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House Democrats pass Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, sending it to the Senate as minimum wage fight looms

House Democrats pass Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, sending it to the Senate as minimum wage fight looms

3 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   7 articles

Summary List Placement House Democrats approved President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion emergency spending package in a 219-212 vote early on Saturday morning, sending the...
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Biden's Hopes for Rare Earth Independence at Least a Decade Away

6 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Joe Biden's ambition to make the U.S. less dependent on other nations for rare earths and minerals critical to the clean energy transition will take years to accomplish.
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Rushed Senate Corporate-Tax Proposal Stokes Economists' Concern

6 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

A fresh initiative in the U.S. Senate to put a tax penalty on big companies as a way of forcing higher minimum wages prompted a skeptical reaction among economists including a...
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Minnesota's Budget Forecast Takes A Major Turn

6 hours ago   |   CBS   |   2 articles

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota is expected to see a $1.6 billion surplus in the next two-year budget, a drastic change from a previously predicted shortfall, state experts...
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Opioids of the Masses

7 hours ago   |   Foreign Affairs

In 2016, nearly 50,000 people died of opioid overdoses in the United States, and, per capita, almost as many died in Canada. From 2000 to 2016, more Americans died of overdoses...
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Sacramento MLS expansion franchise in doubt after proposed owner pulls out, citing pandemic

Sacramento MLS expansion franchise in doubt after proposed owner pulls out, citing pandemic

7 hours ago   |   Sporting News

The economic impact of the coronavirus has ripped apart plans that had once seemed a sure bet for the league.
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Blinken Pledges Cooperation in ‘Virtual Trips' to Mexico, Canada

8 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Secretary of State Antony Blinken pledged deeper cooperation with Mexico and Canada in what the U.S. billed as “virtual travel” to its two neighbors, an effort to emphasize the...
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Biden Calls Saudi Prince's Plot Against Khashoggi ‘Outrageous'

8 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

President Joe Biden called it “outrageous” that Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signed off on the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
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EXCLUSIVE: Softbank has offered shopping rewards app Fetch a $1.5 billion valuation deal

EXCLUSIVE: Softbank has offered shopping rewards app Fetch a $1.5 billion valuation deal

8 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement When Wes Schroll went grocery shopping a decade ago as a college student, he realized he cared a lot more about the brands he purchased than which store...
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With House voting on relief bill, Dems mull wage plan rescue

9 hours ago   |   Boston Herald   |   6 articles

A $1.9 trillion package aimed at helping the country rebuild from the pandemic seemed headed toward House passage, even as Democrats searched for a way to revive their derailed...
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Lakers' LeBron James responds to Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'No way I would ever...

Lakers' LeBron James responds to Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'No way I would ever just stick to sports'

The NBA star rejects the soccer star's call to stay out of politics. Read more ...

LeBron James rejects Zlatan's criticism of activist athletes

LeBron James rejects Zlatan's criticism of activist athletes

LOS ANGELES - LeBron James responded to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's criticism of his political activism with a promise that he will never just shut up and dribble. Read more ...

House passes $1.9T Biden COVID-19 bill decried by some as bloated

House passes $1.9T Biden COVID-19 bill decried by some as bloated

House Democrats on Friday night narrowly approved President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill, overcoming Republican opposition and accusations of waste in the... Read more ...

House passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill

House passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 bill

It's President Joe Biden's first crack at his initial legislative goal of acting decisively against the pandemic. Read more ...

Lakers snap skid thanks to Dennis Schröder's return: ‘gives us a spark'

Lakers snap skid thanks to Dennis Schröder's return: ‘gives us a spark'

LOS ANGELES - LeBron James had 28 points, Dennis Schröder added 22 in his return to the Lakers' lineup, and Los Angeles snapped its four-game losing streak with a 102-93... Read more ...

House Approves $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package

House Approves $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package

The proposal, which would provide a new round of financial support for workers, families and businesses, will now advance to the Senate. Read more ...

No. 21 Loyola holds on to beat Southern Illinois 60-52

No. 21 Loyola holds on to beat Southern Illinois 60-52

CHICAGO - Marquise Kennedy scored 16 points, and No. 21 Loyola Chicago hung on to beat Southern Illinois 60-52 on Friday night. Read more ...

Shades of red: Thunder beat Hawks after uniform mix-up

Shades of red: Thunder beat Hawks after uniform mix-up

OKLAHOMA CITY - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 24 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Atlanta Hawks 118-109 on Friday night after changing uniforms at halftime... Read more ...

Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton help Suns rally to beat Bulls

Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton help Suns rally to beat Bulls

CHICAGO - Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton each scored 22 points and the Phoenix Suns rallied to beat the Chicago Bulls 106-97, on Friday night. Read more ...

Inbound Eisenhower shut down after man, woman shot on expressway

Inbound Eisenhower shut down after man, woman shot on expressway

CHICAGO - The inbound lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway have been shut down Friday night following a shooting that injured two people, according to Illinois State... Read more ...