7:15 p.m. April 8, 2021
South Korean tanker held for months by Iran finally releasedIran did not immediately acknowledge the ship had been freed. South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said Iran released the tanker and its captain after seizing the vessel in January over alleged sea pollution.
1:27 p.m. April 8, 2021
Biden administration resumes U.S. aid to Palestinian refugees Nearly all such assistance had been eliminated under Donald Trump, and Republican members of Congress are already gearing up to fight the aid.
6:46 a.m. April 8, 2021
Honeywell Pledges to Stop Carbon Emissions by 2035
The industrial giant looks at sustainability as a growing business that has upsides for both itself and its customers.
1:49 a.m. April 8, 2021
- By Rupert Steiner
European regulator to probe whether Russians were forced to participate in Sputnik vaccine trials: report European regulator to investigate whether ethical standards were breached.
4:25 a.m. April 7, 2021
- By Chris Matthews
Will China's new digital yuan threaten King Dollar's reign?China is the first major economy to issue a blockchain-enabled, digital version of its currency, the yuan, and this development has some in Washington worried that the U.S. dollar's status as the global reserve currency is under threat.
7:04 a.m. April 6, 2021
- By Virginia K. Smith
In U.S. Markets With Skyrocketing Home Prices but Sluggish Jobs Recovery, How Long Can the Heat Last?For some smaller metros that have boomed over the past year, the upswing hasn’t spread to the local economy
3:30 a.m. March 22, 2021
Canadian Pacific to Buy Kansas City Southern in Railroad Blockbuster
The $29 billion deal would create first rail network linking Canada, the U.S., and Mexico.
7:56 a.m. March 21, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
Are you claiming a 2020 stimulus payment on your taxes? The IRS will no longer seize it for unpaid debts --- but there are exceptionsOnce the economic impact payment was mixed with a tax refund, it became subject to the same rules that allowed the IRS to seize the refund and pay down debts.
6:36 a.m. March 18, 2021
Biden Administration Will Meet With China. What to Expect.
Policy watchers and investors will monitor the first high-level meeting between the U.S. and China for hints on how tensions could escalate.
8:36 a.m. March 17, 2021
- By Jacob Passy
Eviction filings increased after CDC issued nationwide moratorium, government report showsA Government Accountability Office report criticized the CDC for not doing more to promote awareness of the eviction moratorium it enacted in September.
5:46 a.m. March 17, 2021
- By Paul Brandus
How Biden's climate-change directives could wind up cooling real estate markets on the coastsUnder the new president, it could get more expensive to live in Florida and other areas besieged by rising temperatures and tides.
1:34 a.m. March 17, 2021
Oil glut remains despite demand gains, says IEAForecasts of a new oil super-cycle are exaggerated, with global crude inventories still far higher than they were a year ago when the coronavirus began to hammer oil demand, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday.
6:17 a.m. March 16, 2021
Deb Haaland confirmed to lead Interior Department, becoming first Native American cabinet secretaryThe Senate on Monday confirmed New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as interior secretary, making her the first Native American to lead the federal agency that has wielded influence over the nation’s tribes for more than nearly two centuries.
6:41 a.m. March 15, 2021
- By Portia Crowe
London Is Emerging as the Destination of Choice for Affluent Hong KongersThe district, which boasts some of the city’s most expensive apartments, is a favorite among well-heeled expatriates
2:50 p.m. March 10, 2021
Senate confirms Marcia Fudge as HUD secretary, Michael Regan to lead EPAThe Senate on Wednesday confirmed Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development and North Carolina regulator Michael Regan to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, picking up the pace for confirmations in President Joe Biden's Cabinet.
11:00 a.m. March 9, 2021
What to Watch at the Alzheimer's Conference (Besides Lilly): Biogen and Prothena
While Lilly's trial results on its experimental treatment for Alzheimer's will headline a conference of Alzheimer's researchers this week, there will be other key presentations by companies fighting stubborn neurological afflictions, including Biogen and Prothena.
4:08 p.m. March 8, 2021
Vaccine passports? Airline industry asks U.S. to develop credentials for travelersLeading airline and business groups are asking the Biden administration to develop temporary credentials that would let travelers show they have been tested and vaccinated for COVID-19, a step that the airline industry believes will help revive travel.
10:38 a.m. March 7, 2021
- By Jillian Berman
DeVos appointee who oversaw America's student loans resigns --- Biden education secretary pledges to ease student-debt burdenMark Brown's resignation came after calls for new leadership from Senator Elizabeth Warren and borrower advocates.
6:59 p.m. March 4, 2021
China sets economic-growth target of 6%, aims to be more self-reliant on techChina’s top economic official announced a healthy growth target for the nation and its plans to become a more self-reliant technology leader amid tension with Washington and Europe over trade, Hong Kong and human rights.
12:31 p.m. Feb. 28, 2021
Virginia lawmakers vote to legalize marijuana in 2024Virginia lawmakers gave final approval Saturday to a bill that will legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, but not until 2024, when retail sales of the drug would also begin.
