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JPMorgan chief Jamie Dimon wants detailed disclosures on how federal money is spent if lawmakers raise taxes. Democratic lawmakers were quick to respond.

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, takes part in a panel discussion about investing in Detroit at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., April 11, 2018. Brian Snyder/Reuters JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon talked tax hikes and infrastructure in a recorded interview Wednesday. Dimon suggested lawmakers create detailed disclosures on how extra tax-hike dollars are spent. Sen. Brian Schatz responded to Dimon's comments, pointing him toward the ...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Infrastructure, Hawaii, Biden, Detroit, Jamie Dimon, Trump, Democratic, Jpmorgan, JPMorgan Chase, Senate Committee, Appropriations Committee


Less than 1% of US elected leaders are Asian American, despite making up more than 6% of the US population

In this April 15, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden, accompanied by from left, Vice President Kamala Harris, Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Mark Takano, D-Calif., Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., and Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., speaks during a meeting with members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Executive Committee at the White House in Washington. Andrew Harnik/AP Less than 1% of elected leadership in the US are members of the AAPI community. But AAPI individuals make up more th...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Hawaii, New Jersey, Nevada, Illinois, Kamala Harris, Carter, Calif, Pacific Islanders


Melinda French Gates will not change her name after her divorce, according to court documents

Melinda French Gates speaks onstage at a February 2019 event. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for THR Melinda French Gates will not change her name as part of her divorce, court documents show. Gates and her husband, the Microsoft founder Bill Gates, announced their divorce Monday. The two were married for 27 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda French Gates will not change her name as part of her divorce from Microsoft founder Bill Gates, court documents show.Accordin...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Barack Obama, Trends, Hawaii, Bill Gates, Bill, Melinda Gates, Gates, Rory, Jennifer, Melinda Gates Foundation, Phoebe, Bryan Bedder Getty, INSIDER Data, Melinda French Gates


Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced. Here's a look inside their 27-year marriage, from meeting at work, to having 3 kids, to spending $45 billion on philanthropy.

Bill and Melinda gates are splitting up, the Microsoft co-founder announced on Monday. Scott Olson/Getty Images Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, announced he and his wife, Melinda, will divorce. Gates married Melinda French in 1994 after the two met at work. The two run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has an endowment of $49.8 billion as of 2019. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced.The billionaire Microsoft founder an...
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‘Our moment is now’: can Washington DC statehood finally become a reality?

Activists hope that with Democrats controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress, DC can finally join the union – but challenges remainThousands of miles from the US capital, a group of progressive protesters recently marched to the office of their senator, Republican Lisa Murkowski, to demand that she support statehood for Washington DC.The protest was notable because of its setting of Anchorage, Alaska, and similar demonstrations have recently been popping up all across America. Pr...
Tags: New York, Washington, White House, US, America, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Arizona, US Congress, Lisa Murkowski, Anchorage Alaska, Congress DC


Hawaii lawmakers just approved a measure to fine people $500 for intentionally releasing balloons into the atmosphere

tisma/Getty Images Hawaii lawmakers passed a bill to make it illegal to intentionally release balloons. If signed by Gov. David Ige, people who intentionally release helium balloons face a $500 fine. Supporters say the bill would reduce pollution that is harmful to the state's marine life. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hawaii lawmakers this week voted to pass a bill that would make it illegal to intentionally release balloons filled with helium or another similar ...
Tags: Politics, News, Virginia, Trends, Hawaii, Balloons, Scientific Reports, Suzanne Case, David Ige, Hawaii House, Scott Saiki, Connor Perrett, Democrat West Hawaii Today, Suzanne Frazer, BalloonsBlow, California Connecticut Florida Tennessee


Anti-Asian hate-crime bill passes Senate 94-1, with only Republican Sen. Josh Hawley voting against it

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri. Erin Schaff/Pool via REUTERS Only one senator, Josh Hawley, voted against a bill addressing the spike in anti-Asian hate crimes. The bill would improve public reporting on anti-Asian hate crimes during the pandemic. The bill garnered bipartisan support and passed 94-1 on Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Senate on Thursday passed a bill addressing the rise in violence and discrimination against Asian American and Pacific...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Missouri, Maine, Hawaii, House, Mitch McConnell


