At her confirmation hearing Tuesday, Treasury Secretary-designate Janet Yellen warned that without more federal help, the recession would last longer and be more painful than necessary.
Iran has announced new nuclear steps aimed at the incoming Biden administration, but the U.S. has leverage to push back, argues analyst Henry Rome.
As the president-elect vows to get tough on Moscow, analysts say Russia's leader wants to show he'll take the fight to Washington — and his congratulations delay was just the latest sign.
Joe Biden has promised to reverse the Trump administration's most restrictive immigration policies. But he did not include immigration as one of his four core priorities.
The world needs convincing that the U.S. can lead again, and it may not let it, according to foreign policy experts Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky.
Groups opposed to abortion rights have celebrated many policy wins during the Trump administration. Now, reproductive rights advocates want the president-elect to reverse those actions.
Even as European Union leaders welcome more cordial U.S. relations, the trans-Atlantic partnership faces the tough test of handling China's expansion.
He is one of the last major world leaders to wish Joe Biden congratulations.
President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to tackle the climate crisis. Nonetheless, the oil and gas industry is reacting with a surprising amount of optimism.
The president-elect can undo many of Trump's tariffs with the stroke of a pen, but he's unlikely to do so now that the tenor of the U.S.-China relationship has changed.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a powerful agency policing predatory or unfair practices. Trump hobbled it. But a court ruling allows Biden to appoint a new sheriff at the bureau.
Biden's record, especially as vice president, helps illuminate what he may do once he is sworn in. Amid an uptick in violence, some Afghans hope for a reassessment of the U.S.-Taliban peace agreement.
The president-elect called for immediate action to help borrowers who are "having to make choices between paying their student loan and paying the rent."
Legislative remedies prove ineffective in reconciling religious freedom claims with concerns about discrimination, so the battle is waged via executive orders.
One thing Joe Biden and Donald Trump share: They have no love for Silicon Valley. The Biden administration is expected to be tougher on the tech industry than President Barack Obama was.