If Apple’s AirPods Pro still don’t fit in your ears, get the Beats Solo Pro

Beats Solo Pro headphones BeatsIf you’re like some of my friends and colleagues (shout out to Joe Kernen) who say that AirPods and other in-ear headphones just don’t fit or feel comfortable, you should consider the new Beats Solo Pro headphones. What’s goodApple Beats Solo Pro headphones Todd Haselton | CNBCEven though they’re sold under a different brand, you can think of the Beats Solo Pro as a larger alternative to Apple’s AirPods Pro. Apple Beats Solo Pro headphones Todd Haselton | CNBCMy wi


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If Apple's AirPods Pro still don't fit in your ears, get the Beats Solo Pro

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If you’re like some of my friends and colleagues (shout out to Joe Kernen) who say that AirPods and other in-ear headphones just don’t fit or feel comfortable, you should consider the new Beats Solo Pro headphones. They have lots of the same features, like noise cancellation and support for speaking to Siri, but sit comfortably on your ears instead of in them. Apple’s Beats brand is super popular, so these are likely to be big sellers during the holidays. Beats says it has sold more than 30 million Solo-branded headphones, and the Solo Pros push the brand forward with new features and a more premium design than earlier models. With noise cancellation, it’s poised to compete against the best from Sony and Bose, too. Here’s what you need to know about the Beats Solo Pro.

What’s good

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Even though they’re sold under a different brand, you can think of the Beats Solo Pro as a larger alternative to Apple’s AirPods Pro. They have many of the same features, have longer battery life and all work really well, but the design is different. The highlight feature is noise cancellation, which wasn’t offered in the previous Solo3 model. (They’ll still be sold, but at a $100 discount.) Noise cancellation works really well and can be toggled on or off by tapping a small button on the side of the headphones. It’s good enough for blocking out the background noise of an office, or even the streets while you’re walking. When I needed to hear things, like a pilot’s announcement on a recent flight to Seattle, I was able to tap that same button to turn on transparency mode, which lets in the noise around you. It didn’t seem as loud as transparency mode on my AirPods Pro, which I used on the same flight, so sometimes I ended up pulling the earphones off entirely to hear what the pilot was saying.

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My wife and I were able to watch a movie on the same iPad using Beats Solo Pro and a set of AirPods Pro. That’s because iOS 13 lets two sets of Apple Bluetooth headphones listen to the same iPad or iPhone. And each person can control volume individually. It sure beats using a headphone splitter. Also, like other Apple headphone products, once you pair your Beats Pro with a single Apple product signed-in to your account, such as an iPhone, you can easily use them on your other Apple devices, like an iPad or MacBook. No additional pairing is required. Just look for it in your list of Bluetooth devices.

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Music and movies sounded really good and nicely balanced. Beats is known for pumping up the lows (bass) in its products, but the company said it’s not really doing that anymore. Instead, it’s focusing on a more balanced sound so you can hear the mids and highs just as clearly. They sound awesome — just as good as my older Bose QC35s — and I think a bit better than even AirPods Pro. That’s probably because there’s more room in them for hardware. I found the Beats Pro to be comfortable most of the time, but when I gave them to my wife for another leg of our flight, she said they got uncomfortable and hurt her ears a little. In general, though, the cups are soft, and I thought they were fine during long periods of listening.

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I like a bunch of other features about the Beats Solo Pro that show attention to detail. They’re made of nice, strong metal, for example, instead of plastic like the Solo3. They turn on when you unfold them and turn off when you fold them shut and place them back in the included soft carrying case. There’s Lightning charging, too, instead of the older microUSB technology, so you can use the same cable to charge them that you do for your iPhone. And the battery life is great. They last much longer than AirPods Pro. They’re rated for up to 22 hours of battery with noise cancellation or transparency mode on, or up to 40 hours with those features off. That’s plenty for two flights across the country without having to worry about plugging them in, and I’ve been using them for about a week occasionally without having to charge them up. Also, I like that Apple’s H1 chip lets you speak to Siri. I don’t often talk to myself in public but was glad I could ask Siri to call someone, bring up directions to my parked car with voice-guided walking navigation as I listened to music, and to start my playlist “Todd’s Good Tunes 2019.”

