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Truvada currently costs American users roughly $1,700 a month; Teva’s generic, which debuted in October, is marketed for around $1,455 per month. Gilead's all-but-proprietary access to sell Truvada is the equivalent of Hershey’s controlling who has access to chocolate milk. Meanwhile, generic versions of Truvada — Ricovir, Tavin-EM, or Tenof-EM — elsewhere in the world cost $210 to $720 per year. (Until Teva’s generic debuted, Gilead owned 100 percent of the Truvada market in the U.S, pulling in roughly $3 billion a year.) The problem with patents thus persists because toxic agents in soulless systems have created a ruthless market for its ostensible solutions.
Persons: it's, Teva, Gilead, Emory, Bayh, Sen, Birch Bayh, Robert Dole, , alafenamide, Obama, Trump, Biden, America’s Organizations: University of California, Emtricitabine, Emory University, NIH, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, Dole, FDA, Harvard, Big Pharma Locations: States, America, U.S, Gilead, Truvada, , California, Massachusetts, Czech, San Francisco
“To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” the news service quoted Barr as saying. Giuliani blasted Barr for failing to properly investigate evidence he said they had uncovered of widespread voter fraud. “With all due respect to the Attorney General, there hasn’t been any semblance of a Department of Justice investigation,” Giuliani, a former federal prosecutor, and colleague Jenna Ellis said in a joint statement. Despite that, Trump has repeatedly claimed without evidence that the election was marred by widespread fraud, allegations that have been repeatedly rejected by state and federal officials. Barr last month told federal prosecutors to pursue investigations into credible allegations of election fraud, but warned them to avoid probes into “fanciful or far-fetched claims.”
Persons: Donald Trump’s, William Barr, Trump, Rudolph Giuliani, Chip Somodevilla, Barr, John Durham, Giuliani, hasn’t, ” Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Joe Biden, Robert Mueller, Dunham, Obama, Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S, Capitol Visitors Center, Associated Press, Trump’s, Department of Justice, Democratic, Republican Trump, Electoral College Locations: Washington , U.S, Russia, Connecticut
President-elect Joe Biden’s choices to fill key economic positions in his administration telegraph a commitment to assembling a diverse brain trust tasked with supporting an economy struggling against a resurgence of Covid-19. Biden has also named labor economist Cecilia Rouse, dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, to chair the White House Council of Economic Advisers. The Great Recession was an economic crisis precipitated by a financial crisis. An analysis by Beacon Policy Advisors of the economic advisers Biden leaned on during the campaign noted the left-leaning positions held by many in his inner circle. “There is an economic crisis, and it is doubtful that the Democrats will have a majority in the Senate.
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U.S. judiciary, shaped by Trump, thwarts his election challenges
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Jan Wolfe | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
We have neither here.”Two judges appointed by President George W. Bush, also a Republican, signed onto Bibas’ decision. Trump campaign legal adviser Jenna Ellis said in a statement that the Trump campaign has been denied the opportunity to fully present its evidence in court. Trump appointed three of the Supreme Court’s nine members: Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and most recently Amy Coney Barrett. “Well, the problem is, it’s hard to get into the Supreme Court,” Trump said. Federal judges, in general, are reluctant to appear to be interfering in elections, legal experts said.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, rebuffing, Donald Trump, Yuri Gripas, Joe Biden’s, Stephanos Bibas, George W, Bush, Trump, Barack Obama, , , Jessica Levinson, Levinson, ” Levinson, Lin Wood, Steven Grimberg, Jenna Ellis, ” Ellis, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, Barrett, ” Trump, Carl Tobias Organizations: Reuters, Trump, U.S, REUTERS, Republican, Loyola Law School, Democrat, Supreme, Pennsylvania Republicans, Fox News, Federal, University of Richmond Locations: Washington, Camp David, U.S, Pennsylvania, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Georgia, ” U.S, Atlanta
Biden's economic picks signal focus on COVID labor crisis
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Jonnelle Marte | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
The focus on labor economists is “no coincidence,” said Adriana Kugler, a professor of public policy and economics at Georgetown University. Biden’s team of inequality experts suggest he will prioritize policies that can help women and minority workers recover from the pandemic, said Diane Swonk, chief economist for Grant Thornton. BRING ON THE STABILIZERSBiden has called on lawmakers to pass the Heroes Act, a bill in the House of Representatives that would extend unemployment benefits and send more direct payments to households, among other programs. Testifying in July before the Senate’s Joint Economic Committee, Boushey called for issuing more direct payments, renewing the $600 supplement to weekly unemployment benefits, and suggested the enhanced jobless benefits be set up to continue automatically until the economy improves. Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour “has huge implications for income inequality and particularly for Black women,” said Spriggs.
