Two Visions of Patriotism Clash in the Midterm Elections [NYT]
Here in the middle of the country, where three of Iowa’s four House races are competitive, and where Mr. Trump first rewrote the rules of patriotism by attacking a war hero and ex-P.O.W., Senator John McCain, it is clear that Republicans and Democrats part ways over the meaning of duty, respect and love of country.
For Republicans and Mr. Trump, who was joined for his final rallies by the singer Lee Greenwood, who performed his anthem “God Bless the USA,” patriotism in politics often means conspicuous displays of respect for the traditional expressions of America — the flag, the military, the Pledge of Allegiance.
Amazon Plans to Split HQ2 Evenly Between Two Cities [WSJ]
The driving force behind the decision to build two equal offices for “HQ2”—in addition to the company’s headquarters in Seattle—is to allow it to recruit more of the best tech talent, according to the person familiar with the company’s plans. The move will also ease potential issues with housing, transit and other areas where adding tens of thousands of workers could cause problems.
Under the new plan, Amazon would split the workforce with about 25,000 employees in each place, the person said.
Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of US midterm elections [CNBC]
The company said U.S. law enforcement notified Facebook on Sunday of the accounts' online activity, saying they believed the accounts "may be linked to foreign entities."
"Given that we are only one day away from important elections in the U.S., we wanted to let people know about the action we've taken and the facts as we know them today," the company said in its blog post.
Boeing, Airbus fret over trade war as China displays aviation ambitions [Reuters]
Boeing and Airbus made their comments on the opening day of the biennial Airshow China, being held in the coastal city of Zhuhai from Nov. 6-11, that is traditionally an event for Beijing to parade its growing aviation prowess.
China has become a key hunting ground for deals for foreign aviation firms thanks to surging travel demand, but the outlook has been complicated by Beijing’s desire to grow its own champions in industries ranging from aviation to semiconductors to robots.
Its ties with the United States have in particular been strained. President Donald Trump criticizes China for what he sees as intellectual property theft, entry barriers to U.S. business and a gaping trade deficit, while Beijing calls the complaints unreasonable. The two sides have resorted to tit-for-tat tariffs on goods worth billions of dollars.
Foxconn Considers Bringing Chinese Personnel to Wisconsin as U.S. Labor Market Tightens [WSJ]
The company, the Taiwanese supplier to Apple Inc., has been trying to tap Chinese engineers through internal transfers to supplement staffing for the Wisconsin plant, according to people familiar with the matter.
The state pledged $3 billion in tax and other “performance-based” incentives to help lure Foxconn, and local authorities added $764 million. Foxconn must meet hiring, wage and investment targets by various dates to receive most of those benefits.
Henry Kissinger ‘Fairly Optimistic’ China, U.S. Can Avoid Catastrophe [Bloomberg]
Speaking at Bloomberg’s New Economy Forum in Singapore on Tuesday, Kissinger said that U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators should avoid getting bogged down in details and first explain to each other what objectives they are seeking to achieve, and what concessions they can and cannot make.
“If the world order becomes defined by continuous conflict between the U.S. and China, sooner or later it risks getting out of control,” said Kissinger, who brokered the U.S. rapprochement with China as former president Richard Nixon’s secretary of state more than four decades ago and has advised U.S. presidents ever since.
Woman claims haunted doll attacked her boyfriend after becoming possessed [Mirror]
A woman claims that her creepy doll was so jealous of her boyfriend that it beat him up so badly that he left her.
Identified only be her first name Berliz, from Callao in Peru, she said the doll named 'Deisy' even slashed her face in a rage, making her scared to get rid of it.
Berliz said that the doll can move by itself and also gets up to mischief, making it seem as if other people are walking around the house.
She also claims it has poltergeist-like powers which it uses to knock things over.