What’s bad

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Noise cancellation is good for most things, but like the AirPods Pro, it didn’t feel as strong as my Bose QC35 headphones. Bose has always been a go-to for frequent travelers, and I think the AirPods Pro are small enough that there’s a nice trade-off in size for a bit less noise cancellation. But the Bose QC35s are better at blocking out cabin noise and the engines of a plane than the Beats Solo Pro, so you may want to consider those if you fly a lot. If you don’t, the noise cancellation is good enough for pretty much everything else. Also, they take up more space on your head and in your bag than a set of AirPods Pro do. So, if you don’t mind in-ear headphones like AirPods, then I recommend just getting those. But, if you like on-ear headphones because buds don’t normally fit, then these are the next best option with many of the same features.

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And at $299.95, they’re not cheap. But noise canceling headphones often aren’t. You should expect to pay at least that, or more, for a similar set from Sony or Bose. And you won’t get as easy pairing as you do with the Beats Solo Pro, support for “Hey Siri” or the easy pairing between multiple Apple products. And, if you fly with someone else, you won’t be able to listen to the same iPad or iPhone at the same time as them if you’re using a non-Apple product.

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Microsoft has been trying to beat the iPad for a decade, and the Surface Pro X is close — but too expensive to recommend

Microsoft has made some improvements in the Surface Pro X, but it’s not quite fulfilling all of Microsoft’s promises. What’s goodMicrosoft Surface Pro X Todd Haselton | CNBCI love the design of the Surface Pro X and wish Microsoft used the same big display with narrow edges on the new Intel-powered Surface Pro 7. Microsoft Surface Pro X Todd Haselton | CNBCI was able to download and run most of what I use regularly. Microsoft Surface Pro X Todd Haselton | CNBCOne of the big promises of using an


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Microsoft has been trying to beat the iPad for a decade, and the Surface Pro X is close — but too expensive to recommend

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro X is the company’s latest attempt to sell a computer that runs on an Arm-designed chip like the iPad and most cellphones, instead of the Intel-designed processor akin to the ones that have run most Windows personal computers since the very earliest days of personal computing. The idea is that this computer, which runs on a custom Microsoft SQ1 chip, built in partnership with Qualcomm, can deliver a really thin design with no fans, long battery life and cellular connectivity, while also running most of the traditional Windows apps people need. I’ve been testing it for the past several days. If this all sounds a bit familiar, that’s because Microsoft has tried this same strategy before, first with the Surface RT computer in 2012 and again through a partnership with Nokia in 2013. Last year, I reviewed one of the first modern Windows on Arm computers built by HP and found that it still lagged behind Intel machines. Microsoft has made some improvements in the Surface Pro X, but it’s not quite fulfilling all of Microsoft’s promises. Since it doesn’t run on a traditional Intel or Intel-compatible ARM processor, some of the apps you might rely on for work may not work. Because of that, and the $999 starting cost without the $139.99 keyboard, I don’t expect this to fly off store shelves. Still, it’s the best attempt yet at a new kind of Windows computer. And it’s got a nicer design than the Surface Pro 7, which still uses an Intel chip.

What’s good

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I love the design of the Surface Pro X and wish Microsoft used the same big display with narrow edges on the new Intel-powered Surface Pro 7. The screen is big, bright and sharp. The speakers are great. The form factor is similar to the Surface Pro 7, too, with an optional keyboard (it costs $269.99 with the optional Surface Pro Pen or $139.99 without it) that attaches to the bottom and allows the tablet to double as a full laptop. This year, Microsoft hid the new Surface Pen inside the top of the keyboard in a tiny pocket where it charges. It’s a bit of genius, since this little area also makes it hard to lose the pen in a bag. The device is thinner than the Surface Pro 7 but has a similar kickstand that pops out from the back to help keep it sturdy.

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A small panel in the back opens up allowing you to swap in more storage or pop in a SIM card. I added a T-Mobile SIM and had cellular connectivity in just seconds, something that you can’t do with almost any other computer on the market. This lets you connect to the internet when you don’t have Wi-Fi. Microsoft’s Windows Hello, a facial recognition system that lets you unlock the computer, continues to impress me. The camera identifies my face and unlocks the computer right when I sit down, almost instantly, similar to how I unlock my iPhone and iPad. It means you don’t need to spend time typing in a long password. I also love that it charges fully in just an hour — my MacBook Air takes about 3 hours to charge. And, if you want, you can use a USB-C charger instead of the included power brick, which is convenient for people like me who want to carry a single charger for multiple devices. OK, so the elephant in the room: Windows 10 on Arm. I’ve been a big critic of this approach in the past, since I really don’t like having to think about whether an app is going to work on my computer or not. But, Microsoft has done a good job adding support for older apps. It’s not perfect yet, but it’s getting there.

