April 15, 2021

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Star Tribune names Kim to lead business news coverage

Courtnay Kim, a 20-year veteran of the Star Tribune newsroom, has been named assistant managing editor of business news, taking leadership of coverage of the Minnesota business community digitally and in print.

With 17 reporters and editors, the department is one of the largest business-news operations at a newspaper in the country. Kim is the first woman of color to be appointed to the role at the Star Tribune.

“Courtnay is a thoughtful, aspirational editor who knows our community well and wants to serve it with the best journalism,” said Rene Sanchez, editor and senior vice president of the Star

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Swiss regulator tapped to lead German financial supervisor

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s finance minister announced Monday that he has chosen the head of Switzerland’s market regulator, Mark Branson, to lead the troubled German financial supervisory authority, BaFin.

Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has vowed to reform and strengthen BaFin following an accounting scandal at payment systems provider Wirecard. The departure of Felix Hufeld, BaFin’s boss since 2015, was announced in late January.

Branson, a 52-year-old British-Swiss dual national, will take over at BaFin in the middle of this year, the finance ministry said in a statement.

“With him at the top, we want to continue the reform of BaFin

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After suffering personal tragedy, Rep. Raskin steps up to lead prosecution of Trump

Raskin, a Harvard-educated, former constitutional law professor serving in his third term in the House, was the lead author of the impeachment article in the wake of the Jan. 6 melee at the U.S. Capitol.

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