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The Biden administration will release 1 million barrels of gasoline from reserves held in the Northeast to reduce prices at the pump ahead of the Fourth of July holiday and summer driving season. Rising energy prices stirred speculation in April that the Biden administration might tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Texas and Louisiana ahead of the November presidential election. Though gasoline prices have come down over the past month, broader inflation has remained stubborn, irking consumers. The barrels will be sold from storage sites in New Jersey and Maine that are part of the Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve, which was established after Superstorm Sandy knocked out refineries in 2012. The Biden administration released 180 million barrels from the SPR in 2022 as energy prices spiked in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Jennifer Granholm, Lael Brainard, Superstorm Sandy Organizations: Eisenhower, Strategic Petroleum Reserve, White, National Economic, AAA, Retailers, Department of Energy, DOE, Northeast Gasoline Supply, Superstorm Locations: Washington ,, Israel, Texas, Louisiana, Iran, New Jersey, Maine, Ukraine
Now, she told me, blue-collar work is an oasis in the fake-email-job desert, with a newfound social cachet. In a survey conducted in late 2021, 67% of blue-collar workers said they believed the pandemic changed how people viewed their jobs, and 75% of white-collar workers agreed. AdvertisementNow, the economy is adding blue-collar jobs at a rapid clip. There is a tendency — particularly among white-collar workers — to look at blue-collar work through rose-colored glasses, to romanticize the hard work and skills it requires. The labor market hasn't completely reversed course; blue-collar jobs may be booming, but a bachelor's degree is still often a prerequisite for roles with high pay and numerous benefits.
Persons: Alyssa DeOliveira, didn't, DeOliveira, Chris Collins, Collins, Steven Kurutz, influencers, Eames, Bernie Sanders, Elise Gould, she's, it's, moratoriums —, Gould, Frankie Giambrone, Giambrone, Biden, Lael Brainard, Scott Gove, Michael Kaye, Gove, there's, he's, Sam Pillar, Jeff Goldalian Organizations: Walmart, UPS, Business, The New York Times, Economic, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Economic Council, Teamsters Union, United Auto Workers, Teamsters Locations: Boston, Tennessee, New York City
Washington CNN —President Joe Biden is increasing tariffs on $18 billion in Chinese imports across a handful of sectors deemed strategic to national security – an attempt to cripple Beijing’s development of critical technologies and instead prioritize US production. The increases will apply to imported steel and aluminum, legacy semiconductors, electric vehicles, battery components, critical minerals, solar cells, cranes and medical products. That same trade law also requires the effectiveness of such tariff programs to be evaluated every four years, and the Biden administration decision is the result of that study. “China can’t be the only country that produces clean technology for the world we need,” a senior administration official said. The Chinese government, Biden argued, is providing state money to Chinese steel companies to make more steel than the economy demands, pushing down the price and making it impossible for other companies to compete.
Persons: Joe Biden, , , Lael Brainard, “ China’s, Donald Trump, Biden, Wang Wenbin, Trump, Janet Yellen, Antony Blinken, “ They’re, ” Biden, Sam Fossum Organizations: Washington CNN, White, National Economic Council, CNN, Biden, Trade Organization, Brookings Institute, United Steelworkers, Trump, China’s Ministry, Commerce Locations: China, Beijing, Europe, Brazil, Turkey, Pittsburgh, Midwest
President Biden’s top economic adviser said on Friday that lawmakers should take advantage of a looming tax debate next year to try to reduce budget deficits by sharply raising taxes on corporations and the rich. Under that plan, Mr. Biden would more than offset the cost of maintaining tax cuts for people earning $400,000 a year or less. A batch of tax cuts signed into law in 2017 by former President Donald J. Trump, who is facing Mr. Biden in a rematch this fall, is set to expire at the end of next year. It includes cuts for individuals at all income levels. Republicans built that expiration into the tax bill to reduce its projected cost to deficits and comply with congressional rules.
