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Global Brands Find It Hard to Untangle Themselves From Xinjiang Cotton
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Biden and Democrats Detail Plans to Raise Taxes on Multinational Firms

Biden and Democrats Detail Plans to Raise Taxes on Multinational Firms

By Jim Tankersley and Alan Rappeport

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the U.S. would support a global minimum tax, while top Democrats unveiled their own plan to raise taxes on multinational firms.

Global Brands Find It Hard to Untangle Themselves From Xinjiang Cotton

Global Brands Find It Hard to Untangle Themselves From Xinjiang Cotton

By Peter S. Goodman, Vivian Wang and Elizabeth Paton

Under pressure to renounce cotton harvested in a Chinese region marked by gruesome repression, they face a backlash from nationalist Chinese consumers.

'The Most Unsafe Workplace'? Parliament, Australian Women Say

'The Most Unsafe Workplace'? Parliament, Australian Women Say

By Damien Cave

More and more women are describing Parliament House as a sexist backwater. A staff member's accusation of rape — in a minister's office, no less — was the catalyst.

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Let Us Now Praise Tiny Ants

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Let Us Now Praise Tiny Ants

By Brooke Jarvis and Eduard Florin Niga

Even in the densest human habitations, there are orders of magnitude more ants than there are of us, doing the hard work of making our crumbs disappear.

Matt Gaetz Is in Deep Trouble

Opinion | The conversation

Matt Gaetz Is in Deep Trouble

By Gail Collins and Bret Stephens

But at the task of epitomizing the Trumpified Republican Party, he has excelled.

Today's Videos

Arkansas Governor Vetoes Anti-Transgender Bill

Video Video: Arkansas Governor Vetoes Anti-Transgender Bill

By The Associated Press

Gov. Asa Hutchison vetoed a bill banning gender-affirming surgery and medication for minors, saying he believed medical decisions should be left up to families and doctors.

Minneapolis Police Chief Says Chauvin Violated Policy

Video Video: Minneapolis Police Chief Says Chauvin Violated Policy

By The Associated Press

Chief Medaria Arradondo testified Monday that the former officer Derek Chauvin should have halted his use of force to restrain George Floyd after Mr. Floyd had stopped resisting.

'Stop the Race to the Bottom': Yellen Calls for Global Minimum Tax Rate

Video Video: 'Stop the Race to the Bottom': Yellen Calls for Global Minimum Tax Rate

By Reuters

Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen called for a global minimum corporate tax on Monday to prevent companies from evading taxes, as the Biden administration focuses on raising revenue in the U.S. to pay for a multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure package.

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