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I was able to download and run most of what I use regularly. Spotify and Netflix are in the Windows Store (though those usually work just fine in a browser anyway). The Google Chrome browser downloaded and worked flawlessly. Microsoft Office is, of course, available. I even tried running a game from 1997 called Ultima Online that wasn’t designed to work on an Arm-based computer. Microsoft, in this case, runs those older apps (technically called 32-bit x86 apps) in an emulator. It’s seamless, and you don’t even realize they weren’t supposed to run on this machine. Some apps you might need for work or school still don’t work yet, however. Let’s talk a bit about that.

What’s bad

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Windows 10 on Arm generally looks and feels like Windows 10 on any other computer. But it isn’t the same as the regular version of Windows 10 that most apps were designed to run on. That means you might run into trouble, as I did, if you need a specific app for corporate VPN access. The app I needed didn’t run on the Surface Pro X. You should make sure your school or office will let you connect first. Then there are other apps that just don’t work. Adobe’s Creative Suite, which includes Photoshop, doesn’t run on the Surface Pro X. It might eventually, since Adobe just launched Photoshop on the iPad, but it’s not here yet. If you rely on specific 3D rendering, financial or video editing apps, you should make sure they’re supported before you buy the Surface Pro X.

You’ll see this error sometimes if your app isn’t supported. Todd Haselton | CNBC

There isn’t some single universal web site you can just go check to see if they’ll work, either. You just need to try installing them one by one to see if they fail. Or, you can try to teach yourself a bit about 32-bit x86 and 64-bit x64 compatibility and check to see if the apps you use will run on this machine by visiting each app’s website. In some cases you won’t find the information. The problem here is most people buying a new computer assume it’s going to run every Windows app just fine. People considering the Surface Pro X need to know that’s simply not the case. I also have a few quibbles with the design.

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One of the big promises of using an Arm machine is all-day battery life. But the Surface Pro X didn’t seem to last any longer than my MacBook Air. After using it at my desk for a couple of hours with the screen at half-brightness, it dropped down to 86 percent battery life. That’s not really all-day battery. But it was able to idle without draining much, which is good if you’re worried about the battery draining while it’s in your bag. The keyboard is just OK. It’s mushy when you press down on it and flexes a lot, which is expected on portable like this. I still prefer the sturdier feel of the one on Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 3. I like that the keyboard is backlit, though, and I like the large and clicky (albeit loud) glass trackpad, too. Finally, the Surface Pro X’s kickstand is still terrible if you want to use the computer in your lap. I felt like I was constantly trying to balance it.

Should you buy it?

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Apple’s new AirPods Pro are super comfortable and the noise cancellation is awesome

Apple AirPods Pro Todd Haselton | CNBCI just started testing Apple’s new $249 AirPods Pro headphones, which land in stores tomorrow and are already available to order. Here’s what I think so far:Active noise cancellation is greatApple AirPods Pro Todd Haselton | CNBCApple did a really good job with noise cancellation. They’re really comfortableApple AirPods Pro Todd Haselton | CNBCThe AirPods Pro are far more comfortable than AirPods and the Amazon Echo Buds, which I recently reviewed. Audio qua


Apple AirPods Pro Todd Haselton | CNBCI just started testing Apple’s new $249 AirPods Pro headphones, which land in stores tomorrow and are already available to order.
Here’s what I think so far:Active noise cancellation is greatApple AirPods Pro Todd Haselton | CNBCApple did a really good job with noise cancellation.
They’re really comfortableApple AirPods Pro Todd Haselton | CNBCThe AirPods Pro are far more comfortable than AirPods and the Amazon Echo Buds, which I recently reviewed.
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Apple's new AirPods Pro are super comfortable and the noise cancellation is awesome

Apple AirPods Pro Todd Haselton | CNBC

I just started testing Apple’s new $249 AirPods Pro headphones, which land in stores tomorrow and are already available to order. This isn’t my review yet, but after about an hour with them I already have a pretty positive impression. They’re expensive, yes, but they’re also super nice. Here’s what I think so far:

Active noise cancellation is great

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Apple did a really good job with noise cancellation. I tested noise cancellation in a loud room with a lot of background noise and found that it drowned out most of the background noise so that I could clearly hear music and a podcast. I also placed a phone call on the side of a busy road in New York City and could hear clearly without noticing cars whizzing by.

