Articles by Nandita Bose

U.S. Joins 55 Nations to Set New Global Rules for the Internet

The United States and 55 other nations on Thursday signed a political commitment to push rules for the internet that are underpinned by democratic values, at a time when the U.S. has accused Russia of wielding internet disruptions as a …

Biden Touts Importance of U.S. Trucking

President Joe Biden on Monday touted the importance of the U.S. trucking industry especially during the COVID-19 pandemic as the administration has worked to boost the number of truck drivers by drawing in more women and veterans. The White House …

White House Plan Aims to Strengthen Cyber Defenses for Water Utilities

The White House on Thursday unveiled a plan to beef up cybersecurity in the nation’s water sector, an extension of its efforts to thwart attacks against critical infrastructure including electricity and natural gas pipeline operators. Senior administration officials said water …

Renominated Federal Reserve Chair Powell Committed to Addressing Climate Risk

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell underscored his commitment to putting climate change at the center of the central bank’s policymaking decisions during his conversations with President Joe Biden, the White House said on Monday. Biden on Monday renominated Powell, …

Biden COVID-19 Vaccine Rules for Businesses Prompt Republican Backlash

President Joe Biden will enforce a mandate that workers at U.S. companies with at least 100 employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly starting Jan. 4, spurring legal challenges from Republican governors who say Biden is overstepping his …

Industry Groups Meet at White House on Vaccine Mandate Rule

Several influential industry groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce met White House officials on Friday and raised concerns about labor shortages and coronavirus testing requirements as the administration races to implement a plan to require private-sector workers to be …

OSHA Submits Language for Company Vaccine Mandate to White House

The U.S. Labor Department on Tuesday submitted to the White House the initial text of President Joe Biden’s plan to require private-sector workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested regularly. The department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration submitted …

White House Plans 30-Country Meeting to Combat Ransomware and Cyber Crime

Top U.S. national security advisers will gather officials from 30 countries this month with plans to combat the growing threat of ransomware and other cyber crime, President Joe Biden said on Friday. An online session hosted by the White House …

Republicans Blast Biden Vaccine Mandates While Businesses Look to Implementation

Republicans on Friday vowed to fight U.S. President Joe Biden’s new vaccine mandate covering big companies and federal employees, but business groups that often agree with them on issues like taxes are not joining in. The mandate, which the White …

White House Calls Nixing of Aon-Willis Deal ‘Robust Enforcement’ of Antitrust Laws

The White House on Tuesday praised the Justice Department’s successful effort to stop a $30 billion deal that would have created the world’s biggest insurance broker, saying the agency’s work was “robust enforcement of the antitrust laws.” Aon Plc and …