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Black Voters Matter has embarked on what the national advocacy and policy group has christened a Freedom Ride for Voting Rights. Its goals, BVM co-founders LaTosha Brown and Cliff Albright note, are threefold: to amplify the need for federal voting rights legislation, build Black voting power, and advocate for Washington, D.C., statehood. People gather during the launch of the "Freedom Ride for Voting Rights" in Jackson, Miss., on June 19, 2021. Founded in 1869, the historically Black college became one of the epicenters of the civil rights movement. “Amen!”Barbara Arnwine, a lawyer, updated the crowd on voting rights legislation before Congress.
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MINNEAPOLIS — Twelve jurors took about 10 hours to convict Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd. Stinson said he expects Chauvin will receive a lengthy prison term. The prosecution has asked that Chauvin be sentenced to 30 years. Eric Nelson, Chauvin's attorney, has asked that he receive probation with time served or for a downward departure from sentencing guidelines. Christopher Brown, a lawyer in Virginia who specializes in excessive force cases, said he believes Chauvin will receive a harsh sentence.
Persons: Derek Chauvin, George Floyd, Chauvin, , Philip Stinson, Stinson, Eric Nelson, Floyd, Peter Cahill, Cahill, Chauvin's, Christopher Brown, Brown, Wayne Jones, Jason Van Dyke, Laquan McDonald, Van Dyke, Vincent Gaughan, Van, Gloria Browne, Marshall, John Jay, Kenneth Bluew, Jennifer Webb, Bluew, Marcus Eberhart, Gregory Lewis, Gregory Lewis Towns Jr, Browne, Keith Ellison's Organizations: Bowling Green State University, Department of Justice's, of Justice Statistics, Chicago, John, John Jay College of Criminal, City University of New, Buena Vista Police Department, Gregory Lewis Towns, Local Locations: MINNEAPOLIS, Minneapolis, Ohio, New Hampshire, Hennepin County, Minnesota, Virginia, Martinsburg , West Virginia, Cook County, City University of New York, Michigan, Georgia, Atlanta, East
There was a time when John McAfee was mentioned alongside the names of the biggest tech pioneers of the 1980s and ʼ90s, with a fortune to match. His eponymous company, McAfee Corp., would become a household name thanks to its Windows-focused antivirus software. "Although John McAfee founded the company, he has not been associated with our company in any capacity for over 25 years," a company spokesperson said in an email. Suddenly wealthy after selling his company, McAfee spent the next two decades relatively quiet. In the documentary "Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee," a former business partner accused McAfee of drugging and raping her in Belize.
Persons: John McAfee, McAfee, , cryptocurrency, Jay Clayton, Janice McAfee, John Organizations: McAfee Corp, Spanish, YouTube, Tribal Voice, McAfee, U.S, Justice Department, Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, U.S . Justice Department, . Locations: Las Vegas, Virginia, Colorado, Belize, Guatemala, U.S . Belize, U.S, Spain
Private capital has remained on the sidelines eager to invest. Let’s start with the basics: Infrastructure is a terrific, necessary investment, and the private sector has the capital to pay for it. The original toll roads, meanwhile, saw safety improve, congestion decrease and toll rates fall thanks to private sector investment. It can allow states to commission projects worth many times the public investment, as has already happened in Virginia, Maryland and Florida. Too often, the answer is “someone else.” This compromise proposal has sent the bill to private capital, the “someones” volunteering to pay.
Persons: Joe Biden, , it’s, Sen, Susan Collins, we’ve, Biden, Organizations: Republicans, GOP, Private, Politico, Transportation Infrastructure Finance, Innovation Locations: America, Maine, Australia, Sydney, Melbourne, Virginia , Maryland, Florida
U.S. weekly jobless claims fall; spending on equipment strong
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Lucia Mutikani | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
While the goods trade deficit widened last month, that was because of an increase in imports as businesses desperately try to keep up with robust demand. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 411,000 for the week ended June 19, the Labor Department said. STRONG GROWTHFederal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told lawmakers on Tuesday that he believed the economy would see strong job creation in the fall. Strong demand and tight supply are forcing businesses to turn to imports, boosting the trade deficit. In a third report, the Commerce Department said the goods trade deficit increased 2.8% to $88.1 billion in May.
