in important financial factors such as your income, bills, expenses, insurance, investments, debt and savings? Find out what your fixed (e.g., monthly bills on rent, mortgage, utilities) and variable expenses (e.g. You probably w
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Do these 5 things to get your money in order before 2020, says financial expert

We’re just a little more than five months away from 2020. Crazy, isn’t it? The year has flown by — along with some major financial milestones: Jay-Z reached billionaire status, Rihanna became America’s richest female musician and tech investor Robert F. Smith pledged to pay off student loans for Morehouse College’s class of 2019. Hopefully, these milestones will inspire you to take another look at your 2019 financial resolutions and see where you stand. Here’s what you need to do:

1. Review your finances

The first step is to do a run-through of your finances and get an idea of how you’re doing so far. A few essential questions to ask yourself: Are you on track to meeting your financial goals by the end of 2020?

Were there any changes this year in important financial factors such as your income, bills, expenses, insurance, investments, debt and savings?

What areas need more focus and improvement?

What will your year-end returns be? Are you satisfied with them?

Are you prepared for tax season?

Are you saving enough for retirement?

2. Refine your budget plan

I’ve seen a lot of people create vague budget plans based on loose commitments. But now is the time to really zoom in on your spending and savings habits so you know what necessary changes need to be made. Find out what your fixed (e.g., monthly bills on rent, mortgage, utilities) and variable expenses (e.g. groceries, entertainment, gas) are. Don’t use estimated numbers — be as specific as possible so you can get a more accurate measure of your progress. You probably won’t be able to lower your fixed expenses by much, so try to focus on your variable expenses. Check your monthly credit and banking statements to see what you’re spending on. Then, identify what you can eliminate or cut back on.

3. Check your credit

Request a free credit report online and review it carefully. For the most part, check for errors that need to be addressed immediately. A few of the most common mistakes include: Incorrect first and last names

Addresses you never lived at

Employers you never worked for

Accounts you don’t recognize

Accounts listed as open even though you already closed them

Incorrect balances Check your credit score, too. Lenders take credit scores seriously when deciding whether someone qualifies for a loan or good interest rate. If you have a low credit score, but plan to take out a mortgage in the near future, figure out what you need to do to improve it before applying for a mortgage.

4. Don’t forget to give

The holidays will be here before you know it, so start making your charitable, tax-deductible donations now. Keep your receipts and contribution forms organized in a folder so you’ll have an easier time filing your taxes. This is also a good time to think about what’s on everyone’s wish list and create your holiday budget. A lot of people get excited about year-end sales, but those deals are typically offered occasionally throughout entire year. Getting your gifts early will allow you more time to comparison shop. Bonus: You get to skip the long lines and overwhelming crowds of shoppers when the holidays come around.

5. Take action immediately


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Elon Musk’s brain-machine start-up plans human trials in 2020

Elon Musk’s ambitious brain-computer start-up Neuralink is looking to start trials on humans next year. “It will take a long time, and you’ll see it coming,” Musk said at Tuesday’s event. Musk believes the technology could eventually assist in cognitive capabilities like speech and sight, according to the New York Times. The New York Times reported that it saw a demonstration of a computer receiving information from a rat in a company lab. At Tuesday’s event Musk also talked about work with monk


Elon Musk’s ambitious brain-computer start-up Neuralink is looking to start trials on humans next year. “It will take a long time, and you’ll see it coming,” Musk said at Tuesday’s event. Musk believes the technology could eventually assist in cognitive capabilities like speech and sight, according to the New York Times. The New York Times reported that it saw a demonstration of a computer receiving information from a rat in a company lab. At Tuesday’s event Musk also talked about work with monk
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Elon Musk's brain-machine start-up plans human trials in 2020

Elon Musk’s ambitious brain-computer start-up Neuralink is looking to start trials on humans next year. Musk talked about the project at an event in San Francisco that was streamed live — with an eye toward recruiting more talent — late on Tuesday.

Neuralink aligns with a broader trend of technology minds seeking to merge their approaches with the world of in healthcare. Facebook has previously devoted resources to exploring computer systems that people could communicate with simply by thinking.

The start-up envisions drilling holes into the brain with a custom machine to embed thin threads that connect to a tiny processor, which can then be connected to a smartphone over Bluetooth. Over time it would like to make the installation process as simple as laser-eye surgery.

