Tag: executive branch

Need to report bitcoin trades on your taxes? Here are 5 things to know first

Treasury Department Secretary Janet Yellen is not big on bitcoin, a point she reiterated recently when she called the digital currency speculative and “inefficient.” That...

IRS chief says agency is having ’15 minutes of fame’ — here’s how he’s hoping to make the most of it

“ I think we’re living in our 15 minutes of fame. And I think we’re living in, for us, a bipartisan environment. ” — Internal...

These midsize trucks get the best mileage

Pickup trucks generally aren’t famous for great fuel economy, but the efficiency of some midsize trucks in 2021 may surprise you. There are multiple diesel...

Trump’s second impeachment trial: How to watch it

Former President Donald Trump faces a second impeachment trial in the Senate this week, after the House last month voted to approve a charge of...

Climate activist Greta Thunberg chides Sen. Ted Cruz’s preference for a ‘Pittsburgh Accord’

Teenage global climate-change activist Greta Thunberg, who can boast over 4.6 million followers on Twitter and her own postage stamp, welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden’s...

Counting on a tax refund or stimulus check? 5 things to know before filing your taxes

This year’s tax season will start against a very different backdrop. Approximately 18 million people are on some form of unemployment assistance and savings rates...

Trump pardons former adviser Steve Bannon, 142 others — but not himself

In his final hours in office, President Donald Trump granted pardons and commuted sentences for 143 people early Wednesday, including a pre-emptive pardon to former...

Here are 3 lessons from the Carrefour mess for M&A buyers eyeing European preys

Canadian convenience store operator Couche Tard won’t acquire French retail giant Carrefour, as could have been predicted just hours after the two groups announced they...

Opinion: After Capitol insurrection and fallout, it is time for new laws for social media

The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has led to the biggest reckoning in the history of the internet, and will likely be a tipping point...

Opinion: Think Donald Trump is ‘retiring’? Think again

Jimmy Carter spent the decades after he left the White House working with Habitat for Humanity to build houses for the poor.  Bill Clinton has made a fortune giving...

Mitt Romney likely to have Republican company in a second vote to impeach Trump

In President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial early last year, Sen. Mitt Romney was the lone Republican vote in favor of conviction. That seems unlikely to...

Arnold Schwarzenegger says the pro-Trump mob perpetrated an American Kristallnacht on Capitol Hill

“ ‘I grew up in Austria. I’m very aware of Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass. It was a night of rampage against the...

Twitter permanently suspends Trump’s account

With mere days before his presidency is set to end, Twitter Inc. permanently suspended the account of Donald Trump on Friday. “After close review of...

Boeing to pay $2.5 billion to settle U.S. fraud charges over 737 Max

Boeing Co. has agreed to pay more than $2.5 billion in penalties, including nearly $1.8 billion in compensation for airlines, to resolve charges of misleading...

Twitter and Facebook temporarily lock Trump’s accounts following Capitol siege

Social media companies condemned a video posted by President Donald Trump during a withering assault on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, prompting Twitter to lock his...

Trump’s Georgia call: Here’s the complete transcript

In a Saturday telephone call, President Donald Trump urged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state. Trump spent...

Pence to make eleventh-hour ‘faith community’ appeal on behalf of Georgia Republicans Loeffler and Perdue

President Donald Trump, President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President–elect Kamala Harris and now Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, are headed to Georgia next week to try...

McConnell threat to tie bigger stimulus checks to other issues leaves Senate gridlocked

The Senate adjourned Tuesday without taking any action on a House bill to increase the size of the new stimulus payments, as Majority Leader Mitch...

Biden on using executive action to cancel $50,000 in student debt: ‘I think that’s pretty questionable’

President-elect Joe Biden said he is “unlikely” to use his authority to unilaterally cancel $50,000 in student debt for individual borrowers, weighing in on a...

Republican Senate incumbent Loeffler falls behind Democrat Warnock in latest Georgia runoff polling

The final day of early voting in the runoff elections for two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia is fast approaching, and incumbent Republican David Perdue...

U.S. oil books over 2% gain as weekly crude stockpiles seen falling; Brexit deal nears

Crude-oil futures closed sharply higher Wednesday as a report from the Energy Information Administration showed a drop in U.S. inventories, and favorable geopolitical developments appeared...

Trump executive order seeks to define beautiful architecture — and, in Washington, D.C., to insist on it

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday decreeing that only classical styles be employed in the architecture of federal buildings in the nation’s capital. “New...

When will I get my second stimulus check? Mnuchin says they’ll arrive ‘very fast’

Now that lawmakers have come to an agreement on an almost $900 billion rescue package, the government is about to write a whole new round...

Bans on U.K. travelers begin in some parts of Europe, amid highly infectious COVID-19 strain

News of a far more contagious strain of the coronavirus in the U.K. has prompted several European countries to halt flights and trains from that...

States sue Google, adding to antitrust woes for search giant

The antitrust heat on Google is increasing. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Twitter that his office expected to file an antitrust lawsuit against...