7:03 p.m. Today7:03 p.m. June 16, 2021
Manchin pitches changes to For the People Act elections and voting bill and is reportedly now more open to reform of filibuster rule Sen. Joe Manchin is proposing an extensive list of changes to his party's sweeping elections and voting bill, raising hopes among Democrats that they could unite behind the legislation even if the measure is nearly certain to be blocked by Republicans in a Senate showdown.
5:58 p.m. Today5:58 p.m. June 16, 2021
Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge in critical but stable condition after strokeThe former Republican governor of Pennsylvania became in January 2003 the U.S.'s first secretary of homeland security.
5:10 p.m. Today5:10 p.m. June 16, 2021
Key takeaways from Biden's meeting in Geneva with Russia's PutinPresident Joe Biden's first overseas trip put his diplomatic and negotiating philosophy, and capabilities, on display, culminating in Wednesday's tête-à-tête with the often antagonistic Russian president.
4:15 p.m. Today4:15 p.m. June 16, 2021
Amid reports that Trump is struggling to find a publisher for his presidential memoir, Kushner inks book dealBroadside Books, a conservative imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced that Kushner's book will come out in early 2022.
2:36 p.m. Today2:36 p.m. June 16, 2021
Justice Department drops Barr-era suit against John Bolton over 2020 book critical of TrumpThe Trump administration sued last year to block the release of Bolton's book, "The Room Where It Happened," and to recover copies of the book that had already been distributed.
1:49 p.m. Today1:49 p.m. June 16, 2021
- By Nicole Lyn Pesce
CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins calls President Biden’s apology ‘completely unnecessary’ after heated Geneva exchangeBiden later said he was "a wise guy" when responding to Collins’ question about Putin’s behavior.
1:42 p.m. Today1:42 p.m. June 16, 2021
Justice Department sues to stop Aon's $35 billion purchase of Willis Towers WatsonThe Justice Department alleges the tie-up would lead to higher prices and reduced innovation for U.S. businesses, employers and unions that rely on their services.
12:50 p.m. Today12:50 p.m. June 16, 2021
- By Chris Matthews
SEC delays approval of bitcoin ETF yet againThe Securities and Exchange Commission delayed its potential approval of the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund, the regulator announced Thursday.
12:31 p.m. Today12:31 p.m. June 16, 2021
Biden administration extends Title IX protections to transgender studentsThe U.S. Education Department on Wednesday expanded its interpretation of federal sex protections to include transgender and gay students, a move that reverses Trump-era policy and stands against proposals in many states to bar transgender girls from school sports.
11:19 a.m. Today11:19 a.m. June 16, 2021
- By Jeffrey D. Sachs
The G-7 is as relevant as the League of NationsFrom COVID to climate change to sustainable development, the G-7 makes bold promises, but does nothing concrete to solve the world's problems
10:49 a.m. Today10:49 a.m. June 16, 2021
- By Michael E. Mann
We can’t solve the climate crisis without getting out of our cars and onto buses and trainsImproving public transportation helps the U.S. economy and the planet.
10:24 a.m. Today10:24 a.m. June 16, 2021
- By Robert Schroeder
Biden says he told Putin infrastructure should be 'off limits' to cyberattacks President Joe Biden on Wednesday said he told Russian President Vladimir Putin that critical infrastructure should be off-limits to cyberattacks, as the two leaders agreed to begin talks on cybersecurity issues.
10:15 a.m. Today10:15 a.m. June 16, 2021
At least 1,900 U.S. military guns were lost or stolen in the past decade --- now some have resurfaced in violent crimesAn Associated Press investigation found at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen during the 2010s, with some resurfacing in violent crimes.
8:48 a.m. Today8:48 a.m. June 16, 2021
- By Andrea Riquier
Less state debt, but a 'lost decade' for U.S. infrastructure spending, S&P findsStates are being increasingly cautious about committing to capital spending, and are issuing less debt to fund such projects, but that might be coming at the expense of adequate spending on infrastructure.
