12:59 p.m. Today12:59 p.m. April 19, 2021
Arrests made in weekend shootings in Texas and WisconsinPolice in Texas and Wisconsin said they had arrested suspects in two shootings over the weekend that left a total of six people dead in incidents where the shooters appeared to know the victims.
9:39 a.m. Today9:39 a.m. April 19, 2021
- By Paul Brandus
America is getting out of Afghanistan after two decades. Threats today come from within the U.S.We may not feel any safer, as homegrown domestic terrorism takes root.
1:55 p.m. April 18, 2021
Suspect arrested in Wisconsin shooting that killed 3Authorities say they have apprehended a person in connection with a shooting at a busy tavern in southeastern Wisconsin early Sunday that left three men dead and three men injured.
11:33 a.m. April 17, 2021
SolarWinds hacking campaign puts Microsoft in the hot seatThe sprawling hacking campaign deemed a grave threat to U.S. national security came to be known as SolarWinds, for the company whose software update was seeded by Russian intelligence agents with malware to penetrate sensitive government and private networks.
4:42 p.m. April 16, 2021
Why Mexico Could Outshine Other Emerging Markets
America’s economic boom will be a tailwind for its southern neighbor, says BCA Research. Looser fiscal and monetary policies will also help. Plus, investment-newsletter commentary on semiconductors, inflation, U.S. GDP.
8:16 p.m. April 15, 2021
Bodycam footage shows 13-year-old unarmed when felled by Chicago police bulletA still frame taken from officer Eric Stillman's jumpy nighttime body camera footage shows that Adam Toledo wasn't holding anything and had his hands up when Stillman shot him once in the chest.
8:01 p.m. April 15, 2021
Biden expulsion of Russian diplomats and new sanctions regime aim to make Kremlin pay for election attacks and SolarWinds hackPresident Biden and other U.S. officials emphasize the response is proportional and targeted and not intended to kick off a ‘downward spiral’ in bilateral relations.
7:44 p.m. April 12, 2021
Police, protesters clash again after Daunte Wright killing; police say Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not gunThe police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, as the man struggled with police, the city’s police chief said Monday, as police clashed with protesters for the second night in a row.
9:50 a.m. April 12, 2021
Chauvin trial: Judge refuses to sequester jury after police fatally shot Daunte Wright in Brooklyn CenterThe judge in the George Floyd murder case refused a defense request to immediately sequester the jury Monday, the morning after the killing of a Black man during a traffic stop triggered unrest in a suburb just outside Minneapolis.
5:53 a.m. April 12, 2021
Detailed new Pentagon accounting of Capitol riot reflects pleas for assistance and order, Trump reluctance to act'Clear the Capitol,' said Mike Pence. 'We need help,' pleaded Chuck Schumer. Order would not be restored for hours.
12:29 p.m. April 9, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
Biden's $1.5 trillion budget outline calls for new health agency and 16% rise in non-defense, discretionary spendingThe Biden White House takes the wraps off its fiscal 2022 discretionary spending proposal, with the budget outline calling for a new health agency as well as a 16% increase in non-defense outlays.
11:10 a.m. April 9, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
All of President Biden’s key executive orders — in one chart New president also deploys memorandums, proclamations, other executive actionsAs people and markets around the world adjust to having Joe Biden as U.S. president, a key factor is what the veteran Democratic politician aims to accomplish without having to work with Congress.
5:10 a.m. April 9, 2021
Investors Shouldn't Sweat the Defense Budget
President Biden is set to offer his first defense budget. The number looks to be $715 billion---a lot, but a tiny increase compared with the 2020 figure.
4:40 a.m. April 9, 2021
Biden’s Military Budget Is Coming. What It Means for Defense Stocks.
Prince Philip dies at age 99, GM continues to shift production strategy, Powell weighs in on March jobs report, and other news to start your day.
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.
7:58 a.m. April 8, 2021
Why we need all hands on deck to invent the technologies needed to beat climate changeTo turn the global economy on a dime, we need progress to advance exponentially, a researcher at MIT says.
10:08 a.m. April 7, 2021
A Forgotten Chapter in U.S. History: When Women Had To Choose Between Mortgages and MotherhoodLess than 50 years ago, many mortgage lenders refused to consider a woman's income. Some asked women for letters promising they would return to work if they had a baby. Others requested statements from their doctors that they were on birth control—or worse.
1:10 p.m. April 5, 2021
Derek Chauvin trial: Police chief says kneeling on Floyd's neck violated policyThe Minneapolis police chief testified Monday that now-fired Officer Derek Chauvin violated departmental policy in pinning his knee on George Floyd’s neck and keeping him down after Floyd had stopped resisting and was in distress.
4:15 p.m. April 2, 2021
Republican attorneys general seek assistance from courts in thwarting Biden's agendaThe GOP state officials are claiming in court that the Democratic president, in his two-plus months in office, has overstepped his authority in the areas of immigration, the environment and taxes.
9:07 a.m. April 2, 2021
U.S. and Iran say they'll begin indirect talks on nuclear dealThe United States and Iran said Friday that they would start indirect talks with other major world powers next week to try to get both countries back into an accord limiting Iran's nuclear program, nearly three years after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the deal.
