Politics

From December: How months of talks between Biden and Manchin on Build Back Better fell apart

Manchin torpedoes Democrats’ hopes of enacting sweeping climate action and tax hikes

The two had been negotiating for months and Schumer, a Democrat from New York, had made a number of concessions to reduce climate provisions to appease Manchin, whose support is essential in an equally decided Senate. In a radio interview on Friday, Manchin disputed the characterization that he had blown up negotiations with Schumer, but …

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I'm the chief economist for a $5 billion real estate securities and data company.  Here are 5 things you need to know about the housing market now

I’m the chief economist for a $5 billion real estate securities and data company. Here are 5 things you need to know about the housing market now

Marc Fleming Housing has become increasingly unaffordable for millions of Americans – with house prices and mortgage rates continuing to rise (see the lowest rates you could qualify for now here). So, as part of our series where we ask leading economists and real estate professionals for their views on the housing market, we spoke …

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Two face off in the redesigned 43rd Senate district without an incumbent | Local

In February, Andrea Smyth entered the campaign trail as one of three candidates for the Democratic nomination to challenge State Sen. Daphne Jordan, R-Halfmoon, while State Deputy Jake Ashby, R-Castleton, planned to run for re-election. to his seat in the Assembly. Ashby Smyth In mid-May, a Pittsburgh court-appointed expert upended their respective policy plans when …

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Joe Biden's malaise

Analysis: America is on edge, and that’s bad news for the White House

Many key aspects of economic, social and national life that were once seen as certainties of proper functioning are irrelevant. The Covid-19 pandemic, while easing its deadly grip, has left a complicated legacy of challenges that still disrupt daily life. Some are aggravations – like the more than 800 airline flights canceled on Sunday. Others …

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Germany steps up measures to save gas as Russia slows supply to Europe

Germany steps up measures to save gas as Russia slows supply to Europe

BERLIN — Germany will restart coal-fired power plants and offer incentives for companies to reduce their consumption of natural gas, marking a new stage in the economic war between Europe and Russia. Berlin unveiled the measures on Sunday after Russia cut gas supplies to Europe last week as it retaliated against European sanctions and military …

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