Persons: Biden’s, Biden, Lael Brainard, Donald J, Trump Organizations: Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution, White, National Economic Council, Republicans Locations: Washington
Director of the National Economic Council Lael Brainard speaks at the White House in Washington, D.C., on January 11, 2024. President Joe Biden's top economic advisor on Friday laid out plans for the country's looming debate over trillions in expiring tax breaks enacted by former President Donald Trump. Several provisions from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, or TCJA, of 2017 will expire after 2025 without any changes from Congress. Those include lower federal income tax brackets, a higher standard deduction and doubled estate and gift tax exemption, among others. The Republicans' signature tax package also permanently reduced corporate taxes by dropping the top federal rate from 35% to 21%.
Persons: Lael Brainard, Joe Biden's, Donald Trump Organizations: National Economic, White, Washington , D.C, Republicans, Finance, Hamilton, Brookings Institution Locations: Washington ,
Financials also did well, with Club stocks Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo trading at new 52-week highs. Portfolio name Starbucks should take a page out of this book, lowering its price of coffee and food to attract more customers. As a subscriber to the CNBC Investing Club with Jim Cramer, you will receive a trade alert before Jim makes a trade. THE ABOVE INVESTING CLUB INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND PRIVACY POLICY , TOGETHER WITH OUR DISCLAIMER . NO FIDUCIARY OBLIGATION OR DUTY EXISTS, OR IS CREATED, BY VIRTUE OF YOUR RECEIPT OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE INVESTING CLUB.
Persons: Jim Cramer, they've, Lael Brainard, Financials, Morgan Stanley, Wells, McDonald's, Cramer, Jim Cramer's, Jim, Robert Gauthier Organizations: CNBC, University of Michigan Survey, National Economic Council, Club, Bloomberg, Starbucks, Disney, Comcast, Hulu, Jim Cramer's Charitable, McDonalds, Rte, Los Angeles Times, Getty Locations: Wells Fargo, United States, Azusa , CA
Read previewThe Biden administration this week pushed out a slate of rules it says are meant to boost competitiveness and put more money into workers' pockets. There are already challenges to at least one of the rules — but together they could land overtime pay for millions more workers, ban noncompetes that prevent workers from moving into jobs in similar industries, and help people get automatic refunds for delayed or canceled flights. More workers eligible for overtime payUnder the Department of Labor's new rule, many workers who make under $43,888 will be eligible for overtime pay effective July 1. A ban on noncompetes that keep workers from taking new jobsPerhaps the most sweeping action for workers came from the Federal Trade Commission, which finalized a rule to ban noncompetes in most cases. Will a ban on noncompetes, new overtime thresholds, or airline refunds affect your life?
Persons: , Biden, Lael Brainard, That's, it's, Judy Conti, Pete Buttigieg, Brainard, Aaron, Ryan, John Smith, Suzanne Clark, Jeremy Merkelson, Davis Wright Tremaine, Merkelson, Elizabeth Wilkins, Wilkins Organizations: Service, Business, National Economic Council, Department of, National Employment Law, of Transportation, Federal Trade Commission, . Upjohn Institute, Employment Research, of Commerce, Texas Association of Business, Federal Trade, Chamber of Commerce, FTC
President Joe Biden's top economic advisor said Thursday that the White House will "make sure gas prices remain affordable" when asked whether the administration would consider tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. We'll continue to monitor closely and want to make sure that those gas prices remain in current ranges," Brainard said. U.S. crude oil hit a high of $87.67 per barrel this year before pulling back to around $83 a barrel. The White House is keeping a close eye on "geostrategic risk" in the Middle East, Brainard said. Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of S&P Global, said oil prices above $90 presents a problem for the broader market.
Persons: Lael Brainard, Joe Biden's, Brainard, Biden, Lloyd Austin, John Podesta, Tuesday Biden, , Daniel Yergin, It's, Yergin, CNBC's Organizations: AAA, Summit, Strategic Petroleum Reserve, JPMorgan, Brent, P Global Locations: East, Eastern Europe, Israel, Ukraine, Iran
President Joe Biden is calling on the U.S. Trade Representative to triple the China tariff rate on steel and aluminum imports as he makes the rounds in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania. Biden's demand to raise the current 7.5% average tariff on steel and aluminum is an effort to make clear that his administration's recent warnings about China's trade practices are not empty threats. In an interview with CNBC's Sara Eisen, Yellen said that tariffs were not off the table if those overcapacity qualms went unaddressed. As China shrugs off the overcapacity concerns, the Biden administration is doubling down on what it perceives as the threat to global trade. "China's policy-driven overcapacity poses a serious risk to the future of the American steel and aluminum industry," National Economic Council Director Lael Brainard said on a call with reporters on Tuesday.
