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

DOJ probing Andrew Cuomo sexual harassment claims

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a press conference, on May 10, 2021 in New York. Marie Altaffer | AFP | Getty Images The US Department of Justice is investigating allegations of sexual harassment by former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a new document has revealed. Cuomo, who has denied wrongdoing, was already known … Read more

Tesla seeks tariff waiver for graphite from China for batteries

Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the opening ceremony of the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory in Shanghai, China, January 7, 2019. on the song | Reuters Tesla is among hundreds of auto industry players asking the United States Trade Representative for extended tariff exemptions on parts and materials imported from China used to make or repair cars. … 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

Minnesota reports second U.S. omicron case in resident who traveled to NYC

A sign outside a hospital announcing a COVID-19 test on November 19, 2021 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Minnesota public health authorities on Thursday confirmed what appears to be the second case in the United States of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in a resident who recently returned from New York … Read more

Thousands could lose or sell homes

Contemporary housing development in New Mexico. Bim | E + | Getty Images Hundreds of thousands of homeowners could lose or sell their homes soon as Covid-related mortgage bailout programs expire. The federal government, major banks and mortgage service providers began emergency programs when the pandemic hit early last year, shutting down large swathes of … Read more

Omicron clouds outlook for international travel that was just turning a corner

A passenger arrives at a terminal at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington as countries react to the novel coronavirus variant Omicron amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Washington, United States, November 30, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Parilla Carlos Barria | Reuters The spread of the omicron variant Covid-19 around the world may delay the recovery … Read more

China issues directive to bring Boeing 737 Max back to the skies after more than 2 years

This December 15, 2018 photo shows a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft delivered to China Airlines during a ceremony at the Boeing 737 Zhoushan Fulfillment and Delivery Center in Zhoushan, east China’s Zhejiang Province. STR | AFP | Getty Images Chinese aviation regulators on Thursday instructed airlines to make the changes needed to fly Boeing’s … Read more

House strikes deal on funding bill

A man passes by the US Capitol as a government shutdown looms in Washington, September 30, 2021. Leah Mehlis | Reuters The House of Representatives reached agreement Thursday on a short-term government funding bill that would prevent a shutdown before Friday’s deadline. The measure will fund the government at current levels through February 18, Rosa … 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