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Covid vaccines, alcohol and marijuana: What to know before your shot


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 17:28:18 GMT

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With second doses incoming and millions more to soon be immunized, many wonder if it's safe to celebrate their Covid shot with a booze shot.

Read more: Covid vaccines, alcohol and marijuana: What to know before your shot


Discord is rapidly expanding beyond gaming, attracting suitors like Sony and Microsoft


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 16:07:12 GMT

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Though Discord has typically been associated with online gamers, there is a growing number of users building Discord communities focused on other interests.

Read more: Discord is rapidly expanding beyond gaming, attracting suitors like Sony and Microsoft


Digital media companies pump the brakes on their rush to go public as SPAC market cools


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 17:14:52 GMT

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Dreams of going public in January and February have been put on hold for digital media companies as SPACs dry up and investors become more conservative.

Read more: Digital media companies pump the brakes on their rush to go public as SPAC market cools


Some say Florida could become a major tech and finance hub within a decade. That may be an overstatement.


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 12:00:01 GMT

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Anecdotal evidence of financial firms and investors moving to Florida hint at exponential growth, but migration data is telling a different story.

Read more: Some say Florida could become a major tech and finance hub within a decade. That may be an overstatement.


Amazon employee dies at Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse, site of unionization drive


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 00:41:06 GMT

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Amazon declined to share further details about the situation, noting that it was a personal medical incident.

Read more: Amazon employee dies at Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse, site of unionization drive


Epic Games trial reveals Apple negotiations with Netflix, Facebook and Microsoft


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 00:05:44 GMT

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As part of Epic's argument that Apple's App Store is anti-competitive, the trial has revealed internal Apple deliberations on negotiations with top partners.

Read more: Epic Games trial reveals Apple negotiations with Netflix, Facebook and Microsoft


Amazon mails postcards to sellers to verify whether their addresses are real


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 00:50:04 GMT

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Authenticating sellers' addresses could help Amazon weed out counterfeiters and other bad actors on its third-party marketplace.

Read more: Amazon mails postcards to sellers to verify whether their addresses are real


Pfizer CEO opposes U.S. call to waive Covid vaccine patents, cites manufacturing and safety issues


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 20:58:08 GMT

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Pfizer's CEO said the waiver proposal "will unleash a scramble for the critical inputs we require in order to make a safe and effective vaccine.'

Read more: Pfizer CEO opposes U.S. call to waive Covid vaccine patents, cites manufacturing and safety issues


Automaker Stellantis expects employees to work remotely most of the time under new plan


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 21:04:43 GMT

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When employees of Fiat Chrysler, now Stellantis, return to offices they'll do so with a new company and a more flexible work schedule.

Read more: Automaker Stellantis expects employees to work remotely most of the time under new plan


Covid cases are falling in 30 states with a third of Americans fully vaccinated


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 21:51:16 GMT

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The rate of daily Covid infections is declining in 30 states and the District of Columbia and 1 in 3 Americans are now fully vaccinated.

Read more: Covid cases are falling in 30 states with a third of Americans fully vaccinated


Threats against members of Congress have more than doubled this year, Capitol Police says


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 20:12:27 GMT

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Threats against federal lawmakers have more than doubled so far this year compared with last year, the United States Capitol Police said Friday.

Read more: Threats against members of Congress have more than doubled this year, Capitol Police says


WHO chief urges world to follow U.S. lead and support waiving Covid vaccine patent protections


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 20:48:40 GMT

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WHO chief says he urges other countries to follow the example of the U.S. on supporting vaccine patent waivers.

Read more: WHO chief urges world to follow U.S. lead and support waiving Covid vaccine patent protections


Tesla can't promise driverless cars in 2021, engineer tells California DMV


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 19:54:55 GMT

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Elon Musk's messaging on driverless vehicles doesn't always "match engineering reality," Tesla employees told California's DMV, according to DMV meeting notes.

Read more: Tesla can't promise driverless cars in 2021, engineer tells California DMV


April's big jobs miss explained and what it means for the U.S. economic outlook


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 18:45:31 GMT

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A confluence of factors helped explain the weak Labor Department count.

Read more: April's big jobs miss explained and what it means for the U.S. economic outlook


Why demand is surging beyond the U.S. in the multibillion-dollar armed drone market


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 16:30:02 GMT

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Companies in China, Turkey and Russia are increasingly producing armed drones, remotely piloted aircraft that can use guided weapons on and off the battlefield.

