Yellen Will Confront a Cooling Economic Recovery, Uncertain Stimulus Prospects

WASHINGTON—Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to be Treasury secretary, will confront an economic recovery that appears to be losing momentum and uncertain prospects for…

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WSJ News Exclusive | Janet Yellen Is Biden’s Pick for Treasury Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, an economist at the forefront of policy-making for three decades, to become the…

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Befriended by Trump, Populists in Europe’s East Brace for Change

Populist and authoritarian politicians in Central Europe, who viewed President Trump as a valuable ally, are bracing for the incoming Biden administration’s new stress on…

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Putin Says He Needs More Clarity on Winner of U.S. Presidential Vote

MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday he wouldn’t congratulate the winner of the U.S. election until it was clear who the victor was and criticized…

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Chinese Dissidents Back Trump’s Claims of Election Fraud

HONG KONG—Some of China’s most influential dissidents and human-rights activists based in the U.S., who approve of the Trump administration’s tough line on Beijing, have…

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Trump Exits Open Skies Treaty, Moves to Discard Observation Planes

The Trump administration formally shut the door on the Open Skies treaty Sunday, exiting the agreement while moving to get rid of the U.S. Air…

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U.S. Businesses in China More Optimistic With Biden Presidency

U.S. companies are more optimistic about doing business in China under President-elect Joe Biden, believing that bilateral relations will be more stable than in the…

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Biden Says He Has Picked Nominee to Lead Treasury Department

President-elect Joe Biden said Thursday he had chosen a nominee to lead the Treasury Department who he thinks will be accepted by both the liberal…

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Inauguration is 62 days away. What could go wrong?

The votes have been (mostly) counted, and though Joe Biden is clearly the president-elect, there are still more steps and potential obstacles for that to…

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