• McCarthy says Pelosi should recuse herself from the stock trading ban talks because of her husband's active trading

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi receives the gavel from Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy during the first session of the 116th Congress at the US Capitol on January 3, 2019, in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images
    Kevin McCarthy said Nancy Pelosi shouldn't be allowed to write a congressional stock trading ban due to her husband's trades.
    Last week , Pelosi denied that her husband has traded using information she's provided him.
    House Democrats are reportedly set to unveil their bill to ban congressional stock trading in August.
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Friday that...
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  • US and Taliban enter talks to release $3.5 billion in central bank currency reserves amid humanitarian crisis

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi. Cagla Gurdogan/Reuters
    US and Taliban officials met in Uzbekistan for talks to unfreeze roughly $3.5 billion in central bank reserves.
    The summit comes as the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan worsens since the militant group took power almost a year ago.
    Afghanistan's sanctioned economy has lost significant international capital since the US withdrew from the country.
    US and Taliban officials met in Uzbekistan for talks to unlock roughly $3.5 billion in central bank foreign exchange reserves amid a worsening humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. A US...
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