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Inside Donald Trump’s Last Days in the White House and Plans for a Comeback - WSJ
The president’s effort to overturn the election alienated much of his inner circle—but solidified his dominance of the GOP. Now he’s planning his return.
The Wuhan Lab Leak Question: A Disused Chinese Mine Takes Center Stage - WSJ
That Covid escaped from a lab isn’t the predominant hypothesis for the pandemic’s origins, yet prominent scientists are calling for a deeper probe and clearer answers from Beijing.
House Republicans Who Voted to Impeach Trump See Fundraising Boost - WSJ
The 10 Republicans who voted to impeach then-President Trump after his supporters stormed the Capitol raised significantly more money during the first quarter of 2021 than they did two years earlier.
Biden Infrastructure Plan Aims to Boost Economy’s Productivity Over Time - WSJ
Critics said the proposed tax increases conflict with goal of lifting long-term economic growth, while spending would add to deficits for awhile.
High-Income Tax Avoidance Far Larger Than Thought, New Paper Estimates - WSJ
The very top sliver of high-income Americans may underreport their income at levels far beyond what was suggested by prior IRS research, according to a new paper.
GameStop Investors Who Bet Big—and Lost Big - WSJ
GameStop’s volatile ride is hitting the portfolios of individual investors who purchased the stock in a social-media-fueled frenzy.
SEC to Review Brokers’ Restrictions on GameStop, AMC Trading - WSJ
Securities regulators said they plan to closely review the actions of some brokerage firms that moved to restrict investors’ ability to trade volatile stocks such as GameStop this week.
South African Coronavirus Strain Puts Undertakers on Front Lines - WSJ
A fast-spreading Covid-19 variant has pushed deaths and infections to records, overwhelming funeral homes.
Justice Department Weighs Amnesty for Academics to Disclose Foreign Funding - WSJ
Proposal comes as faculty members escalate opposition to criminal cases and the U.S. considers how to support international academic collaboration while making sure professors make disclosures.
Biden’s Agenda Faces Early Hurdles in a Divided Congress - WSJ
GOP senators refused to strike to a power-sharing agreement unless Democrats maintain the filibuster, potentially delaying President Biden’s cabinet picks and legislative agenda.
Who Are Joe Biden's Cabinet Picks? The Full List
President-elect’s choices for top jobs include many former members of the Obama administration and several nominees that would make history if confirmed
Stripe Stops Processing Payments for Trump Campaign Website - WSJ
The financial-technology company is cutting off the president’s campaign account for violating its policies against encouraging violence.
Apple Suspends Parler From App Store - WSJ
Apple has suspended Parler from the App Store amid concerns the app’s owner hasn’t done enough to address threats of violence on the platform.
Joe Biden’s Big Decision on Tech Taxes - WSJ
If President-elect Joe Biden bats the thorny question of tech taxes down the road the way Democratic predecessor Barack Obama did, investors will pay the price.
Long-Term Bonds Hit Hard After Georgia Senate Runoffs - WSJ
Democratic victories in the Georgia Senate races this week have spurred investors to bet on a higher spending government that will bring growth and inflation to the U.S. economy.
Biden Says Rioters Who Stormed Capitol Were Domestic Terrorists - WSJ
President-elect Joe Biden said the Trump supporters who attacked the legislative complex on Wednesday were insurrectionists, not protesters.
Some CEOs Fire Rioters, Call for Trump’s Removal From Office - WSJ
In the wake of the riot at the Capitol, companies moved to cut ties with President Trump and his supporters and fired workers who participated.
Ten States Sue Google, Alleging Deal With Facebook to Rig Online Ad Market - WSJ
A Texas-led antitrust case accuses the search giant of manipulating digital advertising markets, in part through an alleged agreement with rival Facebook aimed at preserving Google’s dominance.
Getting Covid Vaccines to People Will Cost States Billions They Don’t Have - WSJ
State leaders say they are short billions of dollars in funding needed to successfully provide Covid-19 vaccinations to all Americans who want to be inoculated by health officials’ June goal.
Elon Musk Moves to Texas, Takes Jab at Silicon Valley - WSJ
The Tesla chief’s relocation makes him one of the highest-profile executives yet to leave Silicon Valley during the pandemic. He said California had become complacent with its innovators and taken them for granted.
Facebook Hit With Antitrust Lawsuits by FTC, State Attorneys General - WSJ
The Federal Trade Commission and a bipartisan group of state attorneys general brought broad antitrust allegations against the social-media giant, accusing it of a yearslong campaign to buy up or freeze out potential rivals.