8:33 a.m. Today8:33 a.m. June 16, 2021
- By Zachary Karabell
What we all need to learn about U.S. history: America isn't a perfect union, neither is it the worst nation everAmerica's flawed search for itself begins with confronting its complex past and continues by embracing a more equitable, balanced, and humble culture.
7:29 a.m. Today7:29 a.m. June 16, 2021
- By Jillian Berman
Biden administration cancels $500 million of student debt of scammed studentsThe 18,000 students attended ITT Technical Institute, a for-profit college that collapsed in 2016.
7:21 a.m. Today7:21 a.m. June 16, 2021
- By Andrew Keshner
If you didn’t file a tax return, this is a critical tool for getting your child-tax-credit cash The tax-collection agency on Monday announced a new tool to get checks to the people who need the money most.
6:26 a.m. Today6:26 a.m. June 16, 2021
- By Roger Lowenstein
If the SEC OKs bitcoin ETFs, it would be encouraging the most obvious speculative bubble in modern timesCrypto is pure speculation, not an investment, and it doesn't belong in your IRA or 401(k).
5:26 a.m. Today5:26 a.m. June 16, 2021
- By Steve Goldstein
Economists and traders are divided on this one key element of the impending Fed decisionWhere the Federal Reserve could surprise, and where it definitely won't.
5:06 a.m. Today5:06 a.m. June 16, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
Bipartisan group's infrastructure plan probably won't become reality — big Democratic package looks more likely, analysts sayWhile a bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators is working to make an infrastructure deal with President Joe Biden's administration, analysts say investors shouldn't expect an agreement.
4:28 a.m. Today4:28 a.m. June 16, 2021
- By Rachel Koning Beals
CEOs want SEC climate reporting separate from earnings but concede new rules are likelyCEOs at the powerful Business Roundtable, investor groups and mostly Democratic lawmakers told the Securities and Exchange Commission they'd support mandatory rules forcing publicly traded companies disclose detailed greenhouse gas emissions and other figures that reveal the climate-change impacts and risks to investors.
4:10 a.m. Today4:10 a.m. June 16, 2021
- By Chris Matthews
House hearing reveals bipartisan support for a government-backed digital dollarMembers of a House Financial Services Committee task force largely expressed support for current experiments to create a digital form of the U.S. dollar, citing the need to keep pace with China and to enable a larger swath of the U.S. population to access the digital economy, during a hearing Tuesday morning.
3:42 a.m. Today3:42 a.m. June 16, 2021
Why Today’s Fed Meeting Is So Important
DraftKings stock falls on short seller’s report, companies differ on bringing employees back to the office, U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 600,000, and other news to start your day.
8:02 p.m. June 15, 2021
‘Indeed, the last four years have not been easy,’ says European Commission head in welcoming Biden at U.S.-EU summitOver the four years of Donald Trump's presidency and through the seeming eternity of pandemic misery and isolation, America's partners in world affairs were waiting to exhale.
7:32 p.m. June 15, 2021
U.S. and EU pledge set-up of forum for high-level dialogue on RussiaA summit statement released Tuesday after talks in Brussels between U.S. President Joe Biden and the heads of two of the EU’s main institutions said they “stand united in our principled approach towards Russia" and "are ready to respond decisively to its repeating pattern of negative behavior and harmful activities.”
7:22 p.m. June 15, 2021
Biden professes readiness to tangle with Putin after his arrival in Geneva, SwitzerlandFresh from supportive summits with allies, Joe Biden declared himself ready Tuesday to take on Russia's Vladimir Putin in far more confrontational talks — a climactic finish to the most important week of meetings in his still-new presidency.