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You turn noise cancellation on by holding the arm of either AirPod Pro for a second or so, then switch to Transparency mode, which lets you hear important sounds in the world around you, by holding it again. You can also switch between the two modes, or turn them off, in the Control Center on your iPhone — that’s the settings menu you pull down from the top if it’s a phone with Face ID, or pull up from the bottom if you have a home button.

Transparency mode is useful

You can switch between the different modes from your iPhone or from the AirPods Pro themselves. Todd Haselton | CNBC

You turn on noise cancellation on by holding the arm of either AirPod Pro for a second or so. But if you hold it down for another second, you end up in Transparency mode, which lets you hear important sounds in the world around you, like announcements at a train station or, if you’re running on a busy road, cars coming by. (You can hear people talking, too, but it seems more respectful to just pull the AirPods out out if you’re having a conversation.) I like that it doesn’t amplify outside noise too much. It’s a nice balance of music and what I need to hear.

They’re really comfortable

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The AirPods Pro are far more comfortable than AirPods and the Amazon Echo Buds, which I recently reviewed. Apple did this in part by shortening the small plastic part inside of the headphones that usually protrudes out of the headphones and into the silicone buds. On other headphones, it can jam into parts of your ear and cause discomfort. Also, Apple added vents so that, when noise cancelling is on, it doesn’t feel like you’ve suddenly got a head cold and a lot of pressure.

Setup is a cinch

A test helps you pick the right size buds. Todd Haselton | CNBC

To set the AirPods Pro up, just open the case and click a notification box that pops up on your phone. Apple presents a quick demo of how to use the new controls on the arm of the earbud (the part that hangs down). For example, a single squeeze pauses or plays music. A double squeeze moves to the next track. I like this option instead of the tap, since it means you’re not tapping the headphone into your ear. You can say “Hey Siri” to ask anything at any time, too. Apple has an “Ear Tip Fit Test” which analyzes the headphones when they’re in your ears and tells you if there’s a good seal. If there isn’t, you can try another ear tip size. Apple includes three sizes in the box, which should appeal to folks who have complained that regular AirPods don’t fit their ears. Do this while you’re setting them up, but I found my ears had a good enough seal right with the buds that came on the AirPods Pro.

Audio quality is good

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The AirPods Pro sounds really good so far. They still have a surprising amount of bass for their size, but you can still hear other parts of the songs, like highs and mids, pretty well. This was from a limited sample: I only listened to a few songs while I was writing this post. But, I’ll keep listening and comparing to other headsets for my full review. One early concern I have, though, is that when I called myself and left a voicemail I noticed that the call quality was pretty muffled, more so than I’m used to with my regular AirPods. A friend I called also noticed this. I’ll see if this is a bigger issue over the coming days.

More to come

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Apple announces AirPods Pro with noise cancellation for $249

Apple just announced the AirPods Pro, a new set of more expensive premium AirPods that add features like noise cancellation and sweat resistance. The AirPods Pro address one issue some people had with regular AirPods: the fit. Like earlier AirPods, the AirPods Pro will easily pair with an iPhone or iPad right when you open the case, thanks to the W1 chip. Apple said the AirPods Pro battery life is 4.5 hours while listening to music with noise cancellation on. The AirPods Pro are available to ord


Apple just announced the AirPods Pro, a new set of more expensive premium AirPods that add features like noise cancellation and sweat resistance.
The AirPods Pro address one issue some people had with regular AirPods: the fit.
Like earlier AirPods, the AirPods Pro will easily pair with an iPhone or iPad right when you open the case, thanks to the W1 chip.
Apple said the AirPods Pro battery life is 4.5 hours while listening to music with noise cancellation on.
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Apple announces AirPods Pro with noise cancellation for $249

Apple just announced the AirPods Pro, a new set of more expensive premium AirPods that add features like noise cancellation and sweat resistance.

