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Ted S. Warren / AP

The suspense over whether President Trump will abandon the Paris climate accord will probably last a while longer. "There's no plan at this point to have a decision on this by next week," a White House official said of the 2015 international emissions pact, adding that, "I don't think it's coming down next week."

The comment follows a New York Times report Thursday that Trump wanted to make a decision by next week to coincide with the upcoming executive order that will start unwinding EPA's carbon emissions rules for power plants.

What's next: While Paris remains under discussion in the administration, the White House is still planning to issue the order next week aimed upending the power plant rules and some other Obama-era policies, including a freeze on new coal mining leases on federal lands.

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26 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Trump leaves White House for the final time

President Trump took off on Marine One at 8:17 a.m on Wednesday morning, departing the White House for the last time, en route to Florida.

The big picture: Trump's final hours will be marked by snubbing his successor and granting pardons to many of his allies who have been swept up in corruption scandals.

Inauguration Day dashboard

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President Trump has left the White House en route to a farewell event at Andrews Air Force Base, kicking off the day that will culminate with President-elect Joe Biden taking office.

What's next: The inaugural celebration for young Americans is being livestreamed, starting at 10am.

Dion Rabouin, author of Markets
1 hour ago - Economy & Business

Janet Yellen said all the right things to reassure the markets

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Treasury Secretary nominee and former Fed chair Janet Yellen's confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday showed markets just what they can expect from the administration of President-elect Joe Biden: more of what they got under President Trump — at least for now.

What it means: Investors and big companies reaped the benefits of ultralow U.S. interest rates and low taxes for most of Trump's term as well as significant increases in government spending, even before the coronavirus pandemic.

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