Persons: Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, Janet Yellen, CNBC's Sara Eisen, Yellen, China shrugs, Biden, Lael Brainard Organizations: Economic Cooperation, U.S . Trade, United Steelworkers, Economic Locations: Asia, San Francisco, China, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
CNN —President Joe Biden called on his administration to ratchet up pressure on the Chinese steel industry as he brings his economic competition pitch to Pittsburgh, the heart of the American steel industry, on Wednesday, part of a three-day campaign trail swing through battleground Pennsylvania. The trip comes after Biden last month publicly opposed a controversial $14 billion deal for Japan’s Nippon Steel to purchase US Steel. President Biden will not impose ineffective, across-the-board tariffs that would increase costs and harm hundreds of thousands of jobs,” the official said. The United Steelworkers, a key union representing workers in the steel industry, endorsed Biden’s reelection campaign last month. Trump made tariffs against China a central feature of his global economic strategy, and Biden has largely maintained them, despite external criticism.
Persons: Joe Biden, ” Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Katherine Tai, , Tai, Lael Brainard, ” Brainard, “ They’re, ” , , Biden’s, he’s, Trump, Xi Jinping, Lloyd Austin, CNN’s Chris Isidore, Arlette Saenz, Kevin Liptak Organizations: CNN, United Steelworkers, United States Trade, National Economic, of, Japan’s Nippon Steel, US Steel . US Steel, Justice Department, Foreign Investment, US Steel, , American, steelworkers, Biden, Trump Locations: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, China, America, Scranton, Philadelphia, New York City, United States, American
The tariffs Mr. Biden will propose raising on Wednesday were initially imposed by Mr. Trump when he was president. Mr. Biden’s stop in Pittsburgh is part of a three-day swing through Pennsylvania, a crucial battleground state that he narrowly won in 2020 and has visited more than any other. The president’s campaign is hoping to mobilize support from organized labor, a traditionally Democratic constituency from which Mr. Trump has pulled some support. On Tuesday, Mr. Biden spoke at the local union of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in Scranton, Pa., his hometown. “Donald Trump looks at the world differently than you and me,” Mr. Biden said in a speech that signaled his campaign’s intention to make the 2024 election a referendum on Mr. Trump.
Persons: Biden, Katherine Tai, Mr, ” Lael Brainard, Janet L, Yellen, , Lloyd J, Austin III, Biden’s, Donald J, ” Mr, Trump, “ Donald Trump, ” Alan Rappeport, Michael D, Shear Organizations: United Steelworkers Union, U.S, Economic Council, International Monetary Fund, Trump, CNBC, Mr, Democratic, United Brotherhood of Carpenters Locations: China, Pittsburgh, U.S, Mexico, America, Beijing, United States, Biden’s, Japan, Philippines, South China, Pennsylvania, Joiners, Scranton, Pa, Mar
The Biden administration has reached an agreement to provide up to $6.4 billion in direct funding for Samsung Electronics to develop a computer chip manufacturing and research cluster in Texas. The government support comes from the CHIPS and Science Act, which President Joe Biden signed into law in 2022 with the goal of reviving the production of advanced computer chips domestically. Samsung's cluster in Taylor, Texas, would include two factories that would make four- and two-nanometer chips. In addition to the $6.4 billion, Samsung has indicated it also will claim an investment tax credit from the U.S. Treasury Department. The government has previously announced terms to support other chipmakers including Intel and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in projects spread across the country.
Persons: Biden, Joe Biden, Gina Raimondo, Raimondo, Lael Brainard Organizations: Samsung Electronics, Commerce Department, Texas, Samsung, White, National Economic Council, Defense Department, U.S, U.S . Treasury Department, Intel, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Locations: Texas, United States, Taylor , Texas, Austin , Texas, Austin, China
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailNEC Director Lael Brainard: Anticipate continued steady progress on inflation in the coming monthsLael Brainard, National Economic Council Director, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss the Biden administration's $6.6 billion grant to TSMC under the U.S. CHIPS and Science Act, state of the economy, inflation outlook, and more.