Persons: Amira Karaoud, Chris Rupkey, Daniel Silver, Jerome Powell, Veronica Clark, Lucia Mutikani, Paul Simao Organizations: REUTERS, Labor Department, Reuters, Democratic, JPMorgan, Treasury, Commerce Department, Citigroup, Thomson Locations: Louisville, U.S, WASHINGTON, New York, Pennsylvania, California , Florida, Illinois, Iowa , Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, Texas, Georgia, Maryland, Florida, Louisiana
Ohio ends vaccine lottery with state still below 50 percent threshold
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio, the state that launched the national movement to offer millions of dollars in incentives to boost vaccination rates, planned to conclude its program Wednesday — still unable to crack the 50% vaccination threshold. Mike DeWine’s May 12 announcement of the incentive program had the desired effect, leading to a 43 percent boost in state vaccination numbers over the previous week. Multiple other states followed Ohio's lead, including Louisiana, Maryland, and New York state, with the impact on vaccinations hard to pin down. California awarded $116.5 million in prizes — the country’s largest pot of vaccine prize money — and Democratic Gov. The state is offering five residents the chance to win $1 million each in weekly lottery drawings from June 4 until July 7.
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Managing Joe Manchin: How Chuck Schumer Tries to Keep Democrats United
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Lindsay Wise | Eliza Collins | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
WASHINGTON—Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York liberal, and Sen. Joe Manchin, the pivotal West Virginia centrist, have long been a prominent odd couple on Capitol Hill. But there are limits to what friendship can achieve in a Senate where each party has 50 seats and Vice President Kamala Harris has a tiebreaking vote. The interplay between the two men was on display when Mr. Schumer scheduled a vote to open debate on the Democrats’ sweeping elections bill. The bill itself was almost certain to fail, given it would require 60 votes—at least 10 from Republicans—to pass, and no Republican had signaled support. But Mr. Schumer wanted to proceed anyway to show that Democrats were united behind it and that its failure would be at Republican hands.
Persons: Chuck Schumer, Sen, Joe Manchin, Kamala Harris, Manchin, Donald Trump, Schumer, Organizations: West, Capitol, Democratic, Democratic Party, Biden, Democrats, Republican Locations: WASHINGTON, New York, West Virginia
U.S. judge blocks $4 billion debt relief program for minority farmers
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
June 24 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a part of the Biden administration's federal stimulus relief package that forgave agricultural debts to farmers of color. He said the debt relief program discriminated against him by race. The ruling added that "Section 1005's rigid, categorical, race-based qualification for relief is the antithesis of flexibility." A separate judge in Wisconsin had also granted a temporary restraining order on the debt relief plan on June 10. read moreThe U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) had planned to start the payments to farmers in June. He suggests eligible farmers continue paying on loans so that they do not end up being behind if the program is permanently blocked.
Persons: Scott Wynn, Joe Biden's, Marcia Morales Howard, Wynn, Howard, Lloyd Wright, Radhika Anilkumar, Kanishka Singh, Angus MacSwan Organizations: U.S, Biden, American, U.S . Agriculture Department, Tufts University, Civil Rights, Thomson Locations: Jennings , Florida, Middle, Florida, Wisconsin, U.S, Virginia, Bengaluru
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 7,000 a seasonally adjusted 411,000 for the week ended June 19, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Generous government-funded unemployment benefits, including a $300 weekly check, have also been blamed, as well as a hesitancy to return to work out of fear of contracting the virus. Four states, including Iowa and Alaska, either terminated all federal government-funded benefits or just the $300 supplement on June 12. They were joined last Saturday by eight other states, including Alabama and West Virginia. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told lawmakers on Tuesday that he believed the economy would see strong job creation in the fall.
