The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approves Janet Yellen's nomination as the first woman Treasury secretary, indicating that she will easily win full Senate approval, but Republicans call for her to work with them in developing economic policies.
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Texas attorney general files lawsuit to block Biden's deportation freeze
The Texas attorney general filed a lawsuit on Friday that seeks to block U.S. President Joe Biden's move to pause certain deportations for 100 days, a controversial opening-move by the Democratic president that has provoked blowback from some Republicans.
Exclusive: Buyout firm TPG in the lead for stake in AT&T's DirecTV - sources
Private equity firm TPG has entered into exclusive talks to acquire a minority stake in AT&T Inc's satellite TV division DirecTV, in a deal that would allow the U.S. wireless carrier to trim its net debt of close to $150 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
IBM, Intel slump weighs on Wall Street as coronavirus concerns rise
Wall Street's main indexes slipped on Friday, dragged down by losses in blue-chip technology stalwarts Intel and IBM following their quarterly results, as hopes dim for a full economic reopening in the coming months.
'Choose - I kill you or rape you': abuse accusations surge in Ethiopia's war
The young coffee seller said she was split from family and friends by an Ethiopian soldier at the Tekeze river, taken down a path, and given a harrowing choice.
Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny, on protest eve, says has no plans to commit suicide
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said on Friday he wanted it known that he had no plans to commit suicide in prison, as he issued a message of support to his followers on the eve of protests the authorities say are illegal.
Swiss court finds Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz guilty of corruption
In a landmark verdict in one of the mining world's most high profile legal cases, a Swiss criminal court found Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz guilty of corruption and forgery on Friday and sentenced him to five years in jail with a sizeable fine.
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