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6:32 a.m. Sept. 24, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden condemns some border agents' actions toward Haitians: 'Those people will pay'President Joe Biden on Friday condemned earlier this week against Haitian migrants, as he said he takes responsibility and promised consequences following an investigation. "It's outrageous. I promise you: Those people will pay," Biden told reporters. "It's beyond an embarrassment. It's dangerous. It's wrong. It sends the wrong message around the world. It sends the wrong message at home. It's simply not who we are."
6:19 a.m. July 12, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden on protests in Cuba: 'We stand with the Cuban people'President Joe Biden on Monday expressed support for food shortages and high prices amid the coronavirus crisis, in one of biggest anti-government demonstrations in memory. "We stand with the Cuban people and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering to which they have been subjected by Cuba's authoritarian regime," Biden said in a statement. "The United States calls on the Cuban regime to hear their people and serve their needs at this vital moment rather than enriching themselves."
4:47 a.m. May 27, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden's proposed budget to push spending to highest sustained levels since World War II: reportPresident Joe Biden plans to propose a $6 trillion budget on Friday that would take the U.S. to its highest sustained levels of federal spending since World War II, said a on Thursday. Documents obtained by the newspaper show that Biden's first budget request as president calls for total spending to rise to $8.2 trillion by 2031 as he aims to upgrade the nation's infrastructure and substantially expand the social safety net, the report added.
10:06 a.m. May 4, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden to set new COVID vaccines goal: 70% of U.S. adults getting at least one shot by July 4President Joe Biden on Tuesday will announce a new goal of getting 70% of U.S. adults vaccinated with at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose by July 4, according to multiple published reports citing unnamed administration officials. So far 56% of adults in the U.S. have received at least one shot, according to a . Biden previously has raised the prospect of " " by the Fourth of July holiday.
7:29 a.m. April 23, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden to visit U.K., Belgium in June for first overseas travelPresident Joe Biden plans to travel to the U.K. and Belgium in June for his first overseas trips since taking office, the White House said Friday. He plans to attend a G7 summit in Cornwall on June 11-13 and then take part in a NATO summit in Brussels on June 14.
11:14 a.m. March 31, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden to hold 'first full cabinet meeting' on Thursday: White HousePresident Joe Biden will "convene his first full cabinet meeting" on Thursday, and a key topic of discussion will be the , said Karine Jean-Pierre, principal deputy press secretary for the White House. Members of Biden's cabinet will be gathered in-person in the East Room, and they will follow social-distancing and other COVID-19 protocols, Jean-Pierre told reporters on Wednesday during a briefing.
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.
8:58 a.m. March 26, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
U.S. has offered to assist Egypt in reopening Suez Canal, White House saysThe U.S. has offered assistance to Egyptian authorities to help , White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday during a briefing. She said American officials have consulted with their Egyptian partners about how they can best support their efforts.
9:43 a.m. March 25, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden announces new vaccination goal as he faces questions on immigration at first news conference: live blog and video President Joe Biden is holding his first solo news conference on Thursday, where questions are expected to focus on immigration, his next big economic package and foreign-policy issues like China, among many other topics. Follow along with MarketWatch’s live blog.
8:44 a.m. March 18, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden, Harris switch focus of Friday's Georgia trip to meeting with Asian-AmericansPresident Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have switched the focus of their Friday trip to Georgia, after initially planning to take part in an event highlighting the American Rescue Plan, the White House said in a statement on Thursday. "Given the tragedy in Georgia on Tuesday night, President Biden and Vice President Harris will postpone the evening political event in Georgia for a future date," the statement said, referring to the at three Atlanta-area massage parlors in an attack that sent terror through the Asian-American community. "During their trip to Atlanta, they will instead meet with Asian-American leaders to discuss the ongoing attacks and threats against the community, meet with other local leaders, and also visit the Centers for Disease Control to receive an update from the team of health and medical experts helping lead the fight against the pandemic."
3:23 a.m. March 17, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden addresses surge of migrants at border: 'Don't come'President Joe Biden in an that aired Wednesday morning addressed the s on the Southwest border. "I can say quite clearly, 'Don't come over,'" Biden said. "Don't leave your town or city or community."
10:28 a.m. March 15, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden says local voices more important on vaccines than TrumpPresident Joe Biden on Monday said local experts' statements on COVID-19 vaccinations were more important than anything former President Donald Trump could say. On Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said he wished Trump would to persuade his supporters to get vaccinated. "I discussed it with my team, and they say the thing that has more impact than anything Trump can say to the MAGA folks is what the local doctor, what the local preachers, what the local people in the community say," Biden said. "So I urge all local docs and ministers and priests to talk about why it's important to get that vaccine."
9:45 a.m. March 10, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
White House says Biden plans to sign $1.9 trillion stimulus bill into law on FridayPresident Joe Biden plans to sign the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package into law on Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Wednesday during a briefing. The package, known as the American Rescue Plan, is after getting the Senate's OK last week.
7:44 a.m. March 3, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Nancy Pelosi, other top Democrats back Shalanda Young for Biden's budget chiefTop House Democrats on Wednesday said in a statement that they "take great pride in recommending Shalanda Young as Director of the Office of Management and Budget." The statement from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Majority Whip Jim Clyburn comes after President Joe Biden's first choice to head OMB, Neera Tanden, . Young is Biden's nominee for OMB deputy director.
10:13 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
White House says review underway after Canada designates Proud Boys as terrorist groupWhite House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday said the Biden administration's national security team is taking "a look at violence and this type of concerning group activity across the country," when she was asked about the Proud Boys as a terrorist entity. "I expect we will wait for that review to conclude before we make any determinations," Psaki told reporters.
