Senate Democrats approve big Biden deal worth $740 bn; House to vote next

Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, a hard-fought compromise less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original domestic vision but one that still meets deep-rooted party goals of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations. The estimated $740 billion package heads next to … Read more

Vice presidential election: 93% polling recorded, over 50 MPs did not vote

Around 93 per cent polling was recorded in the vice presidential election on Saturday, with more than 50 MPs not exercising their franchise. Officials said of the total 780 MPs, as many as 725 MPs voted till 5 pm when the polling concluded. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan … Read more

Vice-Presidential polls: 85% MPs vote till 2 PM; Modi, Manmohan cast ballot

Over 85 per cent votes were polled in the Vice Presidential election till 2 PM, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan Singh casting their ballots early in the day, officials said. Of the 780 MPs in both Houses — another eight Rajya Sabha seats are vacant — around 670 … Read more

Live news updates: Boeing military plants employees vote to strike

Let the games begin. No, not the acrimonious tussle between the final two candidates in the Conservative party’s leadership election — although you can watch that on the BBC on Monday. This week is the start of the Commonwealth Games in the UK’s second-largest city, Birmingham. The opening day of the international sports fest will … Read more

Murmu elected Prez: A look at vote percentages in all presidential polls

Droupadi Murmu, the National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) candidate, became the youngest and the first tribal woman to be elected as the President of India. She would be the 15th President of the Republic of India. Murmu defeated the opposition’s candidate Yashwant Sinha, winning 64.03 per cent of the total votes polled. … Read more

Penny Mordaunt attacks Tory leadership rivals ahead of MPs’ final vote

UK trade minister Penny Mordaunt has launched a scathing attack on her rivals for the Conservative leadership, as Tory MPs prepare for Wednesday’s final round of voting to narrow the contest to a shortlist of two. Mordaunt’s campaign claimed that foreign secretary Liz Truss could not win a general election and that if she became … Read more

Boris Johnson wins no-confidence vote days after being ousted

Boris Johnson has easily survived a vote of no confidence in the House of Commons, but the prime minister used a swansong debate to claim “the deep state” was plotting with Labour to reverse Brexit. Tory MPs who mobilised this month to oust Johnson on Monday night rallied behind his caretaker government, defeating Labour in … Read more

Spirit Delays Frontier Merger Vote a Fourth Time

Spirit Airlines for a fourth time has postponed a shareholder vote on its agreement to merge with Frontier Airlines, the company announced Wednesday. The special meeting, now scheduled for July 27, most recentlyhad been set for July 15.  Frontier is in a bidding war with JetBlue to acquire Spirit. The move comes after Frontier CEO Barry … Read more

Japan ruling coalition set to win vote in wake of Shinzo Abe killing

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Reuters Elaine Lies and Satoshi Sugiyama Publishing date: Jul 10, 2022  •  14 minutes ago  •  2 minute read  •  Join the conversation Article content TOKYO — Japan’s ruling coalition was projected to keep its majority in the upper house of parliament on Sunday, two days after … Read more