The company is seeking U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to begin clinical trials as soon as next year, Bloomberg said, and Musk said the start-up wants to have its first human patient equipped with the technology before the end of 2020.

“It will take a long time, and you’ll see it coming,” Musk said at Tuesday’s event. He said in the future there could be an “app store” for different programs that could tap the technology.

Neuralink has operated in relative secrecy ever since Musk, the CEO of Tesla and a co-founder of PayPal, laid out the ideas for the start-up in an lengthy article on Tim Urban’s blog “Wait But Why” in 2017.

“We are aiming to bring something to market that helps with certain severe brain injuries (stroke, cancer lesion, congenital) in about four years,” Musk told Urban.

Musk believes the technology could eventually assist in cognitive capabilities like speech and sight, according to the New York Times. Applications include helping people control computers with their brain activity or restoring the ability to speak, Philip Sabes, senior scientist at Neuralink, said at Tuesday’s event.

Musk said people could communicate with one another using the technology through a kind of telepathy.

He has a larger ambition, though. He said on Tuesday that he hopes to “help secure humanity’s future as a civilization relative to AI,” or artificial intelligence.

Last year, one media outlet reported that Neuralink had been looking to conduct tests on animals. The New York Times reported that it saw a demonstration of a computer receiving information from a rat in a company lab. And a new paper attributed to Neuralink and Musk describes some of the rat research.

“All animal procedures were performed in accordance with the National Research Council’s Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and were approved by the Neuralink Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee,” the paper states.

At Tuesday’s event Musk also talked about work with monkeys.

“A monkey has been able to control the computer with his brain,” he said.

Last year he talked up the project during an appearance on the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast. “I think we’ll have something interesting to announce in a few months … that’s better than anyone thinks is possible,” he said.

Musk, a co-founder of Neuralink, has invested $100 million in the company, the New York Times said.

WATCH: Mind-reading technology will allow us to control devices with our thoughts


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Buttigieg, Biden lead the 2020 Democratic money race — see how the rest of the field stacks up

Pete Buttigieg (L) and Joe Biden exchange words during a break in the second Democratic debate hosted by NBC News in Miami, June 27, 2019. Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden led the 2020 Democratic primary field in second-quarter fundraising, while the leading candidates entered July with a healthy store of cash, according to new campaign filings. Buttigieg hauled in $24.9 million from April through June, the best in the field of about two dozen candidates. Sanders entered July with a $27.3 million wa


Pete Buttigieg (L) and Joe Biden exchange words during a break in the second Democratic debate hosted by NBC News in Miami, June 27, 2019. Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden led the 2020 Democratic primary field in second-quarter fundraising, while the leading candidates entered July with a healthy store of cash, according to new campaign filings. Buttigieg hauled in $24.9 million from April through June, the best in the field of about two dozen candidates. Sanders entered July with a $27.3 million wa
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Buttigieg, Biden lead the 2020 Democratic money race — see how the rest of the field stacks up

Pete Buttigieg (L) and Joe Biden exchange words during a break in the second Democratic debate hosted by NBC News in Miami, June 27, 2019.

Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden led the 2020 Democratic primary field in second-quarter fundraising, while the leading candidates entered July with a healthy store of cash, according to new campaign filings.

Buttigieg hauled in $24.9 million from April through June, the best in the field of about two dozen candidates. Biden took in the second most with about $22 million, followed by Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders with about $19.2 and $18 million in contributions, respectively.

For the fundraising totals, CNBC tracked individual contributions, a key way to gauge support for candidates. The exception is former Rep. John Delaney, the only candidate to self fund the vast majority of his campaign operation.

Sanders entered July with a $27.3 million war chest, the biggest among Democratic candidates. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, had $22.7 million on hand, while Warren had $19.8 million.

The numbers, filed late Monday, give a glimpse into who has the resources to build infrastructure in key early nominating states — and who may struggle just to stay in the race in the coming months. The figures also offer clues about who may be able to keep up with President Donald Trump’s campaign, which has a head start on the fractured Democratic field and entered July with $56.7 million in the bank.

The candidates are jockeying for position ahead of the first primary nominating contests in February. Biden, the former vice president, has led the vast majority of early national and state polls, typically followed by a combination of Sanders, Warren, Sen. Kamala Harris and Buttigieg.

