1:42 a.m. Today1:42 a.m. Dec. 6, 2021
Bitcoin Is Still Falling. The Dip-Buyers Are Staying Away.
Bitcoin stages modest comeback after volatile weekend tumble, CDC says Omicron-specific vaccines could be fast-tracked, Congress is pushing to pass legislation in December, and other news to start your day.
6:02 a.m. Dec. 3, 2021
This U.K. Recruiter’s Stock Is Up 60% in Hot Jobs Market
A shortage of white-collar workers in some of U.K. recruiter Robert Walters’ 31 markets means companies have hiked salaries to woo the best talent.
7:49 a.m. Nov. 30, 2021
Josephine Baker to be the first Black woman inducted into France's PantheonFrance is inducting U.S.-born entertainer, anti-Nazi spy and civil rights activist Josephine Baker into the Pantheon, the first Black woman to receive the nation’s highest honor.
8:39 a.m. Nov. 29, 2021
- By Robert Schroeder
Congress returns to face shutdown deadline, hurdles for Biden’s Build Back Better planLawmakers return to Washington this week from a holiday break, and with them will come fierce debate over President Joe Biden’s sprawling social-spending and climate bill passed by the House earlier this month, as well as a Friday deadline to keep the government running.
5:10 a.m. Nov. 23, 2021
'I know you don't like me, but that's OK': Republican leader McCarthy holds forth for 8½ hours on House floor amid Democratic ridiculeKevin McCarthy spewed forth a tirade that reached far beyond President Joe Biden's Build Back Better bill — whose passage he sought to delay if not foreclose — morphing into a barrage of complaints over what's wrong, in his view, with the country and the Democrats who control Washington.
8:10 a.m. Nov. 22, 2021
- By Peter Morici
Powell and Biden are rolling the dice on inflation and growthWasting capital seems to be a preoccupation in Washington these days.
12:32 p.m. Nov. 21, 2021
U.S. Rhodes scholars for 2022 include record number of womenOf the 32 students chosen to study at the University of Oxford in England, 22 are women, the office of the American secretary of the trust said in a statement.
2:09 a.m. Nov. 20, 2021
- By Robert Schroeder
House approves Biden's $2 trillion social-spending bill --- but big changes loom in SenateThe House on Friday approves a roughly $2 trillion social-spending and climate bill backed by President Joe Biden, sending the measure to the Senate, where it's expected to face changes.
9:11 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021
House Democrats Pass Biden's Spending Plan
The bill now heads to the Senate, where it could still face resistance from moderate holdout Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema.
2:27 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021
House Democrats Say Vote on Spending Plan Set for Today
A marathon speech by the chamber's top Republican led Speaker Nancy Pelosi to rethink her strategy, delaying the vote from Thursday night.
1:50 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021
- By Robert Schroeder
House plans Friday vote on $2 trillion spending plan after record-breaking McCarthy speech prompts delayHouse Democrats on Friday morning were planning to vote on a roughly $2 trillion social-spending and climate bill after a late-night speech by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy prompted a delay.
1:34 a.m. Nov. 19, 2021
Big Tech’s Surge, Alibaba’s Plunge, and Biden’s Social Spending Bill: Barron’s Daily
House Democrats delay vote on $1.85 trillion spending bill, Ford Motor and GM are getting into the chip business, retailers move to make the best use of their stores, and other news to start your day.
3:19 p.m. Nov. 18, 2021
The Social Spending Plan: What's In, What's Out, and What's a Maybe
The $1.75 trillion spending program prioritizes climate change, care for children and the elderly, and tax breaks for certain homeowners.
3:07 p.m. Nov. 18, 2021
Biden praises Canada, Mexico as leaders discuss strains at 3-way summitReviving three-way North American summitry after a five-year break, President Joe Biden on Thursday joined with the leaders of Canada and Mexico to declare their nations can work together and prove “democracies can deliver” even as they sort out differences on key issues.
1:25 p.m. Nov. 17, 2021
Rep. Paul Gosar censured and removed from House committees over violent videoSix-term Arizona Republican becomes 24th member of House of Representatives censured by the body.
7:09 a.m. Nov. 17, 2021
House vote on tap Wednesday to censure Paul Gosar over violent videoResolution would remove the Arizona Republican from the two committees on which he sits.
12:14 p.m. Nov. 16, 2021
House reportedly set to vote Wednesday on Gosar censureThe Arizona Republican's animated video, which depicted him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword, was 'beyond the pale,' according to Ocasio-Cortez's fellow House Democrats.
9:53 a.m. Nov. 15, 2021
DeSantis proposes $25 million renovation of Miami's Freedom TowerFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis is proposing a $25 million investment to repair Miami’s Freedom Tower, a historic building also known as the “Ellis Island of the South,” where Cuban refugees received government help after leaving the communist island.
5:53 a.m. Nov. 15, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
Democrats plan revamp for green cards in possible win for tech sector, as Republicans objectA provision in the House's version of the Build Back Better Act would boost the tech industry's efforts to hire foreign-born workers, as it would make more green cards available. But it's drawing flak from some Republicans, who argue the Democratic-run House's legislation would harm American workers.
4:27 a.m. Nov. 15, 2021
Beto O'Rourke running for Texas governor in 2022Democrat Beto O’Rourke is running for governor of Texas, pursuing a blue breakthrough in America’s biggest red state after his star-making U.S. Senate campaign in 2018 put him closer than anyone in decades.