The AirPods Pro address one issue some people had with regular AirPods: the fit. The AirPods Pro will ship with three different sizes of silicone ear tips that users can swap out so that they get the right fit. Apple says the buds also help create a seal for noise cancellation.

A transparency mode will highlight outside noise so that people can still hear things around them, like cars in a city or train announcements in a subway station. This is a feature other companies have introduced and which Apple-owned Beats offers on its newest Beats Pro headphones.

Like earlier AirPods, the AirPods Pro will easily pair with an iPhone or iPad right when you open the case, thanks to the W1 chip. Users can also speak “Hey Siri” to bring up Apple’s voice assistant.

The AirPods have up to 5 hours of battery life but recharge inside an included carrying case that provides over 18 hours of battery life. Apple said the AirPods Pro battery life is 4.5 hours while listening to music with noise cancellation on.

The AirPods Pro are available to order from the Apple Store app now and will be in-stores beginning on Oct. 30 for $249.


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Is the Google Pixel still the king of cameras?

Is the Google Pixel still the king of cameras? 1 Hour AgoGoogle has been the smartphone camera champion for years with its Pixel lineup. But how does the new Pixel 4 stack up against Apple’s recent iPhone 11 Pro? CNBC’s Todd Haselton puts them to the test.


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1 Hour AgoGoogle has been the smartphone camera champion for years with its Pixel lineup.
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Trump claims ‘heat’ from Democrats led to big backtrack on Doral G-7 summit — others say GOP queasiness did

But several reports said it was a negative reaction among moderate congressional Republicans — not Democrats — to the idea that spurred the president to reverse the selection of the Trump National Doral Miami. That GOP reception was particularly problematic for Trump because of the ongoing impeachment inquiry in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, reports said. White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Thursday sparked controversy with the announcement of Doral as the site of J


But several reports said it was a negative reaction among moderate congressional Republicans — not Democrats — to the idea that spurred the president to reverse the selection of the Trump National Doral Miami.
That GOP reception was particularly problematic for Trump because of the ongoing impeachment inquiry in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, reports said.
White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Thursday sparked controversy with the announcement of Doral as the site of J
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Trump claims 'heat' from Democrats led to big backtrack on Doral G-7 summit — others say GOP queasiness did

How’s this for Miami “heat”?

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed “too much heat from the Do Nothing Radical Left Democrats” and the “Fake News Media” sparked his abrupt decision to no longer host next year’s G-7 summit at his own Miami golf resort just two days after his chief of staff announced the pick.

But several reports said it was a negative reaction among moderate congressional Republicans — not Democrats — to the idea that spurred the president to reverse the selection of the Trump National Doral Miami.

That GOP reception was particularly problematic for Trump because of the ongoing impeachment inquiry in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, reports said.

White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Thursday sparked controversy with the announcement of Doral as the site of June’s summit of elite world leaders.

During the same news conference, Mulvaney admitted that Trump engaged in a quid pro quo with Ukraine by withholding congressionally appropriated military aid for that country even as he was asking its newly elected president for an investigation of a conspiracy theory that the Democratic National Committee framed Russia for the hacking of DNC computers, and that Ukrainian officials were involved in a cover-up of the scheme.

Mulvaney since has claimed he did not say there was such a quid pro quo.

Democrats blasted the choice of Doral, saying Trump would be profiting from the summit, despite claims by Mulvaney that goods and services would be provided “at cost” to attendees.

A number of Republican lawmakers also publicly expressed displeasure with the move, including Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. However, Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota said, referring to Trump’s choice of Doral, “It may seem careless politically, but on the other hand there’s tremendous integrity in his boldness and his transparency.”


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Trump chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says he isn’t considering resigning after walking back quid pro quo claim

Absolutely positively not,” he told Fox News on Sunday, when host Chris Wallace asked if he had thought about resigning. He said there were only two issues regarding Ukraine aid: concerns about corruption and money from other European nations. Wallace told Mulvaney that “you said what you said,” pointing out that Mulvaney had listed three conditions at the briefing. “I never said there was a quid pro quo, because there isn’t,” Mulvaney told Wallace. “At the end of the day, [Trump] still consider


Absolutely positively not,” he told Fox News on Sunday, when host Chris Wallace asked if he had thought about resigning.
He said there were only two issues regarding Ukraine aid: concerns about corruption and money from other European nations.
Wallace told Mulvaney that “you said what you said,” pointing out that Mulvaney had listed three conditions at the briefing.
“I never said there was a quid pro quo, because there isn’t,” Mulvaney told Wallace.
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Trump chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says he isn't considering resigning after walking back quid pro quo claim

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney takes questions during a news briefing at the White House in Washington, October 17, 2019.

