Virginia Democrats Aim To Block Trump’s EPA Chief From State Agency

WASHINGTON — A rare confirmation battle is brewing around the nomination of Andrew Wheeler, who heads the Environmental Protection Agency under President Donald J. Trump, to assume a similar role in a new Republican state administration in Virginia. Democratic leaders have said they will seek to prevent Mr Wheeler from being responsible for conservation programs, …

Square Renamed Block, Possibly Pointing to Jack Dorsey’s Crypto

Payments firm Square said Wednesday that it was renaming it Block, nodding to one of its main focuses, CEO Jack Dorsey, who is a cryptocurrency and blockchain technology enthusiast. Mr Dorsey said Monday was getting off the helm It’s a move from his other company, Twitter, which many believe should be able to devote more …

Judge Tries to Block New York Times’ Project Veritas Coverage

A New York court judge ordered the New York Times on Thursday to temporarily refrain from publishing or searching for certain documents related to the conservative group Project Veritas, an unusual example of a court blocking the coverage of a major news organization. The order raised immediate concerns among First Amendment advocates, who, in a …

US Asks Court Not to Block Employers’ Vaccination Duty

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday argued that the federal government has all the power to require major employers to require their workers to be vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus, or to require those who refuse vaccinations to wear masks and be shipped weekly. testing. Inside 28-page filing Before the United States Court of …

Supreme Court Won’t Block Maine’s Vaccine Mandate for Health Care

The state has included a coronavirus vaccine among the required vaccines in a regulation issued in August that sets a deadline of October 29. Several health workers have sued, saying the requirement violates their constitutional right to practice religion freely. Judge Jon D. Levy of the Federal District Court of Maine managed against the plaintiffs. …

Macy Sues To Block Amazon From Billboard Space For Long Term

In the heart of Manhattan, a war begins between old-school mall Macy’s and e-commerce giant Amazon. The problem is the high-visibility billboard next to Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square. For 60 years, Macy’s has advertised on the 2,200-square-foot perch with the star logo that wraps around the corner of the building and stands out …

US Trying to Block Bankruptcy Plan to Release Sacklers

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice moved on Thursday to block a bankruptcy plan by its drug, OxyContin, that gives broad legal immunity to Purdue Pharma, the pharmaceutical company at the center of the nation’s opioid epidemic. William K. Harrington, trustee of the U.S. Department of Justice, filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop …

Legislature Increases Global Deal’s Chances to Block Corporate Tax Havens

Treasury officials Itai Grinberg and Rebecca Kysar, who are leading global negotiations for the US, defended in a post last week “Business and investment can improve in the US” by 21 percent. Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen said after a virtual meeting with colleagues from the 7-nation Group last week that the higher rate would …

Worldwide Effort to Block Chinese Immigration

CHINA QUESTION Gold Rush and Global Politicsby Mae Ngai In his classic treatise on American poverty, “How the Other Half Lives” (1890), Jacob A. Riis“The Chinese are by no means a desirable element of the population” and “serve no useful purpose here,” thinks a Danish carpenter, journalist and photographer. Attributing New York’s failure to penetrate …

Biden Administration Wants to Block Taliban from IMF Funds

A Treasury Department official said Wednesday that the Biden administration is working to prevent the Taliban from accessing the more than $400 million in emergency reserves that the International Monetary Fund plans to distribute to Afghanistan next week. The IMF is funded by contributions from 190 member countries and the United States is the largest …

In Deal With Germany, US Lowers Threat to Block Russian Gas Pipelines

The announcement comes after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s meeting with Mr Biden in Washington last week. During the visit, he said that the two leaders agreed. “They are united in our belief that Russia should not be able to use energy as a weapon,” he said. Updated July 23, 2021 at 8:20 AM ET “I had …