Tag: Appointments and Executive Changes

Will Germany’s ‘Debt Brake’ Stop Its Green Ambitions?

BERLIN — In the middle of Germany’s election campaign, almost 200 people died in extreme floods in Germany. Four months later, the fight against climate change has become the central theme of the new post-Merkel government. Most roofs will be fitted with solar panels and more than 1,000 windmills will be built, almost doubling the […]

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Who Is Olaf Scholz, Germany’s Next Chancellor?

BERLIN — Olaf Scholz succeeded in his campaign to become the next chancellor of Germany primarily by convincing voters that he would be very much like the towering and long-serving figure he will replace: Angela Merkel. Terse, well-briefed and abstaining from any gesture of triumph, Mr. Scholz not only sounded like the outgoing chancellor, he […]

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Biden to Nominate Shalanda Young as Budget Director

WASHINGTON — President Biden plans on Wednesday to nominate Shalanda Young, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, to become the agency’s permanent leader after months without one, according to a person familiar with the matter. Ms. Young, a deputy director who has been the interim leader since spring, would officially take […]

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N.Y.C. Severs Ties With Housing Nonprofit Run by Jack A. Brown III

Nine of the 62 groups that run shelters are on an internal city watch list for issues that include conflicts of interest and financial problems. All of them continue to receive city funding. In February, after a Times investigation uncovered abuses by another homeless shelter operator in the Bronx, Mr. de Blasio ordered a sweeping […]

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Biden Will Keep Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve Chair

That included Senator Elizabeth Warren, who had called Mr. Powell “a dangerous man,” and suggested she would not support his renomination during a testy hearing in late September. Mr. Biden met with Ms. Warren on Nov. 9 in the Oval Office to discuss Fed appointments and called her last Thursday, before he had settled on […]

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Lael Brainard is Tapped For Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve

Ms. Brainard has been a major proponent of a more active Fed role in making sure the financial system is prepared for potential fallout from climate change. She gave a speech at the Fed’s first climate-focused conference in 2019 and has recently focused on the need for climate scenario analysis for banks, which would test […]

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Powell or Brainard? Why Biden’s Pick to Lead the Fed Matters Now

Amid price pressure, Republican attacks and voter angst, President Biden will soon reveal his choice to lead the Federal Reserve, the agency charged by Congress with a dual mandate to maximize employment with stable prices while maintaining a sound financial system. By most accounts, Mr. Biden is considering another four-year term for Republican lawyer Jerome […]

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Hiring Billy Eppler as GM Is a ‘Relief’ for Mets Leadership

There are lots of reasons to be encouraged by the hiring of Billy Eppler, who was finally introduced on Friday as the Mets’ new general manager. As a pro scouting director, he helped win a World Series for the Yankees. As a general manager, he signed Shohei Ohtani for the Los Angeles Angels. At 46, […]

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Biden Nominates Two New U.S.P.S. Board Members

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Friday nominated two new members to the U.S. Postal Service’s board of governors, a move that could jeopardize Louis DeJoy’s position as postmaster general. Mr. Biden nominated Daniel M. Tangherlini, a former administrator of the General Services Administration during the Obama administration, and Derek Kan, a Republican business executive and […]

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Teamsters Vote for Sean O’Brien, a Hoffa Critic, as President

Sean O’Brien was a rising star in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 2017 when the union’s longtime president, James P. Hoffa, effectively cast him aside. But that move appears to have set Mr. O’Brien, a fourth-generation Teamster and head of a Boston local, on a course to succeed Mr. Hoffa as the union’s president […]

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The Inspiration for ‘Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson’

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. Do you remember the Justin Timberlake Super Bowl incident? Or maybe you think of it the way most people do — as the Janet Jackson scandal. I was a junior in high school when Mr. […]

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Bobby Kotick, Activision’s C.E.O., Faces Calls to Step Down

A group of workers at Activision Blizzard, the maker of well-known video games like Call of Duty, called for the company’s chief executive, Bobby Kotick, to step down on Tuesday because of accusations that he did not respond to claims of sexual misconduct from employees. More than a hundred employees protested at the company’s studio […]

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Jane Brown Grimes, Rare Female Force in Tennis, Dies at 80

Jane Brown Grimes, who as one of the rare women executives in tennis in her time modernized the International Tennis Hall of Fame, ran the rule-making body of women’s tennis and was president of the United States Tennis Association, died on Nov. 2 at her home in Manhattan. She was 80. The cause was cancer, […]

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Biden Names Mitch Landrieu to Oversee Infrastructure Spending

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Sunday night named Mitch Landrieu, a former mayor of New Orleans and a former lieutenant governor of Louisiana, to oversee $1 trillion in infrastructure spending from the bipartisan legislation that the president will sign into law on Monday. As a senior adviser to Mr. Biden with the title of infrastructure […]

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Donors Withhold Gifts to Protest Changes at Hamptons Sculpture Garden

With its clipped hornbeams, lush borders and meandering paths, the LongHouse Reserve is a 16-acre sanctuary on Long Island’s fabled East End, a tranquil respite where visitors enjoy, not just quiet garden views, but sculpture by the likes of Willem de Kooning and Sol LeWitt. Created by Jack Lenor Larsen, an internationally known textile designer, […]

