6:40 p.m. March 3, 2021
House approves massive voting and ethics bill over GOP oppositionHouse Democrats passed sweeping voting and ethics legislation Wednesday over unanimous Republican opposition, advancing to the Senate what would be the largest overhaul of the U.S. election law in at least a generation.
2:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 2021
Capitol Police were warned of potential violence before riot, chief saysCapitol Police knew armed extremists were primed for violence at the iconic building on Jan. 6 and even provided officers with assault rifles to protect lawmakers, the acting chief acknowledged Wednesday. But the wild invasion of the Capitol was far worse than police expected, leaving them unprepared to fight it off.
1:00 a.m. Feb. 24, 2021
Election watchdog files federal lawsuit against Iowa group aligned with Sen. Joni ErnstLawsuit seeks a civil penalty against Iowa Values, plus court and attorney fees, and asks that the group be forced to re-register.
10:34 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021
Security officials blame faulty intelligence for Jan. 6 failures at CapitolTestifying for the first time about the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, former security officials blamed faulty intelligence for the disastrous failure to anticipate the violent intentions of the mob that invaded the building and interrupted the certification of the presidential election.
4:25 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021
Free Stock Trading Always Came With a Catch
Robinhood, Citadel face scrutiny from lawmakers, Uber just lost a big court case, agriculture hit hard by winter storm, and other news to start your day.
10:02 a.m. Feb. 13, 2021
- By Joy Wiltermuth
Opportunity in America starts with fixing the internet, says social investing pioneerInvestors are looking to root out inequity in America, not just combat climate change, says John Streur, CEO of Calvert Research and Management, an early investor in sustainable and social finance.
2:20 p.m. Feb. 10, 2021
Pot Stocks Are Flying High Again. It's Not Just Reddit.
Canadian grower Tilray jumped 51% on Wednesday. Sundial Growers jumped 79%. Shares of Aurora Cannabis—a name that’s been popular with retail traders in the past—rose 21%.
3:23 a.m. Feb. 10, 2021
Twitter Earnings Show There Is Life After Trump
Senate votes to proceed with Trump’s impeachment trial, Biden meets with CEOs to discuss stimulus package, U.S. gets its first pot IPO, and other news to start your day.
1:59 p.m. Feb. 9, 2021
- By Joy Wiltermuth
Why remote work, schooling in rural America need Biden's infrastructure planPresident Biden wants to expand broadband to every American under his infrastructure plan. Here's how much it could cost to hook up far-flung communities, schools, hospitals and businesses with adequate, high-speed access.
3:10 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021
The GameStop Revolt Has Just Begun
Online renegades took the investing world by storm. Investors can ignore some of the silliness, but the market may never be the same.
1:47 p.m. Jan. 30, 2021
Rally at Ellipse that preceded Capitol siege reportedly funded by major Trump campaign donor, aided by Alex JonesAt least five former Trump campaign staffers and a campaign fundraising official worked on logistics for the rally that preceded the Capitol siege, according to an event permit and Federal Election Commission records.
12:53 p.m. Jan. 30, 2021
Pelosi decries ‘enemy within the House’ and Missouri Democrat moves office as Capitol security is tightenedRep. Cori Bush says she and her staff felt unsafe with office near that of Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene.
5:12 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021
Facebook’s Earnings Could Be a Reset for the Stock
Investors have plenty of questions for Facebook ahead of its fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday.
3:08 a.m. Jan. 27, 2021
Barron’s Daily: GameStop Stock Won’t Stop Climbing—and the Risks Are Rising
GameStop trading draws attention from state regulator, the global economy is improving, acting Capitol Hill police chief apologizes for security lapses, and other news to start your day.
3:11 a.m. Jan. 26, 2021
Barron’s Daily: GE and Other Industrial Stocks Are Jumping After Earnings. Why That’s Great News for the Economy.
Moderna tests booster shot for Covid variant, tensions rise in Europe on AstraZeneca vaccine woes, Xi warns U.S. as Biden pushes ahead with Buy American initiative, and other news to start your day.
1:39 a.m. Jan. 26, 2021
- By Home Media
Finding the best Medicare plan for youChoosing the best Medicare plan for your insurance needs is about more than just cost. Find out what to look for in top-rated Medicare plans.
3:07 a.m. Jan. 22, 2021
Barron’s Daily: The Stock Market Is Falling Because Covid Fears Are Back
Senate Democrats reject GOP power-sharing demands, Bitcoin prices plunges, American vaccine effort picks up pace, and other news to start your day.
3:04 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021
Barron’s Daily: Amazon, Honeywell, and Other Big Businesses Want to Help You Get Vaccinated. Here’s Why.
President Biden issues first round of executive orders and sends immigration proposal to Congress, Europe discusses stringent new travel bans, and other news to start your day.
3:13 a.m. Jan. 20, 2021
Barron’s Daily: Inauguration Day Is Here. What to Know.
Inauguration Day is here, Trump grants pardons to Bannon and other allies, Democrat-led Senate prepares for impeachment trial, and other news to start your day.
10:27 a.m. Jan. 18, 2021
Gensler Named New Watchdog of Wall Street
Gary Gensler is a former Goldman Sachs partner and Treasury Department official who led the Commodity Futures Trading Commission during President Obama’s administration.
