• What Biden's Presidency Means for the Paris Climate Agreement

    1 month ago - By Washington Post

    Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. officially withdrew from the Paris Agreement on global warming on Nov. 4. Trump's successor, Joe Biden, wants back in. But averting the worst effects of climate change will be an uphill battle even with the involvement of the U.S., the second-largest producer of carbon dioxide emissions, behind China. Global warming already is fueling wildfires, hurricanes and mass migrations, and in the U.S., Trump dismantled regulations meant to stifle greenhouse gas emis
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  • What Does a Green Grid Mean, and Can Biden Make One?

    1 month ago - By Washington Post

    The biggest machine on Earth delivers more than $400 billion of electricity a year across nearly 7 million miles of transmission and distribution lines. It's the U.S. power grid, an interconnected system of generating plants, wires, transformers and substations that keeps the lights on for the homes, offices and factories of the world's largest economy. Now, President-elect Joe Biden wants it to be carbon-free by 2035 as part of his ambitious plans to confront climate cha
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  • What a 50-50 Senate Means, for Biden and for the U.S

    1 month ago - By Washington Post

    Full Democratic control of the levers of federal lawmaking under President Joe Biden rests on the slimmest-possible advantage in the U.S. Senate, where any party-line vote will result in a 50-50 tie. The even Senate split, rare in American history, gives the Biden administration little margin for error and is subject to a power-sharing agreement on some administrative matters.
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  • Biden's inauguration is a promise for a better, more normal America

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    US President Joe Biden and Jill Biden arrive at Biden's inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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    Now-President Joe Biden's inauguration is a promise that the US can come back from its nadir.
    Former President Trump will fade, while Biden becomes even more popular.
    Millions of Americans voted for a return to normalcy, and Biden will deliver that.
    This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
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    In a moment, everything changes. In this...
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  • Wall Street hits records amid profit reports, DC changeover

    Wall Street hits records amid profit reports, DC changeover

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are rallying to records Wednesday on stronger-than-expected earnings reports and continued optimism that new leadership in Washington will mean more support for the struggling economy.
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  • While the U.S. may be closer to a $15 federal minimum wage, the idea still faces stiff opposition

    1 month ago - By CNBC

    Lawmakers, activists and consumers have been calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 for years. It could happen under President Joe Biden.
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  • Kamala Harris will be escorted at the inauguration by heroic Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman stands during a dress rehearsal for the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at the Capitol, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Washington.
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    Kamala Harris will be escorted by heroic Capitol Police Eugene Goodman at her inauguration.
    Goodman bravely led insurrectionists away from the Senate chamber during the riots at the Capitol.
    Several lawmakers have called for Goodman to receive a congressional gold medal.
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  • US stocks near records amid earnings reports, DC changeover

    US stocks near records amid earnings reports, DC changeover

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are rising again Wednesday, climbing toward records on stronger-than-expected earnings reports and continued optimism that new leadership in Washington will help usher in an economic recovery.
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  • Global green asset manager makes first U.S. investment, expects more interest amid Biden presidency

    1 month ago - By CNBC

    European investment firms are targeting renewable energy projects in the U.S.
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