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Judge Rules to End Britney Spears’s Conservatorship

“Based upon the information on the public record, and the history of alleged mental health issues, I am shocked that the conservatorship was terminated without a current mental health evaluation,” said Victoria J. Haneman, a trusts and estates law professor at Creighton University. “I had no doubt that a clear path to termination would be […]

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Biden to Choose Robert Califf to Lead F.D.A., Despite Drug Industry Ties

Dr. Califf was confirmed for the job in a vote of 89 to 4; in addition to Mr. Manchin, Senators Edward J. Markey, Democrat of Massachusetts; Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut; and Kelly Ayotte, Republican of New Hampshire, voted against him. But other Republicans, led by Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, then the majority leader, […]

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If You Can Make It There, the Mets Would Love to Have Your Number

CARLSBAD, Calif. — The Mets play in a vibrant city, in the largest market in Major League Baseball. They have passionate fans all over the region, country and world. Their stadium is only 12 years old. They have arguably the best pitcher in baseball in Jacob deGrom. And under their owner, Steven A. Cohen, the […]

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Eric Adams Is Elected Mayor of New York City

Eric Leroy Adams, a former New York City police captain whose attention-grabbing persona and keen focus on racial justice fueled a decades-long career in public life, was elected on Tuesday as the 110th mayor of New York and the second Black mayor in the city’s history. Mr. Adams, who will take office on Jan. 1, […]

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Texas Radio Host Who Bilked Listeners Out of Millions Is Sentenced to Life

William Neil Gallagher, a Texas radio host known as the Money Doctor who promoted his business on Christian radio, was sentenced to three life terms for a Ponzi scheme that defrauded more than 190 listeners of at least $23 million. Mr. Gallagher, 80, targeted older investors, promoting his company, Gallagher Financial Group, in churches and […]

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James Staley, Barclays C.E.O., Steps Down After Epstein Inquiry

Barclays Bank said on Monday that its chief executive, James E. Staley, would step down immediately following the results of an inquiry by British financial regulators into Mr. Staley’s relationship with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. The bank said it learned on Friday of the preliminary conclusions of a nearly two-year investigation by Britain’s Financial […]

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Jury Awards $10 Million to White Male Executive in Discrimination Case

Novant Health said that it disagreed with the verdict. “We are extremely disappointed with the verdict, as we believe it is not supported by the evidence presented at trial, which includes our reason for Mr. Duvall’s termination,” Novant Health said in a statement. “We will pursue all legal options, including appeal, over the next several […]

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Justin Trudeau Introduces ‘Reinvigorated’ Cabinet

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his new cabinet on Tuesday, in a muted inauguration during which the Canadian leader laid out a sweeping agenda meant to reinvigorate support for his Liberal Party after an underwhelming and unpopular early election in September. The swearing-in ceremony, dampened by pandemic restrictions and a chilly autumnal rain, […]

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White House to Name Rosenworcel as F.C.C.’s First Female Leader

“Given this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ensure all people have access to broadband, it is absolutely essential that there are trusted, qualified appointees leading these agencies,” the letter read. A native of Connecticut, Ms. Rosenworcel attended Wesleyan University and New York University Law School. In 2001, she joined the staff of the F.C.C. commissioner Michael Copps, […]

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Biden Needs to Diversify the Fed’s Leadership

President Biden will soon have an opportunity to appoint two new members of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors and renew or replace the chair and vice chair. These officials regulate many of our financial institutions. They play a central role in keeping prices in check and employment stable — no small order, especially amid […]

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FSG Promotes Mitzi Angel to President

Mitzi Angel, the publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux — who as an editor signed Sally Rooney and Garth Greenwell — will add the title of president to her role at the storied literary publishing house. She will take over from Jonathan Galassi, who will become chairman and executive editor after a 35-year career at […]

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Barbados Elects Its First Head of State, Replacing Queen Elizabeth

People in Barbados and its government were “conscious that we are going not without concern on the part of some, but with absolute determination that at 55, we must know who we are, we must live who we are, we must be who we are,” she said. Dame Sandra Prunella Mason was born on Jan. […]

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Biden Names Neera Tanden as White House Staff Secretary

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Friday named Neera Tanden, a longtime Democratic insider in Washington, to be White House staff secretary, moving her into a little-known but influential West Wing post after failing earlier this year to install her as the director of the Office of Management and Budget. For the last several months, Ms. […]

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Rahm Emanuel, Seeking Senate Nod, Discusses 2014 Police Shooting

Rahm Emanuel, President Biden’s nominee for ambassador to Japan, told a Senate committee on Wednesday that he would seize the offensive against China if confirmed — even as questions about his conduct as mayor of Chicago have put him on the defensive. The Senate Foreign Affairs Committee took up Mr. Emanuel’s nomination seven years to […]

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Rahm Emanuel Addresses the McDonald Killing and China During His Confirmation Hearing

Rahm Emanuel, President Biden’s nominee for ambassador to Japan, told a Senate committee on Wednesday that he would seize the offensive against China if confirmed — even as questions about his conduct as mayor of Chicago have put him on the defensive. The Senate Foreign Affairs Committee took up Mr. Emanuel’s nomination seven years to […]

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