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The delta variant has a mutation that’s worrying experts: Here’s what we know so far

A laboratory technician uses a pipette device to process samples to test for the novel coronavirus Covid-19, at Biogroup Laboratory’s lab in west London on January 21, 2021. JUSTIN TALLIS | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — A newly-discovered mutation of the delta variant is being investigated in the U.K. amid worries that it could …

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Tesla will change the type of battery cells it uses in all its standard-range cars

In this article TSLA Close up of Tesla logo on a charger at a Supercharger rapid battery charging station for the electric vehicle company Tesla Motors, in the Silicon Valley town of Mountain View, California, August 24, 2016. Smith Collection/Gado | Archive Photos | Getty Images Tesla is changing the battery chemistry it uses in …

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Spirits industry pushes for states to lower state taxes on canned cocktails to compete with beer and hard seltzer

In this article SAM BF.B Close-up of discounted cans and cases of packaged cocktails on Safeway store shelves in Lafayette, California, December 31, 2020. Smith Collection/Gado | Archive Photos | Getty Images John Granata, co-founder of Jersey Spirits Distilling and president of the New Jersey Craft Distillers Guild, has been pushing for lower excise taxes …

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UK doctors call for urgent return of Covid restrictions as experts monitor new mutation

Firefighter Dan Joslin wearing a face shield helps prone a Covid-19 patient as he works alongside critical care nurses in the Intensive Care Unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, southern England. ADRIAN DENNIS | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — U.K. medical professionals have issued an urgent plea to the British government to reimpose …

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Goldman adds Walmart to conviction buy list, drops Target. Two traders weigh in

In this article WMT Goldman Sachs is swapping out one big-box retailer for another. The firm on Tuesday added Walmart to its conviction buy list, pointing to improved profitability and increased share of the U.S. grocery market. At the same time, analysts removed Target from that list. The firm remains bullish on the stock but …

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Activist investor Jana Partners takes stake in Macy’s, urges spin-off of digital biz

In this article M People wear facemasks as they walk through Herald Square on January 8, 2021 in New York City. Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images Activist investor Jana Partners has taken a stake in Macy’s and sent a letter to the department store chain’s board on Wednesday urging it to separate its …

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Stock hijacker Mark Miller pleads guilty in over-the-counter market shell company pump-and-dump scheme

A pedestrian wearing a face mask looks at a smartphone while passing in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, on Monday, July 20, 2020. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images A Minnesota general contractor pleaded guilty Thursday to a scheme to hijack dormant shell companies and then pump-and-dump their …

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NHL started its $1 billion deal with ESPN and Turner Sports – here’s how many people watched the season openers

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evan Rodrigues (9) has a break away and Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save during the NHL Hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins on October 12th, 2021 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. Andrew Bershaw | Icon Sportswire | Getty Images The National Hockey …

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Former President Bill Clinton admitted to hospital with non-Covid related infection

Former President Bill Clinton Adam Jeffery | CNBC Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized on Tuesday evening to receive treatment for a non-Covid related infection, according to his spokesman. Clinton’s spokesman Angel Urena said late Tuesday that the former president was admitted to UC Irvine Medical Center in California. “He is on the mend, in …

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Sydney to allow quarantine-free international travel for Australians from next month

People gather for picnics beside the Harbour Bridge in the suburb of Kirribilli on September 19, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. Covid-19 restrictions have eased for people in NSW who are fully vaccinated. James D. Morgan | Getty Images News | Getty Images Fully vaccinated Australians arriving in Sydney from overseas will no longer have to …

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Climate change poses systemic threat to entire economy, Biden plan warns

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the September jobs numbers in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on October 08, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images The Biden administration on Friday unveiled a government-wide plan to address the systemic threat climate change poses to all sectors of …

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Indonesia’s Bali is reopening to tourists — but visitors from Australia and Singapore may have to wait

The holiday island of Bali reopened to tourists from select countries Thursday in what Indonesian authorities have called a “baby steps” approach to resuming international travel. Indonesia closed its borders to foreign travelers some 18 months ago. Vaccinated tourists from 19 countries — including China, India, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand, as well as …

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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Virgin Galactic, Alcoa & more

In this article HOLX AA SPCE Virgin Galactic’s space tourism rocket plane SpaceShipTwo returns after a test flight from Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, December 13, 2018. Gene Blevins | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in after hours trading Virgin Galactic — Shares of the space company fell more than …

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Walgreens CEO Roz Brewer: Tobacco sales under ‘real scrutiny’ as drugstore chain steps up health-care focus

In this article WBA A person enters a Walgreens store in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Roz Brewer said the drugstore is taking a hard look at whether it will continue to sell cigarettes and tobacco products as it …

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U.S. defends expulsion of undocumented migrants under health policy, even as it eases border restrictions for travelers with visas

Migrants expelled from the U.S. and sent back to Mexico under Title 42, walk towards Mexico at the Paso del Norte International border bridge, in this picture taken from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico October 1, 2021. Jose Luis Gonzalez | Reuters The Biden administration on Wednesday defended its use of a Trump-era health law to deport …

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The market faces a simple earnings test it has not seen since the Covid bottom

In this article .SPX The big issue for S&P 500 earnings in the third quarter hasn’t exactly snuck up on investors. The stock market has been struggling since September and the reason can be summed up in an index that is currently trading at a price-to-earnings ratio above its long-term average as many external factors, …

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Singapore’s ‘vaccinated travel lanes’ spark a surge in flight searches, says Expedia

Singapore’s new “vaccinated travel lanes” sparked a flurry of flight inquiries as residents of the city-state seek to take advantage of easing international travel measures. Searches for cities within Singapore’s so-called VTLs doubled — and in some cases almost tripled, according to Expedia Group data. It came after government officials announced the opening of new …

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