Watch live: Dem senators hold press conference on gun safety

This post was originally published on this site Senators Murphy (D-Conn.), Markey (D-Mass.), and Padilla (D-Calif.) will speak Thursday about gun safety legislation following the reintroduction of the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act by Murphy and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) this morning. The press conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET. […]

Fixed mortgage rates move lower for the second week in a row

This post was originally published on this siteThe 30-year fixed-rate average dropped to its lowest level in five weeks, falling to 5.1 percent.

Jobless Claims Dropped Last Week, Remain Near Historic Lows

This post was originally published on this siteInitial jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs, decreased to 210,000 last week and remain near 2019 prepandemic levels, when the job market was also historically tight.

Pleas and Suggestions in the Wake of Two Mass Shootings

mass shooting assault rifle photo by Photo by Toxic Player on Unsplash

There are new calls for Congress and the federal government to take action on guns and extremist violence, following two mass shootings in less than two weeks that took the lives of at least 31 Americans, including at least 19 children. Democrats are pushing the Senate to pass a pair of House bills on background […]

Scholz: Putin has missed all strategic targets in Ukraine

This post was originally published on this site German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has reiterated his conviction that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not win the war in Ukraine. “He has already missed all his strategic goals,” Scholz said on Thursday in his speech at the end of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, […]

The Federal Reserve’s Next Act Will Test Market Stability

This post was originally published on this siteNo one can say whether more aggressive tightening of monetary policy will disrupt the financial system’s plumbing and force the central bank to alter course, as it has in the past.

How Uvalde’s elected officials have voted on gun laws

This post was originally published on this siteThe rural Texas town is represented by Democrats and Republicans with a wide range of views on gun laws

Teachers across US question profession, gun laws after Texas school shooting

This post was originally published on this siteAfter a school shooting in Texas left at least 19 children and two adults dead, some teachers say they’re second-guessing the profession.     

Democratic discontent brews with Federal Reserve

This post was originally published on this siteDiscontent with the Federal Reserve is brewing among Democrats, even those who voted earlier this month to confirm Fed chairman Jerome Powell for another 4-year term. With inflation at 40-year highs and the prospect of a recession looming large over midterm elections later this year, Democrats are worried […]

House lawmakers hold hearings into the baby formula shortage

This post was originally published on this siteNPR’s Leila Fadel talks to Rep. Rosa DeLauro about a House panel hearing that questioned why it took the FDA four months to issue warnings about baby formula that didn’t meet safety requirements.

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