8:56 a.m. April 2, 2021
Police lieutenant: Derek Chauvin's knee on George Floyd's neck was 'totally unnecessary' Kneeling on the neck of someone who is handcuffed and in the prone position is “top-tier, deadly” force and should not be used, the head of the Minneapolis Police Department’s homicide division testified Friday at Derek Chauvin's murder trial.
5:25 a.m. April 2, 2021
The Jobs Report Was Strong. Don’t Overreact.
Tesla reports solid first-quarter deliveries, OPEC increases oil output on recovery hopes, and other news to start your day.
11:11 a.m. April 1, 2021
- By Myra P. Saefong
Oil settles over 3% higher as OPEC+ officially announces plan to gradually lift outputOil futures gain more than 3% on Thursday after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies officially announced an agreement to gradually lift output starting in May.
4:00 a.m. April 1, 2021
How to Protect America's Heartland from Global Corruption
America's industrial core needs protecting just as much as other critical national assets, writes Elaine Dezenski.
4:10 p.m. March 31, 2021
Pentagon releases new transgender policies, overturning Trump-era rules The Pentagon on Wednesday swept away Trump-era policies that largely banned transgender people from serving in the military, issuing new rules that offer them wider access to medical care and assistance with gender transition.
4:03 p.m. March 31, 2021
- By Rachel Koning Beals
Biden pledges to buy 24/7 carbon-free electricity pushed by Clean Air Task Force, Google and othersGoogle, Adobe and Hewlett Packard joined the Clean Air Task Force and the Environmental Defense Fund to urge the Biden administration to push the federal government to buy 100% clean electricity, available 24/7 and locally sourced. The president included the pledge in Wednesday's infrastructure announcement.
1:04 p.m. March 31, 2021
Microsoft agrees to nearly $22 billion deal to make AR headsets for U.S. ArmyMicrosoft Corp. has agreed to build custom augmented-reality headsets for the U.S. Army in a deal worth up to $21.9 billion, expanding the technology company’s role as a major government supplier.
6:59 a.m. March 31, 2021
- By Jillian Berman
Feds announce COVID-related assistance for disabled student-loan borrowers, falling short of relief urged by advocatesAdvocates have been calling on the Biden administration to automatically cancel the debt of borrowers who are entitled to relief under the disability-discharge program
4:36 a.m. March 31, 2021
The Big Winners in Biden’s Infrastructure Plan
Deliveroo is in free-fall, Amazon union vote could reverberate across tech, Democratic senators propose a fourth stimulus, and other news to start your day.
8:30 a.m. March 30, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
Biden rolls out additional responses to anti-Asian violencePresident Joe Biden is making additional moves to respond to this month's and other recent anti-Asian violence, the White House said Tuesday in a statement. The moves include expanding the mandate for a White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in order to combat anti-Asian bias and violence, as well as boosting funding for AAPI survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, with the Department of Health and Human Services allocating $49.5 million from the American Rescue Plan to a new grant program. In addition, the moves include establishing a new COVID-19 Equity Task Force committee and setting up a Department of Justice initiative to address anti-Asian violence.
2:16 p.m. March 29, 2021
Opening statements in Derek Chauvin trial begin with video evidenceThe video of George Floyd gasping for breath was essentially Exhibit A as the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee on the Black man’s neck went on trial Monday on charges of murder and manslaughter.
10:50 a.m. March 29, 2021
Here's Where Shoppers Want to Spend Their Stimulus Checks
The top destinations for Americans are tied to brands—and what they want to buy with that extra cash.
4:00 p.m. March 26, 2021
Beam Me Up, Scotty? Maybe Not Just Yet
Letters on the space race, switching from stocks to bonds, Splunk’s prospects, the mania for nonfungible tokens, and cloud metrics
12:55 p.m. March 26, 2021
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Watch: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket debris appears to create stunning light showThe mysterious streaks of light appeared in the Pacific Northwest sky on Thursday night.
9:39 a.m. March 25, 2021
How the U.S. can become the most competitive manufacturing economy in the world once againWe have the most innovative research, but lack the proper incentives to bring that technology to the market.
12:29 p.m. March 24, 2021
- By Lina Saigol
Leonardo postpones IPO of U.S. arm, sending shares in Italian defense group down 6%The company said "adverse" market conditions didn’t allow an adequate valuation of its U.S. electronics business DRS.
4:26 p.m. March 23, 2021
TuSumple IPO filing shows autonomous trucks are still a money-loserSelf-driving company TuSimple Inc. unveiled paperwork for its initial public offering Tuesday showing it has lost more than $300 million over the past three years in the race to be the first to launch fully autonomous long-haul trucks.
5:09 a.m. March 22, 2021
- By Jillian Berman
90% of borrowers who claim they were scammed by their schools were denied reliefThe results come from an analysis of government data by Harvard Law School’s Project on Predatory Student Lending.
12:39 p.m. March 21, 2021
In Afghanistan, Pentagon chief speaks of 'responsible end' to warU.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, on his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, said Sunday that the Biden administration wants to see “a responsible end” to America's longest war, but the level of violence must decrease for “fruitful" diplomacy to have a chance.
4:20 a.m. March 20, 2021
- By Jillian Berman
Biden administration to cancel $1 billion in student-loan debt held by scammed borrowersBorrowers who requested loan forgiveness but got only partial relief under former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will have their debts wiped away.