Persons: Amira Karaoud WASHINGTON, Jed Kolko, Daniel Silver, Jerome Powell, Lucia Mutikani, Paul Simao Organizations: REUTERS, Labor Department, Bank of America Securities, Reuters, Democratic, JPMorgan, Commerce Department, Thomson Locations: Louisville, U.S, New York, Iowa, Alaska, Alabama, West Virginia, Texas, Florida, Louisiana
Every house for sale right now kind of sucks
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Taylor Borden | ) www.businessinsider.com + 0.00   time to read: +16 min
The movement upended the housing market, which led Google searches for "should I buy a house?" For that very reason, it's all too easy to find downsides to every kind of single-family home on the market right now, from new builds to decrepit fixer-uppers. The median size of a single-family house completed in 2020 was 2,261 square feet, according to US Census Bureau data. Meanwhile, the National Association of Home Builders found that lumber prices have been so high that they could stand to add over $35,000 in costs to a new build. But lumber prices are already cooling, which could provide builders much-needed relief soon.
Persons: Mark Hamrick, Hamrick, Glen Clemmons, Saul Loeb, Clemmons, Homeownership, Jami Pettiford, Brad, Gay, Cororaton, Justin Sullivan, that's, Devin Stockfish, Weyerhaeuser, Hillary Hoffower, Gioi Tran, Josh Wiener, Natalia Bratslavsky, Tyner Lawrence, Lawrence, Rachel Kalvert Organizations: Service, Google, National Association of Realtors, Getty, Wall Street, Gallup, millennials, Wall, Wall Street Journal, Institute, Builders, National Association of Home Builders, Census Bureau, Bank of America Research, Harvard University's, for Housing Studies, Rocket Mortgage, New York Post, Inc, Boston Magazine, Boston Locations: North Carolina, Grosse Pointe Woods , Michigan, West Virginia, York, Montana, Brooklyn, Boston, New Hampshire, Massachusetts
Schumer and Pelosi are plowing ahead with a separate spending package without the GOP. Most Democrats are pressing for a separate package focused on the social initiatives Biden has laid out, including healthcare, childcare, and education. But all 50 Democratic senators would have to support the sprawling spending package, given the strong odds of united GOP opposition. "We've agreed on a framework on the entire package and we're going to the White House," Sen. Mitt Romney told reporters. The bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats.
Persons: Schumer, Pelosi, Joe Biden's, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, We've, Sen, Mitt Romney, Rob Portman, Bill Cassidy of, Susan Collins of, Lisa Murkowski, Joe Manchin, Jon Tester, Mark Warner of Virginia, Jeanne Shaheen of, Manchin, Portman Organizations: Service, Privacy, Democratic, Senate, White, Republicans, Democrats, GOP, Montana Locations: Sens, Romney, Utah, Rob Portman of Ohio, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Alaska, West Virginia, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Arizona
Kevin McCarthy criticized the IRS for wasting taxpayer dollars on a poster promoting the child tax credit. In a now-deleted Facebook post on Wednesday, McCarthy posted a photo of a poster that college student Tobin Stone created promoting the child tax credit, which is a monthly credit given to families with children. McCarthy attributed the poster to the IRS, though, and criticized the agency for wasting taxpayer dollars on a "government handout." McCarthy has not yet publicly commented on mistakenly attributing the poster to the IRS, but some Democrats were quick to notice the minority leader's error. With regard to the child tax credit, Insider's Joseph Zeballos-Roig reported earlier this month that some centrist senators might stand in the way of a permanent expansion of the credit, which 41 Democratic senators had previously called for.