10 Things in Politics: Matt Gaetz classmates dish on his past

Getty Good morning! If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about today:Insider spoke to 21 of Rep. Matt Gaetz's former high-school classmates. Some aren't surprised by the scandal.The US is reportedly set to kick out Russian diplomats over election interference and the SolarWinds hackHow Biden escapes the White House bubble1. GAETZ-GATE GOES ON: Some of Rep. Matt Gaetz's high ...
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These are the 6 Republicans who voted against a bipartisan bill on anti-Asian hate crimes

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex. Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images The Senate voted Wednesday to move forward a bill that would address the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes. In a rare bipartisan showing, almost all senators voted to advance the bill. Insider reached out to the six Republican senators who voted to block the legislation. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Senate overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday to advance a bill addressing the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes amid the COVI...
Tags: Politics, New York, Washington, Senate, Alabama, Trends, Cotton, Joe Biden, Features, Hawaii, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, US Senate, Health And Human Services, Igor Bobic, Senate Judiciary Committee


Senate overwhelmingly votes to advance bill on anti-Asian hate crimes in a rare bipartisan move

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) speaks during a press conference on the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act at the U.S. Capitol on April 13, 2021. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images Senate Republicans joined Democrats in voting to advance an anti-Asian hate crimes bill. Wednesday's move marked a rare bipartisan effort in an era of extreme political polarization. The bill addresses a rise in violence against the AAPI community during the COVID-19 pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Transportation, Politics, News, Republicans, Congress, Senate, US, Alabama, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Hawaii, Mitch McConnell, Department Of Justice


10 things in tech you need to know today

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington DC on Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Researchers warned for years about the possibility of phone numbers being scraped en masse from Facebook. Insider spoke to security researchers and reviewed academic literature that showed a Facebook that was repeatedly cautioned as early as 2012 about the risks of data-scraping via its various pho...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, White House, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Austin, Hawaii, Ford, Washington Dc


The Latest: Michigan pushing for more vaccines amid spike

By The Associated Press DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vowed to keep pushing the White House for more COVID-19 vaccines as the state experiences a spike in cases. The Democrat on Sunday told CBS’ “Face The Nation” that she plans to work with the White House but wants to do everything she can to get additional vaccine doses. President Joe Biden has said Washington will give Michigan more federal resources to support vaccinations and testing but not additional vaccines. Michigan has the ...
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Millionaire New Yorkers are now set to pay the highest taxes in the country

The wealthiest New Yorkers might see their tax rates increase to the highest in the country. Noam Galai/Getty Images New York City millionaires will soon be subject to the country's highest tax rate, The NYT reported. Cuomo finalized a budget Tuesday that would see New Yorkers pay 13.5% to 14.8% in local and state taxes. If Biden raises the top federal income tax rate to 39%, more than half of NYC top earners' income could go to taxes. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Florida, New York, California, Washington, White House, New York City, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Hawaii, The New York Times, Biden, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Richard


7 Governors, Including Newsom, Call On Biden To Lift $10k Cap On Tax Deductions

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom and six other Democratic governors on Friday called on President Joe Biden to lift the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions that was a part of former President Donald Trump’s massive 2017 tax law, arguing the “assault” disproportionately targeted Democratic-run states and ultimately increased taxes on families. The letter comes a little more than a week after U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen agreed to work with Congress on a way t...
Tags: Politics, New York, Congress, California, Oregon, California News, Sacramento, Joe Biden, Ap, Hawaii, Connecticut, New Jersey, Janet Yellen, Biden, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom


The life and career of Larry Ellison, the billionaire Oracle cofounder who went from college drop-out to jet-setting playboy and tech titan

Larry Ellison. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Oracle founder Larry Ellison hasn't had a typical path to success. Ellison dropped out of college twice and didn't become a billionaire until age 49. He built Oracle into a $180 billion behemoth while becoming something of an international playboy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Larry Ellison, the 76-year-old billionaire cofounder of Oracle, is one of the most interesting men in tech.Whether it's yacht-racing, buyi...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Texas, Enterprise, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, White House, US, America, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Features, Getty Images


