Exxon, Chevron, BP and Others Called to Testify on Climate Disinformation

Executives from Exxon, Shell, BP and others are being called to testify in Congress next month after a secret recording this year exposed an Exxon official boasting of such efforts.

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In Social Policy Bill, Businesses See a Lot to Like. They Oppose It.

Resistance to tax increases outweighs the appeal of a $3.5 trillion measure containing child care credits and other items that corporations embrace.

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Democrats and Lobbyists Gird for Battle Over Far-Reaching Tax Increases

Congressional committees this week begin drafting tax increases on the wealthy and corporations to pay for a $3.5 trillion social policy bill, but the targets are putting up a fight.

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Biden and Republicans Spar Over Unemployment as Job Gains Disappoint

The president said he saw no measurable evidence that a $300 federal boost in unemployment benefits was hurting the labor market, amid criticism from conservatives and business groups

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Biden to Pay for Infrastructure Plan With 15 Years of Corporate Taxes

The president will propose using the revenue from increasing corporate taxes to pay for eight years of ambitious spending on roads, bridges, utilities and other needs.

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Your Daylight Saving Time Questions Answered

A group of U.S. senators has joined the ranks of those who want to abolish daylight saving time, which has roots in cost-cutting strategies of the late 19th century.

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Bill Gates Is Worried About Bitcoin’s Carbon Footprint

It’s all about the carbon footprint.

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Why Bill Gates Is Worried About Bitcoin

It’s all about the carbon footprint.

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The SPAC Boom Has Some Downsides

The blank-check boom shows no signs of slowing, but there are reasons to be wary.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Appoints First Woman C.E.O.

Suzanne Clark will become the first woman to lead the century-old group when the change takes effect on March 11.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Names Its First Female Leader

Suzanne Clark will become chief executive of the century-old group on March 11, ending her predecessor’s 24-year tenure.

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Kansas Senate Primary Has Arrived, and the Anxiety Over Kobach Is High

Republicans worry that if Kris Kobach, a polarizing figure in the state, wins the nomination, it would pave the way for Democrats to capture the seat and perhaps gain control of the Senate.

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China and America Are Heading Toward Divorce

For 40 years the two countries had an unconscious economic coupling.

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Trump Suspends H-1B and Other Visas That Allow Foreigners to Work in the U.S.

The move is fiercely opposed by business leaders, who say it will block their ability to recruit critically needed workers from countries overseas.

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Trump Suspends Visas Allowing Hundreds of Thousands of Foreigners to Work in the U.S.

The move is fiercely opposed by business leaders, who say it will block their ability to recruit critically needed workers from countries overseas.

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Trump Signs Executive Order on Social Media, Claiming to Protect ‘Free Speech’

The president and his allies have often accused Twitter and Facebook of bias against conservatives, and had resisted taking action until this week, when Twitter fact-checked his own false statements.

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