Taking on a New Role, Susan Rice is Asserting Herself

On Tuesday, Ms. Rice met by Zoom with Randi Weingarten, the longtime president of the American Federation of Teachers, to discuss how to use the public education system to combat the spread of disinformation. She wanted to talk to Ms. Rice about what she called a “lack of discernment between

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5 key takeaways from the February jobs report

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s job market delivered a surprising burst of strength in February. It lifted hopes that the rollout of viral vaccines, the distribution of federal aid and the increasing willingness and ability of consumers to go out and spend will invigorate the economy as the weather warms up.

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President Joe Biden hasn’t had a press conference. Does it matter?

Nearly halfway into his first 100 days, President Joe Biden has yet to personally hold a press briefing, the longest any president has waited to make himself broadly accessible to the media in decades. Presidential press briefings have historically been one of the few forums where the commander-in-chief is open

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Cuomo Admin Accused Of ‘Criminal Conspiracy’ Following Bombshell Report They ‘Stripped’ Data From Report On Nursing Home Deaths

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have accused the Cuomo administration of engaging in a ‘criminal conspiracy’ following a bombshell report alleging they stripped data on nursing home deaths from a public report. The Wall Street Journal published a report Thursday night indicating advisers to the New York Governor

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When Amazon Raises Its Minimum Wage, Local Companies Follow Suit

Many small-business owners do not welcome the pressure. Tad Mollnhauer, who runs two printing and shipping retail stores near Orlando, Fla., said entry-level workers typically earned about $10 to $12 an hour. But these days, anyone paying that rate risks losing workers to Amazon. (The state’s minimum wage is under

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Workers are getting a really bad deal

This week’s spate of data highlighted the difficulties Americans who have lost their jobs have had bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic, and just how much those who have managed to keep their jobs have been working. What’s happening: The Labor Department reported Thursday that the productivity of American workers

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Myanmar cracked down brutally on protests. It may get worse.

TOKYO (AP) — Myanmar’s security forces have killed scores of demonstrators protesting a coup. The new junta has jailed journalists — and anyone else capable of exposing the violence. It has done away with even limited legal protections. The outside world has responded so far with tough words, a smattering

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