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The Federal Reserve is getting ready to roll back its massive stimulus

The Federal Reserve is getting ready to roll back its massive stimulus

The Federal Reserve isn’t ready to take its foot off the stimulus gas pedal but that soon might change. The central bank said that if the economic recovery continues to progress as expected, the Fed “judges that a moderation in the pace of asset purchases may soon be warranted,” according to the bank’s policy update…MORE

The climate can’t wait for electric planes. Sustainable fuel may be the answer

The climate can’t wait for electric planes. Sustainable fuel may be the answer

More than 50 airlines, oil companies and other companies, including Delta, BP and Boeing, pledged on Wednesday to replace 10% of global jet fuel supply with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030. It is one of the boldest commitments yet to tackle the environmental impact of air travel and will require an exponential increase in…MORE

State Department closed investigation into allegations of racism and sexism against former US ambassador to UK shortly before Trump left office, document shows
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State Department closed investigation into allegations of racism and sexism against former US ambassador to UK shortly before Trump left office, document shows

The State Department bureau that oversees discrimination and harassment complaints quietly closed its investigation into allegations of racist and sexist behavior by former President Donald Trump’s then-ambassador to the United Kingdom, Robert “Woody” Johnson in January, CNN has learned. According to an internal memo sent on January 12, eight days before Trump left office, the…MORE

Bipartisan policing talks officially end
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Bipartisan policing talks officially end

After months of negotiating, the bipartisan talks around overhauling policing laws have broken down without a deal. Sen. Cory Booker, a Democrat from New Jersey, made clear in a private conversation with Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the chief Republican negotiator on the issue, that bipartisan policing talks are over. Booker, Scott and Democratic…MORE

Elizabeth Warren calls out SPAC creators amid concerns of ‘misaligned incentives’
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Elizabeth Warren calls out SPAC creators amid concerns of ‘misaligned incentives’

Senator Elizabeth Warren and three other Democratic lawmakers have sent an open letter to the executives behind popular SPACs, raising concerns about the potential for insiders to exploit regulatory gaps at the expense of everyday investors. “We seek information about your use of SPACs in order to understand what sort of Congressional or regulatory action…MORE

‘The Wire’ creator David Simon will pull upcoming HBO series from Texas over abortion law
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‘The Wire’ creator David Simon will pull upcoming HBO series from Texas over abortion law

“The Wire” creator David Simon won’t be filming an upcoming HBO series in Texas due to a controversial abortion law passed in the state, he announced on Twitter. “As an employer, this is beyond politics,” Simon wrote. “I’m turning in scripts next month on an HBO non-fiction miniseries based on events in Texas, but I…MORE

Fact check: Eastman’s arguments on overturning the 2020 election are pure fantasy
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Fact check: Eastman’s arguments on overturning the 2020 election are pure fantasy

The scheme to overturn the 2020 election and have Vice President Mike Pence gavel in Donald Trump as President on January 6 is based on nonsense legal theories and invented scenarios. John Eastman, a lawyer working for then-President Trump’s legal team, wrote a six-point memo on how Pence could dismiss the election results and hand…MORE

DeSantis names doctor skeptical of Covid-19 measures as Florida’s new state surgeon general

DeSantis names doctor skeptical of Covid-19 measures as Florida’s new state surgeon general

A doctor skeptical of many Covid-19 health measures will be Florida’s new state surgeon general, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday. Speaking at a press conference, DeSantis, a Republican, said Dr. Joseph Ladapo will become Florida’s next surgeon general. “Joe has had a remarkable academic and medical career,” DeSantis said, adding that Ladapo graduated from Wake…MORE

January 6 committee ramps up its work without a clear path to an outcome
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January 6 committee ramps up its work without a clear path to an outcome

Members of the select committee tasked with examining the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol met behind closed doors with their staff for more than five hours on Monday night — but as they seek thousands of documents and hours of potential interviews, the ultimate course of the ambitious investigation is still not clear.…MORE

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Driver’s Den

Driver’s Den

Miranda Lambert fans in Atlanta got more than they bargained for at her concert on Saturday night (Jan. 20), when the singer and her band burst into a high-energy cover of the Joe Walsh classic “Rocky Mountain Way.” Lambert struts the stage and does the heavy song justice with a high-octane vocal performance, but the…