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Kenneth Chenault, former the CEO of American Express, speaks at a conference in New York in 2017. Amazon, BlackRock, Google, Warren Buffett and hundreds of other companies and executives signed on to a new statement released on Wednesday opposing "any discriminatory legislation" that would make it harder for people to vote.

Hundreds of companies unite to oppose voting limits, but others abstain

Amazon, BlackRock, Google, Warren Buffett, and hundreds of other companies and executives signed on to a new statement opposing “any discriminatory legislation” that would make it harder for people to vote.

Larry Edelman
Bernie Madoff died early Wednesday in a federal prison.

Madoff was an evil master of financial illusion

Bernie Madoff was a genius and a fraud, a stock market innovator who ended up squandering his considerable talents on propping up the largest Ponzi scheme in history.

Coinbase going public could signal new era for cryptocurrency

The San Francisco-based exchange’s direct listing on the Nasdaq is being viewed as a test run with the potential to add a new layer of legitimacy to digital currency.

Nine Zero hotel workers gathered outside of the Downtown Boston hotel in March to demand their jobs back.

Nine Zero hotel to reinstate terminated workers, union says

The hotel also agreed to extend laid-off employees’ right to be recalled with full seniority for up to 30 months, according to the union representing the workers.

Airlines say they believe the numbers are heading up, with more people booking flights for spring and summer.

Many are placing bets on summer travel

As vaccines raise hopes for the pandemic's end, airline ticket prices are shooting up.

“We all want an economy where everyone has the opportunity to contribute to and benefit from prosperity,” Fed chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday.

Powell defends Federal Reserve’s attention to inequality

“We all want an economy where everyone has the opportunity to contribute to and benefit from prosperity,” the Fed leader said.

Gary Gensler, outspoken Wall Street critic.  The Senate has approved President Biden’s choice of Gensler to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, signaling an emphasis on investor protection for the Wall Street watchdog agency after a deregulatory stretch during the Trump administration.

Gary Gensler, outspoken Wall Street critic, confirmed to lead the SEC

The Senate confirmed Gary Gensler to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday, voting 53-45 to install the Wall Street critic and aggressive regulator as the financial sector’s top cop in Washington.

Walmart said plans to have two-thirds of its US store hourly jobs be full time with more consistent work schedules by Jan. 31.

To retain workers, Walmart moves more of them full time

The company said Wednesday it plans to have two-thirds of its US store hourly jobs be full time with more consistent work schedules by Jan. 31. That’s up from 53 percent five years ago, Walmart said.