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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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.
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.
U.S. factory activity near 14-year high; home sales rise in December
U.S. manufacturing activity surged to its highest level in nearly 14 years in early January, but bottlenecks in the supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are driving up prices and signaling a rise in inflation in the months ahead.
'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.
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.
Baseball's 'Hammerin' Hank' Aaron, who held career home run record, dies at 86
Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, the quiet, unassuming slugger who broke Babe Ruth's supposedly unbreakable record for most home runs in a career and battled racism in the process, died on Friday, the Atlanta Braves announced. He was 86.
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