Senate confirms Philip Jefferson to Fed board with broad bipartisan support






The Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm Philip Jefferson, a vice president and economics professor at Davidson College, to a seat on the Federal Reserve Board by an overwhelming bipartisan margin. Senators voted 91 to 7 to approve Jefferson’s nomination to join the Fed board, making him President Biden’s second addition to the central bank….


Glencore Will Pay $1.1 Billion to Settle Bribery and Price-Fixing Charges

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Law Requiring French in Quebec Becomes Stricter

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