Biden Expected to Nominate Marcia Fudge to Lead HUD, Tom Vilsack to Head Agriculture Again - WSJ
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Rep. Marcia Fudge to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development and former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as Agriculture secretary, a job he held under President Obama.
The Death of Zappos’s Tony Hsieh: A Spiral of Alcohol, Drugs and Extreme Behavior - WSJ
The inspirational executive seemed to lose his way after moving to a mansion in Utah and giving up his corporate role, including a starvation diet and fascination with fire.
The Next Endorsement for Star Athletes: Covid Vaccines? - WSJ
Sports leagues were criticized for securing tests early in the pandemic. But some public health officials now think athletes have a potential role to play in the vaccine rollout.
U.S. in Talks With Huawei Finance Chief Meng Wanzhou About Resolving Criminal Charges - WSJ
The Justice Department is discussing an arrangement with Meng Wanzhou that would allow her to return home to China from Canada, in exchange for admitting wrongdoing in a criminal case that has strained Beijing’s relations with the U.S. and Canada.
Chinese Dissidents Back Trump’s Claims of Election Fraud - WSJ
Some of China’s most influential dissidents and human-rights activists based in the U.S. have come out in support of the president’s unsubstantiated allegations of widespread U.S. election fraud.
Trump Administration Takes Final Steps to Auction Drilling Rights in Arctic Wildlife Refuge - WSJ
The Interior Department is taking final steps to secure oil development in the pristine, 19-million-acre Alaskan wilderness by initiating a leasing process to strike deals with drillers before President-elect Joe Biden can stop it.
After White House Victory, Democrats Are Divided on What Is Next - WSJ
Despite Joe Biden’s election win, Democrats are trying to figure out what they stand for as a party after fulfilling the common goal of ousting President Trump.
TikTok Gains Extension of Divestiture Deadline - WSJ
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has set Nov. 27 as the new deadline for a deal to turn the social-media app into an American company.
How Joe Biden’s Tax-Increase Wish List Could Affect You - WSJ
Proposed changes to capital-gains and estate taxes could radically alter planning for many.
What Are Joe Biden’s Plans for Covid-19? - WSJ
The president-elect has proposed steps designed to up production of tests, protective equipment and vaccines, and is also expected to target problem areas and pursue economic stimulus.
Biden’s Penchant for Bold Stimulus to Test His Deal-Making Skills - WSJ
When Joe Biden takes office in January, a main focus will be pulling the country out of a deep recession—something he’s faced before.
Taiwan Stopped Covid-19’s Spread, but Can’t Talk About It at WHO Meeting - WSJ
Taiwan hasn’t recorded a locally transmitted coronavirus infection in about seven months but has been blocked from participating in a virtual gathering this week of the 194-member World Health Assembly.
Biden Charts Course for New Administration - WSJ
President-elect Biden’s transition team is reviewing a series of executive orders that could reverse Trump administration policies.
Kyle Rittenhouse to Be Extradited to Wisconsin - WSJ
An Illinois judge on Friday ruled that Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with killing two people at protests in Kenosha, will be extradited to Wisconsin, where he will be tried as an adult.
Tech CEOs Square Off With Senators in Hearing Over Online Speech - WSJ
A Senate hearing in which lawmakers tangled with leaders of the largest social-media companies reflected deep discontent with their power to shape political discourse—and equally deep divisions over how to address it.
U.S. States Face Biggest Cash Crisis Since the Great Depression - WSJ
The drop in income and sales tax revenue has created a historic crisis for states, with a total shortfall expected in the hundreds of billions of dollars. The projected gaps are greater than 2019’s K-12 education budget for every state combined, or more than twice the amount spent that year on state roads and other transportation infrastructure.
Facebook Seeks Shutdown of NYU Research Project Into Political Ad Targeting - WSJ
The company is demanding that a New York University research project cease collecting data about its political-ad-targeting practices, setting up a fight with academics seeking to study the platform without the company’s permission.
Hunter Biden’s Ex-Business Partner Alleges Father Knew About Venture - WSJ
An ex-business partner of Hunter Biden said he consulted his father about a planned venture with a Chinese oil company. Joe Biden denied any involvement in the venture and corporate records reviewed by The Journal show no role for him.
Mail Service Deteriorated After Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s Arrival, Watchdog Found - WSJ
A dramatic and lasting slowdown in mail delivery flowed from actions that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy initiated or which were accelerated after he took office in June, according to an analysis by the U.S. Postal Service’s watchdog.
How Mark Zuckerberg Learned Politics - WSJ
Facebook’s CEO long left politics and policy to deputies. No more. As the company’s influence has grown, and with it controversies, political acumen has become an essential tool.