Month: January 2021

The U.S. Covid vaccination effort is far behind original estimates. More than 15.4 million doses have been delivered to states, but only 4.5 million Americans have received their first shot according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Providence Hospital System, however, has defied the country’s slow rollout trend and has given the first
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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at the transition team’s Covid-19 advisory board Nov. 9, 2020 meeting in Wilmington, Delaware. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Major U.S. business leaders on Monday urged that Congress this week certify President-elect Joe Biden‘s Electoral College victory over President Donald Trump, who has refused to recognize his
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Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, facing tight runoff elections Tuesday in Georgia, have received a late surge of donations from the real estate and financial industries. Their Democratic challengers, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively, have otherwise enjoyed a fundraising edge in the races, which will determine whether Democrats or the GOP will
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Gabriel Sterling, Voting System Implementation Manager of Georgia Secretary of State’s office, speaks at a news conference at the State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, January 4, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters President Donald Trump made a series of “provably false” claims during his controversial phone call to pressure Georgia’s secretary of state to reverse President-elect
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People walk through the Brookfield Place Pavilion at the World Trade Center West Concourse pedestrian transit connection in New York City. Getty Images Brookfield Asset Management said Monday it has made an offer to take its commercial real estate arm Brookfield Property Partners private in a $5.9 billion deal. The Canadian asset-management firm is offering
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Alonso Lugo helps a patient try to stand inside the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, U.S., December 30, 2020. Callaghan O’Hare | Reuters It’s been a year since Chinese health authorities said they were investigating a small cluster of pneumonia-like cases with an unknown cause linked to a
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Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on election results in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., December 2, 2020. Elijah Nouvelage | Reuters President Donald Trump, in an extraordinary phone call this weekend, pressured Georgia’s Republican secretary of state to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state by finding votes to slant
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Flags of U.S. and China are displayed at American International Chamber of Commerce (AICC)’s booth during China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing, China, May 28, 2019. Jason Lee | Reuters China vowed on Saturday to respond to the delisting of three telecommunications giants by the New York Stock Exchange under an executive
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Competition and the current U.S. economic situation are forcing Disney Parks to expand and raise prices. In 2018 Disney World raised its prices twice and switched to a dynamic pricing model. The new model prices out its early adopters in the middle class from peak park months. —————————————————— #DisneyWorld #AmusementParks #BusinessInsider Business Insider tells you
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Reuters The homes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were vandalized days after Congress failed to approve a measure to increase coronavirus stimulus checks to $2,000. Photos captured on Saturday showed the words “WERES MY MONEY” scrawled in white
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Eleven GOP senators and senators-elect will push to delay the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump in the electoral college during a formal joint session of Congress on Wednesday, they announced in a statement. The senators, led by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, cited allegations of fraud and irregularities in the 2020
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A nurse prepares to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London, Britain December 8, 2020. Frank Augstein | Reuters Doctors in the United Kingdom are pushing back on health officials’ decision to change the vaccine schedule on Pfizer‘s Covid-19 immunizations, saying it fails to “follow the science.” U.K. health regulators on Wednesday
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