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Biden plans to block Trump decision to lift COVID travel restrictions

Jan 19, 2021
These are restrictions that ban most travelers from Europe, the U.K., Brazil and Ireland.
Incoming White House press secretary Jen Psaki tweeted that the Biden administration plans to "strengthen public health measures around international travel."
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New Trump administration rule limits large banks' ability to turn away business

Jan 15, 2021
Large banks can't deny services to businesses, like gun-makers and oil drillers, just based on what they do.
The rule prohibits large banks from refusing to lend to certain business sectors, after Republicans voiced frustration at what they saw as a reluctance by banks to finance gun-makers and energy firms.
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Business leaders, groups denounce Trump after Capitol insurrection

The National Association of Manufacturers is among them, going so far as to call for President Trump's early removal from office.
Some of them were among Trump’s biggest supporters, and one influential business group is calling for Trump's early removal.
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Trump criticizes COVID relief bill, demands changes

While Trump did not specifically threaten to veto the COVID bill, there's a chance this could delay relief checks.
Trump assailed the bipartisan $900 billion package in a video he tweeted Tuesday night.
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Rethinking the U.S.-China relationship under the Biden administration

Economist Dean Baker says the two should be sharing intellectual property in health care and climate technology, "not fighting over it."
Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaking in Beijing in 2013. As president, Biden will inherit a complicated relationship between the giant economies.
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Senate blocks Trump Fed nominee Judy Shelton

It seems that Shelton's chances at joining the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors are narrowing.
Judy Shelton, nominee for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors.
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How the election certification process works, and why it matters

Nov 13, 2020
Election certification happens after every general election. This year, it’s looking to be costly.
Canvassers process mail-in ballots at a county board of elections headquarters in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Canvassing is part of the election certification process.
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Has Trump kept his promises to U.S. manufacturing and Carrier?

As president-elect, Trump cut a deal to keep a manufacturing plant in Indiana. But the industry's workers have still taken a hit.
A Federal Reserve analysis found that the trade war with China actually ended up costing more U.S. manufacturing jobs than it created.
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