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Lisa Cook Confirmed As First Black Woman On Federal Reserve Board

Lisa Cook

Dr. Lisa Cook made history after the Senate voted along party lines Tuesday to approve her nomination to the Federal Reserve, where she will be the first Black woman to serve on the Board of Governors. The vote was 51-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking a tie. Senate Democrats lauded Cook’s credentials, and Republicans cast doubt about her …

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Biden Says Inflation Is His ‘Top Domestic Priority’

President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden pledged Tuesday to make a fight against inflation his top domestic priority while rebuking Republican economic proposals he said miss the mark — zeroing in on Florida GOP Sen. Rick Scott. Despite low unemployment numbers and the Federal Reserve steadily raising rates, everyday costs from gas to …

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Biden Administration Announces Discounted Internet Program

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will announce Monday that 20 companies, including AT&T Inc., Comcast Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc., have agreed to offer high-speed internet plans that are essentially free to eligible recipients. The Affordable Connectivity Program will provide plans of at least 100 Megabits per …

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Bernie Sanders Rips Amazon Over Union Opposition At Senate Hearing

Sen. Bernie Sanders

by Jennifer Shutt, Virginia Mercury May 5, 2022 WASHINGTON — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders took Amazon to task Thursday at a congressional hearing, bashing the online giant’s leadership for fighting union drives and questioning whether the federal government should continue contracting with the multibillion-dollar company. Amazon executives didn’t attend the …

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