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12:28 p.m. June 25, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Watchdog says Washington’s growing swampier, even as coronavirus lockdowns let Congress climb off ‘hamster wheel of fundraising’ Meredith McGehee of Issue One talks about transparency in the government’s aid spending, racial inequalities, how democracy is ‘damn hard work’ and moreAs the coronavirus crisis and nationwide protests shake up Washington, Issue One’s Meredith McGehee speaks with MarketWatch about the November elections, the government’s massive aid spending, racial inequalities and more.
5:18 a.m. June 24, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Why gold may continue to rally — as long as U.S. stocks doWhat’s driving gold is the fall in inflation-adjusted bond yields — and that should continue as long as the stock market rally holds up, says one researcher.
5:36 a.m. June 23, 2020 - Associated Press
Fired Manhattan U.S. attorney refused to sign letter critical of New York mayor Berman reportedly seen as not a team player by Trump alliesA day before Geoffrey S. Berman was axed from his job as head of the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan, he refused to sign onto a letter crafted by senior officials in Washington lambasting New York’s mayor for putting COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings.
5:37 a.m. June 21, 2020 - Associated Press
Top Manhattan prosecutor leaves job after standoff with Attorney General William Barr Barr tells U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman he’s been fired by Trump, after Berman rebuts Barr claim he was ‘stepping down’; Trump says it’s Barr’s call, and he’s not involved — even as legal experts say, ultimately, only the president could take this stepAn extraordinary standoff between the Justice Department and Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman ended Saturday when the prosecutor agreed to leave his job with an assurance that his investigations into allies of President Donald Trump would not be disturbed.
3:10 p.m. June 20, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump fires U.S. attorney in New York who investigated his associates White House push sets up political and constitutional clash between the DOJ and Manhattan prosecutors office investigating Trump associates President Trump on Saturday personally fired the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey Berman, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney General William Barr, though Trump later tried to distance himself from the decision.
8:42 a.m. June 20, 2020 - Associated Press
DOJ tries to oust US attorney investigating Trump allies Berman says he has ‘no intention of resigning’; White House wants SEC chief Jay Clayton to take over roleThe Justice Department moved abruptly Friday night to oust Geoffrey S. Berman, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan overseeing key prosecutions of President Donald Trump’s allies and an investigation of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani but Berman said he was refusing to leave his post and his ongoing investigations would continue.
5:59 a.m. June 20, 2020 - By Associated Press
Trump outraised by Biden in May, but holds cash-on-hand edge Trump and the Republican National Committee raised $74 million while Biden and Democrats amassed nearly $81 million last month for his White House bidPresident Donald Trump raised less money for his 2020 election campaign than Joe Biden in May, but he maintains a sizable advantage in cash on hand over the presumptive Democratic nominee.
4:14 a.m. June 20, 2020 - By Jillian Berman
One day after Juneteenth, Trump will hold a rally in Tulsa, where a massacre destroyed ‘Black Wall Street’ nearly 100 years ago President Donald Trump is visiting the city where a white mob destroyed a prosperous black neighborhood in 1921President Donald Trump is visiting the city where a white mob destroyed a prosperous black neighborhood in 1921.
2:54 p.m. June 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump identifies the biggest threat to his re-election: mail-in votes Republicans have mounted a multimillion-dollar legal campaign to fight the expansion of voting by mail, even with the U.S. still in the throes of the initial wave of a pandemic and a second wave long forecast for the autumnTrump campaign and Republicans have mounted a multimillion-dollar legal campaign to fight efforts to expand voting by mail.
6:33 a.m. June 17, 2020 - Associated Press
Senate Republicans propose policing changes in ‘Justice Act’ The bill is not as sweeping as the Democratic proposal, but it shows the importance of the national debate around policing in an election yearSenate Republicans unveiled proposed changes to police procedures and accountability Wednesday including an enhanced use-of-force database, restrictions on chokeholds and new commissions to study law enforcement and race, according to a draft obtained by The Associated Press.
7:17 a.m. June 11, 2020 - Barrons.com
California Orders Uber and Lyft to Treat Drivers as Employees Uber and Lyft have resisted implementing the law, which would almost certainly raise their labor costs.
7:11 a.m. June 2, 2020 - By Robert Schroeder
Biden calls George Floyd’s death a ‘wake-up call’ as he rips Trump over vow to deploy troops Presumptive Democratic nominee urges immediate police reformsJoe Biden on Tuesday called the death of George Floyd in police custody a “wake-up call” for the country, as he blasted President Donald Trump over a vow to deploy the military to quell violent protests in U.S. cities.
