Business

Reid Again Calls for Scrutiny of Online Fantasy Sports Betting
 

"Some of the owners of those programs know what is going on with their competitors so they can make a lot of money, and that’s what they’ve done,” the Nevada Democrat said. "It should also be a warning shot to everybody: Online gaming is a real scary thing and we’d better look at all of it."

Pelosi: Democrats Will Sign Ex-Im Discharge Petition
 

Pelosi, speaking at her weekly on-camera news conference, said Democrats would support the discharge petition from Tennessee Republican Stephen Fincher for the Ex-Im Bank, as long as Fincher collected enough signatures from Republicans first so that, with the addition of the Democratic Caucus, it would trigger a vote.

White House Wants Currency Enforcement Bill
 

The White House called Thursday for Congress to send President Barack Obama a currency enforcement bill — an issue that has added urgency given the roiling of financial markets after China devalued the yuan.

Asked about China’s recent devaluation, Press Secretary Josh Earnest called on Congress to reconcile differences between House- and Senate-passed currency bills.