Growthist economy

US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts

3 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The world's hopes for curbing climate change hinge on action by two giant nations whose relations are deteriorating: China and the United States. The two countries...
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South Korea economy shrank in 2020 for 1st time in 22 years

6 hours ago   |   ABC News

South Korea's economy shrank for the first time in 22 years in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic destroyed service industry jobs and depressed consumer spending
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Democrats Narrow Stimulus Payments as Biden Works to Keep Aid Plan on Track

7 hours ago   |   NY Times

President Biden blessed the plan to lower the income cap for Americans receiving checks of up to $1,400, a crucial concession to moderates whose backing is needed to pass the bill.
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Brazil's GDP drops 4.1 percent in 2020, beating gloomier outlooks

8 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera

Brazil's economy shrank by 4.1 percent in 2020, the worst drop in decades.
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FBI sees ‘significant uptick' in fraud complaints during coronavirus pandemic

8 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

Federal agents during the coronavirus pandemic have seen a significant rise in fraud complaints and criminal hackers targeting victims as the agency deals with cyber threats...
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Tech stocks plummet as surging Treasury yields rock market

Tech stocks plummet as surging Treasury yields rock market

11 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement US stocks closed mixed after disappointing labor-market data drove up Treasury yields and fueled new concerns over valuations. The US added 117,000...
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Fed survey finds modest gains in the US economy in February

12 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - A Federal Reserve survey of business conditions across the United States has found that economic activity was expanding at a modest pace in February. The Fed...
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Promoting democracy abroad ‘by example' at home: Biden administration outlines top foreign policy priorities

Promoting democracy abroad ‘by example' at home: Biden administration outlines top foreign policy priorities

12 hours ago   |   RT

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken outlined the urgent priorities of US foreign policy, arguing that American prosperity at home depends on global leadership, promotion of...
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Why Investors Are Now Troubled by Signs of Surging Growth

13 hours ago   |   NY Times

The stock and bond markets are jittery because the prospect of an economic rebound is forcing investors to reassess their holdings.
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US conservationists, mining firms vie for Minnesota wilderness

14 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera

A fight for the future of Minnesota's economy is pitting mining advocates against the outdoor tourism industry.
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The House passed a police reform bill named for George Floyd that would ban...

The House passed a police reform bill named for George Floyd that would ban choke holds and 'qualified immunity' for officers

Summary List Placement The US House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act late Wednesday, in a party-line vote on the most ambitious policing... Read more ...

T.J. McConnell's triple-double: Just how crazy was it?

T.J. McConnell's triple-double: Just how crazy was it?

The Pacers backup guard did something no other NBA player had done, officially, in 48 years. Read more ...

Texas power grid operator axes its CEO after deadly blackout caused by...

Texas power grid operator axes its CEO after deadly blackout caused by winter storm

The entity delivering power to most of Texas has decided to fire its CEO, as it faces criticism for failing to prepare the power grid for last month's winter storm and leaving... Read more ...

Former NFL Pro Bowler Kellen Winslow II Sentenced To 14 Years For Sex Crimes

Former NFL Pro Bowler Kellen Winslow II Sentenced To 14 Years For Sex Crimes

A San Diego judge said Kellen Winslow II preyed on especially vulnerable women, including a homeless woman and an unconscious teen. Read more ...

USC routs Stanford 79-42 to stay in hunt for Pac-12 title

USC routs Stanford 79-42 to stay in hunt for Pac-12 title

LOS ANGELES - Tahj Eaddy scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting and Southern California routed Stanford 79-42 on Wednesday night, snapping a two-game skid and keeping the Trojans... Read more ...

House Passes Landmark Voting Rights Bill, Setting Up First Major Filibuster...

House Passes Landmark Voting Rights Bill, Setting Up First Major Filibuster Fight

The sweeping reform bill would nullify the new wave of voter restrictions that Republicans are pushing at the state level. Read more ...

Texas power grid CEO is fired following widespread outages during winter storms

Texas power grid CEO is fired following widespread outages during winter storms

Following widespread power outages that left many in the dark for days, the head of the organization overseeing the state's power grid has been fired. Read more ...

The US House passes H.R. 1, a major voting rights and campaign finance...

The US House passes H.R. 1, a major voting rights and campaign finance reform package

Summary List Placement The House passed H.R. 1, Democrats' flagship democracy reform and voting rights legislative package, in a Wednesday nightvote. The bill, dubbed the For... Read more ...

Caps edge Bruins 2-1 in SO in Chara's return to Boston

Caps edge Bruins 2-1 in SO in Chara's return to Boston

BOSTON - Jakub Vrana had the only score in the shootout and the Washington Capitals beat the Bruins 2-1 Wednesday night in Zdeno Chara's return to Boston. Read more ...

Michael Brown's father, Ferguson activists demand $20M from BLM

Michael Brown's father, Ferguson activists demand $20M from BLM

The father of Michael Brown and other activists from Ferguson, Missouri, are demanding financial support from Black Lives Matter after the organization revealed it raised over... Read more ...