Articles by Erik Wasson and Justin Sink

Trump Signs $8.3B Bill to Fight Coronavirus

President Donald Trump signed a $7.8 billion emergency coronavirus spending bill on Friday after the number of infections continued to rise and stocks tumbled. The amount of money provided in the legislation far exceeds Trump’s original request — $1.25 billion …

President Trump Urges U.S. Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers

President Donald Trump said Thursday he wants the U.S. government to sue pharmaceutical companies that manufacture opioids as part of his efforts to halt an epidemic of drug addiction. Trump said he’d like to bring a federal lawsuit, rather than …

Trump Halts Fiduciary Rule Opposed by Financial Advisors; Orders Dodd-Frank Review

President Donald Trump will order a sweeping review of the Dodd-Frank Act rules enacted in response to the 2008 financial crisis, a White House official said, signing an executive action Friday designed to significantly scale back the regulatory system put …

Obamacare Turns to Start-Ups to Boost Enrollment in Marketplaces

Two health-care startups will work with the White House to boost the number of Americans who obtain insurance through marketplaces created under Obamacare. ZocDoc Inc. and Oscar Health Insurance Corp. are providing free Internet advertising that will target the uninsured, …

No Clear Rescue Plan If Supreme Court Ends Obamacare Subsidies

Millions of Americans could lose their insurance if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against President Barack Obama on his healthcare law. And with the decision due in the next two weeks, the government has no backup plan. The court will …

President Obama ‘Optimistic’ Court Will Uphold Health Insurance Subsidies

The U.S. Supreme Court probably shouldn’t have accepted a lawsuit challenging Obamacare’s health insurance subsidies, President Barack Obama said, calling it an “easy case.” “Frankly it probably shouldn’t have even been taken up,” Obama said Monday at a news conference …

U.S. Threatens Economic Sanctions Against Cybercrimes, Spying

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Wednesday allowing the use of economic sanctions for the first time against perpetrators of destructive cyber-attacks and online corporate espionage. That will let the Treasury Department freeze the assets of people, companies or …