Senate GOP leader McConnell offers short-term debt ceiling extension following pressure from Biden

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, August 3, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday offered a short-term suspension of the U.S. debt ceiling to avert a national default and economic crisis until Democrats are able to pass a more permanent … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Dow set for a higher open as Wall Street prepares to close out a rough month Traders on the floor of the NYSE Source: NYSE Dow futures rose about 100 points, or roughly 0.3%, on Thursday, the … Read more

Starbucks tells labor board to allow all Buffalo, New York workers to vote on union effort

Coffee giant Starbucks has told the National Labor Relations Board that all 450 workers in its Buffalo, New York market should be allowed to vote on whether to unionize, according to a memo Starbucks sent to its partners that was obtained by CNBC. “We believe this will make this process fair and respectful for every … Read more

Capitol police chief set to brief Pelosi, Schumer, McConnell, McCarthy on rally for jailed Jan. 6 rioters

Protesters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump break into the U.S. Capitol on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee | Getty Images Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger is set to brief congressional leaders about the security plans being made for an upcoming rally in support of rioters who were jailed during the deadly Jan. … Read more

Stock futures rise slightly after a losing day

Stock futures rose slightly in overnight trading on Monday after worries about slowing growth sparked a sell-off on Wall Street. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 50 points. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures both edged up 0.1%. The spread of the delta coronavirus variant continued to keep investors on edge. The … Read more

Senate finishes text of bipartisan infrastructure bill after rare weekend session

Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, center, speaks during a news conference with the House Problem Solvers Caucus outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, July 30, 2021. Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. The U.S. Senate on … Read more

Senator Manchin says the infrastructure bill text is going to be done today

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Joe Manchin (D-WV) attends a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the energy department’s budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2021. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said a draft of the roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal should be finished … Read more

U.S. Senate in a rare Saturday session on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) (L) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) (R) answer questions from members of the press during a news conference after a procedural vote for the bipartisan infrastructure framework at Dirksen Senate Office Building July 28, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Alex Wong | Getty Images The U.S. Senate in … Read more

Senate votes to advance bipartisan infrastructure bill as Democrats forge ahead with ambitious economic agenda

The lead GOP negotiators on the bipartisan infrastructure legislation speak to reporters after meeting privately with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at the U.S. Capitol on July 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. T Drew Angerer | Getty Images The Senate voted Wednesday to advance a bipartisan infrastructure plan, a critical step toward Democrats passing … Read more

Schumer defends tight infrastructure deadline as GOP threatens to tank key vote

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer(R) (D-NY)speaks to the media during a weekly news briefing on Capitol Hill on May 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday rejected Republican calls to slow down the process of moving a bipartisan infrastructure plan through his chamber. … Read more