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Yellen nomination as Treasury secretary clears committee

9 minutes ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - The Senate Finance Committee approved President Joe Biden's nomination of Janet Yellen to be the nation's 78th Treasury secretary on Friday, and supporters said...
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Science-backed strategies for encouraging your team to call out problems at work before they get worse

Science-backed strategies for encouraging your team to call out problems at work before they get worse

15 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Teams in which employees feel comfortable taking risks are more successful. And managers who empower their staff to speak up - to call out a mistake or...
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Digital coupon services like Honey offer retailers several major benefits - but face the threat of a mobile-first future

Digital coupon services like Honey offer retailers several major benefits - but face the threat of a mobile-first future

33 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement When PayPal spent $4 billion on automated coupon-finding service Honey Science Corp in late November 2019, it was the payment giant's largest-ever...
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First female veep, corporate America gets ‘woke' and MLK at 92

47 minutes ago   |   Al Jazeera

We round up the numbers from the week's biggest economic news stories so you can impress yourself and your friends.
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Biden to Sign Two Executive Orders on Covid-19 Economic Relief

57 minutes ago   |   Politicus USA

President Joe Biden will sign two executive orders on Covid-19 relief that aim to provide vital economic relief to Americans weathering the economic freefall caused by the...
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Stimulus Check Update: When Could The Third Payment Arrive?

1 hour ago   |   CBS

A third stimulus check in the coming months is likely given the political and economic landscape. Democrats have taken over control of the presidency and both houses of...
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Tim Anderson happy to have former teammates - and opponents - come to Chicago White Sox after active offseason: ‘All those guys are competitive and they are definitely going to help us'

1 hour ago   |   Chicago Tribune

Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox look to build off the 2020 postseason appearance, which ended with the Game 3 loss in the wild-card series against the Oakland Athletics...
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Active weather pattern about to play out with snow on the increase

Active weather pattern about to play out with snow on the increase

1 hour ago   |   KOAT

Pair of potent winter storms to hit, one Sunday and another early next week
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Washington chiropractor pleads guilty to $700,000 Covid relief fund scheme

1 hour ago   |   NBC News

The man submitted nine fraudulent disaster loan applications covered by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, prosecutors said.
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Japan Maintains Severe Assessment of Economy Amid Emergency

2 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Japan's government maintained its assessment of the economy in January, using the same terms to describe its state for the seventh straight month, amid a jump in coronavirus...
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NFL Invites 7,500 Health Care Workers To The Super Bowl

NFL Invites 7,500 Health Care Workers To The Super Bowl

Most of the invitees work in the central Florida area, though all of the NFL's 32 clubs will pick health care workers from their communities to receive free tickets to the... Read more ...

McConnell seeks to push Trump impeachment trial to February

McConnell seeks to push Trump impeachment trial to February

McConnell on Thursday proposed delaying the trial until February to give the former president time to prepare and review his case. Read more ...

National Guard allowed back into Capitol complex after lawmakers erupt at...

National Guard allowed back into Capitol complex after lawmakers erupt at banishment to parking garage

The change comes after thousands of National Guardsmen were moved to a parking garage after they were told they could no longer use space within the U.S. Capitol Complex. Read more ...

7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to...

7 Democratic senators call for ethics probe into Cruz and Hawley to determine whether their electoral college objections contributed to the Capitol siege

Summary List Placement Seven Democratic senators have called for an ethics probe into Republican Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz over their objections to the Electoral College... Read more ...

WATCH: Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier hit the scale at the UFC 257...

WATCH: Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier hit the scale at the UFC 257 official weigh-ins

Watch live as the fighters take to the scale on "UFC Fight Island" as Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker take the scale ahead of their huge... Read more ...

Elon Musk says he'll award $100M to the best carbon capture technology

Elon Musk says he'll award $100M to the best carbon capture technology

Elon Musk has $100 million burning a hole in his pocket. The Tesla CEO, who earlier this month became the world's richest person, said he will award a massive prize to whoever... Read more ...

Alex Ovechkin's wife mocks NHL over COVID-19 ‘hotel' policies

Alex Ovechkin's wife mocks NHL over COVID-19 ‘hotel' policies

The NHL made an example of the Washington Capitals this week when they fined the organization $100,000 and placed four players, including captain Alex Ovechkin, on the COVID-19... Read more ...

President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

President Biden halts new oil and gas leases, permits on US land and water

The Biden administration has suspended new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on U.S. land and water for 60 days. Read more ...

Steelers tight end Vance McDonald retires

Steelers tight end Vance McDonald retires

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald has announced his retirement, the team said Friday morning. Read more ...

CPS: Vaccinations for thousands of staff members expected to begin mid-February

CPS: Vaccinations for thousands of staff members expected to begin mid-February

CHICAGO - Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Department of Public Health announced Friday details of the plan to vaccinate thousands of eligible staff and educators under... Read more ...