4:20 a.m. May 29, 2020 - Barrons.com
Barron’s Daily: What’s Behind the Stock Market’s May Rally and 5 More Things to Know Twitter hides a Trump tweet, new U.S. policies on China, more changes could be coming to the small business loan program, and other news to start your day.
2:29 p.m. May 28, 2020 - Barrons.com
Trump Declares War on Social-Media Companies President Donald Trump intended to strip legal protections provided to social-media companies like Twitter and Facebook under current federal law.
10:51 a.m. May 21, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally passes 5 million; U.S. scientist says don’t rely on a vaccine, job losses continue Macy’s issues a sales warning for the first quarter, but Best Buy profit and sale fall less than expected and BJ’s beats estimatesThe global case tally for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 passed 5 million on Thursday after the biggest one-day increase since the start of the outbreak, as a top U.S. scientist cautioned that people should not rely on a vaccine and the labor market continued to show massive job losses.
4:18 a.m. May 21, 2020 - Associated Press
Senate Republicans in no rush to take up further coronavirus aid as chamber heads toward recess Thursday One GOP senator, Cory Gardner, facing a difficult re-election battle in November, vowed to try to prevent the Senate from recessing Thursday unless it votes on more aid to states and citiesOne Republican, Cory Gardner, facing a difficult re-election battle in November, vowed to try to prevent the Senate from recessing Thursday unless it votes on more aid to states and cities
9:44 a.m. May 5, 2020 - By Jonathan Nicholson
Treasury to announce steps Wednesday to borrow trillions for coronavirus relief, highlighting the country’s precarious fiscal position The cost of not tackling debt during good economic times must now be paidThe Treasury Department on Wednesday will lay out initial plans on how it will borrow trillions of dollars to pay for coronavirus relief as the country’s precarious fiscal position
7:28 a.m. May 5, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Big investors, Walmart heiress help fund anti-Trump super PAC airing ‘Mourning in America’ ad ‘Lincoln Project is a disgrace to Honest Abe,’ Trump saysThe top donors to the super PAC called the Lincoln Project are Silicon Valley investor Ron Conway, hedge fund founder Andrew Redleaf and philanthropist Christy Walton, one of the inheritors of the Walmart fortune.
5:12 p.m. April 7, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: 1.39 million cases globally, 79,091 dead; Wuhan, China, reports zero deaths for first time since January ExxonMobil cuts 2020 capex budget by 30% to combat oversupply and weak demand, while USA parent Gannett adopts poison pillThe Chinese city of Wuhan reported zero deaths Tuesday from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 for the first time since January, raising hopes that China’s extraordinary containment measures are having an effect and could be reproduced elsewhere.
8:07 a.m. April 7, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Zoom Video lurches from boom to backlash amid privacy issues, ‘Zoom bombing’ attacks CEO addresses privacy criticisms as stock heads for fourth straight day of declinesFor weeks, Zoom Video Communications Inc. basked in the glow of surging shares, enthusiastic research reports, and insatiable demand among consumers and enterprises.
12:13 p.m. March 31, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden set to post his biggest monthly fundraising haul, but coronavirus is now making it harder to add to his war chest Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, a fundraising powerhouse, previously has been quick to disclose his monthly total Analysts are set to focus on how much money came in for Joe Biden during the month’s second half as social-distancing measures took hold nationwide and spurred a shift to fundraising online and by phone, rather than through in-person events.
11:20 a.m. March 17, 2020 - Barrons.com
How to Do Stimulus Right: Fix Health, Then Wait. A critical lesson of the 2009 stimulus is that economists didn’t know what was needed at the time.
7:10 p.m. March 16, 2020 - Associated Press
Ohio orders polls closed just hours ahead of primary, due to coronavirus Three other state primaries set to go on as scheduled TuesdayOhio called off its presidential primary just hours before polls were set to open there and in three other states, an 11th-hour decision the governor said was necessary to prevent further fueling the coronavirus pandemic that has paralyzed the nation.
8:09 a.m. March 3, 2020 - Barrons.com
The Stock Market Hasn’t Bottomed Yet, Rally and Fed Rate Cut Aside, Analysts Say After a coronavirus-induced selloff last week, U.S. stocks rallied Monday and got a surprise interest-rate cut Tuesday. But investors shouldn’t assume the pain is over given investor sentiment and other factors.
8:04 a.m. Feb. 26, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Facebook’s evolving status: From apologetic to candidMark Zuckerberg’s change in status from apologetic to candid has been slowly morphing before our eyes and ears for some time.