7:12 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021
- By Jacob Passy
Borrowers with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac mortgages can receive up to 18 months of forbearance, regulator saysThe FHFA also amended its separate payment deferral option for homeowners so they can now miss up to 18 months of payments.
1:15 p.m. Feb. 23, 2021
Republicans hit interior secretary nominee Deb Haaland as 'left' of Biden on fossil fuels and renewablesPresident Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Interior Department faced sharp questions from Republicans Tuesday over what several called her “radical” ideas that include opposition to fracking and the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
6:08 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021
- By Jacob Passy
Biden administration extends forbearance and foreclosure protections through JuneCurrently, roughly 5.4% of mortgages across the country are still in forbearance, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
2:00 a.m. Feb. 16, 2021
Why Soaring Clean Energy Stocks May Come Back Down to Earth
President Joe Biden wants to spend big on clean energy to combat climate change. A big budget deficit and opposition in Congress will pose challenges.
10:50 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021
Oil's Rally Was Just Heating Up. Why a Government Agency Says Prices Will Fall.
Crude oil has rallied 18% this year, but prices are likely to cool off, the Energy Information Administration said.
6:24 p.m. Feb. 8, 2021
North Korea has flaunted sanctions, modernized its nukes, U.N. saysU.N. experts say North Korea has modernized its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile arsenals by flaunting United Nations sanctions and continues to seek material and technology overseas for use in these programs.
11:35 a.m. Feb. 5, 2021
- By Levi Sumagaysay
What's next for gig work? Biden administration could bring significant changesAs a new presidential administration and a Democratic Senate majority settle in, and with continuing developments in California, 2021 is shaping up to be another big year for the gig worker-classification issue.
12:02 p.m. Feb. 4, 2021
Toxic heavy metals found in top baby food brands, congressional report findsA congressional investigation found high levels of toxic metals in several top baby food brands and called on federal regulators to set stricter standards on the food manufacturers.
10:32 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021
From vaccines to moonshots, governments can succeed if they focus on accomplishing the mission A mission-oriented approach is not about government 'picking winners,' but about choosing directions for change that require investment and innovation in many sectors.
11:33 a.m. Jan. 28, 2021
- By Alessandra Malito
Bernie Sanders put himself on a $45 sweatshirt — then donated all the proceeds to elderly Americans Bernie Sanders is using his viral image to donate to Meals on Wheels.
10:40 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021
Biden puts freeze on new oil, gas leases on federal land, will tie climate to foreign policyPresident Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands and waters, as his administration moves quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment and address climate change.
4:19 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021
Biden administration restoring relations severed by Trump White House with PalestiniansU.S. aid payments to be reinstated.
7:29 p.m. Jan. 25, 2021
New president but same trade tensions between U.S., ChinaThe U.S.-Chinese trade war isn’t going away under President Joe Biden.
8:18 a.m. Jan. 23, 2021
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
‘When older people are upset, you fix it’ — this Florida journalist has helped hundreds book COVID-19 vaccinations In Florida, many seniors are struggling to get the COVID vaccine, so this local journalist is helping them book appointmentsIn Florida, many seniors are struggling to get the COVID vaccine, so this local journalist is helping them book appointments
3:46 p.m. Jan. 21, 2021
Biden administration suspends new oil, gas drilling permits on federal landThe Biden administration announced Thursday a 60-day suspension of new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits for U.S. lands and waters as officials moved quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment.
4:43 p.m. Jan. 20, 2021
Biden administration puts temporary halt to oil, gas leases in Arctic refugePresident Joe Biden's administration announced plans Wednesday for a temporary moratorium on oil and gas leasing in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after the Trump administration issued leases in a part of the refuge considered sacred by the Indigenous Gwich'in.
3:49 p.m. Jan. 19, 2021
Trump administration issues oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic refugeThe U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday said it has issued leases covering nearly 685 square miles in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in a move denounced by critics in the waning hours of the Trump administration.
5:49 a.m. Jan. 17, 2021
- By Jacob Passy
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac can keep future earnings, per agreement between Treasury and regulators ‘Until the Enterprises can raise private capital, they are at risk of failing in the next housing crisis,’ Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria said‘Until the Enterprises can raise private capital, they are at risk of failing in the next housing crisis,’ Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria said, in announcing the agreement.
12:44 p.m. Jan. 15, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
Biden promises 100 federal vaccination centers by end of his first month in officePresident-elect Joe Biden on Friday gives a speech in Wilmington, Del., about his plan to roll out COVID-19 vaccines.
7:51 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021
- By Jon Swartz
'The biggest data puzzle of our lifetime' --- Vaccine distribution effort gets help from Big TechThe industry sees a chance to burnish its credentials while fulfilling an urgent societal need. But the ambitious deployment comes fraught with risks, as illustrated by potential security breaches in open-access systems and fraudulent accounts.