Tag: Regional Politics

Cannes Film Festival, Risking China’s Ire, to Screen Hong Kong Protest Documentary

The Cannes Film Festival plans to screen a controversial new documentary on Hong Kong’s 2019 pro-democracy unrest on Friday, courting another film-industry clash with Beijing...

‘Transformative’ money or just plugging budget gaps? Local governments discuss federal stimulus plans

As billions of dollars of federal stimulus money works its way to U.S. state and local governments, the people in charge of figuring out how...

Hong Kong Police Arrest Apple Daily Editor Under China National Security Law

HONG KONG—National security police in Hong Kong arrested the top editor of a popular pro-democracy newspaper and searched the company’s newsroom, in the most targeted...

Opinion: What happens to government workers who don’t receive Social Security?

About one-quarter of state and local government employees — approximately 6.5 million workers — are not covered by Social Security on their current job. These...

Washington wants to bring back Build America Bonds. The muni market isn’t buying it

Washington lawmakers considering President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure package are interested in reviving a program born out of the response to the last recession,...

New York City sets goal to reopen fully on July 1: De Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday morning that New York City will set a goal to ‘fully reopen’ on July 1, citing the city’s strong...

Germany’s federal election may be the Georgia Senate race of the autumn

When the U.S. Senate surprisingly fell into Democratic hands after the Georgia runoff race, the financial market impact was monumental. The move was most obviously...

Cannabis-banking bill approved by House; future in Senate uncertain

Marijuana-related businesses would have one industry obstacle — access to the U.S. banking system — made less burdensome under a bill that passed the House...

New York officially approves legal online sports betting

New York state has announced it approved a budget for its fiscal year 2022 that would allow for legal online wagering in the state for...

Minneapolis agrees to pay $27 million to settle George Floyd lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family over the...

Houston mayor says Texas should pay some consumers’ massive utility bills

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Sunday that the state of Texas should pay the massive utility bills some Texas consumers are facing following last week’s...

‘Pittsburgh can’t win the day without Paris, or vice versa’ — these mayors are allies not foes on climate change

  City of lights? Pittsburgh’s skyline at night. AFP via Getty Images “ ‘Pittsburgh can’t win the day without Paris, or vice versa. Nor will...

Dow rises, but tech stocks slip as ‘reflation trade’ grips Wall Street after Democrats flip Senate seat

U.S. stocks mostly shook off early losses to trade higher Wednesday, though technology sector stocks remained lower, after Democrats scored at least one U.S. Senate...

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...

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...

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...

‘Every recession, there’s a massive bailout given to corporations and CEOs’: Stockton mayor Michael Tubbs says basic income payments can help bail out Americans

A Google GOOG, +1.58% GOOGL, +1.63% search of Stockton, Calif., a city located east of San Francisco, suggests that people also ask the following three...

Spain’s government imposes state of emergency ahead of a holiday weekend, to prevent Madrid residents from spreading COVID-19

Madrid’s Puerta de Alcala on Oct. 3, 2020. MarketWatch/Kollmeyer Just hours ahead of the start of a long holiday weekend, the Spanish government put the...

New York City schools delay in-person instruction — again

New York City, the only major school district in the U.S. attempting to reopen school buildings, has delayed in-person learning for the second time, Mayor...

NYC restaurants can reopen indoor dining on Sept. 30, Gov. Cuomo says

Just one day after referring to indoor dining in New York City as a “reckless” proposition, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that such service...

New York Gov. Cuomo says President Trump has put politics above public health throughout pandemic

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a scathing critique of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, saying he has denied the...