Citigroup Exits More Asian Consumer-Banking Operations With $3.7 Billion Deal

This post was originally published on this siteSingapore’s UOB will pay $690 million premium for regional businesses.

Navient to cancel 70K student loans, pay $1.85 billion in settlement

This post was originally published on this siteAn agreement between a coalition of state attorney generals and Navient, one of the largest student loan companies in the U.S., resulted in a settlement that will forgive loans for 66,000 borrowers. The agreement announced on Thursday concludes…

Former Virginia House candidate becomes latest Republican to challenge Spanberger

This post was originally published on this siteFormer Virginia House of Delegates candidate Gina Ciarcia jumped into the GOP primary in the commonwealth’s seventh congressional district on Thursday, becoming the latest Republican to challenge Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.). “Public service…

Jobless claims up 23K in first week of January

This post was originally published on this siteNew weekly claims for jobless benefits jumped by 23,000 during the first full week of January, according to data released Thursday by the Labor Department. In the week ending Jan. 8, seasonally adjusted initial claims for&…

Schumer unveils last-ditch plan to force floor battle over voting rights

This post was originally published on this site In a last-ditch push to overcome GOP obstruction, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer late Wednesday unveiled a plan to temporarily evade the filibuster and bring voting rights legislation to the floor of the upper chamber for debate. Outlined in an internal memo distributed to congressional Democrats, Schumer’s […]

Virginia Bill Would Require Rules “for the Prevention of Inequities Involving the Use of Hate Speech or Ethnically or Racially Insensitive Expressions”

This post was originally published on this siteThe full text reads: § 22.1-271.9. High school interscholastic athletic and academic competition; prevention of hate speech and ethnically or racially insensitive expressions. A. With such funds as may be appropriated by the General Assembly for such purpose pursuant to the general appropriation act, the organization governing high […]

Developments in two swing states offer some surprising clues on how to effectively debunk election disinformation

This post was originally published on this site As ongoing threats by Trump loyalists to subvert elections have dominated the political news, other Republicans in two key states—Florida and Arizona—are taking what could be important steps to provide voters with unprecedented evidence of who won their most close and controversial elections. In both battleground states, […]

David McCormick announces bid for US Senate in Pennsylvania

This post was originally published on this siteDavid McCormick, a Republican hedge fund executive, is running for the US Senate in Pennsylvania, he formally announced Thursday morning.

NY Mayor Eric Adams puts younger brother in charge of his security detail despite lingering ethics concerns

This post was originally published on this site NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Eric Adams is putting his younger brother in charge of his security detail, backing off a previous push to install him in a high-ranking NYPD post — but the switch up did not mollify government watchdogs concerned that the intrafamily […]

Kayleigh McEnany meets with January 6 Committee: CNN

This post was originally published on this site Former Trump White House and campaign press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has appeared before the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack. CNN reports the meeting took place virtually. McEnany, now a Fox News contributor, was one of ten former Trump officials “with close ties to the […]

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