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    • U.S. outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference after a two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in Washington, U.S. December 13, 2017
      Last update: 03:44 GMT 26.01.2021
      03:44 GMT 26.01.2021

      Who is Janet Yellen, New US Treasury Secretary?

      Janet Yellen, the Treasury Secretary nominated by US President Joe Biden, was confirmed for the position by the Senate on Monday, with 84 Senators supporting her candidacy and 14 voting against.

    • Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of Fox News Channel stands before Rafael Nadal of Spain plays against Kevin Anderson of South Africa
      Last update: 03:38 GMT 26.01.2021
      03:38 GMT 26.01.2021

      Rupert Murdoch Says Cancel Culture Threatens Freedom Of Speech

      Rupert Murdoch is the owner of the News Corp company, including some of the biggest US media outlets such as Fox News and the New York Post, and has long been considered an ally to the former US president, Donald Trump.

    • U.S. President Joe Biden pauses as he speaks about his administration's plans to strengthen American manufacturing during a brief appearance in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 25, 2021
      Last update: 02:20 GMT 26.01.2021
      02:20 GMT 26.01.2021

      Biden Reportedly Doubts Trump Conviction as Impeachment Article Delivered to Senate

      In a historic move for the United States, House Democrats and some Republicans impeached Trump for a second time shortly after the deadly 6 January US Capitol riot, days before he was set to depart from the White House, accusing him of "incitement of insurrection".

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    • In this Nov. 23, 2020, photo, a street sign is displayed at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. S&P DJ Indices is removing 21 Chinese companies from its indexes, or groups of stocks and bonds used to track financial market movements, after Americans were barred from investing in them as part of a feud with Beijing over technology and security.
      Last update: 22:18 GMT 25.01.2021
      22:18 GMT 25.01.2021

      US Tech Stocks Hit Record Highs on Forecast of Strong COVID-Driven Earnings

      NEW YORK (Sputnik) - US technology stocks hit record highs on expectations of strong quarterly earnings for companies that benefited from providing stay-home services and products amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Hong Kong trade port
      Last update: 19:52 GMT 25.01.2021
      19:52 GMT 25.01.2021

      US Torpedoes WTO Panel on ‘Made in China’ Labels for Hong Kong Products

      Influential foreign policy think tanks in Washington are putting heavy pressure on newly-minted US President Joe Biden not to shred his predecessor’s “get tough” approach on China, which has included sanctions, tariffs, and the blacklisting of Chinese companies.

    • American dollar
      Last update: 15:08 GMT 25.01.2021
      15:08 GMT 25.01.2021

      How Low Can the US Greenback Go?

      Despite an improving economic outlook buoyed by the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and unprecedented stimulus package, the allure of the greenback has dimmed as it suffers from the impact of surging fiscal and current account deficits that show no signs of abating.

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