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said he will not resign following a raucous Thursday press conference in which he acknowledged that President Donald Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine over certain conditions.

“Absolutely not. Absolutely positively not,” he told Fox News on Sunday, when host Chris Wallace asked if he had thought about resigning.

“Did I have the perfect press conference? No,” he said, adding that he believes Trump thinks he has done a “pretty good job” as chief of staff.

At Thursday’s press conference, Mulvaney said that the withholding of aid occurred because Trump wanted Ukraine to investigate the possibility of interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He said the aid was held up partly over Trump’s concerns about a Democratic National Convention computer server alleged to be in Ukraine. Trump’s demands of Ukraine earlier this year are at the center of an impeachment probe by Democrats in the House.

Hours after the briefing Thursday, and amid a firestorm of criticism, Mulvaney walked back on his comments and said that Trump had never told him to withhold any aid “until the Ukrainians did anything related to the server.”

Mulvaney insisted on Sunday that his comments at the presser had been misinterpreted. He said there were only two issues regarding Ukraine aid: concerns about corruption and money from other European nations.

Wallace told Mulvaney that “you said what you said,” pointing out that Mulvaney had listed three conditions at the briefing.

“Anyone listening to what you said in that briefing could come to only one conclusion,” Wallace said. He showed clips from the press conference, one of which showed a reporter saying that the situation of withholding aid to get Ukraine to conduct a probe at Trump’s request was in fact a quid pro quo, to which Mulvaney responded, “We do that all the time with foreign policy.”

“I never said there was a quid pro quo, because there isn’t,” Mulvaney told Wallace. “The money flowed without any connection whatsoever to the DNC.”

Mulvaney also addressed widespread criticism of Thursday’s announcement that Trump would host the G-7 summit at his Doral Miami resort. Two days after the announcement, Trump reversed the decision to have his golf resort host the meeting of world leaders.

“Based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral Miami as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020,” Trump tweeted on Saturday.

Mulvaney defended Trump’s original decision to host the meeting at his resort, and said the president was “surprised at the level of pushback.”

“At the end of the day, [Trump] still considers himself to be in the hospitality business,” Mulvaney told Wallace.


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Barclays raises Apple’s price target, says the lower pricing for iPhone is working

Members of the media take photographs of iPhone 11, iPhone11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max smartphones in the Apple Marunouchi store on September 20, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Apple’s decision to make a cheaper iPhone is paying off, according to Barclays. Despite Apple’s shift from a hardware company to a services business model, Apple’s historically trusty revenue stream from iPhone sales is surprising to the upside. The firm raised its price target on the stock to $224 per share from $207 per share. T


Members of the media take photographs of iPhone 11, iPhone11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max smartphones in the Apple Marunouchi store on September 20, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.
Apple’s decision to make a cheaper iPhone is paying off, according to Barclays.
Despite Apple’s shift from a hardware company to a services business model, Apple’s historically trusty revenue stream from iPhone sales is surprising to the upside.
The firm raised its price target on the stock to $224 per share from $207 per share.
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Barclays raises Apple's price target, says the lower pricing for iPhone is working

Members of the media take photographs of iPhone 11, iPhone11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max smartphones in the Apple Marunouchi store on September 20, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan.

Apple’s decision to make a cheaper iPhone is paying off, according to Barclays.

Despite Apple’s shift from a hardware company to a services business model, Apple’s historically trusty revenue stream from iPhone sales is surprising to the upside.

The firm raised its price target on the stock to $224 per share from $207 per share. Barclays has an equal weight rating on Apple. This is below Apple’s closing price on Wednesday of $234.37.