A handful of candidates burned through cash faster than they raised it in the second quarter. They include former Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar.

Miramar, Florida, Mayor Wayne Messam had about $31,000 in cash left at the end of June, the least in the field. (He spent only about $23,000 in the second quarter, less than half of what he raised). Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio had about $335,000 left in the bank, while author Marianne Williamson and Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts went into July with about $550,000 and $725,000 on hand, respectively.

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Harriet Tubman $20 bill design could never have been ready for 2020 intro, officials say: Report

Contradicting earlier reports that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had delayed the introduction of a new $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman, current and former officials told The Washington Post that the bill was never going to be ready for a 2020 introduction. According to the Post, which cited three current or former high-ranking government officials appointed by President Barack Obama who were involved in the Tubman $20 bill project, the bill’s release remains on schedule. Felix also said th


Contradicting earlier reports that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had delayed the introduction of a new $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman, current and former officials told The Washington Post that the bill was never going to be ready for a 2020 introduction. According to the Post, which cited three current or former high-ranking government officials appointed by President Barack Obama who were involved in the Tubman $20 bill project, the bill’s release remains on schedule. Felix also said th
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Harriet Tubman $20 bill design could never have been ready for 2020 intro, officials say: Report

In this file photo, Secretary Jack Lew looks at a rendering of Harriet Tubman during a visit to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Contradicting earlier reports that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had delayed the introduction of a new $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman, current and former officials told The Washington Post that the bill was never going to be ready for a 2020 introduction.

In 2016, then-Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the government would release in 2020 a “final concept design” for a $20 bill featuring the former slave who helped free dozens of other slaves to mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

In May, Mnuchin said the new design would not be unveiled until 2028.

According to the Post, which cited three current or former high-ranking government officials appointed by President Barack Obama who were involved in the Tubman $20 bill project, the bill’s release remains on schedule. Larry Felix, former director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, spoke on the record to the newspaper, while the other officials declined to be named.

The Post reported that Mnuchin has been following the timeline set forth under the Obama administration. Felix told the Post that the 2020 release date Lew announced was never feasible.

“Those announcements were not grounded in reality. The U.S. had not at the time acquired the security features to redesign and protect the notes,” Felix told the newspaper.

NiQuan Energy, which lists Felix on its website as its group chairman, did not respond to a request for comment from Felix. Lew did not respond to a request for comment.

Felix also said that, per a 2013 report by the Advanced Counterfeit Deterrence committee, which oversees currency redesigns, a new $20 bill could not enter circulation before 2020. Felix and other officials said that the Treasury could not have released a “concept” design in 2020, as Lew promised, because it would have given counterfeiters a decade to replicate the bill, according to the Post.

In a news conference Monday, Mnuchin echoed the Post’s reporting.

“There’s a lot of misinformation on this issue,” he said. “This is a nonpolitical situation where the primary objective of changing the currency is to stop counterfeiting.”

He noted that the $100 bill took 10 years to redesign and that releasing any new currency requires new machinery and a new manufacturing process. He said that “even in the most optimistic scenario” the currency would not be complete before the end of a second Trump term.

The Post’s reporting aligns with a statement Obama appointee and current BEP Director Len Olijar gave to CNBC in June. “No Bureau or Department official has ‘scrapped’ anything; it is too early to develop an integrated concept or design until security features are finalized,” he said.

In a statement Monday, Olijar said: “Not only is it a mistake to give counterfeiters a look at potential security features, currency designs undergo a number of iterations and can change during testing. Moreover, as U.S. currency is a world currency, it is important not to confuse the public with design changes.”

Mnuchin’s comments Monday are consistent with what he has said previously.

“The suggestion that this process is being stalled is completely erroneous,” Mnuchin said in June.

The Treasury Department did not respond to a request for comment on the Post’s report.

The Treasury Department’s internal watchdog is investigating the matter after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., sent a letter asking whether the altered release date was prompted by political considerations.

A spokesman for Schumer did not respond to a request for comment.

The New York Times previously reported that design and production work for the bill was well underway when Mnuchin announced the delay and that he did so in part to avoid President Donald Trump canceling the plan entirely.

Trump was a vocal critic of the plan to put Tubman on the $20 bill. While campaigning Trump called the move “pure political correctness.” He proposed putting her portrait on the $2 bill instead.


