U.S. pledge to share 80 million vaccine doses with world stumbles on logistics

Jun 22, 2021
There's no shortage of the medicines, but you can't just put them on planes and hope for the best.
So far, the U.S. has distributed only a fraction of the promised vaccines overseas.
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What lowering the Medicare eligibility age would mean for health care

Jun 15, 2021
Among the many issues fighting for space on the political agenda is a Biden campaign promise to lower expand access Medicare.
Research shows that a proposed Medicare age reduction would cost the federal government more but could save small businesses money.
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Offshore wind has lots of potential. How close are we to meeting it?

Jun 10, 2021
The Biden administration pushes for expansion of the clean-energy technology, but logistical, cost and even aesthetic hurdles loom.
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Biden administration says it will address racial inequity in home appraisals

Jun 2, 2021
The government plans to use fair housing laws and regulatory action to address the racial disparity in home valuations.
President Joe Biden lays out policy proposals aimed at narrowing the racial wealth gap during a speech in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Biden's new plan would invest heavily in children and families

Apr 26, 2021
Pandemic child care struggles and economic fallout may create a more receptive environment for Biden administration priorities.
During the pandemic, "there was a greater recognition for employers in the business community that child care is really the workforce that supports all other workforces," says Cindy Cisneros of the Committee for Economic Development.
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Biden administration plans "whole of government" approach to fight climate change

Apr 22, 2021
The administration will work with domestic and international government agencies as well as private finance.
The Biden administration is arguing that climate change is already a crisis affecting the whole economy, meaning it needs a proportionate response.
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Biden wants to nearly double U.S. spending on science

Mar 29, 2021
The president says he'd like to increase spending to about 2% of the country's GDP — closer to what it was in the 1960s.
Artificial intelligence, like the AI used in these robots, is one of the main areas of scientific research this spending would go towards.
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Democrats in Congress in no hurry to overturn Trump-era regulations

Mar 26, 2021
The Congressional Review Act gives them the power to do so, but it also limits regulators' options in the future.
It's cherry blossom season in Washington. Congressional Review Act season, too.
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China tech, trade tensions expected to continue under Biden administration

Mar 18, 2021
As officials meet in Alaska, the White House will likely maintain a hard line on protectionism, hacking and technology pilfering.
The Chinese are expected to ask the U.S. to end tariffs imposed by the previous president, though that may come at a price.
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What lawmakers can do to protect transgender workers

Mar 8, 2021
Last summer, the Supreme Court ruled it's illegal under federal law to fire someone for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans.
Non-discrimination laws alone are not enough to stop discrimination across the board.
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