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Biden campaign manager heads to White House; Amazon launches online pharmacy.

President-elect Joe Biden's campaign manager is getting a top White House job. Jen O'Malley Dillon has been named deputy chief of staff. She will join Biden’s incoming chief of staff Ron Klain and Rep. Cedric Richmond, who is expected to leave Congress and join the Biden White House in a senior role. In May 2019, O’Malley Dillon stepped out of her daily role at Precision, the comms firm she cofounded with Stephanie Cutter and Teddy Goff, to return to campaign politics. Here’s what Cutter and Goff had to say about O’Malley Dillon’s work on Biden’s campaign.

Amazon has launched an online pharmacy. The new business, called Amazon Pharmacy, allows customers to price-compare as they buy drugs on the company’s website or app. Shoppers can toggle at checkout between their co-pay and a non-insurance option. Amazon Prime members get a discount. The move builds on the web retailer’s 2018 acquisition of PillPack.

Walmart’s Q3 earnings. The retailer’s total revenue grew by 5.2% to $134.7 billion from $128.0 billion a year earlier, exceeding Wall Street’s expectations of $132.2 billion. The company’s net income rose to $5.14 billion from $3.29 billion a year earlier and Walmart’s same-store sales in the U.S. grew by 6.4%, higher than the increase of 3.9% expected by StreetAccount survey. Additionally, its U.S. e-commerce sales soared by 79%.

Happening today: Facebook and Twitter CEOs will defend their companies at a Senate hearing. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey will share how their companies are working to limit online misinformation at the hearing entitled "Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election."

Are Facebook’s labels on President Donald Trump’s false election posts stopping their spread? Facebook has been adding labels to the false claims and directing people to accurate information about the election and its results. But internal data shows that labels on Trump’s posts decrease reshares by about 8%. They still account for some of the most engaging posts on the platform, BuzzFeed News reported.

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