New York Times reports discussions between Trump and Rudy GiulianiScott Atlas resigns as pandemic adviser after controversial tenureCongress races to avoid government shutdown amid pandemicSign up to receive First Thing â€“ our daily briefing by email 6.35pm GMT President-elect Joe Biden is holding a press conference to announce his economic team, including former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen for Treasury secretary and Neera Tanden for Office of Management and Budget director.â€œIt's essential that we move with urgency,â€ Yellen said. â€œInaction will produce a self-reinforcing downturn causing yet more devastation.â€I'm enjoying watching Janet Yellen react to @JoeBiden nominating her. pic.twitter.com/CNszTVMDStTeresa Marez has never heard of Yellen. But she and millions of other Americans have a lot riding on the decisions Yellen will make if and when she is confirmed next year.The coronavirus has upended Marez's life. Her savings are almost exhausted and she is worried about her unemployment benefits, which run out next week. â€œIt's so hard. It's just such a mess,â€ said the mother of two in San Antonio, Texas. â€œWe just need Congress to make a decision,â€ Marez said. â€œAs long as they are in limbo, we are in limbo.â€ Related: The US is on â€˜inequality autopilot' â€“ how can Biden's treasury pick help change course? 5.54pm GMT Related: Giuliani and Trump reported to have discussed 'pre-emptive pardon'