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House to vote on virus bill; arbiter says wage hike a no-go

26 minutes ago   |   Chron

WASHINGTON - Democrats are ready to shove a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package through the House on Friday, despite a setback that means a minimum wage boost is unlikely to...
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While President Biden visits storm-torn Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz will be giving a speech on 'cancel culture' in Florida

While President Biden visits storm-torn Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz will be giving a speech on 'cancel culture' in Florida

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement President Joe Biden heads to Texas on Friday to tour some of the hardest hit areas of the state, but while he's there, he won't be meeting with...
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A Texas judge has ruled the CDC's eviction moratorium during the pandemic is unconstitutional

3 hours ago   |   Business Insider

The Maricopa County constable signs an eviction order on October 7, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. John Moore/Getty Images A federal judge in Texas struck down the constitutionality...
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After a chaotic year, Biden moves to reclaim the USPS, despite a defiant Postmaster General Louis DeJoy

4 hours ago   |   Business Insider

U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies before a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on slowdowns at the Postal Service ahead of the November elections on...
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White House seems averse to Senate minimum wage power play

White House seems averse to Senate minimum wage power play

5 hours ago   |   Stl Today   |   3 articles

WASHINGTON - The White House seemed reluctant Thursday to pursue a Senate procedural power play to preserve Democrats' bid to hike the minimum wage, as lawmakers awaited a...
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Biden spoke with Saudi King Salman for the first time, but didn't say if they discussed Khashoggi's murder

Biden spoke with Saudi King Salman for the first time, but didn't say if they discussed Khashoggi's murder

6 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement President Joe Biden spoke with King Salman of Saudi Arabia for the first time on Thursday, ahead of the public release of a highly anticipated...
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Confirmation in Doubt for Neera Tanden, Biden's Budget Director Pick

6 hours ago   |   NY Times

The struggle to gain support for the longtime Democratic aide whose combative Twitter posts have drawn criticism reflects miscalculations by the White House and its chief of...
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US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year average at 2.97%

7 hours ago   |   Chron

WASHINGTON - U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week but still remain near historic lows as the pandemic-hobbled economy strains toward recovery with more Americans...
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Builders grapple with land shortage, soaring lumber costs

7 hours ago   |   Finance Commerce

Soaring lumber prices and a shortage of construction-ready land could limit builders' ability to capitalize on the strong housing market trends, analysts say.
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The House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people in passing the Equality Act

7 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., right, with Senate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, and Sen. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., speaks about the Congress Equality Act, Thursday...
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South Korea starts vaccinating, but people over 65 must wait

South Korea starts vaccinating, but people over 65 must wait

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea administered its first coronavirus vaccines Friday to people at long-term care facilities, launching a mass immunization campaign that... Read more ...

COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

WASHINGTON - The Senate parliamentarian dealt a potentially lethal blow Thursday to Democrats' drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must... Read more ...

Parliamentarian: COVID-19 bill must lose minimum wage hike

Parliamentarian: COVID-19 bill must lose minimum wage hike

WASHINGTON - The Senate parliamentarian has dealt a potentially lethal blow to Democrats' drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall... Read more ...

Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

Mr. Potato Head drops the mister, sort of

NEW YORK - Is it Mr. Potato Head or not? Read more ...

Boeing will pay $6.6 million to settle FAA allegations

Boeing will pay $6.6 million to settle FAA allegations

Federal regulators have imposed $5.4 million in civil penalties against Boeing for violating terms of a $12 million settlement in 2015, and the aircraft maker has agreed to pay... Read more ...

Arkansas Senate votes to refund virus fines to businesses

Arkansas Senate votes to refund virus fines to businesses

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Senate on Thursday voted to refund the fines the state has collected from some businesses for violating coronavirus restrictions, as Gov. Asa... Read more ...

The Latest: US loosens Pfizer vaccine shipping regulations

The Latest: US loosens Pfizer vaccine shipping regulations

NEW YORK - U.S. regulators are allowing Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to be shipped and stored at less-frigid temperatures, which should ease distribution and administration of one... Read more ...

Mitch McConnell says he would vote for Trump again days after saying he was...

Mitch McConnell says he would vote for Trump again days after saying he was 'practically and morally responsible' for the deadly insurrection

Summary List Placement Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he would back Donald Trump if he were the Republican Party's nominee for president again. He... Read more ...

U.S. pizza sales, booming in pandemic, start to slow

U.S. pizza sales, booming in pandemic, start to slow

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - After a pandemic-fueled boom, U.S. pizza sales appear to be headed back to earth. Read more ...

AT&T spinning off DirecTV after losing millions of customers

AT&T spinning off DirecTV after losing millions of customers

AT&T is spinning off its DirecTV into a new company for a fraction of the $48.5 billion it paid for the satellite TV service in 2015. DirecTV has lost millions of customers on... Read more ...