Persons: Lael Brainard Organizations: NEC, National Economic, Biden Locations: U.S
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailNEC Director on jobs report: Economy can continue expanding with the labor market in a balanced wayLael Brainard, National Economic Council Director, joins 'Squawk on the Street' to discuss the March jobs report, the strong labor market, state of the U.S. economy, the Fed's interest rate decision, and more.
Persons: Lael Brainard Organizations: NEC, National Economic Locations: U.S
US President Joe Biden gives a speech at Intel Ocotillo Campus on March 20, 2024 in Chandler, Arizona. Biden announced $8.5 billion in federal funding from the CHIPS Act for Intel Corp. to manufacture semiconductors in Arizona. "The CHIPS and Science Act is a huge jobs creator," National Economic Council Director Lael Brainard told NBC News, adding that the impact would go beyond Intel's own workforce. "The CHIPS and Science Act is a huge jobs creator," National Economic Council Director Lael Brainard told NBC News, adding that the impact would go beyond Intel's own workforce. "That also leads to all kinds of nearby restaurants' having business, nearby service small businesses' starting up and hiring workers of their own."
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, CHANDLER, Ariz, Alfred Garza, Garza, It's, Chandler, Lael Brainard, Pat Gelsinger Organizations: Intel Ocotillo, Intel Corp, China, Intel, Chandler, Economic, NBC News Locations: Chandler , Arizona, Arizona, , Phoenix, Washington, Chandler, Ohio, New Mexico, Oregon, America, Asia, U.S
In an AP-NORC poll conducted in February, 38% of U.S. adults approved of how Biden was handling his job. Black adults are more likely than white and Hispanic adults to approve of Biden, but that approval has dropped in the three years since Biden took office. This is stuff that requires work,” Quentin Fulks, principal deputy campaign manager for the Biden campaign, said in an interview. Still, the Biden campaign and the broader Democratic Party are confronting their own struggles, despite their cash and organizational advantages. And in Nevada, Biden will continue promoting a new housing proposal that would offer a mortgage relief credit for first-time homebuyers and a seller's tax credit to encourage homeowners to offload their starter homes.
Persons: Joe Biden, Harris, Biden, Donald Trump, They're, Trump, Jill Biden, ” Quentin Fulks, , , Maria Cardona, White, Lael Brainard, Sen, Catherine Cortez Masto, , ” Cortez Masto, Linley Sanders, biden Organizations: WASHINGTON, Democratic, Biden, Asian American, Bilingual, GOP, Republican National, Trump, RNC, Trump's, Democratic Party, AP VoteCast, , White, National Economic Council, Republican, Associated Press Locations: Nevada , Arizona, Texas, Reno , Nevada, Washoe County, Las Vegas, Phoenix, U.S, Arizona, Maryvale, Nevada and Arizona, Biden's State, Biden’s, Nevada , Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Wisconsin, In Arizona, Nevada, Dallas, Houston
CNN —President Joe Biden on Thursday said he believes it’s “vital” that US Steel remain American owned and operated, dealing a blow to the iconic company’s planned sale to Japan’s Nippon Steel. “It is important that we maintain strong American steel companies powered by American steel workers. I told our steel workers I have their backs, and I meant it,” Biden said in a statement. “US Steel has been an iconic American steel company for more than a century, and it is vital for it to remain an American steel company that is domestically owned and operated.”The Biden administration is concerned about some of Nippon’s assets in China, a person familiar with the administration’s thinking told CNN. After the Biden statement, the US Chamber of Commerce warned against politicizing the US Steel deal and said the transaction should proceed if the CFIUS review reveals no national security concerns.
Persons: Joe Biden, it’s, ” Biden, , Biden, Lael Brainard, Fumio, ” John Murphy, ” Michael Leiter, Skadden, Arps, ” Leiter, isn’t Organizations: CNN, US Steel, Japan’s Nippon Steel, Steel, Nippon, National Economic Council, Washington Post, Foreign Investment, Treasury, US Chamber of Commerce Locations: American, China, Pittsburgh, Washington, United States
Why are prices still so high? Corporate greed, some say.
