With a divided government likely, chances of a big economic relief plan wane

Nov 4, 2020
As the pandemic continues, it may fall to the Federal Reserve to find more ways to boost the economy.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in July. A divided government will make it harder to pass COVID-19 relief, which has already been a challenge for politicians.
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How the election will shape economic policy before inauguration

Nov 3, 2020
Analysts predict the outcome of the election will play a key role in what legislation makes it through the legislative process before the end of this year.
Election results could determine how much legislation is passed between now and the end of the year.
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Senate passes bill that could ban some Chinese companies from U.S. stock exchanges

The bill is intended to compel all foreign companies to allow U.S. regulators access to their accounting.
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Senate subcommittee considers whether giant tech companies have too much power

Sep 18, 2019
Do giant tech companies require more oversight?
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The partial shutdown could delay economic data, too

Dec 26, 2018
We’re now five days into the partial government shutdown. While the Senate is expected to reconvene Thursday and resume negotiations over how to end the shutdown, odds are that it’ll continue into January. The impasse is already cutting into the supply of something that is essential to just about every market out there: federal economic data. […]
The sun begins to rise over Washington as the federal government is in a partial shutdown, on Dec. 23, 2018 in Washington, DC. 
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How the midterm elections could shape tech policy

Nov 9, 2018
Congress is changing. And so is its attitude toward tech.
Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn, who won a Senate seat in Tuesday's election, has ties to the telecom industry. 
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With midterm elections just days away, candidates focus on health care

Oct 24, 2018
The ads tell the story as Democrats and Republicans work to ease voters' fears about pre-existing conditions.
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With midterm elections just days away, candidates focus on health care

Oct 24, 2018
The ads tell the story as Democrats and Republicans work to ease voters' fears about pre-existing conditions.
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Brett Kavanaugh and the missing women on the Senate Judiciary Committee

Sep 26, 2018
Fundamental questions about workplace diversity and privilege are playing out in Congress as the Judiciary Committee meets to consider the Supreme Court nomination.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in by Chuck Grassley, rear, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, during his confirmation hearing to be an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 4.
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Facebook, Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion

Sep 5, 2018
Facebook’s No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, and Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, testified before the Senate intelligence committee.
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey are sworn-in for a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing concerning foreign influence operations' use of social media platforms, on Capitol Hill, Sept. 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. 
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