BlackRock CEO Fink among US business leaders demanding Congress certify Biden win

Republicans move to block Biden win

Mike Sheen
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CEO of BlackRock Larry Fink is among a number of US business leaders that have demanded that Congress certify the election of Joe Biden as president, as incumbent leader Donald Trump and some Republican senators continue to attempt to overturn the result.

More than a dozen Republican senators have pledged to join House colleagues in refusing to certify Biden's victory later today (6 January), causing a backlash from US business leaders. 'The worst outcome for markets': 'Electoral paralysis' as Trump bids to halt vote counting In an open letter via the Partnership for New York City Group, Fink and other leaders said Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' victory is now without doubt, with challenges to the result of the November election rejected by the courts, and "it is time for the country to move forward". Urging Congress ...

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