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WASHINGTON — The assassination of a senior Iranian nuclear scientist shocked Iran's leadership but will not derail the country's nuclear program, which has been steadily advancing despite President Donald Trump's "maximum pressure" policy, experts say. The United States and Western governments believe he oversaw a covert nuclear weapons program, which U.S. intelligence agencies say was shut down in 2003. Iran denies it ever had a nuclear weapons program, and it has accused Israel of orchestrating last week's assassination. But Iran's nuclear work continued unabated, and its know-how remains intact, experts said. Iran will be able to resume its nuclear weapons program if that's what Ayatollah Khamenei chooses to do, Lewis wrote.
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Perdue, Ossoff race slated to be most expensive Senate race in ad spending
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +29 min
SEE NEW POSTSPerdue, Ossoff race slated to be most expensive Senate race in ad spending WASHINGTON — There's been an enormous amount of money pouring into Georgia ahead of the two pivotal Senate runoffs in the state, with one of the races already slated to shatter Senate advertising spending records. Georgia Democratic Senate candidates Raphael Warnock, left, and Jon Ossoff hold a campaign rally in Marietta on Nov. 15, 2020. Trump announced Rex Tillerson as his nominee 36 days after Election Day, and Obama named Hillary Clinton 28 days after Election Day. I have served on the Committee for 22 years, and I am its most senior member who does not currently serve atop another Senate Committee,” Durbin wrote in a statement. Senate Republican and House Democratic party rules do not allow a top member of leadership to also hold a committee chair.
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The letter came after the United States imposed sanctions on October 8 against 18 Iranian banks as part of a campaign to exert “maximum pressure” on Tehran. The order barred Americans further from dealing with the Iranian banks and extended secondary sanctions on foreign companies that did business with those lenders. A Bundesbank spokesman confirmed that Iranian banks held accounts with it in order to process payments but declined to comment on them individually. “The German Bundesbank is bound by national and European law, also, naturally, in relation to financial sanctions,” the spokesman said. Five Iranian banks - all of which are subject to U.S. sanctions - held roughly 3.8 billion euros on deposit with the Bundesbank at the beginning of the year, according to the banks’ financial accounts.
Persons: Trump, Christopher Pike, Bundesbank, Donald Trump, , , Barack Obama’s, Joe Biden, Biden, Klaus Ernst, Ernst, Justine Walker, Helmut Gottlieb, we’ve, ” Gottlieb Organizations: United Arab Emirates, REUTERS, Reuters, , U.S . State Department, Britain’s Foreign, Commonwealth, Development, of International Finance, Britain, Bank for International, Bank Melli, Trump Locations: FRANKFURT, LONDON, Germany, France, Britain, Iran, Dubai, United Arab, Tehran, Washington, U.S, United States, Europe, IRAN, European, Berlin, America
Reuters also reviewed data from 10 community-based air monitoring projects by residents worried that government air-quality assessments are inaccurate. About 120 million Americans live in counties that have no EPA pollution monitors at all for small particle pollution, according to agency data. Other Philadelphia monitors were either upwind or too far away to detect the explosion’s pollution, according to the EPA data, which shows wind direction and speed. A community project in New York City, for example, has deployed up to 150 air monitors over the past decade. Overall, between October 2016 and February 2017, the community monitors detected 1,426 episodes of elevated levels of particulate matter, or 12 times what government monitors recorded.
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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday will formally introduce his picks for his economic policy team, including Janet Yellen for treasury secretary. If confirmed by the Senate, Yellen would be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department. In addition to other roles she held at the Federal Reserve, Yellen also served as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Bill Clinton. Biden’s top choice for director of the National Economic Council is Brian Deese, a former adviser to President Barack Obama. The president-elect is expected to make the announcement later this week, when he will also name his Domestic Policy Council director, two sources familiar with the matter said Monday.
Persons: Joe Biden, Janet Yellen, Kamala Harris, Yellen, Obama, Bill Clinton, Brian Deese, Barack Obama, Deese, Biden, Harris, Sen, John Cornyn, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, Trump, Doug Ducey Organizations: WASHINGTON, Biden, Senate, Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, of Economic Advisers, National Economic, Policy, Electoral College, of Management, White, Arizona Republican, Arizona Gov, Republican Locations: Wilmington, Del, Biden’s, Texas, Arizona
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden’s promise to end U.S. fossil fuel subsidies worth billions of dollars a year for drillers and miners could be hard to keep due to resistance from lawmakers in a narrowly divided Congress, including from within his own party. Biden has said axing fossil fuel subsidies will generate money to help pay for his broader $2 trillion climate plan. It would help establish the United States as a global leader on climate, potentially helping convince other big emitters to axe fossil fuel subsidies. Estimates of the value of fossil fuel subsidies, which mainly take the form of tax breaks, vary. Biden and Congress will be under pressure to reduce the federal deficit by cutting such tax breaks.