6:47 a.m. Feb. 24, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
‘Guilty as charged.’ Chuck Schumer spent $8,600 on Junior’s cheesecakes He gives them as gifts and uses them for bets, he saidHe gives them as gifts and uses them for bets, he said
1:24 p.m. Feb. 20, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Bloomberg has spent $464 million of his own money on his presidential campaign, filing shows Disclosure reveals he shelled out $221 million in January alonePresidential campaigns are revealing their fundraising and spending activities as of Jan. 31 because they face a Thursday deadline for reporting figures to the Federal Election Commission.
12:40 p.m. Feb. 19, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Elizabeth Warren becomes the latest 2020 Democrat to get a super PAC’s help Warren criticized super PACs at debate earlier this month Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts becomes the latest Democratic presidential hopeful to get the support of a super PAC, after previously criticizing this type of big-money organization.
5:12 a.m. Feb. 15, 2020 - By Katie Marriner
Not one S&P 500 CEO is donating to Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren Democratic presidential hopefuls Klobuchar, Buttigieg and Biden each get money from at least five S&P chief executivesWhile the moderate 2020 Democrats finished behind Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, presidential hopefuls Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden are winning over S&P 500 CEOs, as the execs vote for them with their wallets.
12:55 p.m. Feb. 14, 2020 - Barrons.com
Big Tech’s Regulatory Problems Go Deeper Than You Think Regulators and presidential candidates are calling out big tech companies, but self-imposed checks could be even more painful for the industry.
5:14 a.m. Feb. 13, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
As Andrew Yang drops out, here’s what other 2020 Democrats say about universal basic income Yang’s signature proposal was to give all Americans $1,000 a monthYang’s signature proposal was to give all Americans $1,000 a month.
6:27 a.m. Feb. 12, 2020 - By Paul Brandus
White House race shows that money matters more than ever — but it’s not the only thingIt’s Michael Bloomberg’s vast fortune that has parachuted him into the thick of the presidential race. But it’s not the only thing that matters, says Paul Brandus.
7:41 a.m. Feb. 11, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Former CNBC anchor Caruso-Cabrera becomes latest candidate to challenge AOC Two other Democrats and eight Republicans have filed to run for New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s seat in the House of RepresentativesMichelle Caruso-Cabrera, the longtime CNBC journalist, plans to challenge influential Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a Democratic primary for New York’s 14th congressional district, according to a Monday filing with the FEC.
6:10 a.m. Feb. 11, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
CNBC's Caruso-Cabrera to challenge N.Y. Rep. Ocasio-CortezMichelle Caruso-Cabrera, the veteran CNBC host and contributor, plans to challenge influential Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a Democratic primary for New York's 14th congressional district, according to a Monday . Caruso-Cabrera explained her bid as follows, according to a CNBC report: "As the daughter and granddaughter of working-class Italian and Cuban immigrants and having worked my way to a terrific career, I want everyone to have the chances that I had at the American dream."
6:43 a.m. Feb. 6, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
These are the basics of campaign finance in 2020 — in two handy charts The role of ‘independent’ groups in campaigns is key, expert saysAs President Donald Trump and the 2020 Democrats battle for the White House, their war chests will help determine who comes out on top. Their efforts to get money for campaigning are subject to some restrictions and involve some jargon.
6:40 a.m. Feb. 6, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Bernie Sanders posts big January fundraising haul, raking in $25 million Presidential campaigns start to reveal their fundraising totals for the monthThat total appears to be more than any of his Democratic rivals managed to raise in any quarter last year.
2:30 p.m. Feb. 4, 2020 - Associated Press
Nevada Democrats dropping caucus app after Iowa fiasco Nevada officials say technology from Shadow Inc. won’t be used, while other states say primary process will be smoothReacting to tech troubles in Iowa, Nevada Democrats scrapped plans to use similar technology at their caucuses in less than three weeks, as early voting states sought to re-assure the public that they could pull off smooth elections.
12:02 p.m. Feb. 4, 2020 - Barrons.com
Intelsat Stock Has Been Diving in a 5G Saga. One of Its Bonds Could Be a Winner. Satellite operator Intelsat SA has seen its shares slide on concerns that it will see lower proceeds than initially expected from a spectrum auction.
7:45 a.m. Jan. 30, 2020 - By Tonya Garcia
Amazon earnings preview: Antitrust chatter will pick up ahead of presidential election MKM analysts think Amazon got a boost during the holiday season from faster shippingAmazon is scheduled to announce fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday.
1:26 p.m. Jan. 29, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
‘No Chinese allowed’: Racism and fear are now spreading along with the coronavirus and why tax collectors are also cheering Apple’s record earnings Wednesday’s Personal Finance Stories Wednesday’s Personal Finance StoriesWednesday’s Personal Finance Stories.
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