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Pandemic relief talks inch ahead, but McConnell is resistant

1 month ago   |   By Stl Today

WASHINGTON - Negotiations on a COVID-19 relief bill have taken a modest step forward, though time is running out and President Donald Trump's most powerful Senate ally is pressing the White House not to move ahead right now.
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Romney Says He Didn't Vote For Trump Amid A Wave Of GOP Defections

Romney Says He Didn't Vote For Trump Amid A Wave Of GOP Defections

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

The Republican senator, who voted to convict Trump on abuse of power in February, didn't say whether he voted for Biden.
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With Control of Senate Hanging in Balance, Insurance Groups Fear Possible Democratic Sweep

1 month ago   |   By A.M. Best

With election day just weeks away and early polls showing the long-standing Republican senate majority in possible jeopardy, industry representatives are expressing fear of one party holding too much ...
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Democrats block a $500 billion 'skinny' coronavirus aid bill identical to another that Republicans unveiled a month ago

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer at a press conference in Washington.
NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images
Democrats blocked a GOP coronavirus relief bill from advancing in the Senate.
The vote fell along party lines, 51-44. Sixty votes were needed for the legislation to advance onto the Senate floor.
Stimulus negotiations between Democrats and the White House are showing renewed signs of progress after weeks of unpredictability.
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Senate Democrats blocked a $500 billion slim coronavirus relief bill from Republicans on Wednesday...
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House Speaker Pelosi Says ‘There Will Be' A Stimulus Bill, Either Before Or After The Election

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

Even as Senate Majority Leader McConnell warns the White House to pause, Pelosi expresses heightened optimism.
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Senate Republicans are voting on a $500 billion stimulus bill less than two weeks before Election Day. Here's what's in Mitch McConnell's latest relief package

Senate Republicans are voting on a $500 billion stimulus bill less than two weeks before Election Day. Here's what's in Mitch McConnell's latest relief package

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Senate Republicans will vote Wednesday on whether to move a new stimulus bill that would protect businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits, boost unemployment benefits and shore up small businesses, but falls short of the demands of Democrats and the White House.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell knows Democrats and perhaps one or two members in his conference won't support his $500 billion bill, meaning it stands no chance of moving forward on a procedural vote. But it's a calculated move that gives vulnerable Republican candidates talking points to take...
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Billionaire investor Byron Wien says the stock market may be getting ahead...

Billionaire investor Byron Wien says the stock market may be getting ahead of itself as the Dow passes 30,000 - but tells long-term investors not to worry

Summary List Placement Billionaire investor Byron Wien told CNBC that the stock market may be getting ahead of itself as the Dow passed 30,000 for the first time ever on... Read more ...

Expensify CEO: I stand by my decision to email 10,000 customers urging them...

Expensify CEO: I stand by my decision to email 10,000 customers urging them to vote for Biden - here's why

Summary List Placement Last month, after an internal vote and before the presidential election, I sent my latest newsletter to our 10MM users with a direct request: Vote for... Read more ...

The Latest: California judge rejects bid to block dining ban

The Latest: California judge rejects bid to block dining ban

LOS ANGELES - A California judge has rejected a request from a restaurant industry group to block the nation's most populous county from reinstating a ban on outdoor dining, a... Read more ...

Dow crests 30,000 points on vaccine hopes, Biden transition

Dow crests 30,000 points on vaccine hopes, Biden transition

The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 30,000 points for the first time Tuesday as investors were encouraged by the latest progress on developing coronavirus vaccines... Read more ...

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin is moving $455 billion of unspent stimulus money...

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin is moving $455 billion of unspent stimulus money into a fund the incoming Biden administration can't deploy without Congress

Summary List Placement Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is moving $455 billion in unspent stimulus money into a fund that the incoming Biden administration cannot deploy... Read more ...

Gift Guide: Smart cooking gadgets for the smart cookies on your list

Gift Guide: Smart cooking gadgets for the smart cookies on your list

Welcome to TechCrunch's 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We're here to help! We'll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can... Read more ...

Here are 5 things employers should consider ahead of the new year

Here are 5 things employers should consider ahead of the new year

From the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the way we work to the changes expected from a new presidential administration, the final weeks of this year are a good... Read more ...

US home prices climb record 3.1% as low mortgage rates fuel housing-market boom

US home prices climb record 3.1% as low mortgage rates fuel housing-market boom

Summary List Placement US home prices gained a record 3.1% in the third quarter as historically low mortgage rates boosted demand through the summer, the Federal Housing... Read more ...

As virus cases spike, Louisiana governor adds restrictions

As virus cases spike, Louisiana governor adds restrictions

BATON ROUGE, La. - With Louisiana seeing a new spike in coronavirus hospitalizations, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday toughened restrictions on businesses and gatherings ahead... Read more ...

Warren Buffett wants more small-business aid, less income inequality, and a...

Warren Buffett wants more small-business aid, less income inequality, and a robust economic recovery. He'll be happy to have Janet Yellen as treasury secretary

Summary List Placement Warren Buffett is likely pleased that President-elect Joe Biden intends to appoint Janet Yellen as treasury secretary. The billionaire investor and... Read more ...