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Mulvaney says there was a quid pro quo in Trump holding back military aid to Ukraine — but it did not relate to Biden probe

White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney answers questions from reporters during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 17, 2019. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that President Donald Trump did not withhold congressionally appropriated military aid to Ukraine as part of a quid pro quo to get that country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. “The money held up had absolutely nothing to do with Biden,” Mulvaney said. There


White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney answers questions from reporters during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 17, 2019.
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that President Donald Trump did not withhold congressionally appropriated military aid to Ukraine as part of a quid pro quo to get that country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
“The money held up had absolutely nothing to do with Biden,” Mulvaney said.
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Mulvaney says there was a quid pro quo in Trump holding back military aid to Ukraine — but it did not relate to Biden probe

White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney answers questions from reporters during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on October 17, 2019.

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that President Donald Trump did not withhold congressionally appropriated military aid to Ukraine as part of a quid pro quo to get that country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

Instead, Mulvaney told reporters, that the withholding of aid this summer was due in part because Trump wanted Ukraine to investigate the possibility that elements in that country somehow had interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Trump’s detriment.

“The money held up had absolutely nothing to do with Biden,” Mulvaney said.

Instead, he said, the withholding of aid came in connection with “an ongoing investigation into the 2016 election,” and the possibility that a Democratic National Committee server that investigators have said was hacked by Russian agents ended up in Ukraine.

While Mulvaney did not himself use the term “quid pro quo,” when he was told by a reporter during a White House press conference that the situation of withholding aid to get Ukraine was in fact a quid pro quo, Mulvaney said, “We do that all the time.”

“You’re saying the president of the US can’t ask someone to help with an ongoing public investigation?” Mulvaney said.

During a July 25 phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky — at a time when the White House was withholding military aid from Zelensky’s country — Trump asked Zelensky to “get to the bottom” of questions about the 2016 election.

But Trump also asked him during the same call to speak with Attorney General Bill Barr “to look into” Biden allegedly stopping “the prosecution” of Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, while serving as vice president.

The idea that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election is a conspiracy theory often promoted by supporters of Trump. It relates in part to the suspicion that Ukrainians revealed actual or false financial information about Paul Manafort, the longtime Republican operative who had led Trump’s campaign for several months, and how had worked for a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine.

Federal investigators and intelligence agencies have said that Russian agents — not Ukrainian agents — interfered in the election to help Trump’s candidacy and hurt that of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The House is conducting an impeachment inquiry of Trump because of belief among congressional Democrats that the president used military aid and the potential of a meeting with Trump to pressure Ukraine’s new president Zelensky to launch an investigation of Biden.

Biden who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have argued that Biden, while serving as vice president, pressured Ukraine to dismiss a prosecutor in that country in order to thwart a supposed investigation into a Ukraine natural gas company on whose board Biden’s son, Hunter, served.

There is no evidence that Hunter Biden was or would have been eyed in such a probe.

And Joe Biden’s pressure on Ukraine to terminate the prosecutor was in line with moves by other European countries that believed the prosecutor was not doing enough to target corruption in Ukraine.

On Thursday, Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, was expected to tell House investigators that he had called Trump directly after hearing “many versions of speculation that had been circulating” about why military aid had been withheld from Ukraine.

“I asked the president: ‘What do you want from Ukraine?'” Sondland said in a copy of his planned statement to the House. “The president responded: ‘Nothing. There is no quid pro quo.'”

“The president repeated: ‘no quid pro quo’ multiple times,” Sondland planned to testify. “This was a very short call. And I recall the president was in a bad mood.”

At the same press conference Thursday, Mulvaney said that the United States had selected a Trump resort property in Florida, Trump National Doral Miami, next June.


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Mulvaney revises earlier statement: Absolutely no quid pro quo

Mulvaney revises earlier statement: Absolutely no quid pro quo9 Hours AgoCNBC’s Eamon Javers reports that Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has walked back comments he made earlier in the day that the administration held up money to Ukraine, tying it to a DNC probe.


Mulvaney revises earlier statement: Absolutely no quid pro quo9 Hours AgoCNBC’s Eamon Javers reports that Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has walked back comments he made earlier in the day that the administration held up money to Ukraine, tying it to a DNC probe.
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Mulvaney revises earlier statement: Absolutely no quid pro quo

Mulvaney revises earlier statement: Absolutely no quid pro quo

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CNBC’s Eamon Javers reports that Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has walked back comments he made earlier in the day that the administration held up money to Ukraine, tying it to a DNC probe.


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