Economic Policy

It's Time for an Africa Policy Upgrade

It's Time for an Africa Policy Upgrade

32 minutes ago   |   Foreign Policy

Washington has sidelined Africa for too long. The Biden administration should take a new approach.
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Emissions growth slower than worst-case projections

38 minutes ago   |   Science Daily

New research reveals that emissions are not growing as fast as the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's assessments have indicated - and that the IPCC is not using...
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Giving Tuesday: Contrary To Popular Belief, Black Folks Have Been Philanthropists ‘Since The Beginning Of Time'

1 hour ago   |   News One

UPDATED: 12:45 p.m. ET, Nov. 30, 2020 - Original story: Nov. 27, 2018: African Americans - despite finding themselves at the bottom rung of the nation's economic ladder - are...
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Middle East Looks To Covid-19 Vaccines For Economic Relief, But Recovery May Still Be Slow

1 hour ago   |   Forbes

Promising results from a trio of Covid-19 vaccine trials has sparked optimism a global recovery could be in sight, but Middle East governments have placed few pre-orders
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Angry Farmers Choke India's Capital in Giant Demonstrations

2 hours ago   |   NY Times

Tens of thousands have arrived in tractors and trailers, many traveling hundreds of miles, to block roads into New Delhi and protest recently passed pro-market agricultural...
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Minnesota's Matchup Against Northwestern Canceled Due To Ongoing COVID-19 Concerns

2 hours ago   |   CBS   |   5 articles

MINNEAPOLIS - University of Minnesota athletics officials announced that Saturday's football game against Northwestern has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. The game will...
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Biden's economic team takes shape and it is full of firsts

2 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera

Biden is making good on his diversity pledge, tapping women and minorities for senior US economic roles.
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Biden's Economic Picks Suggest Focus on Workers and Income Equality

2 hours ago   |   NY Times

In the White House and elsewhere, the president-elect's selections are heavy on labor economists and champions of organized labor.
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Merkel warns economic consequences of Covid pandemic could last years

Merkel warns economic consequences of Covid pandemic could last years

2 hours ago   |   RT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters on Monday that she fears the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic will reverberate for years to come. Merkel praised...
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Biden to nominate Yellen, highlights diversity on his economic team

3 hours ago   |   Chicago Tribune

President-elect Joe Biden has placed a premium on diversity in his selection of Cabinet nominees and key advisers, and is looking to notch at least a few firsts with his...
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Sunday was the busiest day for US air travel since the pandemic began

Sunday was the busiest day for US air travel since the pandemic began

More people passed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Sunday than on any other single day since the coronavirus pandemic cratered air travel, according to the... Read more ...

'Incredible outcome': Missing boater is found clinging to his capsized boat...

'Incredible outcome': Missing boater is found clinging to his capsized boat off Florida's east coast

A boater missing off the east coast of Florida was found alive Sunday, clinging to his capsized boat about 86 miles from shore. Read more ...

'America the Beautiful' is White House theme for Christmas

'America the Beautiful' is White House theme for Christmas

First Lady Melania Trump says the theme pays tribute to the “majesty" of the United States. Read more ...

President-elect Biden unveils inaugural committee

President-elect Biden unveils inaugural committee

President-elect Joe Biden is unveiling the committee that will lead arrangements for his Jan. 20 inauguration. Read more ...

Moderna to ask FDA for emergency clearance of COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna to ask FDA for emergency clearance of COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna said it will ask the feds to clear its experimental coronavirus vaccine for emergency use on Monday, adding to hopes that two inoculations could be available by the end... Read more ...

Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations

Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations

First Lady Melania Trump has decked the halls for the holiday season. Trump unveiled the theme of this year's White House Christmas decorations: ‘America the Beautiful,' chosen... Read more ...

Arizona certifies President-elect Biden's victory over President Trump

Arizona certifies President-elect Biden's victory over President Trump

Biden won Arizona by 0.3% of the nearly 3.4 million ballots cast, a margin of just under 10,500 votes. He's the second Democrat in 70 years to win the state. Read more ...

Beware of COVID-19 scams as vaccine approaches FDA approval

Beware of COVID-19 scams as vaccine approaches FDA approval

The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too. Read more ...

Congress returns with virus aid, federal funding unresolved

Congress returns with virus aid, federal funding unresolved

After months of shadowboxing amid a tense and volatile campaign, Capitol Hill's main players are returning for one final, perhaps futile, attempt at deal-making on a... Read more ...

Arizona certifies Biden's victory in the state

Arizona certifies Biden's victory in the state

Arizona's Secretary of State has certified the 2020 election results there, making President-elect Joe Biden's narrow victory official. Arizona is the latest state to reject... Read more ...