Invesco to Launch Four New Funds Tied to Flagship QQQ Tech ETF


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is adding more Qs to its fund lineup, a wager by the world’s fourth-biggest issuer of exchange-traded products that investors’ love affair with technology stocks will continue.

The Atlanta-based asset manager will launch four new investment products tied to its flagship ETF, the

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fund. At $134 billion, the Qs, as it is known across Wall Street, has grown to become one of the biggest exchange-traded products in the world and accounts for roughly 42% of Invesco’s ETF assets.

QQQ offers investors exposure to the 100 biggest nonfinancial companies listed on Nasdaq Composite Index and has proved to be a huge draw since the throes of the 2008-09 financial crisis. The four new products look to build on that popularity and help Invesco compete in an industry dominated by

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Vanguard Group and

State Street Corp.

“This is going to be an

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Biden leads Trump by 6 points in Michigan and Nevada, race tied in Iowa: poll

Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocratic poll shows neck-and-neck race brewing in Florida House district Nebraska district could prove pivotal for Biden in November Bringing Black men back home MORE holds a steady lead over President TrumpDonald John TrumpNorth Korea unveils large intercontinental ballistic missile at military parade Trump no longer considered a risk to transmit COVID-19, doctor says New ad from Trump campaign features Fauci MORE in the key battlegrounds of Michigan and Nevada, while the race remains a dead head in Iowa, according to a new poll.

A CBS News/YouGov tracking poll taken Oct. 6-9 found Trump trailing Biden by six percentage points among registered voters in Michigan and Nevada, 52-46 in both states. In Iowa, both candidates registered support from 49 percent of registered voters.

The polls paint a bleak picture for the president, whose 2016 victory was largely made possible by a narrow win

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Unexplained miscarriages may be tied to the brain

Few humans experience more psychological trauma than women who endure repeated miscarriages. A team of 20 researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science sought to answer the question so often asked: Why?

The researchers wanted to determine whether miscarriage survivors show any olfactory differences from a control group of women. They knew to analyze scent processing because many mammals’ olfactory systems are intertwined with reproduction. For example, pregnant mice will miscarry when exposed to the scent of an unfamiliar male who did not father the pregnancy. This is called the Bruce effect—some theorize that it is a response to the availability of a more fit male.

The researchers’ hunch played out. They found that when presented with the t-shirts of men, most of the 33 women who had experienced repeat miscarriages could identify their husbands’ shirts, while most of the control group could not. The differences between the groups were

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Facebook says fake accounts tied to Russia posed as journalists and promoted other websites


Facebook announced Thursday that it took down three separate networks of fake accounts tied to Russia.

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Facebook said Thursday it removed more than 340 accounts and pages and groups tied to Russia, some of which posed as journalists and tried to drive people to other websites and social media platforms. 

The social network said it pulled down three separate networks of Russian-linked accounts that targeted various countries worldwide but had a “very limited following.” Some of these accounts tried to pose as news outlets, dupe freelance journalists into writing articles and attempted to drive users to other websites. Facebook removed these accounts for violating its rules against misleading others about their identity and purpose on behalf of a foreign or government entity. 


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