Biden, Republicans and the Pandemic Blame Game

G.O.P. resistance to public health measures has helped fuel Covid’s resurgence. But the president will be left to clean up the mess. By Reid J. Epstein President Biden is in a tough spot: He campaigned on the ideas that he had the team to manage a pandemic and that his five-decade career as a Washington deal maker was just the […]

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We Asked Daves About Dave, Marcus and Other First-Name Money Apps

Dave and his bros are having a moment. A lesser-known player in the world of companies trying to displace basic checking accounts and other everyday financial transactions, Dave is planning to go public through — of course — a merger with a blank-check company. The deal that Dave (backed by a Mark, in this case Cuban) struck last month would […]

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Bruce Cotterill: Getting National back on the winning track

OPINION: They say it’s the hardest job in politics. I suspect it’s harder than that. I imagine that the role of anentire party in opposition is a difficult one. But the role of leader is really tough. Right now, the Nats need a refresh. If you think for a moment about how a political party ends up in opposition, first […]

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Wall Street declines with Amazon; S&P 500 on track for monthly gain

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were lower in afternoon trading on Friday with Amazon.com falling after it forecast lower sales growth, but the S&P 500 was still on track to post a sixth straight month of gains.FILE PHOTO: A Wall Street sign is pictured outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriAmazon.com Inc […]

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L Brands Agrees to New Policies Tied to Sexual Harassment Claims

L Brands, the owner of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, will release current and former employees from nondisclosure agreements tied to sexual harassment claims and take steps to to promote diversity, equity and inclusion as part of a settlement with shareholders announced on Friday. The company, which plans to separate Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works into […]

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Credit Suisse chairman doubles down with $1 million stock purchase

FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of Swiss bank Credit Suisse are seen at the Paradeplatz square in Zurich, Switzerland March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File PhotoZURICH (Reuters) – Credit Suisse Chairman Antonio Horta-Osorio has bought another 1 million Swiss francs ($1.1 million) worth of shares in the group as he tries to restore order to Switzerland’s second-biggest bank. Regulatory filings showed a […]

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