Hawaii officials want to introduce vaccine passports for people traveling across the state

A surfer rides a wave as another one gets wiped out at Pipeline on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii on February 14, 2021. Brian Bielmann / AFP Hawaii is considering developing a vaccine passport scheme. The digital scheme would be required for citizens traveling around Hawaii. It would allow people to prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. Officials in Hawaii are considering introducing coronavirus vaccine passports for people trav...
Tags: Politics, New York, White House, US, Trends, Ap, Green, Gop, Hawaii, Biden, Josh Green, Oahu Hawaii, Brian Bielmann, Thomas Colson, AP News, KHON TV


Biden’s backwards stance on staffers’ past pot use

With rapidly expanding cannabis-law reform, state by state and nation by nation, why is President Biden choosing this moment in history to make tone-deaf moves in the opposite direction? A number of White House staffers, apparently in low- or medium-level jobs in the administration, have been either let go or disciplined during the first two months of the Biden presidency because of past marijuana use. Exactly what that number is has become a matter of dispute; first reports referred  sometimes ...
Tags: Obama, Congress, California, Opinion, Washington, White House, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Hawaii, Editorials, Biden, New York State, Kamala Harris, Snoop Dogg


After 2 senators threatened to withhold votes in support of nominees, the Biden administration pledges increased Asian Americans representation

Tammy Duckworth told reporters she would be a "no vote on the floor, on all non-diversity nominees" unless Biden pledged increased representation of the AAPI community. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images Sens. Mazie Hirono and Tammy Duckworth successfully lobbied the White House for increased AAPI representation. The pair threatened to withhold votes in support of Cabinet nominees unless Biden made changes. The White House said it would add a senior-level AAPI liaison. See more stories o...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Hawaii, New York Times, Tammy Duckworth, Tammy, Department Of Justice, Biden, Times, Illinois, Msnbc


After 2 senators threatened to withhold votes in support of nominees, the Biden administration pledges increased Asian American representation

Tammy Duckworth told reporters she would be a "no vote on the floor, on all non-diversity nominees" unless Biden pledged increased representation of the AAPI community. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images Sens. Mazie Hirono and Tammy Duckworth successfully lobbied the White House for increased AAPI representation. The pair threatened to withhold votes in support of Cabinet nominees unless Biden made changes. The White House said it would add a senior-level AAPI liaison. See more stories o...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Hawaii, New York Times, Tammy Duckworth, Tammy, Department Of Justice, Biden, Times, Illinois, Msnbc


More than half of US states could take over a year for their job markets to fully recover

A waitress takes customers' orders in the outdoor seating area of a restaurant on January 28, 2021 in Los Angeles. Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images Some states may see a faster recovery than others if they add jobs each month at their current pace. We used employment data to estimate how long it would take each state to reach pre-pandemic levels. Utah could recover in just a month, based on the state's six-month average of employment growth. See more stories on Insider's business...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Maps, Colorado, California, Montana, Oregon, White House, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Idaho, South Dakota, Hawaii, Washington Dc


Forgiving student loan debt is a no-brainer, and Biden could do it tomorrow if he wanted to

President Joe Biden speaks from the State Dining Room following the passage of the American Rescue Plan in the U.S. Senate at the White House on March 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images 45 million Americans owe $1.7 trillion in student debt, and 93% of that debt is federally owned. Forgiving student debt would generate more than $1 trillion of economic activity and create millions of jobs. The Biden administration could forgive all federal student loan debt tomorrow witho...
Tags: Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Harvard, United States, Hawaii, Yale, World Bank, Ivy League


Daylight-saving time starts on Sunday. Some US senators are trying to get rid of the clock-change ritual.

