Senate Finance advances deputy USTR nominees



© Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Sen. Ron Wyden speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing. The Senate Finance Committee overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday President Joe Biden’s nominees for two deputy U.S. trade representative positions, a step toward filling out the slate of top officials crafting his global trade agenda. “These two trade nominees help to build out an excellent team at USTR,” said Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the committee chair. About the nominees: White is well known to lawmakers having just served as Senate Finance’s chief adviser on international competitiveness and innovation. She left the Obama administration in 2014 to join investment firm BlackRock and later oversaw global policy development for Airbnb.


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MSN - Rep. Bill Poole leaving Legislature to become state finance director
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© Jake Crandall/ Advertiser Rep. Bill Poole, the House education budget chair, speaks with Rep. John Rogers on SB 397 during the projected final day of the legislatures spring session at the Alabama State House in Montgomery, Ala., on Friday, May 31, 2019. Kay Ivey on Friday appointed Rep. Bill Poole state finance director, a move that will trigger a shuffle in Alabama House leadership. Poole was first elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2010. "I hate that he’s leaving the House, but he’ll do an excellent job as finance director," Clouse said Friday. This article originally appeared on Montgomery Advertiser: Rep. Bill Poole leaving Legislature to become state finance director

REUTERS - Senator asks airlines about worker shortages after billions in U.S. bailouts
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Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the IRS budget request on Capitol Hill in Washington U.S., June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/PoolWASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - The chair of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee has asked the chief executives of six airlines including American Airlines (AAL.O), Delta Air Lines (DAL.N), Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) and JetBlue Airways (JBLU.O)to explain reported worker shortages despite receiving billions in pandemic bailouts. Senator Maria Cantwell, a Democrat, sent the airlines letters on Friday asking for answers to detailed questions about "recent reports of workforce shortages, flight cancellations, and delays, creating havoc and frustrating consumers as more Americans resume travel." The Transportation Security Administration said traffic hit almost 2.2 million passengers on Sunday, the highest daily total since February 2020. Airlines were not allowed to issue involuntary layoffs or cut worker pay as part of government assistance.

BUSINESS INSIDER - Young Wall Street's diversity champions — Inside SVB Leerink's hiring blitz — Goldman and BlackRock pay bumps
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Both the quantity and quality of the hires have grabbed Wall Street's attention. Columbia Investment Management Company; Southern Company; Xponance; Capricorn Investment Group; Samantha Lee/InsiderInstitutions control $70 trillion in assets — and most of the people who manage that money are white men. Insider spoke with eight Black women who broke through barriers and now hold some of the most high-profile jobs in finance. Andrew Burton/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/InsiderMorgan Stanley set a date for its newest employees to head into the office. New US-based full-time associates in the investment-banking and global-capital-markets divisions will be eligible to go to the office starting on July 27.