US election: Joe Biden to appeal for unity and undo Trump’s policies

President-elect Joe Biden will deliver an appeal to national unity when he is sworn in on Wednesday and plans immediate moves to combat the coronavirus pandemic and undo some of President Donald Trump’s most controversial policies, his incoming chief of staff has said. Biden intends a series of executive actions in his first hours after […]

Volatility in U.S. stocks jumps as investors brace for Senate 'blue sweep'

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Expectations for market gyrations are rising as investors face U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia on Tuesday that will determine which party controls Congress, amid a resurgence in coronavirus cases.FILE PHOTO: A man wears a protective mask as he walks past the New York Stock Exchange on the corner of Wall and Broad […]

US election: Biden certified as winning Pennsylvannia

Democrat Joe Biden was certified Tuesday as winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by President Donald Trump. Democratic Governor Tom Wolf first disclosed in a tweet that the Department of State had certified the vote count for president and vice-president. Wolf […]

Biden to name Yellen to Treasury to lead U.S. from sharp economic downturn

WILMINGTON, Del./WASHINGTON – (Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as U.S. Treasury secretary, breaking a 231-year gender barrier and putting a seasoned economist and labor market expert in charge of leading the country out of the steepest downturn since the Great Depression. The move, confirmed by […]

Biden says he has picked a Treasury secretary who will please all Democrats

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to reporters following an online meeting with members of the National Governors Association (NGA) executive committee in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Tom BrennerWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Joe Biden said on Thursday he had selected his Treasury secretary and would reveal his choice as soon as next week. “We’ve […]

US election explainer: Trump’s long-shot legal challenges

As President Donald Trump continues to push falsehoods about the election, his legal team has so far failed to gain any traction in court without evidence of widespread fraud, which experts widely agree doesn’t exist. Despite that, Trump and his Republican allies are pressing forward with several cases aimed at blocking or delaying the certification […]

Opinion | What Democrats Are Up Against in Georgia

We are all Georgians now. Or at least that’s how it feels with the eyes of the nation focused on Georgia and its two U.S. Senate runoff elections on Jan. 5, which will determine party control of the Senate. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, will face off against the Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, and Jon Ossoff, […]