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The political and economic costs of reducing carbon emissions

Feb 23, 2021
How President Joe Biden might pursue climate legislation — and the challenges he'll face.
Experts say the U.S. needs significant investment in energy infrastructure to avert further climate change and avoid power grid failures like the one seen in Texas last week.
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Biden extends mortgage forbearance, foreclosure relief programs

Feb 17, 2021
Homeowners can request up to six months of additional relief, and the deadline for new applicants is now the end of June.
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Federal health care portal reopens for 3-month special enrollment period

Feb 16, 2021
The Biden administration plans to spread the word that people can sign up and may be eligible for free or subsidized coverage.
As of Monday, through May 15, people in the 36 states that use HealthCare.gov can sign up for federal insurance plans.
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To undo Trump's net neutrality policy, the Biden admin drops a lawsuit

Feb 9, 2021
California passed its own internet regulation. The Trump administration challenged it.
The net neutrality "pingpong game" has been going on since 2002. Above, then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks on net neutrality at a press conference in 2018.
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It's economics, not policy, that's hurting the coal industry

Feb 8, 2021
One energy analyst says "the reality is that the marketplace is attacking coal."
While the coal industry isn’t counting on favorable policy from the Biden administration, it’s just hoping to at least remain part of the conversation.
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How much control do presidents really have over the economy?

Feb 5, 2021
Normally presidents have very few tools to control the economy. With the COVID-19 pandemic, however, things are a bit different.
President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the Oval Office on Jan. 28, 2021.
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Senate approves budget resolution, key step in passing Biden's COVID plan

Feb 5, 2021
The action came after an all-night session, where senators voted on amendments that could define the eventual bill.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., (left) and Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., at a press conference at the Capitol on Feb. 2, 2021 in Washington.
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Automakers are in line with Biden for new direction on climate, electric cars

Feb 4, 2021
Where EV sales are now and where they may be headed, under a new administration that is expected to nudge the industry forward.
Electric car chargers on Sept. 23, 2020, in Corte Madera, California.
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Biden team faces pressure over who leads key banking regulator

Feb 1, 2021
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency oversees most U.S. banking assets and can influence economic inequality.
Whoever the president taps to run the OCC will play an important role in addressing economic inequality, including the racial wealth gap.
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