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Democrats solving tax, health and climate hot spots

Congressional Democrats face a daunting assignment. They’re trying to complete a $3.5 trillion, 10-year bill strengthening social and environment programs and raising taxes on the rich. That means they need to rewrite tax, health and environment policy. They might...

China Requests to Join Trump’s Abandoned Pacific Trade Agreement

BEIJING: China has applied to join an 11-nation Asia-Pacific free trade group in an effort to increase its influence over international policies. Commerce Minister Wang Wentao submitted an application to the trade minister of New Zealand as a representative of...

IMF chief criticized for pressure to raise China’s ranking in report

Kristalina Georgieva risks seeing her authority as head of the International Monetary Fund undermined just weeks before an annual meeting of global finance chiefs, after being accused of influencing a report in China’s favor when she worked at the...

Taylored Systems Occupied by Henry County Company

A Noblesville-based IT solutions company has been acquired by the parent of New Lisbon Telephone Co. Inc. in Henry County. The deal for Taylored Systems comes as founder and President Bill Taylor plans to retire after nearly 40 years. Taylored...

Zimmer Biomet Joins Spin-off Company Leadership

Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. said ZimVie would be the name of its spine and dental business it plans to spin off and tapped executives to helm the company. Zimmer Biomet in February said it would spin off the businesses to...

Pimlico plumbing mogul Mullins is closing in on a £ 100 million deal to sell the company

Charlie Mullins, the entrepreneur who grew to become an unlikely business celeb because the founding father of a London-based plumbers, is closing in on a deal to sell the 42 year-old business. A private equity investor who had previously expressed...

2022 Topeka Business Hall of Fame Winners Announced

The 2022 Topeka Business Hall of Fame laureates were announced at a brunch on Tuesday, September 14. Four business leaders will join the Topeka Business Hall of Fame in March 2022. The 2022 Topeka Business Hall of Fame dinner honoring...

Businesses Backed By Private Equity Firms Got $ 5 Billion Of $ 2 Trillion In Federal Covid Facility

In mid-April 2020, as Covid cratered the U.S. economy, coal producer Ramaco Resources of Lexington, Ky., turned to taxpayers for help. A company filing shows it received $8.44 million under the Paycheck Protection Program, one of the larger such...

China uses anti-fraud app to monitor access to overseas financial news sites

The latest information on business and finance in China. The app was released in March by the Ministry of Public Security’s National Fraud Prevention Center to block suspicious calls and report malware. Police said they needed to combat the surge...

Benson Hill Expands with Acquisition of Soybean Plant

St. Louis agtech firm Benson Hill said Monday it plans to purchase an Indiana soybean crushing facility as part of its ongoing strategy to strengthen its position in the fast-growing plant-based foods market. Benson Hill’s integrated supply chain strategy combines...

Southwest president abruptly retires, failed to get CEO job

Southwest Airlines President Tom Nealon, who was once seen as a leading candidate for CEO but was passed over this year, has retired. The airline said that Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven, 59, has become president. Southwest said today...

Candidates for German chancellor clash in second television debate

BERLIN — In the second of three pre-election debates, the frontrunner to replace Angela Merkel as German chancellor faced tough questions Sunday over whether his ministry had a role in obstructing money-laundering probes. The attack came from his closest rival,...

Companies see a lot that they like in the bill on social policy They oppose it

“People say they’re for this new stakeholder economy, that they’re committed to sustainability,” said Mr. Hollender, now the chief executive of the liberal American Sustainable Business Council. “But at the same time, there is a system of incentives designed...

South Korea’s crypto crackdown to remove $ 2.6 billion from ‘kimchi coins’

Korean crypto traders are worth 3 trillion won ($ 2.6 billion) as two-thirds of South Korea’s crypto exchanges will be wiped out by a regulatory review, one of the world’s largest digital currency markets. We are preparing for the...

A company will pay $ 1,300 to someone who watches 13 horror movies in October

A finance company will pay an individual $1,300 to watch 13 scary movies in October, in an effort to find out whether the size of a movie’s budget impacts its effectiveness. “In honor of the upcoming spooky season, we at...

Why Evergrande’s Debt Problems Threaten China

Every once in a while a company grows so big and messy that governments fear what would happen to the broader economy if it were to fail. In China, Evergrande, a sprawling real estate developer, is that company. The ratings...

‘First quarter growth confirms V-shaped recovery’

The V-shaped restoration within the first quarter of the present fiscal, regardless of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, is a sworn statement to India’s robust macroeconomic fundamentals, in accordance with the Finance Ministry. In its newest Monthly Economic...

The United States and Mexico resume high-level economic speeches after 4 years

WASHINGTON  — The United States and Mexico restarted high-level economic talks Thursday after a four-year pause as top advisers to presidents Joe Biden and Andrés Manuel López Obrador expressed eagerness to make headway on issues important to both nations...

Merkel says the party was always sensible faced the fight in the German votes

BERLIN  — Chancellor Angela Merkel says her party is fighting and was always aware that it wouldn’t “automatically” hold on to Germany’s top job after her 16 years in power. Merkel was downplaying alarming poll ratings as the country’s...

After Ida, small businesses face unreliability on many fronts

NEW YORK — A week or more after Ida, business owners from Louisiana to Connecticut are still adding up the financial losses and assessing the physical and emotional toll, grappling to find a way forward. Many say it’s difficult to...

Elizabeth Holmes drawn as a villain, helpless when the trial begins

Prosecutors and defence attorneys sketched duelling portraits of fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes as her trial got underway on Wednesday (Thursday AEST), alternatively describing her as a greedy villain who faked her way to the top and as...

Portland votes on city business sanction with Texas delayed

PORTLAND — The City Council in Portland has delayed a vote on an expected emergency resolution that would ban the purchase of goods and services from Texas in response to a new law there prohibiting most abortions. Portland Mayor Ted...

Portland’s planned ban on Texas abortion law could cost the Lone Star State $ 7 million a year

PORTLAND — The city of Portland, Oregon’s plan to boycott Texas goods and services over its new abortion law could cost Texas companies millions of dollars a year, officials said Tuesday. She also said Portland employees have made 19 separate...

London targets New York with five-year financial plan

Britain needs to ease taxes on banks and make it easier to hire staff from abroad, its financial and professional services lobby said in a blueprint to help London unseat New York as the world’s top international financial centre...

Merkel seeks to boost party before vote, collisions with deputy

BERLIN — Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel has painted a rosy picture of her government’s record and assailed the possibility of a future left-wing administration. She sought to boost her struggling party’s candidate on Tuesday as she addressed what is...

Unemployment benefits expire for millions without Biden’s rejection

Expanded unemployment benefits that have kept millions of Americans afloat during the pandemic expired Monday, setting up an abrupt cutoff of assistance to 7.5 million people as the delta variant rattles the pandemic recovery. The $1.9 trillion economic aid package...

Where companies position themselves on vaccine requirements and go back to the office

The Delta variant of the coronavirus has disrupted back-to-office plans for some companies, while others are still expecting employees to be at their desks in September or sooner. Here’s the latest on when companies have announced that they plan...

Workers are exercising their right to flexibility during the pandemic period

After what could be two full years of working at home, there is a growing disconnect between reluctant employees to return and executives pushing to get staff back to their desks – and this is exacerbating the challenges companies...

Recruitment in US slows as delta variant loosens travel and tourism

America’s employers added just 235,000 jobs in August, a surprisingly weak gain after two months of robust hiring and the clearest sign to date that the delta variant’s spread has discouraged some people from flying, shopping and eating out. Still,...
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