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5 things to know about Trump’s possible Supreme Court picks — including how Barbara Lagoa could help Trump win Florida

Analysts believe Trump is considering conservative women judges like Lagoa, Amy Coney Barrett and Allison Jones Rushing

7:48 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020
CBO: Keeping U.S. long-term debt stable would mean hundreds of billions in tax hikes or deficit reduction

Congress's nonpartisan number crunchers said Monday that the government would have to make major cutbacks in spending or raise taxes sharply -- to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars -- to keep already-high debt levels from growing further.

7:25 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020
Pelosi says she has ‘arrows in my quiver’ on court fight, but unclear what they are

Short of sending over additional articles of impeachment, that quiver may be pretty empty.

5:58 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020
Fed’s Powell tells Congress it’s up to them to provide aid to some troubled companies

Some troubled U.S. companies would benefit more from direct aid from Congress rather than any loan from the U.S. central bank, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Monday

5:11 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020
Milton Friedman told us greed was good — he was half right

Friedman helped start a discussion that still isn't finished 50 years later.

4:47 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020
Both Trump and Biden are overlooking the simplest way to encourage ‘Made in America’ manufacturing

Instead of their complicated carrot-and-stick tax plans, just undo existing disincentives for business investment.

4:44 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020
Here’s where Trump and Biden stand on China and other trade issues

How Donald Trump and Joe Biden compare on dealing with China, trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and bolstering U.S. manufacturing.

3:04 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020
CDC takes down guidelines saying virus can spread from tiny air particles, says recommendation was ‘posted in error’

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control pulled new guidelines acknowledging the new coronavirus could be transmitted by tiny particles that linger in the air, saying a draft version of proposed changes was posted in error on the agency’s website.

1:42 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020
U.S. debt jumps by record amount in second quarter led by federal government, Fed data show

Total domestic nonfinancial debt rose at a record 25.3% in the second quarter, according to data released by the Federal Reserve on Monday.

1:36 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020
Here’s how key swing states are leaning in the presidential race — and how they’re weathering the recession

As a few battleground states look on track to decide the 2020 White House race, it's worth looking at how their economies are faring during the coronavirus recession.

1:22 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020
Global banks hit by new corruption allegations. Why authorities are unlikely to act this time

The allegations are based on leaked suspicious activity reports filed by banks and other financial firms with the U.S. Department of Treasury.

1:00 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020
Democrats score Ginsburg-related surge in donations, after Biden topped Trump last month in cash on hand

Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue reports getting at least $100 million from small-dollar donors in the wake of iconic liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. That surge in giving coincides with news that the party’s presidential nominee, Joe Biden, started this month with more cash on hand than President Donald Trump.

11:58 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020
Analysts worry Ginsburg replacement fight will take congressional eyes of the pandemic-relief ball

Some analysts worry a Senate procedural brawl over naming and confirming a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the U.S. Supreme Court will take lawmakers' attention away from already dicey fights over keeping the government open and approving more coronavirus aid.

11:58 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020
Ginsburg to lie in repose at Supreme Court Wednesday and Thursday

The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the high court on Wednesday and Thursday, a Supreme Court announcement said. A private interment ceremony will be held next week at Arlington National Cemetery. Ginsburg died Friday. President Donald Trump told "Fox & Friends" that he would likely announce a nominee to replace Ginsburg on Friday or Saturday. The president has urged the Republican-run Senate to consider his nomination "without delay," even as the presidential election nears. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said there is "no doubt" the winner of the election should select a replacement for Ginsburg.

11:41 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020
Fed’s Kaplan says he’s worried new forward guidance will spark risky trading

Benefits of pledging to hold rates at zero don’t outweigh cost, Dallas Fed president says.

10:59 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020
Why Trump and McConnell may not be able to choose Ginsburg’s successor at the Supreme Court

Trump and the Republicans may have the power to rush through the confirmation of a new Supreme Court justice, but the calendar and a few mavericks in the Senate could get in the way.

10:51 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020
Trump says he’ll name Supreme Court pick on Friday or Saturday

President Donald Trump said Monday he’ll likely announce a Supreme Court nominee on Friday or Saturday. Speaking on Fox News, Trump said he’s looking at five candidates to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday.

10:42 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020
Chicago Fed’s national activity index slips in August, suggesting slower growth

The Chicago Fed’s national activity index fell to 0.79 in August from revised 2.54 in July.

9:02 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020
Trump says he plans to announce Supreme Court nominee on Friday or Saturday

President Donald Trump said Monday he'll likely announce a Supreme Court nominee on Friday or Saturday. Speaking on Fox News, Trump said he's looking at five candidates to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday. Trump on Saturday urged the Republican-run Senate to consider his nomination "without delay," even as the presidential election nears. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said there is "no doubt" the winner of the election should select a replacement for Ginsburg.

8:16 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020
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