  + stars: | 2024-03-11 | by ( Tami Luhby | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +7 min
While supply chain problems and high demand may have helped spur inflation early in the pandemic, Rosolino believes there’s another key reason why prices have soared and remained high: Corporate greed. It’s corporate greed.”Nick Rosolino feels businesses won't lower their prices as long as consumers keep spending. “Too many corporations raise prices to pad their profits, charging more and more for less and less,” Biden said. Companies are typically slower to reduce their prices when costs decline than they are to raise prices when their expenses jump. Corporate profits have contributed to inflation, though experts differ on the extent.
Persons: Nick Rosolino, Rosolino, there’s, , “ It’s, Nick Rosolino Reluctantly, Joe Biden, , ” Biden, Cookie Monster, Lael Brainard, Goldman Sachs, Neil Bradley, Heather Vargas, ” Vargas, ” Heather Vargas, Heather Vargas Vargas, , Kellogg, Gary Pilnick’s, Companies haven’t, Aaron Hackman, McKinley Conner, Aaron Hackman “, Hackman Organizations: CNN, America, White, Economic Council, Federal Reserve, Companies, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, US Chamber of Commerce, of Labor Statistics, Locations: Maine, New Gloucester , Maine, Portland, Heights , California, Fort Lauderdale , Florida
Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Oversight of the Federal Trade Commission, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., July 13, 2023. Kevin Wurm | ReutersPresident Joe Biden on Tuesday will launch a new task force to take on "unfair and illegal" corporate pricing, which Biden sees as a major reason why consumers are not yet feeling the impact of cooling inflation rates and a strong economy. The task force will be jointly led by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, two agencies at the forefront of the Biden administration's aggressive regulatory agenda over the past three years. The announcements and the meeting are part of Biden's ongoing crusade against corporate pricing practices that he claims are unfair. Lael Brainard, vice chair of the US Federal Reserve, speaks during an interview in Washington, DC, on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022.
Persons: Lina Khan, Kevin Wurm, Joe Biden, Biden, Antitrust Jonathan Kanter, Khan, Kanter, Jonathan Kanter, Kevin Dietsch, Lael Brainard, inhalers, Brainard, Andrew Harrer Organizations: Federal Trade, Federal Trade Commission, Capitol, Washington , D.C, Department of Justice, Biden, Force, Antitrust, Justice Department, White, Competition Council, Economic, Consumer Financial, Agriculture Department, US Federal Reserve, Bloomberg, Getty Locations: Washington ,, Washington , DC, U.S
The American Dream is under siege
  + stars: | 2024-03-02 | by ( Matt Egan | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +15 min
Parents of young children are making difficult choices to afford child care — or they’re opting to evade it by dropping out of the workforce altogether. Even as the inflation rate has cooled across the US economy, child care remains a sore spot for many families. The weekly price of day care for a toddler surged 9% in 2023, according to Care.com, a marketplace for child care. Of course, Allison is hardly alone in feeling like the American Dream has been more difficult — and expensive — to attain than imagined. “The American dream is being taken away from the younger generation by the housing affordability challenges,” said Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors.
