Wall Street may be facing an uncomfortable four years after President-elect Biden's team confirmed it planned to nominate two consumer champions to lead top financial agencies, signaling a tougher stance on the industry than many had anticipated.
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Yellen says U.S. must 'act big' on next coronavirus relief package
Janet Yellen, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to run the Treasury Department, will tell the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday that the government must "act big" with its next coronavirus relief package.
Exclusive: Senator Gillibrand eyes extending Civil Rights Act protections to U.S. troops
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says she will work with colleagues on legislation giving U.S. troops the same legal protections against discrimination as civilian employees, a move advocates say could be a game-changer for minorities in America's armed forces.
U.S. Capitol lockdown lifted, fire nearby contained
The U.S. Capitol complex was shut down for about an hour on Monday out of an abundance of caution after a small fire broke out nearby, underscoring security jitters days before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.
Woman may have tried to sell Pelosi computer device to Russians, FBI says
U.S. law enforcement is investigating whether a woman took a laptop computer or hard drive from U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol and tried to sell the device to Russian intelligence, according to a court filing.
Guatemalan military clears U.S.-bound migrant caravan from road
Guatemalan security forces on Monday cleared a road of hundreds of people in a mostly Honduran migrant caravan that had camped out overnight when authorities barred it from advancing toward the United States.
Germany regrets U.S. decision to sanction Russian vessel involved in Nord Stream 2
The United States has informed Germany that it plans to impose sanctions on a Russian pipe-laying ship involved in construction of the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, the German Economy Ministry said on Monday.
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