Persons: Kevin McCarthy, Tobin Stone, McCarthy, Forbes he's, Don Beyer of Virginia, , Don Beyer, Joe Biden's, Insider's Joseph Zeballos, Colorado Sen, Michael Bennet, Bennet Organizations: Service, Internal Revenue Service, Albright College, Twitter, IRS, GOPLeader, Democratic, Washington DC Locations: Pennsylvania, America, Washington
She smiled frequently to not "come across as the angry Black woman." Research shows that code-switching in corporate settings takes an enormous toll on Black professionals and can lead to diminished job performance, depression, and stress. "But now, many folks of color are at home and in a white workplace. For Black employees, code-switching is a coping mechanism and survival strategy, Jackman said. Her goal was to help fellow leaders grasp the psychological state of Black employees.
Persons: Jodi, Ann Burey, Toni Morrison, Nehisi Coates, , Myles Durkee, Charmain Jackman, compartmentalize, Jackman, Tomi Akitunde, Akitunde, Martin, Brian Pearson, University of Michigan's Myles Durkee, Kathrina Robotham, Richard Smith, Serenity Lee, Cornell's Courtney McCluney, Sharon Harris, she's, inauthentic, Harris, who's, George Floyd, Tanjia Coleman, Loyola Chicago's Organizations: Research, University of Michigan, Cornell University, University of Virginia, University of Chicago, Invictus Development, University of Michigan's, Harvard Business, Microsoft, Deloitte, Mobile, Black, Loyola, Loyola Chicago's Quinlan School of Business Locations: Saharan Africa, Seattle, COVID, America
The Postal Service's 10-year plan could slow mail delivery times by as much as two extra days. The new policies would heavily impact delivery times along the West Coast, as well as parts of Florida and Texas. The service cuts could make it even harder for USPS to compete with delivery services like Amazon Prime. A new US Postal Service plan could tack on as much as two extra days to mail delivery times for some Americans, according to a recent analysis from The Washington Post. Currently, the standard delivery time for USPS packages is about 2-3 days, but the publication reported the new plan would create average delivery times between 2-5 days.
Persons: General Louis DeJoy, Read, Louis DeJoy, DeJoy Organizations: USPS, Amazon, US Postal Service, Washington Post, Postal Regulatory Commission, Las, Postal Service, FedEx, United Parcel Service, Read The Washington Posts Locations: West Coast, Florida, Texas, Seattle , Portland, Washington , Oregon , Montana , Idaho , Wyoming , California , Nevada , Utah , Colorado , Arizona, New Mexico , Texas, North Dakota, Florida , New York , Minnesota , Missouri , Mississippi , Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia , Kentucky , Indiana, Vermount , New Hampshire , Maryland
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the bipartisan group of lawmakers who negotiated an infrastructure deal. President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that the group reached a deal. The New York lawmaker called out the group for its lack of diversity. The senators who led the infrastructure negotiations with Biden include five Republicans and five Democrats. "This is why a bipartisan [package] alone isn't acceptable," Ocasio-Cortez went on to say.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Joe Biden, Biden, Mitt Romney, Rob Portman, Bill Cassidy of, Susan Collins of, Lisa Murkowski, Joe Manchin, Jon Tester, Montana, Mark Warner of Virginia, Jeanne Shaheen of Organizations: New, Service, New York, GOP, Sens, DC Locations: Alexandria, New York, Sens, Utah, Ohio, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Alaska, West Virginia, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Arizona
Joe Manchin balked at the $6 trillion price-tag of an economic package proposed by Bernie Sanders. "I have a hard time swallowing that," he told reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday. "I have a hard time swallowing that," he told reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday. "We have to look at reconciliation," he told Insider in an interview Thursday on Capitol Hill. He told Insider he was open to permanently expanding the child tax credit.