Persons: Hana Husković, Price, Hana, Michelle, they'll, ” Hana, , It’s, they’ll, ’ Allison Powell, Liam Kelly, ” Allison, Allison Powell, Corinne ., , Allison, I’ll, homebuyers, Lotfi Karoui, Goldman Sachs, Lawrence Yun, Yun, Priscilla Almodovar, Fannie Mae, ” Almodovar, that’s, Almodovar, they’d, Homebuilding, Mark Zandi, Biden, ” Lael Brainard, Brainard, ” Brainard, , Rachael Gambino, Garrett Mazzeo, Rachael, Deborah Brunswick, John General, ” Rachael, won’t, they’ve, Organizations: New, New York CNN, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wall, CNN, Federal, Intercontinental Exchange, ICE, Bloomberg, Getty, Rust Belt, National Association of Realtors, North, NAR, That’s, Baby Boomers, Homeowners, Federal Reserve, Moody’s Analytics, White, National Economic Council, American, Target, Starbucks, Facebook Locations: New York, United States, Atlanta, Peachtree Corners , Georgia, Decatur, Decatur , Georgia, Carolina, Yugoslavia, Italy, Mexico, Oakland , California, Livermore, San Francisco, California, Los Angeles, San Diego, Francisco, Miami, Honolulu, Rust, Des Moines , Iowa, Dayton , Ohio, Cleveland , Ohio, Scranton , Pennsylvania, Los Angeles , California, North America, America, States, Lansdale , Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
House Speaker Mike Johnson is blocking a $95 billion emergency foreign aid bill, saying he's in "no rush" to take up the legislation the Senate overwhelmingly approved last week. While supporters of the legislation say it's needed urgently to help Ukraine, The Wall Street Journal also points out that the bill would benefit the US economy. Lael Brainard, the director of the White House National Economic Council, told the Journal in a recent interview that the impact on the US economy would be significant. AdvertisementIt remains unclear when or if the House will take up the Senate bill. Trump in recent weeks also helped tank a bipartisan bill that would have tightened the US asylum system, among other measures.
Persons: Mike Johnson, , Russia's, Joe Biden's, Lael Brainard, Donald Trump, Trump Organizations: Business, Street, Pentagon, White, National Economic Council, The Locations: Mexico, Ukraine, Israel, Gaza, Taiwan
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailNEC Director Lael Brainard: Overall economic picture still looks good despite the hot CPI printLael Brainard, National Economic Council Director and former Federal Reserve vice chair, joins 'Money Movers' to discuss the latest CPI data, what could be problematic for the economy, and getting through the 'last mile' of inflation.
Persons: Lael Brainard Organizations: NEC, National Economic, Federal Reserve
Biden was sitting beside common snacks like Oreos, Doritos and Goldfish during the 48-second clip, posted to X. Shrinkflation happens when consumer products get smaller in weight, size or quantity while their prices stay the same or even increase. "That's a message that the average consumer will nod their heads and say 'sure, I hate it when that happens,'" former presidential candidate Andrew Yang said. "They're gonna have to keep making this case around the country because the Biden administration is underwater with independents who are going to decide this November's election," Yang, now the co-chair of the Forward Party said. "They're going to be trying anything they can to say, at least, 'we're on your side.'"
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, I've, Andrew Yang, that's, Lael Brainard, Yang Organizations: Super, Sunday, National Economic, Forward Party
Director of the National Economic Council Lael Brainard speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House January 11, 2024 in Washington, DC. National Economic Council Director Lael Brainard on Tuesday blamed higher consumer prices on "shrinkflation," doubling down on the latest battlefront of President Joe Biden's corporate pressure campaign. Shrinkflation, the practice of reducing product sizes while keeping prices the same, is Biden's latest line of attack against corporations, which he debuted on Super Bowl Sunday. Both the White House and Biden's 2024 reelection campaign have touted inflation recovery as a key accomplishment of his economic agenda, dubbed Bidenomics. "The president is going to continue emphasizing that input costs have come down, supply chains have healed," Brainard said.
Persons: Lael Brainard, Brainard, Joe, Biden Organizations: National Economic, Economic, Cola, PepsiCo, Procter, Gamble, Super, Sunday, White Locations: Washington , DC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday plans to name a top White House aide as the director of the newly established safety institute for artificial intelligence, according to an administration official who insisted on anonymity to discuss the position. Elizabeth Kelly will lead the AI Safety Institute at the National Institute for Standards and Technology, which is part of the Commerce Department. Currently an economic policy adviser for President Joe Biden, Kelly played an integral role in drafting the executive order signed at the end of October that established the institute, the administration official said. The administration considers the safety tests as necessary to unlock the benefits of the rapidly moving technology, creating a level of trust that will allow for wider adoption of AI. But so far, those tests lack the universal set of standards that the institute plans to finalize this summer.
Persons: , Biden, Elizabeth Kelly, Joe Biden, Kelly, Lael Brainard, Kelly “, it's, Obama Organizations: WASHINGTON, White, AI, National Institute for Standards, Technology, Commerce Department, The Associated Press, National Economic Council, Yale Law School, Obama White
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