4:50 a.m. Nov. 11, 2021
- By Meera Jagannathan
Latinos with darker skin say they face discrimination and trouble getting ahead — another impact of colorismResearch has drawn links between skin tone and outcomes like wages, employment outcomes and school suspensions.
5:16 p.m. Nov. 10, 2021
House Democrats call for censure of GOP Rep. Paul Gosar over violent videoTen House Democrats, led by the co-chairs of the Democratic Women's Caucus, said Wednesday that they will introduce a House resolution condemning Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., for tweeting a video that included altered animation showing him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., with a sword.
3:57 a.m. Nov. 10, 2021
Commentary: Bad Policies Are Making the Supply-Chain Crisis Worse. Here's How.
Current policies are cautionary tale about political promises to fix the supply-chain mess with protectionism, writes Cato's Scott Lincicome.
3:44 a.m. Nov. 10, 2021
Senate Could Pare Down Biden's Social Spending Bill. What's on the Chopping Block.
House Democrats inserted some provisions that not all Senate Democrats support, such as higher deductions for state and local taxes, paid family leave and immigration.
1:36 a.m. Nov. 10, 2021
Rivian IPO, General Electric, and Thanksgiving Dinner Prices: Barron’s Daily
Thanksgiving staples are already running low, paid leave and immigration at risk in spending bill, General Electric is splitting into 3 companies by 2024, and other news to start your day.
6:39 a.m. Nov. 9, 2021
- By Ciara Linnane
PwC's chairman wants to tackle systemic racism — and push corporate America not to 'pass the buck'Some 2,300 chief executives have signed on to the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion business commitment launched by PwC U.S. chair and senior partner Tim Ryan.
3:46 a.m. Nov. 9, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
Here's what’s in and out of Democrats’ big social-spending plan — for nowAs the Democratic party tries to reach agreement, here are key proposed categories for the spending, along with the types of tax hikes planned.
7:14 a.m. Nov. 8, 2021
Migrants in Belarus attempt to force their way across border, into PolandPoland has increased security at its border with Belarus, on the European Union’s eastern border, after a large group of migrants in Belarus appeared to be congregating by the frontier, seeking to try to force their way into Poland, officials said Monday.
6:20 a.m. Nov. 7, 2021
- By Elisabeth Buchwald
'I have never seen this before in my life': This small business owner raised starting pay, but it's not enough in today's labor market'People come to my company to apply for the job and they say 'I want to make $15 an hour,' says the co-owner of a Michigan doughnut shop.
3:29 a.m. Nov. 5, 2021
House Schedules Vote for Biden's Economic Agenda
The vote comes after last-minute negotiations with holdout legislators on issues such as immigration and the SALT deduction.
1:32 a.m. Nov. 5, 2021
Peloton, Uber, and Airbnb Earnings All Tell Investors the Same Thing
What to watch in October’s jobs report, White House sets Jan. 4 vaccination deadline for workers, Biden’s $1.85 trillion bill seen as unlikely to add to deficit, and other news to start your day.
6:00 p.m. Nov. 4, 2021
House Democrats aim to vote on infrastructure, social-spending bills Friday
Democrats in the House appear on the verge of advancing President Joe Biden’s $1.85 trillion-and-growing domestic policy package alongside a companion $1 trillion infrastructure bill in what would be a dramatic political accomplishment — if they can push it to passage.
6:35 a.m. Nov. 4, 2021
House Releases Draft of Social Spending Bill. Paid Leave and SALT Are Back In.
The provisions had been removed in an earlier framework of the Democrats' $1.75 trillion spending bill.
12:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 2021
House Democrats add SALT relief, paid leave, immigration changes to social-spending billHouse Democrats added paid family and medical leave, immigration law changes and a state-and-local tax break to their $1.75 trillion social services and environmental bill Wednesday, reviving some key elements of President Joe Biden’s agenda as they rush to finish the package after dismal overnight election results.
1:30 a.m. Nov. 3, 2021
Powell Will Have a Tough Time Reeling in the Market’s Rate-Hike Expectations
Vaccines for children 5 to 11 roll out after CDC nod, Democrats reach drug pricing deal in $1.85 trillion bill, oil falls on surprise U.S. supply and pressure on OPEC+, and other news to start your day.
5:59 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021
Democrats Push Ahead With Social Spending Bill. Manchin Is Still Resisting.
Democratic leadership indicates lawmakers are ready to vote on President Joe Biden's $1.75 trillion social spending plan, but some moderates are still resisting.
1:38 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021
Tesla Stock Reverses as Musk Says Hertz Deal Not Signed Yet
Electric-truck maker Rivian prepares for IPO next week, soaring oil and gas prices boost BP profit, rule requiring private employers to mandate vaccines expected soon, and other news to start your day.
10:09 a.m. Oct. 29, 2021
Letitia James announces run for New York governorNew York Attorney General Letitia James formally announced Friday that she is running for governor, a widely anticipated move from the woman who oversaw an investigation into allegations that former Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed numerous women.
9:02 a.m. Oct. 29, 2021
Payout to Arizona restaurateur brings Maricopa County taxpayers' legal tab for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's tactics to $100 millionArpaio, now 89 and running for mayor in is now running for mayor in Fountain Hills, Ariz., says he has no regrets about his time in county office.
4:30 a.m. Oct. 29, 2021
- By Robert Schroeder
Here's Biden's Build Back Better framework — in two chartsWhat President Biden's 'Build Back Better' framework would spend money on --- and how it'd be paid for, in two charts.