Biden to name Yellen to Treasury to lead U.S. from sharp economic downturn

WILMINGTON, Del./WASHINGTON – (Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as U.S. Treasury secretary, breaking a 231-year gender barrier and putting a seasoned economist and labor market expert in charge of leading the country out of the steepest downturn since the Great Depression.FILE PHOTO: Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during […]

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Colorado Republicans remain mum on Trump’s refusal to concede

Colorado Republicans in Congress remained mum Monday about whether President Donald Trump should concede the presidential election to Joe Biden, a day after the state’s most recent Republican governor called on the Republican president to do so. In the nearly three weeks since Biden defeated Trump, none of the state’s four congressional Republicans have acknowledged Trump’s defeat or signaled support […]

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SNP set for another embarrassing U-turn after hate crime law shamed by actors

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf is expected to tell MSPs he will remove a clause that had sparked fears within the theatre and arts industry. Fears had been raised the Hate Crime and Public Disorder (Scotland) Bill could see […]

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Snapchat Launches In-app Video Platform

Social media’s scramble to catch TikTok’s lightning in a bottle continues to prompt updates. Instagram’s recent revision highlights its nascent short-video feature Reels, and on Monday, Snapchat launched Spotlight, a new area that puts short videos in a never-ending, scrolling vertical feed. Snap describes Spotlight as an “entertainment platform” that sits within the Snapchat app. New features come along for […]

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He’s No Grinch: Johnson Reopens Retail, Says Christmas Will Go Ahead

LONDON — He didn’t steal Christmas. On Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid out his plan to ease lockdown 2.0 in the U.K., a four-week ban on all nonessential retail, salons, restaurants and pubs, that took effect earlier this month to stem the spread of COVID-19. Johnson had originally given the date of easing as Dec. 2, but made […]

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Fed's Evans sees no rate hikes until late 2023, maybe 2024

FILE PHOTO: Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans speaks during the Global Interdependence Center Members Delegation Event in Mexico City, Mexico, February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido(Reuters) – Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said Monday there is still “quite a long ways to go” for the U.S. recovery from the coronavirus crisis, adding that he expects the Fed […]

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Man fired flare into fuel-soaked car near Denver police station

DENVER — A man was arrested on suspicion of reckless endangerment and arson on Sunday after firing a flare gun into his car, which was holding items soaked with gasoline, outside a Denver police station, police said. Nothing ignited but police were investigating whether Derick Smialek, 37, intended to trigger an explosion, department spokesperson Christine Downs said Monday. According to […]

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern fronts media after speech to farming body in Wellington

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will speak to media after delivering a speech to the Primary Industries Summit in Wellington this morning. The speech will likely be forward-looking, letting farmers know what her Government’s plans are in the primary industry area. The Labour Party had a number of agricultural-based policies in the 2020 election, including promising $50 million to support the […]

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Sandringham aggravated robbery: Person wielding weapon steals cigarettes

A person has stolen cigarettes from the Edendale Superette in Sandringham, Auckland this morning. Police are making inquiries into the aggravated robbery after being notified about the incident on Sandringham Rd around 7.30am. A police spokesperson says a person entered the store with some kind of weapon – it’s not clear what it was but it was reportedly not a […]

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