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Biden considers TIAA CEO Ferguson to lead his economic council

President-elect Joe Biden is considering Roger Ferguson, a former Federal Reserve vice chair, to be his top White House economic adviser, according to people familiar with the matter.

Mnuchen to put US$455 bil beyond presumed successor Yellen's easy reach - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Mnuchin to put US$455 bil beyond presumed successor Yellen's easy reach

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will put US$455 billion in unspent Cares Act funding into an account that his presumed successor, former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, will soon need authori

Biden’s Treasury Secretary pick causes 'sigh of relief' from Wall Street - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Biden's Treasury Secretary pick causes 'sigh of relief' from Wall Street

News that Joe Biden will nominate Janet Yellen to be Treasury Secretary landed gently on Wall Street.

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Janet Yellen: the most qualified Treasury Secretary ever?

Janet Yellen knows a deep recession and a patchy recovery from the inside.

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Biden to pick Blinken as Secretary of State, says insider source

Joe Biden will pick veteran diplomat Antony Blinken as U.S. secretary of state, a person close to the president-elect’s team said on Sunday, adding that an announcement is likely on Tuesday.

America's alliances after Trump - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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America's alliances after Trump

America’s allies should be forgiven if they are confused about where American foreign policy is headed.

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Bannon charged with fraud over group that raised US$25 mil to help fund US-Mexico wall

Stephen Bannon, one of the architects of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was arrested and charged with fraud over his involvement in an online group that raised more than US$25 million (

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China expects trade deal talks with US to take place soon

China confirmed plans to talk with US officials soon to review progress on their preliminary trade deal, a rare engagement between the world’s largest economies as relations deteriorate on other is

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Trump cancels China talks, raises questions about trade deal

President Donald Trump said he called off last weekend’s trade talks with China, raising questions about the future of a trade deal that is now the most stable point in an increasingly tense relati

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America's unholy crusade against China

Many white Christian evangelicals in the US have long believed that America has a God-given mission to save the world.

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