Persons: Joe Manchin, Bernie Sanders, Sen, Sen Bernie Sanders, Mark Warner of Virginia, Biden, Manchin, Michael Bennet of Colorado Organizations: Capitol, Service, Democrats, West, West Virginia Democrat, White, eldercare Locations: West Virginia
Biden and Senators Reach Broad Infrastructure Deal
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Jonathan Weisman | Emily Cochrane | Jim Tankersley | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Still, the deal struck Thursday fulfills the promise of bipartisanship that Mr. Biden has long sought, and its authors were in a celebratory mood. The talks unfolded after negotiations had collapsed with a separate group of Republicans led by Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, with Mr. Biden saying the G.O.P. was not offering enough infrastructure funding to meet the country’s needs. A large sum, $47 billion, is set aside for “resilience” — a down payment on Mr. Biden’s promise to deal with the effects of climate change. Both the infrastructure legislation and the far more ambitious reconciliation bill must still be written and passed by both chambers.
Persons: ” Ms, Pelosi, Biden, Brian Deese, Steve Ricchetti, Louisa Terrell, Shelley Moore Capito, Kyrsten Sinema, , Biden’s, Bernie Sanders Organizations: Capitol, National Economic, White, Legislative Affairs, Senate Locations: West Virginia, Arizona, Vermont
That means that one popular relief measure — the allowance of to-go cocktails at restaurants — is either expiring or continuing, depending on where you live. The National Restaurant Association counted about 26 states — most of the ones that permitted to-go cocktails during the pandemic — that have opted to allow the practice to continue. Georgia and Texas , for example, made to-go cocktails permanent this spring. The bar has been selling bottled cocktails that customers can add to their home bars, Pride, the bar's co-owner, said. Dante encouraged customers to buy the remaining bottled cocktails in an Instagram post on Thursday.
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Average life expectancy in the United States plummeted in 2020, widening the life expectancy gap between the U.S. and other high-income countries. Health experts anticipated life expectancy would drop during the pandemic, but how much it did came as a surprise. Compared with white Americans, whose average life expectancy at birth dropped by about 1.4 years between 2018 and 2020, the average Hispanic American’s decreased by just under 3.9 years. “We haven’t had a decrease of that magnitude since World War II.”Following WWII, life expectancy in the U.S. was climbing for decades. But in 2019, just prior to the pandemic, life expectancy at birth in the U.S. increased by 0.1 years — about 1.5 months.
Persons: , , Steven Woolf, ” Woolf, haven’t, Woolf, Paula Braveman, Braveman, Melissa Creary, Creary, isn’t, hasn’t Organizations: U.S, Black, Center, Society and Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control, Americans, Center for Health Equity, University of California, of Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health Locations: United, U.S, Pacific Islander, Indian, Alaska, San Francisco
In 1980, Senate Republicans won a majority for the first time in 26 years, breaking the Democrats’ hammerlock on the chamber. After Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked consideration of marquee voting rights legislation, Democrats are closer than ever to ending the filibuster. The eagerness of many Senate Democrats to abolish the filibuster reflects a case of epic legislative amnesia about the rule’s double-edged nature. Senate Democrats in 2019 used it to block construction of Trump’s border wall. Senate Democrats only feel differently now because they hold the majority and are frustrated by being on the other side of the coin.
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A discussion about a proposed pronoun policy for students turned a Loudoun County, Virginia, school board meeting into disarray and ended with an arrest. Chaos erupted Tuesday night after school board chair Brenda Sheridan closed the public comment portion of the meeting following numerous disruptions. He was escorted outside and released on a summons for trespassing by order of Loudoun County Public School Officials." A man is detained after a fight broke out during a Loudoun County School Board meeting in Ashburn, Va., on June 22, 2021. More than 250 speakers had signed up to address the pronoun policy as well as other issues at the school board meeting.
