Treasury to invoke ‘extraordinary measures’ as Congress misses debt-ceiling deadline

The Treasury Department will begin conducting emergency cash-conservation steps on Monday to avoid busting the federal borrowing limit after a two-year suspension of the debt ceiling expired at the end of July. Economists say those so-called extraordinary measures will allow Treasury to pay off the government’s bills without floating new debt for two to three

Laurel Hubbard: Transgender weightlifter out of Olympic final after failing to register lift | Olympics News

Last Updated: 02/08/21 1:14pm Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics after being selected by New Zealand Laurel Hubbard, the first openly transgender athlete to compete at an Olympic Games, has failed to register a lift in the final of the women’s super-heavyweight weightlifting in Tokyo. Hubbard, 43, had

The UK has chosen a dangerous path out of the coronavirus pandemic

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images DURING the coronavirus pandemic, we have all become amateur epidemiologists, readily discussing R numbers, herd immunity and test sensitivity in everyday conversation. Now, with the virus still nowhere near eliminated, we would do well to concern ourselves with the principles of viral evolution too. It is a widespread misconception that