Democrats’ agenda is decimated. And that’s okay.

The upside of losing parental leave from the Build Back Better plan

Business emerges as winner in framework deal

This post was originally published on this siteBusiness interests are emerging as winners in President Biden’s social spending and climate plan unveiled Thursday.The White House proposal to invest in clean energy, child care, education, housing and other Democratic priorities has sparked an…

What Virginia’s early vote tells us about a tight-as-a-tick governor’s race

This post was originally published on this siteNearly three-quarters of a million Virginians have voted ahead of the closely-watched race between former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and former Carlyle Group chief executive Glenn Youngkin (R), a contest that will provide a critical read on the…

New Policy Gives FTC Greater Control Over How Companies Do M&A

This post was originally published on this siteThe FTC’s new Democratic chairwoman has adopted a series of policy changes aimed at cracking down on corporate mergers, sparking deep partisan disagreement at the agency.

Consumer Spending Likely Grew More Slowly in September

This post was originally published on this siteThe Covid-19 Delta variant and supply-chain constraints kept spending in check during the month, economists say.

The Billionaires Tax Isn’t New

This post was originally published on this site  by Jesse Eisinger ] ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This article was co-published with The New York Times. Having stumbled in their attempts to raise taxes on the wealthy in […]

Biden and Macron will meet face-to-face for first time since clash over Australian submarine deal

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden is set to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday in Rome, their first in-person meeting following last month’s major diplomatic dust-up over an agreement for the US and United Kingdom to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines.

G-20 Climate Talks Threatened by Clash Over Coal

This post was originally published on this siteLeaders from the Group of 20 major economies are split over phasing out coal and limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, officials said, throwing into doubt whether ambitious climate change targets can be hit.

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