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Surging Stock Market Reflects ‘Very Bright Outlook' For Economy, Finance Prof Says

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The stock market continued its rise last week. Even Wednesday, the day rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol to stop the certifying of electoral college votes confirming Joe Biden's election as President, the Dow Jones was up almost 500 points. It ended the week above 31,000 and close to its all-time high. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ also showed gains that day and for the week.
Rising stock values in the face of government turmoil doesn't make sense on its face. Investors value stability, and an angry mob interrupting the certification of a presidential election suggests the opposite. But maybe...
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USAID Chief Plans to Block Last-Minute Push to Add Trump Loyalists

USAID Chief Plans to Block Last-Minute Push to Add Trump Loyalists

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Trump administration appointees at the U.S. Agency for International Development planned to use their final days in power to install allies who would help promote a conservative social agenda.
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Samantha Power: Biden picks former UN envoy for USAID post

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Biden says USAID will coordinate the US's work to lead global response to combat the coronavirus in vulnerable nations.
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How executive powers are transferred after a presidential election

How executive powers are transferred after a presidential election

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As all Americans know, new U.S. presidents don't head to the White House overnight after declaring victory. Instead, there's an important transition process that spans the period between the early months of an election year and the presidential inauguration on...
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Biden Names Former U.N. Envoy to Head USAID, Beefs Up Asia Staff

Biden Names Former U.N. Envoy to Head USAID, Beefs Up Asia Staff

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Samantha Power, a former U.S. ambassador to the U.N., will seek to revive a troubled agency, while Obama-era veterans Kurt Campbell and Ely Ratner get top Asia jobs.
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Biden Nominates Samantha Power To Run U.S. Agency For International Development

Biden Nominates Samantha Power To Run U.S. Agency For International Development

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Power is "a world-renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity," President-elect Joe Biden said of the former U.N. ambassador.
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Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

SAN DIEGO - President-elect Joe Biden's decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates... Read more ...

House leaders ask for FBI docs to assess any widespread failures leading up...

House leaders ask for FBI docs to assess any widespread failures leading up to Capitol mob

Committee leaders said they're seeking to know how security intelligence was shared and whether it was paused, delayed or withheld. Read more ...

Bumble removed its political views filter after women reported Capitol...

Bumble removed its political views filter after women reported Capitol rioters on the app to FBI

The quest to find a potential date never stops. Read more ...

National Guard troops arrive in Sacramento ahead of possible protests

National Guard troops arrive in Sacramento ahead of possible protests

National Guard troops arrived at the state Capitol in Sacramento on Saturday in preparation for possible protests on the days leading up to Inauguration Day. Read more ...

Police arrest man in DC who had loaded handgun, fake inaugural credentials

Police arrest man in DC who had loaded handgun, fake inaugural credentials

U.S. Capitol Police arrested a Virginia man as he attempted to pass through a police checkpoint in downtown D.C. with fake inaugural credentials and a loaded handgun. Read more ...

Lizzie Borden house hits the market for $2 million

Lizzie Borden house hits the market for $2 million

If you're fascinated by unsolved 19th century murders and have $2 million burning a hole in your pocket, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Read more ...

Friday was the last day for the IRS to send $600 stimulus payment

Friday was the last day for the IRS to send $600 stimulus payment

A financial advisor explains what you should do if you didn't receive your $600 stimulus payment by Friday's deadline. Read more ...

Hot Pockets recalled over potential glass and plastic contamination

Hot Pockets recalled over potential glass and plastic contamination

Check your freezer! Approximately 762,615 pounds of the recalled Hot Pockets were shipped to stores across the country. Read more ...

Smokers in some states eligible for COVID-19 vaccine sooner, sparking...

Smokers in some states eligible for COVID-19 vaccine sooner, sparking frustration among others

Federal guidelines recommend that smokers under the age of 65 be eligible for the vaccine in early phases of distribution, frustrating essential workers lower in the priority line. Read more ...

Beshear: Kentucky's positivity rate continues to decline

Beshear: Kentucky's positivity rate continues to decline

Kentucky reported nearly 3,100 new coronavirus cases and 32 more virus-related deaths Saturday, Gov. Andy Beshear said. Read more ...