4:01 a.m. Jan. 18, 2021
- By Levi Sumagaysay
We are learning more about diversity at tech companies, but it isn't good newsAs they face continued calls to diversify their workforces, tech companies are increasingly disclosing demographics and pay information, but for the most part those numbers have shown little progress amid high-profile controversies.
11:25 a.m. Jan. 17, 2021
Members of Trump's reelection campaign were behind rally that ignited Capitol riot, records showMembers of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president's grassroots supporters.
3:19 p.m. Jan. 15, 2021
Barron’s 2020 Quiz Winner Gets an Unusually High Score
The winner of Barron’s annual quiz posted a score of 15 out of a possible 18. That’s not easy.
5:02 a.m. Jan. 13, 2021
QAnon and 'Stop the Steal' rioters will be in a world of hurt as the law crashes down on themStorming the Capitol was a next-level event, revving up the country's national-security forces.
3:14 a.m. Jan. 13, 2021
Barron’s Daily: The Apple Car Chatter Is Back—and It’s Helping Everyone Except Apple
Pence won’t invoke 25th Amendment, Inauguration Day plans take shape, U.S. moves to pick up the slow pace of vaccinations, and other news to start your day.
6:42 a.m. Jan. 12, 2021
Trump Says Remarks Before Capitol Riot Were ‘Totally Appropriate’
Here’s what you need to know to navigate the markets today.
3:34 p.m. Jan. 10, 2021
Toomey becomes second Senate Republican to call for Trump's removal from officePennsylvanian Pat Toomey joins Alaska's Lisa Murkowski in openly calling for Trump's term to end immediately. His advice to the president: "Resign and go away as soon as possible."
10:27 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Joe Scarborough drops F-bomb on live TV and calls for Trump’s arrest after Capitol riots MSNBC hosts Scarborough and Joy Reid condemned Capitol Police response, contrasting it with tighter security surrounding Black Lives Matter protestsThe MSNBC host condemned the Capitol Police’s response, contrasting it with tighter security surrounding Black Lives Matter protests
1:59 p.m. Jan. 3, 2021
Republican effort to overturn election creates huge rift in partyThe extraordinary Republican effort to overturn the presidential election was condemned Sunday by an outpouring of current and former GOP officials warning the effort to sow doubt in Joe Biden's win and keep President Donald Trump in office is undermining Americans’ faith in democracy.
6:32 a.m. Jan. 3, 2021
Ranks of Republicans planning challenge to Biden's election grow — drawing intraparty rebuke from Romney, Sasse, Murkowski, ToomeySasse, Toomey, Romney and Murkowski go public with views that fellow Senate Republicans led by Cruz and Hawley risk subverting faith in elections and undermining a central precept of American democracy.
6:54 a.m. Jan. 2, 2021
- By Therese Poletti
Regulating Big Tech will be hard, and California is proving itAs technology companies have grown from dot-com upstarts to the most powerful entities in America, U.S. legislators have done virtually nothing to establish new laws that regulate the companies and their products, even as negative effects ripple throughout society daily.
6:51 a.m. Jan. 2, 2021
- By Jon Swartz
Big Tech has an antitrust target on its back, and it is only going to get bigger"The threat of antitrust enforcement is almost as effective as enforcement," says Matthew Cowan, a general partner at venture-capital firm Next47.
7:36 a.m. Jan. 1, 2021
Chaotic, historic 116th Congress winding down with rare GOP rebukes of TrumpA Congress that began with a lengthy government shutdown and was punctuated by a presidential impeachment gives way to one that kicks off with a last-ditch GOP attempt to nullify, or at least undermine, President-elect Joe Biden's election.
2:47 p.m. Dec. 24, 2020
Appeals court affirms ruling dismissing Trump challenge in WisconsinA federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a decision dismissing a lawsuit seeking to declare President Donald Trump won swing state Wisconsin.
10:39 a.m. Dec. 24, 2020
Chris Christie once called Trump pardon recipient Charles Kushner's actions 'loathsome' and 'disgusting'Kushner pleaded guilty to 18 counts including tax evasion and witness tampering after hatching a revenge and intimidation scheme in 2003 upon the discovery that his brother-in-law was cooperating with federal authorities.
8:21 a.m. Dec. 24, 2020
What to know about the 29 pardons and commutations handed out Wednesday by Donald TrumpBeyond the bolder-face names Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner.
5:07 a.m. Dec. 24, 2020
- By Peter Morici
Here's exactly where Biden will find common ground with moderate RepublicansWhile we have been fighting among ourselves about the face of the future, China and others have been embracing it.
8:24 a.m. Dec. 22, 2020
As Biden gets set to take office, can Americans forgive one another?After unprecedented attacks on political norms and the basic pillars of democracy, one might think that America's political turmoil could not get much worse. But it can, particularly if attacks on the rule of law and the mobilization of partisan antipathy continue to escalate.
3:14 p.m. Dec. 18, 2020
All the Good News Is Baked Into Stocks. How to Stay Safe.
Surveys show rampant bullishness, born of the belief that vaccines will stifle Covid-19 and boost the markets.
2:01 p.m. Dec. 15, 2020
Massive SolarWinds hack may have exposed America's biggest secretsSome of America’s most deeply held secrets may have been stolen in a disciplined, monthslong operation being blamed on elite Russian government hackers. The possibilities of what might have been purloined are mind-boggling.