President Joe Biden’s ambitious $400 billion plan to improve in-home care for the elderly and lift wages for millions of workers may be limited by states’ ability to opt out, based on early proposals from Congress.
Lawmakers seized on Facebook’s latest political clash this week to renew a push to regulate large technology platforms, brandishing legislative threats to update antitrust statutes and limit a coveted liability shield to curtail the companies’ power.
New York fund manager Andrew Beer got an unsolicited email offer a few months ago that sounded too good to be true -- join other investors to buy 276 acres of land in Mississippi, promise never to develop it, and get whopping tax deductions of as much as five times the amount invested.
Federal jobless benefits for gig workers and the extra $300 a week in unemployment aid will end earlier than scheduled in Arkansas, Montana, and South Carolina—possible signs of what’s to come as governors respond to employers’ complaints that they can’t hire enough workers.
The White House’s regulatory office has decided to spend more time reviewing an OSHA Covid-19 emergency temporary standard, granting a string of new meetings with union and business groups, even as the pandemic begins to show signs of subsiding.
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