U.S. Senate approves bill to fight climate change, cut drug costs in win for Biden

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The US Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping $430 billion bill intended to fight climate change, lower drug prices and raise some corporate taxes, a major victory for President Joe Biden that Democrats hope will aid their chances of keeping control of Congress in this year’s elections. After a marathon, … Read more

Key U.S. Senator Sinema agrees to $430 billion drug, energy bill

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Democratic US Senator Kyrsten Sinema said on Thursday she agreed to “move forward” on a $430 billion drug pricing, energy and tax bill, subject to a Senate arbiter’s approval of the bill, which Democrats intend to pass over Republican objections. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said earlier on Thursday the … Read more

Biden pledge to tax wealthy, companies revived with Manchin-led bill

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden’s campaign trail promise to increase taxes on corporations and the wealthy as part of a battle against glaring income inequality in the United States got an unexpected boost on Wednesday. Early proposals to increase tax rates from Biden and his fellow Democrats hit a brick wall … Read more

U.S. Senate passes bill to boost chip manufacturing, compete with China

WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – The US Senate on Wednesday passed sweeping legislation to subsidize the domestic semiconductor industry, hoping to boost companies as they compete with China and alleviate a persistent shortage that has affected everything from cars, weapons, washing machines and video games. The House of Representatives plans to vote on Thursday on … Read more

Trucker protests halt cargo movement at California’s No. 3 seaport

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (Reuters) – Protesting truckers stopped traffic on Wednesday at a Northern California port, one of the busiest in the United States, as they demonstrated against a new state labor law that makes it harder for independent truckers to operate. Drivers picketed gates and blocked other truckers from hauling cargo in and … Read more

Legal clashes await U.S. companies covering workers’ abortion costs

June 26 (Reuters) – A growing number of large US companies have said they will cover travel costs for employees who must leave their home states to get abortions, but these new policies could expose businesses to lawsuits and even potential criminal liability, legal experts said . Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Lyft Inc … Read more

Disney, other U.S. companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – US companies including Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Friday they will cover employees’ expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. The US Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 … Read more

Apple workers at Maryland store vote to unionize, a first for the U.S.

June 18 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) workers in Maryland voted on Saturday to join a union, becoming the first retail employees of the tech giant to unionize in the United States. More than 100 workers in Towson near Baltimore “have overwhelmingly voted to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers,” the union … Read more

What Makes a Great Medical Provider?

What makes a great medical provider? Regardless of your title — MD, DO, NP, PA, RN, the list goes on — we all should ask ourselves this question. Not only does it help us become clear on what we personally think great medicine looks like but it helps us deliver better patient care. I think … Read more

China’s leaders pledge support for economy, boosting markets

People wearing face masks walk past a street amid snowfall, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at a shopping area in Beijing, China March 17, 2022. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Will step up policy adjustments to steady growth, politburo says Coronavirus, Ukraine conflict contributes to economic risks Challenges … Read more