Herschel Walker raises $3.7 million in bid to unseat Georgia’s Warnock

This post was originally published on this siteWalker jumped into the Georgia Senate race after former President Trump urged him to run.

Goldman Sachs Downgrades Economic Growth Forecast

This post was originally published on this site Goldman Sachs economists have cut their economic growth forecasts for 2021 and 2022 because of lagging consumer spending. The economists in a Sunday note to clients blamed the downgrade on “a longer-lasting virus drag on virus-sensitive consumer services spending,” a decreased financial stimulus, and a shortage in […]

What’s going on with jobs? 5 takeaways from September hiring trends

This post was originally published on this siteJob growth was disappointing in September as worker shortages intensified, but a drop in COVID-19 cases could strengthen hiring in the coming months.     

U.S. and Taliban hold first talks since Afghanistan withdrawal

This post was originally published on this siteThe two parties will be discussing containment of extremist groups in Afghanistan and easing evacuation of foreign citizens and Afghans from the country, officials from both sides said.

Native American tribes push to get Biden’s infrastructure bill passed

This post was originally published on this siteMarking Indigenous Peoples’ Day, tribes are calling on Congress to swiftly pass the infrastructure bill — which they say would begin to address historical inequities in Indian Country.

One-fourth of US infrastructure is at risk of flooding amid ‘changing environment,’ report says

This post was originally published on this siteFlooding is the most expensive natural disaster in the US. A new report pinpoints who is most at risk: Louisiana, Florida, Kentucky and West Virginia.     

Yellen says ‘confident’ US will implement global minimum tax

This post was originally published on this site US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday she was “confident” Congress would pass legislation to implement a global tax agreement in the United States enacting a minimum international tax on big corporations. The OECD-brokered deal, which sets a global tax of 15 percent, is aimed at stopping […]

Bleak midterm outlook shadows bitter Democratic battle

This post was originally published on this siteThe 2022 midterm elections — and the very real possibility that Democrats could be swept from their House majority — is hanging over the bitter political fight within the party over President Biden’s domestic agenda.The centrist House Democrats…

Tariff Relief Plan Falls Short, Businesses Say

This post was originally published on this siteU.S. companies lacking cost-effective alternatives to Chinese imports complain that the new trade policy isn’t as helpful as they had expected.

As Biden’s vaccinate-or-test mandate approaches, questions arise over enforcement

This post was originally published on this siteThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration was already a strained agency before the president announced the new requirement.

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