5:02 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
All 30 Dow stocks are rising, led by Chevron and UnitedHealthShares of all 30 of the Dow Jones Industrial Average's components are rising in premarket trading Tuesday, with Dow futures pointing to a 260-point rally. Chevron Corp.'s stock paced the Dow's gainers, rising 2.1% ahead of the open, with the 2.5% jump in crude oil futures providing a boost. Among other top gainers, shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc. rose 2.1%, Walt Disney Co. climbed 1.7% and Boeing Co. tacked on 1.6%.
10:38 a.m. Jan. 20, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Joe Biden sworn in as 46th U.S. president: live updates and video Crowds at a minimum and security high at inaugural ceremony like no other Joe Biden is getting inaugurated as the U.S.’s 46th president on Wednesday in a ceremony like no other, and MarketWatch reporters are giving live updates on the action as it happens.
9:48 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
GE's stock surges again toward a 4-day win streak, after a record monthly rally in NovemberShares of General Electric Co. climbed 1.5% in afternoon trading, putting them on track to close above the $11 mark for the first time in nine months. The stock has now gained 8.8% amid a four-day win streak, which was helped along by from Oppenheimer analyst Christopher Glynn on Friday. The recent gains follow a record-setting November for the industrial conglomerate's stock, in which it soared 37.2% to mark the biggest monthly gain FactSet has on record, which goes back to January 1972. In recent weeks, analysts have touted GE as both given its exposure to the aerospace sector and a company that given its GE Healthcare businesses. GE stock's November gain compares with the SPDR Industrial Select Sector ETF's 16.0% rally last month and the S&P 500's 10.8% gain.
11:38 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Georgia's Senate runoff elections spark $315 million in media spending so farGeorgia's two U.S. Senate runoff elections have seen a combined total of $315 million in media spending, according to a Friday , an ad-tracking company that previously was known as Advertising Analytics. Some political analysts have predicted up to due to the two Jan. 5 elections, which will determine whether Republican lawmakers keep control of the Senate and provide a check on the Democratic-run House and incoming Biden administration.
12:46 p.m. Nov. 13, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump says 'time will tell' if he stays in power, jabs at CuomoPresident Donald Trump on Friday continued to refuse to concede the White House race to Joe Biden, nearly a week after news outlets called the contest. "Whatever happens in the future, who knows which administration it will be -- I guess time will tell, but I can tell you this administration will not go to a lockdown," Trump said in remarks at the White House's Rose Garden. The president also threatened to keep New York state from getting a COVID-19 vaccine when one is approved, as he attacked Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has criticized Trump's plan for rolling out a vaccine.
9:20 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Here are the Senate races to watch, as Democrats battle to take control from Republicans Democrats need a net gain of 4 seats to take control of the Senate — or just 3 seats if Joe Biden wins the presidential raceIf Democrats take control of the U.S. Senate, that could shake up key sectors such as tech, health care, finance and energy — especially if today’s election brings a “blue wave” that puts Joe Biden in the White House.
6:41 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Election Day: Voters head to polls and wait to see if races for president, Senate deliver clear outcomes Forecasters continue to expect Biden to defeat Trump in White House race, along with wins for Democratic Senate candidatesAmericans who haven’t voted early are heading to the polls on Tuesday, as investors wait to see if this Election Day will provide clear outcomes in the battles for control of the White House and the Senate.
10:01 a.m. Oct. 28, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump takes slight lead over Biden in Florida polls, with 6 days until Election Day Trump and Harris visit Arizona, while Biden in speech ties troubled Omaha rally to president’s handling of coronavirus crisisWith six days until Election Day, President Donald Trump has inched ahead of Joe Biden in Florida polling, according to a RealClearPolitics moving average of surveys focused on the crucial swing state.
10:36 a.m. Oct. 27, 2020 - By Robert Schroeder
Biden makes play for Georgia, Trump hits Midwest with week until Election Day Former vice president in state not won by a Democrat since 1992President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are crisscrossing the country on Tuesday, with just a week remaining until Election Day and polls tightening nationally and in key battleground states.
7:55 a.m. Oct. 26, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
All 30 Dow stocks are falling, led by American Express and BoeingShares of all 30 components of they Dow Jones Industrial Average are falling in midday trading Monday, with 29 of them losing more than 1%, as the recent surge in new COVID-19 cases and the lack of progress on stimulus talks shook investor confidence. The Dow tumbled 682 points, or 2.4%, Among the Dow's biggest percentage losers, shares of American Express Co. shed 4.1%, Boeing Co. gave up 3.8% and Salesforce.com Inc. slid 3.5%. The biggest price decliners were shares of Saleforce, down $8.71, and UnitedHealth Group Inc. , down $8.15; combined, those stocks shaved about 111 points off the Dow's price. The Dow's best performer, and the lone stock that was down more than 1%, was Apple Inc.'s , as it slipped 0.6%.
6:41 p.m. Oct. 22, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Trump, Biden square off in final presidential debate: live updates and video Candidates meet in Nashville with 12 days until election President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will square off Thursday night in their second and final debate of the 2020 race for the White House, and MarketWatch reporters are here to bring you the action with live updates.
4:54 p.m. Oct. 22, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Tonight’s presidential debate looks like the last-chance saloon for Trump, analysts say Betting markets and swing-state polls keep favoring Democratic challenger Joe BidenIt’s the last-chance saloon for President Donald Trump if he wants to turn around the polling trends in the White House race, according to some political analysts.
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