Biden says no lockdowns, won’t expand vaccine mandates this winter

US President Joe Biden talks about his administration’s plan to combat coronavirus disease (Covid-19) with the emergence of the Omicron variant, during his visit to the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland, United States, December 2, 2021. Kevin Lamarck | Reuters President Joe Biden said Thursday that his plan to fight Covid during the … Read more

White House reaches deal to reinstate Trump-era ‘Remain-in-Mexico’ asylum policy

The Biden administration announced Thursday that it has struck a deal with the Mexican government to reintroduce a Trump-era border policy that forces asylum seekers to remain in that country until a US immigration court date. NBC News reported that the program will resume at one border location on Monday and will eventually include seven … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday, Dec. 2

Here are the top news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street braces for a rally after the first US omicron case leads to heavy selling Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, December 1, 2021. Brendan McDermid | … Read more

Oil supply in focus amid omicron Covid variant fears

Oil rigs work on rigs in Gaoyu Lake in Gaoyou in east China’s Jiangsu Province on Friday, September 17, 2021. Barcroft Media | Getty Images OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers, an influential group known as OPEC+, meet on Thursday to decide on the next phase of production policy. The Energy Alliance will hold a video … Read more

Biden asks businesses to proceed with vaccine mandate after omicron variant arrives in U.S.

US President Joe Biden talks about his administration’s efforts to ease supply chain problems during the holiday season, at the White House in Washington, December 1, 2021. Kevin Lamarck | Reuters President Joe Biden on Thursday asked companies to voluntarily press ahead with the administration’s Covid-19 vaccine and testing requirements, even as the rule was … Read more

Ukraine border fears escalate as officials thrash out Biden-Putin meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin waves during the 2021 US-Russia summit at La Grange Villa near Lake Geneva, on June 16, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland. Mikhail Svetlov | Getty Images News | Getty Images Uncertainty has shrouded details about a much-touted meeting between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin as fears mount that … Read more

Treasury yields rise amid omicron, Fed taper concerns

US Treasury yields rose Wednesday morning, amid investor concerns about the omicron variable and the Fed’s plans likely to scale faster than expected. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury rose 6 basis points to 1.5005% at 4:15 AM ET. The yield on the 30-year Treasury added 5 basis points to 1.8362%. Returns move inversely … Read more

Auto executives say more than half of U.S. car sales will be EVs by 2030, KPMG survey shows

President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the General Motors Factory Zero electric vehicle assembly plant, Wednesday, November 17, 2021, in Detroit. Evan Fauci | AP Auto executives believe more than half of their sales will be electric cars by 2030, in line with President Joe Biden’s electric vehicle sales goal, according to a … Read more

Trump aide Mark Meadows agrees to initial deposition in Jan. 6 Capitol riot probe

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows listens during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force at the White House in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2020. Drago | Reuters Mark Meadows, Trump’s former White House chief of staff, has agreed to cooperate at least limitedly with the House select committee to investigate the … Read more

QAnon shaman Jacob Chansley appeals conviction in Trump Capitol riot case

Jacob Chansley, holding a sign referring to Qanoun, speaks as supporters of US President Donald Trump gather to protest the early results of the 2020 presidential election, in front of the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center (MCTEC), in Phoenix, Arizona, November 5, 2020. Cheney Orr | Reuters Jacob Chansley, identified as QAnon shaman, on … Read more