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Fed chair Jay Powell explains America’s worker shortage

America’s worker shortage has puzzled employers, consumers and economists since the pandemic began to ease. When Axios asked U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh last fall,…

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Rail strike likely averted as labor bills head to Senate

A railroad worker strike likely won’t happen now that Congress has stepped in. But a key sticking point in the standoff — whether the more than…

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The Republicanization of Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s public musings over the last six months have cemented an unmistakable new reality: The world’s richest man and owner of the de facto…

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Elon Musk showcases Sake the monkey “telepathic typing” with brain chip at Neuralink event

Elon Musk showcased his company Neuralink’s progress on brain-implant technology during an event livestreamed from the firm’s headquarters in Fremont, California, on Wednesday night. Driving…

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Federal appeals court denies Biden attempt to revive student debt relief plan

The Biden administration’s request to halt a Texas judge’s ruling blocking its student debt relief program was denied by a federal appeals court on Wednesday…

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Labor board blasts Amazon’s “flagrant” attempt to flout court order

Amazon’s fight against warehouse workers in New York who voted to unionize is heating up. What’s happening: A court last week ordered the company to…

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Labor board blasts Amazon’s “flagrant” attempt to flout court order

Amazon’s fight against warehouse workers in New York who voted to unionize is heating up. What’s happening: A court last week ordered the company to…

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DHS warns of domestic terrorism threats to LGBTQ, Jewish and minority communities

The Department of Homeland Security warned the U.S. is in a “heightened threat environment” in a terrorism advisory bulletin Wednesday. Driving the news: “Targets of…

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Musk tries to dial down tensions with Apple over Twitter

Elon Musk took to Twitter Wednesday in an attempt to lower the heat in a fight he picked with Apple Monday. Driving the news: “We…

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What the Respect for Marriage Act does and doesn’t do

The Respect for Marriage Act, a historic bill to codify the right to same-sex and interracial marriages, cleared its main obstacle on Tuesday after it…

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House Democrats have access to Trump’s tax returns, Treasury confirms

The Treasury Department sent six years of former President Trump’s federal tax returns to the Democratic-led committee House Ways and Means Committee, a spokesperson confirmed…

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Protests raise questions about why China is still relying on COVID restrictions

Protests in China have cast a spotlight on the country’s “zero COVID” policy. But why is China still relying on restrictions when the rest of…

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The U.S. and G7 allies are trying new tactics to cut Russia’s profits

The U.S. and its allies will try two new tactics to cut Russia’s profits: Europe will ban Russian crude imports and the G7 will impose…

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French President Macron visits Washington for his second state visit

French President Emmanuel Macron visits Washington for his second state visit. He’s expected to discuss Europe’s industrial concerns and the Ukraine war with President Biden…

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Lionel Messi and Argentina advance at the World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Poland

Lionel Messi will grace the World Cup stage at least one more time. Argentina finished in first place in Group C to set up a…

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The baguette enters the upper crust as it’s added to the U.N. cultural heritage list

The humble but versatile French loaf is recognized by UNESCO as a tradition worthy of preservation by humanity. French officials have warned that closure of…

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Twitter’s chaos could make political violence worse outside of the U.S.

Under the chaotic changes unleashed by Elon Musk, Twitter users in the U.S. are confronting problems that have long plagued the social network in other…

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Fed chair Powell: No “clear progress” toward lower inflation

Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday said there isn’t yet “clear progress” that decades-high inflation has turned a corner, despite rapid interest rate increases…

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Journalist Maria Ressa explains ‘How to Stand Up to a Dictator’

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning journalist faced criminal charges in the Philippines after her news site’s reporting angered government officials. How to Stand Up to a…

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House passes bill to avert rail strike

The House passed legislation Wednesday to avert a nationwide rail strike that President Biden warned earlier this week could “hurt millions of other working people…

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Kraken crypto exchange lays off 30% of workforce

Kraken, one of the biggest and longest-standing crypto exchanges, said Wednesday it would be reducing its workforce by 30% or some 1,100 people. What’s happening:…

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Indiana Sen. Mike Braun to run for governor in 2024

Indiana GOP Sen. Mike Braun has filed paperwork to run for governor of the state, opening up another Senate seat in 2024. Why it matters:…

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