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Joe Biden calls Xi Jinping as U.S.-China relationship grows more fraught – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden spoke with China’s Xi Jinping on Thursday amid growing frustration on the American side that high-level engagement between the two leaders’ top advisers has been largely unfruitful in the early going of the Biden presidency. Biden initiated the call with Xi, the second between the

U.S. investigates disclosure of tax records on rich Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Treasury Department has asked law enforcement authorities to investigate the disclosure of tax records cited in a media report that showed that some of America’s richest people paid little to no income taxes, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.Slideshow ( 3 images )U.S. media outlet ProPublica said

U.S. gives investors more time to buy, sell securities in Chinese-military linked companies

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the April jobs report from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 7, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Biden administration gave investors two more weeks to buy or sell securities in certain companies tied to the

Biden eyes $80 billion boost for IRS to help fund family initiative: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will seek an extra $80 billion to fund U.S. tax collections that would help pay for his plan to bolster childcare, universal pre-kindergarten education and paid leave for workers, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks speaks during

U.S. Senate confirms Biden nominee for No. 2 State Dept post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Joe Biden’s nominee Wendy Sherman to be deputy secretary of state, the number two position at the department.FILE PHOTO: Wendy Sherman arrives for a meeting on Syria at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseThe Senate

Biden orders gun control actions — but they show his limits – The Denver Post

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, AAMER MADHANI and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden put on a modest White House ceremony Thursday to announce a half-dozen executive actions to combat what he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment” of gun violence in America. But he said much more is

Joe Biden to join road show promoting COVID-19 relief plan with Pa. visit

LAS VEGAS — President Joe Biden is joining top messengers already crisscrossing the country to highlight the benefits of his massive COVID-19 rescue plan, in his case by promoting aid for small businesses. Biden is set to visit a small business in suburban Philadelphia on Tuesday, his initial trip outside

Biden order could change how colleges handle sex misconduct – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to sign an executive order on Monday directing the Department of Education to review policies implemented by Donald Trump’s administration, including changes to Title IX regulations that prohibit sex discrimination in federally funded institutions, according to administration officials. Biden focused on gender equity

Joe Biden, Janet Yellen say GOP coronavirus aid package too small

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden panned a Republican alternative to his $1.9 trillion COVID rescue plan as insufficient as Senate Democrats pushed ahead, voting to launch a process that could approve his sweeping rescue package on their own, if Republicans refuse to support it. Biden and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen