Pelosi Wants Democrats to Move First in Devising Next Stimulus

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing Democrats to get out of the gate first with another multi-billion-dollar virus relief package to give the House leverage in negotiations with Senate Republicans, who are trying to put the brakes on any new round of expansive aid. Pelosi’s strategy of ensuring that the next economic measure originates in the … Read more Pelosi Wants Democrats to Move First in Devising Next Stimulus

Disney Takes $1.4 Billion Coronavirus Hit, With Worse to Come

Walt Disney Co. investors got a taste of just how bad the coronavirus pandemic will be for the world’s largest entertainment company. The crisis cost Disney as much as $1.4 billion in lost profit last quarter, the company said Tuesday, with $1 billion coming from shuttered theme parks alone, and nearly every part of its … Read more Disney Takes $1.4 Billion Coronavirus Hit, With Worse to Come

‘Do your job’: New York governor slams Congress on coronavirus crisis aid

New York governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday he was ‘disappointed’ with the stimulus bill passed by the US Senate on Wednesday night, and called the actions of the Senate ‘irresponsible’ and ‘reckless’. The $2tn package that passed the Senate woefully neglects New York, according to Cuomo, who said it allocated $5bn in aid to … Read more ‘Do your job’: New York governor slams Congress on coronavirus crisis aid

Winners and Losers in Congress’s $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Plan

Days of negotiations between the Trump administration and Congress — and fierce lobbying by industries eager for assistance dealing with the coronavirus outbreak — has yielded a rescue package worth more than $2 trillion in spending and tax breaks. It was passed by the U.S. Senate late Wednesday night. #Coronavirus #CoronavirusStimulus #Covid19 Here are some … Read more Winners and Losers in Congress’s $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Plan

What’s driving the ‘birthright Africa’ travel boom? | The Stream

The Ghanaian principle of sankofa says that ‘to know where you’re going, you have to understand where you have come from’ – and it guides Birthright AFRICA, an ambitious US programme that encourages black teenagers and young adults to get in touch with their cultural heritage and history through education and travel. Since 2017 Birthright … Read more What’s driving the ‘birthright Africa’ travel boom? | The Stream

Does there need to be an age of retirement in the House of Lords? | The Pledge

Rachel Johnson says the House of Lords needs to be reformed, and has suggested bringing in 5-year-terms for members, contributions should be assessed, and introducing a mandatory retirement age. Michelle Dewberry argues there should be a cap on expenses, and there should be checks that members are adding value. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for … Read more Does there need to be an age of retirement in the House of Lords? | The Pledge

Remembering World War 2 on the 75th Anniversary of VE Day | Good Morning Britain

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1NbomQa This year marks the 75th anniversary of VE day, the day world war 2 ended. Victory in Europe (VE) Day on May 8 1945 marked the formal acceptance of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender by Britain and its Allies. The British Legion are currently running a ballot for 750 veterans, evacuees … Read more Remembering World War 2 on the 75th Anniversary of VE Day | Good Morning Britain

Why is every startup becoming a bank?

Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/34LR1rQ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2K5ysqR 50% off a 1-2 year subscription to Extra Crunch with discount code EQUITY: https://tcrn.ch/32FHhy2 Why is every fintech or finservices startup becoming a bank? Partially because they can, partially because it can be lucrative, and partially because, we found out, it’s a way to juice customers that they’ve already paid … Read more Why is every startup becoming a bank?

UK: Former MP David Chaytor Jailed For False Expenses Claims

A former UK Member of Parliament for Bury North, David Chaytor, has been handed out an 18 month jail sentence today for making false expenses claims between 2005 and 2007. Chaytor made claims for rent on properties owned by members of his family, as well as making fraudulent claims for IT consultancy. The former MP … Read more UK: Former MP David Chaytor Jailed For False Expenses Claims

UK: Supreme Court Dismisses Parliamentary Expenses Appeal

The Supreme Court in the UK has dismissed an appeal by several Members of Parliament relating to expenses paid to them whilst serving in Parliament either as MPs or Lords. David Chaytor (former Labour MP for Bury North), Elliot Morley (former Labour MP for Scunthorpe) and Jim Devine (former Labour MP for Livingston) and Lord … Read more UK: Supreme Court Dismisses Parliamentary Expenses Appeal

Barclays Plc Q3 Results 2010: Performance Summary

Barclays Plc have announced Q3 results with a conference taking place on the morning of Tuesday 9th November to discuss the figures. The performance summary as published by Barclays is as follows: • Group profit before tax for the year-to-date of £4,274m up 4% (2009: £4,107m) • Profit before tax for Q3 excluding own credit … Read more Barclays Plc Q3 Results 2010: Performance Summary

Scotland: Clare Short Addresses the Scottish Parliament

Edinburgh is alive with the festival spirit and with over ten different festivals taking place, there’s something for everyone from interpretive dance to big name comedians. As part of the festival of politics at the Scottish Parliament, Clare Short did a question and answer session with Alasdair Morgan MSP. Answering questions about the war in … Read more Scotland: Clare Short Addresses the Scottish Parliament