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For the first time in history women have the chance to weigh in on every important White House decision. #PassTheBill pic.twitter.com/XG6lQIy5a6 — Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) March 23, 2017Shortly after that, Vice President Mike Pence tweeted out a photo of a meeting he chaired to discuss, among other things, maternity benefits. Yes, there have been women in the White House in every recent administration, including Trump's. Biden has selected people who are highly accomplished and superbly qualified to serve in his Cabinet and on his White House staff. In service to white men, our nation has squandered much of its talent, tamped down ambitions and, as a result, underachieved.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Biden, Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, XG6lQIy5a6 —, Mike Pence, wasn't, Kellyanne Conway, Franklin D, Roosevelt, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Trump Organizations: White, Women, Freedom Caucus, White House, Center for American Women, Rutgers University Locations: America, boardrooms, Hollywood
Russian state broadcaster NTV aired an attempted satirical segment over the weekend with a Russian actress in blackface portraying former US president Barack Obama in blackface. Kremlin-affiliated TV station NTV aired a racist program over the weekend featuring a Russian actress in blackface, apparently posing as former US president Barack Obama. The racist skit appeared on NTV's "Mezhdunarodnaya Pilorama" or "International Sawmill," a satirical show with Tigran Keosayan as the host. In the segment, a Russian actress appears as Obama, wearing blackface and baggy clothes and a bandana and gesturing in an attempt to mimic rappers. "We now go live to the dark side of America's history, Barack Obama," Keosayan says, introducing the actress in blackface.
Persons: Barack Obama, Tigran Keosayan, Margarita Simonyan, Obama, Abraham Lincoln, Keosayan, Simonyan, Alexei Navalny Organizations: NTV, United, Moscow Times, Twitter Locations: Russian, United States, Russia, Moscow
He won praise from progressives for fending off fierce resistance from Wall Street and for fighting for consumer protections. These days, Mr. Zients is a co-chairman of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s transition team who is being watched warily by members of Democratic Party’s left wing. They view his recent work running an investment fund — Cranemere — and sitting on the board of Facebook as a detriment. Now, business and finance experience can turn otherwise qualified White House candidates into pariahs for progressives. With those jobs set to be filled by others, Mr. Zients is the front-runner, according to people familiar with the transition team’s plans, to be the Biden administration’s Covid czar, steering the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Persons: Jeffrey D, Zients, Joseph R, Biden, Democratic Party’s, , Barack Obama, Obama Organizations: WASHINGTON —, Obama, Economic Council, Wall, Democratic, Justice Democrats, Facebook, Democratic Party, White, Biden, National Economic Council, Management
Measured solely by policy accomplishments, Donald Trump’s longest-serving cabinet official, Betsy DeVos, was a flop in her four years as secretary of education. Early on, her efforts to move a federal voucher program through a Republican-controlled Congress more concerned with taxes and deregulation repeatedly fell short. This year, she was forced to abandon a directive ordering states to redirect coronavirus funds to private schools after three federal judges ruled against her. Though Ms. DeVos has been mostly stymied, both by Trumpism’s policy indifference and progressive opposition, her legacy will still be far-reaching and long-lasting. This is not a result of what she made, but of what she broke: a bipartisan federal consensus around testing and charters that extended from the George H.W.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Betsy DeVos, Obama, , Biden, DeVos, George H.W Organizations: Republican Locations: Bush
Amazon said Tuesday that this year's holiday shopping season has been the biggest in its history, as the coronavirus pandemic forced more people than ever to do their shopping online. Amazon didn't disclose actual sales figures for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, which are typically the company's two busiest days in the holiday shopping period. It added that 71,000 small and medium-sized businesses have seen sales above $100,000 in this holiday season so far. Like many other retailers, Amazon began offering holiday deals earlier than ever this year. Prime Day, which was pushed back from mid-July to October, became the unofficial kickoff to the holiday shopping season.
Persons: Barack Obama's, Jeff Wilke, Amazon Organizations: Amazon, Revlon, Amazon Worldwide, Black, Consumers, Adobe Analytics, Sensormatic Solutions, Truist Securities
President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for budget chief, Neera Tanden, has deleted tweets critical of Republican senators who are likely going to vote on her appointment, The Daily Beast reported. Since November 1, 2020, Tanden has deleted tweets critical of GOP senators like Mitch McConnell, Joni Ernst, and Susan Collins. The Senate is likely going to be controlled by the Republican Party under the Biden administration, and Tanden may need GOP senators' votes to assume the OMB role. The Senate was controlled by the Republican Party during President Donald Trump's administration, and is likely to remain that way during the Biden presidency. If Tanden is voted in as budget chief, she will be the first woman of color to hold the office.
