Articles by Christina Wilkie

Politics White House Congress Economy Joe Biden Washington Personnel Economic events business news Dec 03, 2021

Biden glosses over weak November job gains to highlight low unemployment rate
Christina Wilkie

The apparent disparity between the sharp unemployment rate decline and the relatively weak job growth could be due to a variety of factors. "Today we got the incredible news that our unemployment rate has fallen to 4.2%," he said. In a speech at the White House officially billed as "remarks on the N . . .

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Biden to host CEOs to discuss holiday shopping supply chain issues, inflation
Christina Wilkie

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon and CVS Health CEO Karen Lynch will attend the meeting virtually, the White House said. Joining Biden in person from the tech sector will be Etsy CEO Josh Silverman and Samsung CEO KS Choi, according to a list from the White House. WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden will hos . . .

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Politics White House Congress Economy Joe Biden Washington Social issues Joe Biden business news Nov 24, 2021

Biden taps Shalanda Young to be OMB director in his second attempt to fill the key role
Christina Wilkie

Shalanda D. Young, nominee to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, is sworn into her Senate Budget Committee confirmation in Dirksen Building on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will nominate Shalanda Young to serve as director of the White House Office . . .

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Trump-backed Pennsylvania Senate candidate Sean Parnell, accused of abuse, suspends his campaign after losing custody of kids
Christina Wilkie

Sean Parnell, the Republican who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump in next year's Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race, suspended his campaign Monday after losing custody of his children in a divorce marked by allegations of past domestic abuse. With a 50-50 split in the Senate, the winner of t . . .

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Politics White House Congress Economy Washington Social issues Nancy Pelosi Joe Biden Voting Charles Schumer Bernie Sanders Breaking News: Politics business news Nov 19, 2021

House passes $1.75 trillion Biden plan that funds universal pre-K, Medicare expansion and renewable energy credits
Christina Wilkie

Anna Moneymaker | Getty ImagesWASHINGTON – The House of Representatives on Friday passed the largest expansion of the social safety net in decades, a $1.75 trillion bill that funds universal pre-K, Medicare expansion, renewable energy credits, affordable housing, a year of expanded Child Tax Credits . . .

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Biden says the U.S. is considering a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics
Christina Wilkie

A visitor walks past logos of the upcoming Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games during the Beijing Olympic Expo marking the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Olympic Games, in Beijing. WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden said Thursday that the U.S. is considering a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 . . .

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Watch live: Biden signs infrastructure bill with several key Republicans in attendance
Christina Wilkie

After nearly a year of planning and months of negotiations with Congress, President Joe Biden is signing his landmark $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law Monday. He will be joined by several Republican lawmakers, as well, in a rare showing of bipartisanship at a signing ceremony. Mitt Romney of . . .

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Politics White House Congress Economy United States China Joe Biden Xi Jinping Foreign policy Donald Trump Washington Beijing business news Nov 15, 2021

Taiwan in focus at Biden-Xi summit, as tariffs and supply chain issues take a back seat
Christina Wilkie

WASHINGTON — Two issues that dominate the U.S.-China economic relationship, tariffs and supply chain woes, will take a backseat Monday to more pressing security concerns when President Joe Biden holds a virtual summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Still, convincing the United States to lift the . . .

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Politics White House Congress Economy Joe Biden Xi Jinping Washington Foreign policy Environment business news Nov 12, 2021

Biden-Xi virtual summit set for Monday evening amid rising China tensions
Christina Wilkie

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing December 4, 2013. WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden will hold a highly anticipated virtual summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday evening, CNBC has confirmed. B . . .

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Biden offers sympathy and potential supply chain fixes as he has few real options to halt inflation
Christina Wilkie

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks on the bipartisan infrastructure deal at the Port of Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland, on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. As government economists work to find ways to combat soaring inflation and ease supply chain disruptions, President Joe Biden is leaning on his ability . . .

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