Persons: Brenda Sheridan, gqtEhkvfYC — Meredith Minto, Byron, Tanner, Sheridan, Evelyn Hockstein, Sen, Dick Black Organizations: Twitter, , Loudoun County School Board, Leesburg Elementary, Loudoun County Public Schools, LCSO Deputies, Loudoun County Public School, Authorities, Loudoun Locations: Loudoun County , Virginia, Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Loudoun, Ashburn, Va
REUTERS/John Gress/File PhotoWASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) - The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) said on Wednesday that U.S. manufacturers are "materially injured" by imports of passenger vehicle and light truck tires from Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. In 2020, the U.S. Commerce Department opened investigations into vehicle tire imports from South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam in response to petitions filed by the United Steelworkers (USW) representing workers at U.S. tire plants. The union won orders on imported vehicle tires from China in 2015, and Chinese imports have since shrunk dramatically, allowing the domestic industry to invest in new capacity, the union said last year. The United States imported $4.4 billion in tires from the four nations in 2020. The USW said previously tire imports from the four countries had risen nearly 20% since 2017, reaching 85.3 million tires in 2019.
Persons: John Gress, USW, Cooper, David Shepardson, Chris Reese Organizations: Michelin, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, United States International Trade Commission, ITC, Commerce Department, U.S . Commerce Department, United Steelworkers, United, Goodyear, Sumitomo, Thomson Locations: Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, United States, U.S, South Korea, China, Yokohama, Ohio , Arkansas, North Carolina , Kansas , Indiana, Virginia , New York, Alabama
Pandemonium at Virginia school board meeting over Critical Race Theory
  + stars: | 2021-06-23 | by ( Jeremy Schultz | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
Much of the U.S. Southwest is in the grip of a drought that has cut hydropower supplies, leaving rivers running dry and prompting ranchers to sell livestock.
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Some Chief Experience Officers Want to Make Their Jobs Disappear
  + stars: | 2021-06-23 | by ( Katie Deighton | ) www.wsj.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
Previously chief customer and marketing officer at the retailer, she took on the EVP role with a sharper focus on the customer experience in May 2020. PREVIEWAlmost 90% of 401 customer-experience leaders surveyed in 2019 said their company employs a chief experience officer, chief customer officer or an equivalent, up from 61% in 2017, according to Gartner Inc. The rise indicates that companies are taking customer experience more seriously, said Augie Ray, a vice president at Gartner. “At GM they realized the connectedness of the two and the connectedness of a customer’s experience across each,” he said. Mr. Chesnut worked as the chief experience officer at Mastercard Inc. before joining GM in January.
Persons: , , Allison Peterson, Augie Ray, Mr, Ray, Donald Chesnut, Mastercard’s, Michael Bucher, Caren Fleit, Korn, Ms, Peterson, Emily Fink, Liberty Mutual's, Karen DeSalvo, DeSalvo, Chesnut, Ken Moore, Fink, Katie Deighton Organizations: Gartner Inc, Gartner, General Motors, Best, Liberty Mutual Insurance, ValleyStar Credit Union, General Motors Co, , GM, Mastercard Inc, Mastercard Locations: Virginia, katie.deighton
read moreThe Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) rose 0.06 percent, the S&P 500 (.SPX) gained 0.11 percent and the Nasdaq Composite (.IXIC) added 0.14 percent by 10:58 a.m. EDT (1458 GMT). Flash U.S. manufacturing PMI climbed to a record high in June, supporting Wall Street shares. But manufacturers are still struggling to secure raw materials and qualified workers, substantially raising prices for both businesses and consumers. read moreThe 10-year U.S. Treasury yield was at 1.4750% . read moreThe MSCI world equity index (.MIWD00000PUS) rose 0.23 percent, continuing to climb from the one-month low it hit in the aftermath of the Fed's meeting.
Persons: Kim Kyung, Jerome Powell, Powell, Peter Tuz, Mo Kazmi, Holger Schmieding, Kallum Pickering, UBP's Kazmi, Tuz, Bitcoin, Ether, Elizabeth Howcroft, Emelia Sithole Organizations: Tokyo Stock Exchange, REUTERS, U.S . Federal, Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Chase Investment, Wall Street, U.S, Treasury, PMI, Bank of England, Fed, ECB, Thomson Locations: Tokyo, Japan, U.S, COVID, Charlottesville , Virginia, France, Britain, Europe, United States, German, North America
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