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The 2020 holiday shopping season has been Amazon's biggest yet, it said in a blog post Tuesday. Current best-sellers on Amazon include the Echo Dot, Barack Obama's memoir "A Promised Land," and colorful sports wear. This year's Cyber Monday is expected to be the biggest online shopping day in US history, according to Adobe Analytics. Holiday shopping has started earlier than everMore customers than ever started their holiday shopping early, Amazon said. As well as starting holiday shopping, people have also been listening to festive music earlier than usual.
Persons: Dot, Barack Obama's, Amazon, Read, Jeff Bezos, Alexa Organizations: Adobe Analytics, Amazon Music, Lego
A powerful figure on the Biden transition team, he worries some progressives because of his business experience. Top lobbyists such as the Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have praised Mr. Zients as someone who heard them out. But Mr. Biden has already indicated that his will not be business as usual. But to make it happen, they are expected to slash the number of officials flanking Mr. Biden. Never voting again,’” said Buzz Brockway, a former Republican state representative.
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(CNN) President Barack Obama appeared on Monday's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and while promoting his book,"A Promised Land," he admitted to making a major "mistake" while in office. After Colbert asked him , "Did you miss you? Did you ever look at something going on in the news and go, 'You know what this situation needs? "But I do not miss having to wear a tie every day." "How does Dolly Parton not have a Presidential Medal of Freedom?"
Persons: Barack Obama, Stephen Colbert, Colbert, Obama, Dolly Parton Organizations: CNN
Risk of Biden administration resembling 'Obama term three,' academic says
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: 1 min
Risk of Biden administration resembling 'Obama term three,' academic saysMark Shanahan, head of the politics and IR department at Reading University, discusses the risks of Biden deepening the schism within the Democratic Party with his appointments.
Persons: Biden, Mark Shanahan Organizations: Reading University, Democratic Party
Credit Credit... Anna Moneymaker for The New York TimesAs uncertainty grows, Biden announces economic team and Congress kick-starts stimulus talks. — Jeanna Smialek andBiden and Harris will introduce their economic team, with women in top spots. Mr. Biden is poised to enter the White House at a time of national crisis amid the worsening virus outbreak. Mr. Biden also selected Janet L. Yellen, a former Federal Reserve chair, to be his Treasury Secretary. But to make it happen, they are expected to slash the number of officials flanking Mr. Biden.
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Watch live: Biden and Harris introduce key economic team members
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Hannah Miao | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.74   time to read: +2 min
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are set to introduce key members of their economic team Tuesday afternoon in Wilmington, Delaware. The Biden transition team announced picks for top economic posts on Monday. He previously served as chief of staff at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, deputy director of the National Economic Council and deputy national security advisor. The transition team has selected Princeton dean Cecilia Rouse, one of the nation's top labor economists, as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. The transition team has not announced a selection for director of the National Economic Council, a role that is often considered the president's top economic advisor.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Janet Yellen, Yellen, Neera Tanden, Rob Portman, Lindsey Graham, Biden, Wally Adeyemo, Adeyemo, Cecilia Rouse, Rouse, Jared Bernstein, Obama, Heather Boushey, Harris Organizations: Biden, Senate, Management, OMB, Sens, Treasury, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, National Economic Council, Princeton, of Economic Advisers, American, Washington Center for Equitable, CNBC, YouTube Locations: Wilmington , Delaware, India, D, Ohio
Like many of Mr. Biden’s hires so far, Mr. Adeyemo, who goes by Wally, brings a mainstream policy perspective with a background that breaks barriers. Mr. Adeyemo would be part of a history-making duo at Treasury: He would be the first Black deputy at the Treasury, serving with the first female secretary, Janet L. Yellen. And like some of Mr. Biden’s picks, the selection of Mr. Adeyemo is coming under scrutiny from the left over his private sector work. In 2017, after the Trump administration took over, Mr. Adeyemo went to work for BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, as a senior adviser and interim chief of staff to Larry Fink, its chief executive. He left last year to become president of the Obama Foundation, where he managed day-to-day operations and carried out its strategic plan.
Persons: Adewale Adeyemo, Barack, Joseph R, Biden, Adeyemo, Obama, Biden’s, Wally, Janet L, Trump, Larry Fink Organizations: WASHINGTON, Pacific, Democratic Party, Treasury, BlackRock, Obama Foundation Locations: Washington, China
Former President Barack Obama said that his administration made a mistake by not awarding Dolly Parton the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor. I think I assumed that she had already gotten one, and that was incorrect," Obama told "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert. Former President Barack Obama said that it was a "screwup" of his administration that Dolly Parton was never awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor. "That's a mistake," Obama said. "Actually, that was a screwup," Obama replied.
Persons: Barack Obama, Dolly Parton, I'm, Obama, Stephen Colbert, Parton, Parton hasn't, Colbert, Joe, Biden, Michael Jordan, Madeleine Albright, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Emilio, Gloria Estefan Organizations: of Arts, Kennedy, Country Music, National Locations: United States, America
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