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Gary Gensler, Wall Street's New Watchdog, Has a Full Plate

1 day ago   |   NY Times

Gary Gensler, the new S.E.C. chairman, wants to improve corporate disclosure and regulate digital assets better. But a lot awaits him already.
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The Next Frontier for the Surveillance State

2 days ago   |   The New Republic

At first, it might have sounded like manna from heaven. Chinese authorities announced they would be distributing more than $1 million to a select number of citizens, as part of...
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‘Britcoin' digital currency being considered by UK

2 days ago   |   Boston Herald

LONDON - British authorities are exploring the possibility of creating a new digital currency that Treasury chief Rishi Sunak touted as “Britcoin.” The Bank of England and the...
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Taiwan Calls on U.S. to Suspend Currency Manipulation Criteria

4 days ago   |   Bloomberg

Taiwan urged the U.S. to temporarily ease its monitoring of trading partners for currency manipulation during the ongoing Covid pandemic.
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U.S. Drops Switzerland, Vietnam Currency-Manipulator Labels

5 days ago   |   Bloomberg

The U.S. refrained from designating any trading partner as a currency manipulator in the Biden administration's first foreign-exchange policy report, even as Switzerland...
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Coinbase soars in market debut for cryptocurrency exchange

7 days ago   |   Boston Herald

Coinbase made a rousing debut on Wall Street Wednesday, with shares of the digital currency exchange soaring as high as $429, briefly giving it a market value of more than $100...
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Coinbase soars in market debut, valued near $86 billion

7 days ago   |   Boston Herald   |   3 articles

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN and ALEX VEIGA Coinbase made a rousing debut on Wall Street Wednesday, with shares of the digital currency exchange rising as high as $429, briefly giving...
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Coinbase soars in market debut, valued near $100 billion

8 days ago   |   Boston Herald   |   3 articles

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN AND ALEX VEIGA Coinbase made a rousing debut on Wall Street, with the digital currency exchange's first trade of $381 giving it a market value of $100...
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The IRS chief says $1 trillion in taxes could be going uncollected every year - or more

The IRS chief says $1 trillion in taxes could be going uncollected every year - or more

8 days ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement While the IRS' current official estimate of the tax gap - taxes owed but not collected - is $441 billion, the actual number could be a lot higher. "I...
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IRS chief says some $1T in taxes going uncollected annually

IRS chief says some $1T in taxes going uncollected annually

9 days ago   |   Politico

The amount of taxes going uncollected by the federal government could be as much as $1 trillion or more per year, IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said Tuesday. His estimate goes...
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Senate passes anti-Asian American hate crime bill

Senate passes anti-Asian American hate crime bill

The Senate on Thursday passed an anti-hate crimes bill aimed at addressing a surge in attacks on Asian Americans amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The measure, which would create a... Read more ...

House Votes To Make D.C. The 51st State

House Votes To Make D.C. The 51st State

D.C. is now closer to winning statehood than it has ever been, but the Senate's approval is far from certain. Read more ...

Republicans roll out $568 billion infrastructure package that Dems have...

Republicans roll out $568 billion infrastructure package that Dems have already rejected

Senate Republicans released a $568 billion infrastructure framework on Thursday intended as a counteroffer to President Joe Biden's infrastructure proposal, a plan about a... Read more ...

9-0 Supreme Court ruling guts FTC's ability to seek redress for consumers

9-0 Supreme Court ruling guts FTC's ability to seek redress for consumers

The Federal Trade Commission can't force companies that engage in wrongdoing to pay back consumers or give up ill-gotten profit, the Supreme Court held Thursday, dealing a huge... Read more ...

Biden Pledges U.S. Will Cut Climate-Changing Pollution At Least In Half By 2030

Biden Pledges U.S. Will Cut Climate-Changing Pollution At Least In Half By 2030

The new target for limiting planet-warming pollution nearly doubles Obama's goal, highlighting how much time to act was lost during the Trump years. Read more ...

Pentagon investigated suspected Russian directed-energy attacks on U.S. troops

Pentagon investigated suspected Russian directed-energy attacks on U.S. troops

The Pentagon has briefed top lawmakers on intelligence surrounding suspected directed-energy attacks against U.S. troops, and officials identified Russia as a likely culprit... Read more ...

House Answers Trump's Travel Ban With Bill

House Answers Trump's Travel Ban With Bill

The Democratic-led House passed legislation Wednesday designed to constrain a president's power to limit entry to the US, a response to former President Trump's travel ban... Read more ...

Impeachment investigators have received over 200 tips about Cuomo

Impeachment investigators have received over 200 tips about Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. - Investigators seeking to determine whether the New York state Assembly should move to impeach Gov. Andrew Cuomo have received more than 200 tips about his... Read more ...

Justice Department Announces Sweeping Minneapolis Police Probe

Justice Department Announces Sweeping Minneapolis Police Probe

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the investigation in the wake of the guilty verdict in George Floyd's death. Read more ...

Ohio Republicans Want To Rename Mosquito Lake State Park After Donald Trump

Ohio Republicans Want To Rename Mosquito Lake State Park After Donald Trump

It's the latest attempt by Ohio Republicans to honor the former president. The state would need $300,000 to change the signs in the park. Read more ...