President Joe Biden named Lina Khan chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, according to people familiar with the matter, an unexpected move that puts one of the most prominent advocates of aggressive antitrust enforcement against U.S. technology giants in charge of the agency.
The Justice Department is still pressing the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentences, continuing its Trump-era position despite President Joe Biden’s campaign pledge to eliminate capital punishment.
Several of the major companies doing business with the Pentagon, including Lockheed Martin Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp., Leidos, and Boeing Co. have resumed political donations to Republican lawmakers who objected to President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral win.
The U.S. and the European Union agreed to extend a tariff truce for five years, parking a dispute over aircraft subsidies given to Airbus SE and Boeing Co. that saw the allies impose duties on $11.5 billion of each other’s exports.
The blank-check companies that captivated Wall Street for a year are playing it safe with their accounting as the market slowly recovers from a financial reporting crackdown that halted initial public offerings.
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