Tag: national

How soon will New York vaccinate its prisoners?

There was a time, as the pandemic was taking hold last spring, when New York’s criminal-defense lawyers were actually feeling hopeful. Libby Fischer, managing attorney...

‘I’m going to really miss that $100’: After siege on Capitol, Washington, D.C. curfew hits an already crippled restaurant industry

For Washington D.C. bartender Zac Hoffman, first came the relief. Then came the worry.   Hoffman was getting ready to come into work Wednesday afternoon...

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...

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...

Here’s why the Georgia runoff elections for the U.S. Senate could turn into a ‘big deal’ for markets

The runoff elections for two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia next Tuesday have the potential to inject volatility into a high-flying stock market that has...

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...

Electoral College anoints Joe Biden as president-elect amid threats of violence and Trump protests

The Electoral College formally declared Joe Biden president-elect Monday, after California cast its 55 votes for the former vice president and put him beyond the...

Tesla joining the S&P 500 is ‘mother of all’ stock-market events

Wall Street will soon find out, as investors strap in for what could be a frenetic ride in equities thanks to electric-vehicle maker Tesla. On...

Tax credits and rental assistance: How the Biden administration could reshape the country’s housing market

From the early days of the Democratic primaries to the debates between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, the 2020 presidential candidates spent a lot of...

Trump airs election grievances in 100-minute address at largely maskless rally in Georgia

President Donald Trump pressed his grievances over losing the presidential election Saturday, using a rally to spread baseless allegations of misconduct in last month’s voting...

Trump presses Georgia governor to help subvert election

President Donald Trump fruitlessly pressed Georgia’s governor on Saturday to call a special legislative session aimed at subverting the presidential election results in that state...

What to know about Parler, the social-media platform that is now attracting millions of Trump supporters

Since the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Parler has caught on among right-wing politicians and “influencers” — people with large online followings — as a social-media platform where...

Trump says he will leave White House if Electoral College affirms Biden win, which he says would be a ‘mistake’

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thursday at the White House in...

Why one stock-market pro says the S&P 500 can surge another 7% before year-end

Thomas Lee, founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors, says that the S&P 500 has more in the tank before the end of 2020 and has therefore...

6 tax moves to consider before the end of the year to lower your 2020 tax bill

With year-end rapidly approaching and the general election finally over, it’s time to consider moves that will lower your 2020 tax bill and hopefully position...

Biden confirmed as Georgia winner as Trump redoubles efforts to overturn election results

Election workers in Gwinnett County, Georgia, handle ballots as part of the recount for the 2020 presidential election. Getty Images A recount of the Nov....

What does Joe Biden’s win mean for your year-end tax planning? Here are two strategies to consider

With year-end rapidly approaching and the general election finally over, it’s time to consider moves that will lower your 2020 tax bill and hopefully position...

Trump campaign loses in Pennsylvania Supreme Court as Giuliani seeks to salvage federal election case

President Trump made a rare post-election public appearance in the White House Rose Garden on Friday. AFP/Getty Images The Trump campaign faced further setbacks Tuesday...

Why Macron wants more international support over the recent terror attacks in France

French President Emmanuel Macron speaking during the Paris Peace Forum at the Élysée  Palace on November 12, 2020. POOL/AFP via Getty Images French President Emmanuel...

Trump acknowledges Biden presidential election win for first time — then says he ‘concedes nothing,’ repeating unfounded claim of ‘rigged’ vote

Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted his first tacit acknowledgment of former Vice President Joe Biden’s election victory — beginning a tweet with the words “He...

Bids to buy U.K. firms to get harder as ministers shut out ‘back door’ takeovers

U.K. business secretary Alok Sharma said the new bill will mean shutting out bidders “who could threaten the safety of the British people.” tolga akmen/Agence...

How Biden can get the two tribes of America to trust each other again

Getty Images This is a precarious moment. With Donald Trump still recklessly and falsely proclaiming that he won and the COVID-19 pandemic causing new extremes...

Dow, S&P 500 surge by at least 3% to records early Monday on coronavirus vaccine report

U.S. stocks soared in early trading Monday, sending major equity benchmarks to record highs after Germany-based BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc. said their COVID-19 vaccine...