Dec 13, 2017

Jamie Dimon says the GOP tax bill will create jobs

Jamie Dimon. Photo: Neal Rothschild / Axios

The Republican tax plan that will cut U.S. coporate taxes will create jobs because "ultimately you're going to have a lot more capital retained and invested here," JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said at an Axios event Wednesday at the University of Michigan. Dimon said current tax rate is "a mistake" because other nations have reduced taxes while the U.S. hasn't.

Why it matters: Republicans are nearing a final agreement on tax legislation to cut corporate rates from 35% to 21%. Some economists have warned the increased corporate profits wouldn't be used to create jobs but that companies would use the money to reward investors

Go deeper: Details on the final tax bill.

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Updated 4 mins ago - Politics & Policy

George Floyd protests: What you need to know

Thousands of protesters march in Denver, Colorado, on May 30. Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

Curfews are being imposed in Portland, Oregon, and Cincinnati, while the governors of Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio and Texas activated the National Guard following unrest in the states, per AP.

The big picture: Floyd's fatal run-in with police is the latest reminder of the disparities between black and white communities in the U.S. and comes as African Americans grapple with higher death rates from the coronavirus and higher unemployment from trying to stem its spread.

Updated 2 hours ago - Health

World coronavirus updates

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Axios Visuals

India extended its nationwide lockdown — one of the longest-running in the world — on Saturday, as deaths and infections rise, per Johns Hopkins. The country also moved to allow restaurants, hotels and churches outside of hotspots to begin reopening.

By the numbers: Nearly 6 million people have tested positive for COVID-19 worldwide and over 2.5 million have recovered from the virus. Over 367,000 people have died globally. The U.S. has reported the most cases in the world with over 1.7 million.

Updated 3 hours ago - Politics & Policy

In photos: Protesters clash with police nationwide over George Floyd

Police officers grapple with protesters in Atlanta. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray as the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd spread nationwide on Friday evening and continued into Saturday.

The big picture: Police responded over the weekend in force, in cities ranging from Salt Lake City to Atlanta to Des Moines, Houston to Detroit, Milwaukee to Washington, D.C., Denver and Louisville. Large crowds gathered in Minneapolis on Saturday for the fourth day in a row.