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New Jersey high school wrestling coach is CEO of $100 million firm that owns one deli

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here He’s a legend in New Jersey high school wrestling – and a mystery in the stock market. Paul Morina, the principal of Paulsboro, New Jersey, High School, is listed in financial records as the president, CEO, CFO and more at......

‘It is time to end America’s longest war’ — Biden announces U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he will withdraw U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan by September 11, ending America’s role in what has become its longest war. The removal of approximately 3,000 American servicemembers coincides with the 20th......

Former police officer Kim Potter arrested on manslaughter charge in fatal shooting of Daunte Wright

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Brooklyn Center, Minnesota Police officer Kim Potter in 2007. Bruce Bisping | Star Tribune via Getty Images Kim Potter, the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, was arrested Wednesday morning on a charge of second-degree manslaughter for his......

Gary Gensler confirmed by Senate to lead the SEC, Wall Street’s top regulator

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Gary Gensler will lead the Securities and......

GOP Rep. Kevin Brady, top House tax writer for Trump cuts, will retire at end of term

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chairman of the House Ways and Means Kevin Brady Joshua Roberts | Reuters Rep. Kevin Brady, the Texas Republican who took a leading role in pushing former President Donald Trump‘s sweeping tax-cut bill through Congress in 2017, said Wednesday he......

Cop Kim Potter resigns after fatally shooting Daunte Wright, police chief also quits

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A man raises his fist as he faces the Minnesota State Troopers standing guard outside the Brooklyn Center Police Station after a police officer shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota on......

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen seeks to suspend home confinement, expected to talk to Manhattan DA 9th time

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Michael Cohen exits the Manhattan district attorney’s office on March 19, 2021 in New York City. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer for ex-President Donald Trump, on Monday urged a federal judge to suspend......

Biden says he is ‘prepared to negotiate’ scope of infrastructure plan and how to pay for it

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden holds a meeting with US Senators about infrastructure improvements in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, February 11, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden said Monday that he......

Trump gets award from Senate Republican fundraising group before he calls top GOP Sen. McConnell ‘dumb SOB’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here NRSC Chairman Rick Scott presented President Donald J. Trump with the NRSC’s inaugural Champion for Freedom Award. Courtesy: NRSC The leading Republican Senate fundraising group handed former President Donald Trump its inaugural “Champion for Freedom Award” — just a day......

Biden has options beyond a corporate tax hike to pay for infrastructure, as negotiations get underway

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Wind turbines and power transmission lines at a wind farm near Highway 12 in Rio Vista, California, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images As President Joe Biden attempts to curry favor for his......

House Ethics Committee launches investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Representative Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, listens during a markup on H.R. 7120, the “Justice in Policing Act of 2020,” on June 17, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Erin Scott | Getty Images The House Ethics Committee on Friday said......

Biden will discuss infrastructure plan with bipartisan members of Congress on Monday

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden holds a meeting with US Senators about infrastructure improvements in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, February 11, 2021. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden will meet with bipartisan......

White House set to host Google, Intel CEOs to discuss computer chip supply chain

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden holds a chip as he speaks prior to signing an executive order aimed at addressing a global semiconductor shortage, in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 24, 2021. Jonathan Ernst |......

Rep. Matt Gaetz hires defense lawyer Marc Mukasey, who represents Trump Organization in criminal probe

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Marc Mukasey, a lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse, following a ruling by a judge to allow Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp to provide financial records to investigators, in New York City,......

Biden to order bipartisan commission to study Supreme Court expansion

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Members of the media set up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington. Al Drago | Reuters President Joe Biden on Friday will order a bipartisan commission to study a slew of potential reforms to the U.S.......

Google urges U.S. to work with the EU on trade as enforcers abroad pursue regulations

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during signing ceremony committing Google to help expand information technology education at El Centro College in Dallas, Texas, October 3, 2019. Brandon Wade | Reuters Google urged the Biden administration to join a technology and......

Britain’s Prince Philip dies at age 99

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in 2015. Matt Dunham | WPA Pool | Getty Images LONDON — Prince Philip, the Greece-born royal who as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-serving consort to a British sovereign, died Friday.......

Verizon recalls 2.5 million hotspot devices due to fire hazard

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg speaks on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, October 22, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Verizon is recalling 2.5 million hotspot devices after discovering that the lithium ion battery can overheat, creating a fire......

Biden says gun violence in U.S. is an epidemic, unveils executive actions and calls for national red flag law

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden speaks about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 8, 2021. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a series of executive......

U.S. confident vast majority of developed nations will agree to global minimum tax, Treasury deputy says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Adewale Adeyemo, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s deputy, on Wednesday said increasing the U.S. corporate tax rate to 28% will not make American companies less competitive, because the Biden administration is confident it can win the support of developed nations to......

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