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Biden administration vows economic and justice reforms for Black Americans
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden and two of his top cabinet members on Wednesday promised U.S. economic and criminal justice reforms that would benefit Black communities at a conference organized by longtime activist Al Sharpton.
UPDATE 1-Biden pledged police reform, but asking Congress to act first
WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) - Nearly a year after President Joe Biden called for "real action" on police brutality as part of a pledge to fix U.S. racial inequality, he is coming up against the limits of presidential power.
Summer high: Molson Coors' JV Truss launches 6 pot-infused drinks in Canada
April 14 (Reuters) - Miller Lite beer-maker Molson Coors Beverage Co's cannabis joint venture Truss Beverage Co on Wednesday launched six pot-infused beverages in Canada, as it hopes that summer demand will offset recent sales hits from COVID-19 lockdowns.
U.S. closes probe of Capitol Police shooting of woman killed in Jan. 6 riot
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has closed its investigation into the death of Ashli Babbitt, a participant in a Jan. 6 riot shot by U.S. Capitol Police, saying there was no evidence to prove the officer who shot her had violated her civil rights.
Ford outlines further production cuts due to global chip shortage
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Wednesday outlined another series of plant shutdowns due to the global semiconductor chip shortage, with five facilities in the United States and one in Turkey affected.
UPDATE 1-Ford outlines further production cuts due to global chip shortage
DETROIT, April 14 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Wednesday outlined another series of plant shutdowns due to the global semiconductor chip shortage, with five facilities in the United States and one in Turkey affected.
S&P 500 dips off record high, Dow rises on bank earnings
(Reuters) - The S&P 500 dipped after hitting a record high for the fourth session in five and the Dow Industrials rose on Wednesday, as Wall Street banks kicked off earnings season with first-quarter numbers that lifted hopes for a strong corporate rebound.
Analysis-Should Derek Chauvin testify in his own defense in Floyd murder trial?
(Reuters) - As the George Floyd murder trial winds down, a crucial decision faces Derek Chauvin's defense lawyers: whether to put Chauvin on the witness stand, breaking with convention in a bid to humanize the former Minneapolis policeman.
U.S. Capitol Police probe finds widespread shortcomings ahead of deadly Jan. 6 assault
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A law enforcement internal probe of the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol found significant shortcomings within the police department charged with securing the complex and made dozens of recommendations for avoiding a repeat of the violence.
U.S. Treasury sets up new 'recovery office' to oversee relief programs
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday unveiled a new office to oversee the implementation of economic relief programs, including nearly $420 billion in programs under President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan.
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