6:46 p.m. June 15, 2021
- By Tim Rostan
Trump Organization finance chief Weisselberg could face charges as soon as this summer: reportAllen Weisselberg, the chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, the family business of Donald Trump, the former U.S. president, could face charges stemming from a criminal tax investigation before the summer is out, the New York Times late Tuesday. The Manhattan district attorney's office, the paper reports, looks to have entered the closing stages of the investigation, with a grand jury reportedly having heard evidence concerning Weisselberg in recent weeks. Prospective charges against the CFO, should they be pursued, would likely relate to the reporting of valuable noncash payments to Weisselberg, and possibly family members, for income-tax purposes, according to reports. It has also been widely reported that New York prosecutors have sought Weisselberg's cooperation in its wider investigation of the business itself and the former president in exchange for more lenient treatment.
6:17 p.m. June 15, 2021
What Biden and Putin are hoping to get out of their face-to-face meeting in SwitzerlandPutin has described Ukraine's bid to join NATO as an existential challenge to Russia: ‘Isn't it a red line?’
5:52 p.m. June 15, 2021
Geneva rally in support of imprisoned Putin critic Alexei Navalny on eve of Biden-Putin meeting U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to discuss the war in Ukraine and human rights in Russia, including Navalny's case, among an array of topics on the table for his meeting Wednesday with Russian opposite number Vladimir Putin.
5:27 p.m. June 15, 2021
Pentagon defends delayed response to calls for help amid Jan. 6 insurrectionTop Army leader tells House panel that the National Guard was delayed for hours because it had to properly prepare for deployment and that senior Pentagon leaders had determined beforehand that the military had "no role" in determining the outcome of an election.
4:55 p.m. June 15, 2021
Senate approves bill to create Juneteenth federal holidayThe Senate passed the bill under unanimous consent.
4:23 p.m. June 15, 2021
Biden taps Columbia law scholar and Big Tech critic Lina Khan to lead the Federal Trade CommissionPresident Joe Biden on Tuesday installed an energetic critic of Big Tech as a top federal regulator at a time when the industry is under intense pressure from Congress, regulators and state attorneys general.
4:08 p.m. June 15, 2021
New U.S. intelligence report points to heightened threat of QAnon violenceA new federal intelligence report warns that adherents of QAnon, the conspiracy theory embraced by some in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, could target Democrats and other political opponents for more violence as the movement's false prophecies increasingly fail to come true.
3:45 p.m. June 15, 2021
Biden administration unveils plan to combat domestic terrorism: ‘We are focused on violence, not on ideology,’ says attorney generalA report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence found that domestic violent extremists posed an increased threat in 2021, with white supremacist groups and anti-government militias posing the highest risk, officials said.
2:42 p.m. June 15, 2021
Biden rallies NATO allies ahead of Wednesday's tête-à-tête in Switzerland with Russia's PutinPresident Joe Biden used his first appearance at a NATO summit since taking office to call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to step back from provocative actions targeting the U.S. and its allies on Monday. NATO leaders joined the United States in formally accusing Moscow and Beijing of malign actions.
2:34 p.m. June 15, 2021
Federal judge in Louisiana lifts Biden suspension of new oil and gas leases on U.S. land and water Judge orders that plans be resumed for lease sales that were delayed for the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska.
2:31 p.m. June 15, 2021
- By Paul Brandus
Biden needs to teach Putin a lesson nowRussian president has been tweaking America for years. It’s got to stop.
11:20 a.m. June 15, 2021
- By Jeffry Bartash
Restaurants come back from brink as Americans spend more than ever eating outHow can you tell the pandemic is nearly over? Americans are spending more than ever at restaurants.
11:13 a.m. June 15, 2021
- By Myra P. Saefong
Oil prices climb back to more than 2-year highs on demand optimism, as traders watch Iran talksOil futures rise Tuesday, with prices settling at more than two-year highs, on continued optimism over a revival in demand and doubts that the U.S. would rejoin the Iran nuclear deal ahead of that country's presidential election at the end of the week.
9:07 a.m. June 15, 2021
- By Victor Reklaitis
House works to advance legislation aimed at countering China's tech boom A measure aimed at aiding the U.S. semiconductor industry and other high-tech sectors might end up getting signed into law by President Joe Biden this summer --- earlier than initially expected.