Biden taps Lisa Monaco as homeland security adviser to inauguration amid rising threats

President-elect Joe Biden has asked Lisa Monaco, his deputy attorney general nominee, to temporarily step away from those duties and serve as a homeland security adviser to his inauguration team, a Biden transition official said, a sign that the rising … Read more…

Biden Should Watch Out For These Foreign Policy Challenges – Steve Forbes | What’s Ahead | Forbes

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Investing legend James Simons steps down as chairman of Renaissance Technologies

Legendary investor James Simons has stepped down from his role as chairman at his secretive hedge fund Renaissance Technologies. The 82-year-old Simons — a former math professor who became one of the most successful investors in history by pioneering computer-based … Read more…

Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s experiences as a soldier and wheelchair user shaped her response to the Capitol riots

When rioters egged on by President Trump stormed the Capitol a week ago, Sen. Tammy Duckworth wasn’t in the Senate chamber with her colleagues. She was in the complex’s underground tunnels, en route to the Senate floor, where she planned … Read more…

Tony Hsieh’s American Tragedy: The Self-Destructive Last Months Of The Zappos Visionary | Forbes

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American students need help through the pandemic, and the U.K.’s tutoring program could be a model

Last fall, the United Kingdom rolled out a national program that provides subsidized, personalized tutoring to elementary, middle, and high school students who fell behind when schools shut down as a result of the COVID outbreak. The U.K.’s National Tutoring Program, … Read more…

Analysis: False fraud claims fanned Capitol riot. Now they’re fueling GOP efforts to restrict voting.

Even after President Donald Trump’s disproven allegations of voter fraud fueled last week’s deadly assault on the US Capitol, Republicans across an array of swing states are still touting his baseless allegations to advance measures that would make it tougher … Read more…

Marriott suspends donations to lawmakers who voted against Biden certification

Marriott International said it will suspend its political donations to lawmakers who voted not to certify the presidential election. The world’s biggest hotel company joins several other large companies, including Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Blue Cross Blue Shield, who also … Read more…

Backed by Chelsea Clinton’s venture capital fund, this startup aims to make having cancer less lonely

On Jan. 11, 2018—on the cusp of her 30th birthday—Liya Shuster was diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Over the past three years, Shuster taken the knowledge gained from her experience and channeled it into Alula, a new … Read more…

Pfizer and BioNTech’s overlooked third partner will distribute the vaccine in China—and it’s facing some resistance

Our mission to make business better is fueled by readers like you. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. On Nov. 30, Hong Kong’s government announced a rare piece of news that was welcome in all sectors of a … Read more…

Feds say police found a pickup truck full of bombs and guns near Capitol insurrection as wide-ranging investigation unfurls

The man photographed sitting at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk during Wednesday’s riots in the US Capitol has been arrested and charged with three federal counts, including theft of public property, federal officials said Friday. CNN.com – RSS Channel – … Read more…

Companies backed Trump for years. Now they’re facing a reckoning after the attack on the Capitol.

The once-comfortable alliance between Trump and Corporate America has shown unprecedented strain since Wednesday’s attack, forcing a re-examination of everything that businesses had won over the last four years from a White House now thrown into chaos. Business BEST DEAL … Read more…

More than half the money she’s raised for her startup is from Black investors—and that’s by design

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Elaine Chao and Betsy DeVos resign, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is Biden’s pick for commerce secretary, and we learn about a food startup founder’s fundraising strategy. Have a restful weekend. – Eating away at the … Read more…

U.S. trade policies have disproportionately harmed Black and Latino workers, not just the White working class Trump courted, researchers find

Black and Latino manufacturing workers were more likely to lose their jobs than Whites — and it took them longer to find new work. Those who did find work also experienced bigger pay cuts than White workers. Business BEST DEAL … Read more…

Several Cabinet secretaries informally discuss invoking 25th Amendment but Pence ‘highly unlikely’ to pursue

Inquiries about invoking the 25th Amendment have been coming into Vice President Mike Pence’s advisers and those discussions have been under way, a source close to the vice president said Thursday, with several Cabinet secretaries informally discussing the matter. CNN.com … Read more…

Trump pledges orderly transition after Congress affirms Biden’s win and Capitol riot

President Donald Trump publicly acknowledged that he would leave office on January 20 Thursday, pledging an orderly transfer of power after Congress affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Politics SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

EU regulators approve Moderna’s COVID vaccine as pressure builds to speed up immunizations

Moderna Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine won the backing of the European Union drugs regulator, clearing the way for a second weapon in the bloc’s fight to stem the pandemic. The recommendation was announced by the European Medicines Agency on Wednesday. The … Read more…

How to save more on what you pay for housing + Clark answers your questions about refinancing and getting a mortgage

Housing is typically the biggest line item in a person’s budget. Finding ways to cut costs there will have an enormous impact! Clark gives you his best ideas. Clark also takes your questions about housing on this episode. You can … Read more…

Warnock makes history in winning Georgia runoff, CNN projects, as control of Senate down to Perdue-Ossoff race

President Donald Trump has torn apart the Republican Party that ruled Georgia for nearly two decades, imperiling its candidates in two elections on Tuesday that will determine the control of the US Senate. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Politics SPECIAL … Read more…

Bill Ackman calls COVID-19 vaccine delays ‘genocide’ against the elderly

Bill Ackman thinks the frustratingly slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is a “genocide” against American seniors. In an explosive tweetstorm on Tuesday, the billionaire investor and outspoken critic of the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic, bemoaned the millions of … Read more…

By one measure, this recovery is 10 times faster than the one after the Great Recession—but there’s a catch

The early months of the coronavirus pandemic saw the U.S. economy plunge at its fastest rate in history. Over a two-month period, the jobless rate shot up from 3.5% in February 2020 to 14.7% in April—its highest level since 1940—while … Read more…

Proposal to build LNG terminal on Delaware River could pose early test for the Biden administration

The struggle over the liquefied natural gas terminal could pit the Biden administration’s commitment to stronger environmental and climate change measures against the prospect of more union jobs in a distressed area of southern New Jersey. Business BEST DEAL UPDATE: