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Democrat Lael Brainard picked as Fed chief’s right-hand woman

Lael Brainard, nominated Monday by President Joe Biden to serve as vice chair of the US Federal Reserve, advocates for regulating the financial system, addressing climate risks and fighting economic inequality.

Trump-backed Senate candidate loses custody battle in court

The candidate endorsed by former president Donald Trump for US Senate in Pennsylvania has lost a court fight over custody of his three children, two weeks after he took the stand to deny allegations by his estranged wife that he had hurt her and the kids.

India and US officials to look for ways to resolve trade issues

India and the United States agreed to look for way to resolve differences on issues such as market access and digital trade at the start of a two-day visit by US trade representative.

American Airlines, Jetblue ask court to dismiss Justice Department’s antitrust complaint: Court filing

US existing home sales rose modestly in October

Bezos donates $ 100-million to Obama foundation, apart from NYU medical center

Former president Barack Obama’s foundation announced that it has received a $100-million donation from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, which it says is the largest individual contribution it has received to date.

Harris to announce $1.5B investment in health care workforce

Vice President Kamala Harris will announce the Biden administration’s investment of $1.5 billion from the coronavirus aid package to address the health care worker shortage in underserved communities

An application by US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson for its Covid vaccine booster shot for people aged over 18 is being evaluated by the EU’s drug watchdog, it said on Monday.

President Joe Biden has said he would nominate Lael Brainard, the lone Democrat on the Fed’s Board of Governors and the preferred alternative to Powell among many progressives, as vice chair, the No. 2 slot.

Prosecution begins closing argument in Georgia trial over killing of Black man, Ahmaud Arbery

The three white men on trial for the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery killed him because the Black man refused to stop and talk to them

Jury resumes deliberations in ‘Unite the Right’ civil trial

A jury has resumed deliberations in the civil trial of white nationalists accused of conspiring to commit racially motivated violence at the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2017.

Probe finds ‘overwhelming evidence’ of misconduct by Cuomo

A legislative investigation has found “overwhelming evidence” that former New York governor Andrew Cuomo was engaged in sexual harassment and ordered state workers to help produce his book during work hours.

Founder Holmes to resume testifying in Theranos fraud trial

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is expected to retake the stand on Monday to defend against charges of defrauding investors and patients about the now-defunct blood-testing startup.

Bank stocks rise on decision to nominate Jerome Powell for second term as Fed chair

Activision Blizzard chief may step down if misconduct not fixed: Media report

The chief of Activision Blizzard, accused of mishandling harassment complaints at the video giant, has signaled he would consider stepping down if he cannot quickly fix company culture, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Vermont Democratic US Rep. Peter Welch to seek Senate seat

Vermont’s sole congressman, Democratic Rep. Peter Welch, says he’ll run for Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy’s Senate seat next year

Wisconsin: Investigators examining if parade crash driver fleeing crime

A law enforcement official says investigators are examining whether the person who drove an SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee may have been fleeing from a crime when he crashed into the paradegoers.

US official: More than 90% of federal workers have received at least one COVID-19 shot by Biden’s Monday deadline

US to pursue ‘over-the-horizon’ mission in Afghanistan

In Africa, Blinken sees limits of US influence abroad

Traveling across Africa, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken saw firsthand the limits of America’s influence abroad.