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Bumps, bipartisanship in long fight for semiconductor bill

Aug. 01, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five weeks ago, senior Biden administration aides gathered for their regular Thursday morning meeting about passing a bill to revive the U.S. computer chip sector, worried that it could be in peril. After 18 months, the bipartisan effort to provide $52 billion for...

Biden shrugs off recession talk, talks up fighting inflation

Jul. 28, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and his administration went all out Thursday to play down a troubling new economic report that added to the evidence of a recession, trying to pull focus instead to major legislative progress on measures to tame inflation, reduce debt and preserve America's...

Biden fights talk of recession as key economic report looms

Jul. 26, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

Facing a potentially grim report this week on the economy's overall health, President Joe Biden wants to convince a skeptical public that the U.S. is not, in fact, heading into a recession. The Commerce Department on Thursday will release new gross domestic product figures. Top...

Panasonic selects Kansas for vehicle battery mega-factory

Jul. 14, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Japan’s Panasonic Corp. selected Kansas as the location for a multibillion-dollar mega-factory to produce electric vehicle batteries for Tesla and other carmakers, lured by the largest package of taxpayer-funded incentives that the state has offered a private business. ...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 17, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md.; former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers. __ CBS’ “Face the...

Biden plots inflation fight with Fed chair as nation worries

May. 31, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Focused on relentlessly rising prices, President Joe Biden plotted inflation-fighting strategy Tuesday with the chairman of the Federal Reserve, with the fate of the economy and his own political prospects increasingly dependent on the actions of the government’s central bank....

BTS visits White House to discuss combating hate crime surge

May. 31, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — K-Pop sensation BTS visited the White House on Tuesday to talk with President Joe Biden about combating the rise in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans — bringing superstar sizzle to an otherwise sad and scary topic. Band members J-Hope, RM, Suga, Jungkook,...

78,000 pounds of infant formula arrives in US

May. 23, 2022 01:57 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A military plane carrying enough specialty infant formula for more than half a million baby bottles arrived Sunday in Indianapolis, the first of several flights expected from Europe aimed at relieving a shortage that has sent parents scrambling to find enough to feed their...

Taiwan not included in launch of new Biden Indo-Pacific pact

May. 22, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday is expected to come out with a list of nations that will join a long-anticipated Indo-Pacific trade pact, but Taiwan won't be among them. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed that Taiwan isn't among the governments...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 20, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — White House COVID-⁠19 response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha; retired Adm. Mike Mullen, former Joint Chiefs of Staff chair. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — To be announced. __ CBS’...