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How the narrow Senate majority will shape Biden’s presidency

In a matter of hours, President Joe Biden will inherit a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and Senate. But the narrow majorities in both chambers will challenge his administration’s agenda, his timeline and the goal Biden set to restore unity in the country after four years of tumult under President Donald Trump. Bottom line: When Biden…MORE

Trump is handing Biden a booming stock market

Optimism about the end of the pandemic and support from governments and central banks have rescued the Trump stock market. Now, investors will see if those gains can hold under Joe Biden, who will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday. A look back: Shares shot up after Trump’s…MORE

Biden’s first executive order will require masks on federal property

Biden’s first executive order will require masks on federal property

President-elect Joe Biden, who plans to make the coronavirus pandemic his top priority, will begin his presidency by asking Americans to wear masks for 100 days and requiring their use on federal property. His first executive order, the “100 Days Masking Challenge,” will symbolize the administration’s sharp turn from the Trump era by emphasizing recommendations…MORE

Joe Biden’s proposed stimulus checks are a lousy way to fix the economy

Joe Biden’s proposed stimulus checks are a lousy way to fix the economy

The most expensive provision in Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic recovery plan is his proposal to send an additional $1,400 to most Americans. According to many economists, that’s the least effective way to help revive the economy. The added stimulus is born out of widespread support among Congressional Democrats, and many Republicans, including outgoing President…MORE

4 ways Joe Biden plans to fix the economy

4 ways Joe Biden plans to fix the economy

Joe Biden will be sworn in as president at noon Wednesday. During his campaign, he made sweeping promises to restore the economy and speed up the recovery from the pandemic. Here are some of the policies he plans to institute to get Americans back to work, boost the number of jobs, increase racial equity and…MORE