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Billionaire anti-Trump activist Tom Steyer enters 2020 race with pledge to spend $100 million

Anti-Trump Billionaire Tom Steyer hosts a town hall meeting on December 4, 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina. Steyer, founder of NextGen America and Need to Impeach, is testing the waters for a 2020 presidential run. Billionaire activist Tom Steyer said Tuesday that he will run for president in 2020, entering the crowded Democratic field late in the race with a pledge to focus on climate change and reforming the political system. The former hedge fund manager will spend at least $100 million on


Anti-Trump Billionaire Tom Steyer hosts a town hall meeting on December 4, 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina. Steyer, founder of NextGen America and Need to Impeach, is testing the waters for a 2020 presidential run. Billionaire activist Tom Steyer said Tuesday that he will run for president in 2020, entering the crowded Democratic field late in the race with a pledge to focus on climate change and reforming the political system. The former hedge fund manager will spend at least $100 million on
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Billionaire anti-Trump activist Tom Steyer enters 2020 race with pledge to spend $100 million

Anti-Trump Billionaire Tom Steyer hosts a town hall meeting on December 4, 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina. Steyer, founder of NextGen America and Need to Impeach, is testing the waters for a 2020 presidential run.

“The other Democratic candidates for President have many great ideas that will absolutely move our country forward, but we won’t be able to get any of those done until we end the hostile corporate takeover of our democracy,” he said.

“If we can reduce the influence of corporate money in our democracy, and start to address the devastating impacts of climate change, we can unlock the full potential of the American people and finally solve the many challenges facing our country,” Steyer said in a statement accompanying the video.

In a video , the Democratic megadonor, who has funneled millions of dollars into pushing for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, reversed his decision announced earlier this year not to run .

Billionaire activist Tom Steyer said Tuesday that he will run for president in 2020, entering the crowded Democratic field late in the race with a pledge to focus on climate change and reforming the political system.

Steyer’s entrance into the race is likely to shake up the primary field, in no small part because of the vast sums of money at his disposal. The former hedge fund manager will spend at least $100 million on his presidential campaign, spokesman Alberto Lammers said.

But Steyer’s late entrance will pose some difficulties. To qualify for the Democratic debates at the end of the month, Steyer will have to receive donations from at least 65,000 unique donors and poll at 1% or higher in three qualifying polls in the next week — a virtual impossibility. To qualify for the third debates, in September, Steyer will have to hit 2% in four polls and hit 130,000 unique donors.

Steyer’s announcement comes one day after the first prominent dropout from the Democratic contest. On Monday, California Rep. Eric Swalwell, who appeared at the first Democratic debate, said he will instead run for re-election to the House of Representatives, in part because of low polling and fundraising numbers.

Steyer is one of the most prolific donors to Democratic campaigns. Along with his wife Kathryn, Steyer is ranked second in all-time lifetime political donations, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The two ranked third in the 2018 midterms, according to the group.

As part of his presidential bid, Steyer said he was resigning his leadership positions at NextGen America, a progressive advocacy group that mobilizes young voters, and Need to Impeach.

Heather Hargreaves, a longtime Steyer advisor who led NextGen America, will serve as campaign manager, according to Lammers, the Steyer spokesman. Lammers added that the campaign is in the process of building out a staff. In the coming weeks, Steyer will travel to campaign kickoff events in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Ohio and California, he said.

The GOP wasted no time in attacking the newest entrant in the race to take on Trump.

“The only thing Steyer’s campaign will do is light more of his money on fire as he joins the rest of the 2020 Democrat field in pushing policies that are way outside the mainstream,” Republican National Committee spokesman Steve Guest said in a statement.

Tim Murtaugh, the communications director for Trump’s 2020 campaign, said in a statement: “It doesn’t say much for the whole Democrat field that the number one Democrat donor took a look around and decided that there’s no one he can support.”

Steyer’s announcement comes amid a unionization battle at NextGen America.

On Monday, staffers working at the group said in a press release that management had “stalled, interfered, and interrogated workers” during the unionization process.

In a statement, a NextGen spokesperson said leadership supported the union, and noted: “Once a third party shows majority support from the NextGen Field Staff Union, we will voluntarily recognize that third party as the union’s representative.”

— CNBC’s Kevin Breuninger contributed to this report.


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