Read more: Why demand is surging beyond the U.S. in the multibillion-dollar armed drone market


Manufacturers push to give workers with criminal records a second chance


Created: Sat, 08 May 2021 00:11:31 GMT

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The National Association of Manufacturers recently announced a new partnership with the Charles Koch Institute to expand "second chance" hiring opportunities.

Read more: Manufacturers push to give workers with criminal records a second chance


Despite dismal jobs report, teenagers looking for summer work are in luck


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 16:17:55 GMT

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Despite a disappointing jobs report, teen employment is looking up as summer approaches — especially as restaurants and bars become desperate to find help.

Read more: Despite dismal jobs report, teenagers looking for summer work are in luck


WHO approves Covid vaccine made by China's Sinopharm for emergency use


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 20:13:23 GMT

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The new addition to the list could hasten efforts to control the spread of Covid, which has recently spread to record high infection levels in some countries.

Read more: WHO approves Covid vaccine made by China's Sinopharm for emergency use


Watch live: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen discusses the April jobs report


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 16:00:49 GMT

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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is set to join White House press secretary Jen Psaki during a press briefing Friday afternoon.

Read more: Watch live: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen discusses the April jobs report


Southwest plans to start hiring flight attendants again as travel rebounds


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 16:59:30 GMT

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Southwest is the latest airline to announce plans to resume hiring as travel demand returns.

Read more: Southwest plans to start hiring flight attendants again as travel rebounds


Watch live: Biden delivers remarks on April's huge jobs miss


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 16:08:02 GMT

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The jobs report comes as Biden pitches multitrillion-dollar spending plans aimed at lifting the U.S. out of the Covid pandemic and overhauling the economy.

Read more: Watch live: Biden delivers remarks on April's huge jobs miss


CDC official who issued early warnings about the threat of Covid will resign


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 16:33:26 GMT

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Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the CDC health expert who sounded alarms about the threat posed to the U.S. by the coronavirus, is resigning.

Read more: CDC official who issued early warnings about the threat of Covid will resign


U.S. Chamber of Commerce blames weak jobs report on enhanced unemployment benefit, kicks off lobbying effort


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 22:13:25 GMT

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce blamed a $300-per-week federal jobless benefit for April's far-weaker-than-expected jobs report.

Read more: U.S. Chamber of Commerce blames weak jobs report on enhanced unemployment benefit, kicks off lobbying effort


Labor secretary says pandemic is still weighing on economy but confidence is coming back


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 19:17:09 GMT

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Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said after April's disappointing jobs report that in normal circumstances 266,000 jobs "is a good number."

Read more: Labor secretary says pandemic is still weighing on economy but confidence is coming back


During Covid, more families switch to private school from public education


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 14:27:56 GMT

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During the coronavirus crisis, families are finding that financial aid provides access to schools they otherwise couldn't afford.

Read more: During Covid, more families switch to private school from public education


Here's where the jobs are — in one chart


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 14:24:23 GMT

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U.S. firms hired far fewer workers than expected in April, as employers struggled to find people to fill job openings.

Read more: Here's where the jobs are — in one chart


Homebuyers are the most pessimistic they've been in a decade thanks to tight supply, high prices


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 14:50:42 GMT

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Sentiment among homebuyers fell to the lowest level in the 10-year history of a Fannie Mae survey, due to a housing shortage and soaring prices.

Read more: Homebuyers are the most pessimistic they've been in a decade thanks to tight supply, high prices


Confidence in the safety of the J&J vaccine is low following U.S. pause, Kaiser survey shows


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 20:47:07 GMT

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Just 46% of respondents said they were at least somewhat confident in the J&J shot, compared with 69% who said the same about Pfizer's and Moderna's vaccines.

Read more: Confidence in the safety of the J&J vaccine is low following U.S. pause, Kaiser survey shows


Roku pops nearly 19% after it reported its highest revenue growth rate since IPO


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 17:33:31 GMT

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Roku has been making several strategic moves in the advertising space, including acquiring Nielsen's advanced video advertising business.

Read more: Roku pops nearly 19% after it reported its highest revenue growth rate since IPO


April's expected hiring boom goes bust as nonfarm payroll gain falls well short of estimates


Created: Fri, 07 May 2021 13:50:10 GMT

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Hiring was a huge letdown in April, with nonfarm payrolls increasing by a much less than expected 266,000 and the unemployment rate rose to 6.1%.

Read more: April's expected hiring boom goes bust as nonfarm payroll gain falls well short of estimates

 
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