Joanna Lin Su/ Insider Daylight-saving time starts on Sunday, March 14 at 2 a.m. Clocks will move forward one hour. A group of US senators reintroduced a bill that would make the time change permanent. Research suggests there's an uptick in car accidents and heart attacks when clocks change. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democrat and Republican senators don't often agree, but they seem to share a similar dislike of changing clocks.On Sunday at 2:00 a.m., most cl...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Congress, California, Senate, Germany, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg, Hawaii, Arizona, Marco Rubio


Daylight-saving time begins on March 14 - here's why we have it and why some lawmakers want to make it permanent

Sunset over the Arizona desert Shutterstock At 2 a.m. ET on March 14, Americans will "spring forward" for daylight-saving time. Common wisdom about daylight-saving time is that it originated with farming, but it really goes back to World War I. Most of the US, with the exception of Hawaii, Arizona, and many territories, recognizes daylight-saving time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On March 14 at 2 a.m. ET, US states that recognize daylight-saving time will "spr...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Science, News, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Germany, Massachusetts, Time, US, West Virginia, Trends, European Union, History, Features


California’s ethnic studies curriculum needs another rewrite

The late March deadline for approving a new ethnic studies program for California public schools is almost here, and one thing remains clear: This project is still a work in progress, needing much more work before it becomes something that will not insult large groups of Californians and stir even more divisions than today’s. Yes, there have been improvements. So much so that many who contributed to the original draft of the program that was soundly rejected two years ago are now asking to have ...
Tags: Facebook, California, Opinion, Israel, Barack Obama, Reagan, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Ronald Reagan, Hawaii, South, Richmond, Angela Davis, Los Angeles County, State Board of Education


Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduces wealth tax bill aimed at people worth over $50 million

Sen. Elizabeth Warren. GREG NASH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill on Monday that would tax the wealthiest people in the US. The bill would apply a 2% tax on individuals with net worths between $50 million and $1 billion. The Biden administration has not expressed support for the idea. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Monday unveiled legislation that would tax the fortunes of the wealthiest peo...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Hawaii, House, New York Times, Billionaires, Treasury


Bernie Sanders says Democrats will try to devise a backdoor to implement a $15 minimum wage after major stimulus setback

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., talks during an interview with MSNBC in the Russell Rotunda in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A federal minimum wage hike was struck from the stimulus package on Thursday. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Democrats instead will propose to strip tax deductions from large corporations who don't pay workers at least $15 an hour. He also said they would provide incentives to small businesses so that they can raise...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Oregon, Senate, West Virginia, Trends, Minimum Wage, Economy, Democrats, Gop, Hawaii, Msnbc, Vermont, Stimulus, Bernie Sanders


Considerations in making a major disaster tax claim

Winter can be gorgeous. It also can be disastrous, as all us Texans more accustomed to heat waves than winter storms found out last week. (Photo by Kay Bell) It's been near 80 degrees for the last two days in my part of Texas. This time last week, we were in the teens during the day, after single-digit overnight low — and record-breaking — cold temperatures. This surprisingly strong cold snap left a lot of damage. People lost power and water. Freezing pipes in freezing houses burst. Food ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Taxes, White House, Joe Biden, Ted, Hawaii, House, Fema, Biden, Sam, Agi, Irs, South Florida, Heidi, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA


The Latest: Texas reports 227 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths

By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday while the number of people hospitalized with the virus declined, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. There were an additional 227 COVID-19 deaths, more than 4,900 new cases and 7,535 hospitalizations, a decline of 222 people hospitalized, the department reported. Texas has had more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases sinc...
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The Latest: Israel to issue badges as proof of vaccination

By The Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel unveiled a plan on Saturday to allow people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend cultural events, fly abroad and go to health clubs and restaurants. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the plan at a news conference on Saturday night, saying those who have been vaccinated will be able to download the “green badge” in the coming days. “The green badge is gradually opening up the country,” Netanyahu said. Israel has conducted ...
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The Latest: Mexico health official tests positive for virus

By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The official leading Mexico’s response to the pandemic says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Assistant Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell tweeted Saturday that he had light COVID-19 symptoms on Friday night and an antigen test came out positive. He was awaiting the results of a PCR test, which takes longer to process and is generally more accurate.. “I’ll be working from home,’ López-Gatell said, adding that he was involved in Mexico’s vaccination...
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