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Biden administration declares the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

Biden administration declares the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

The announcement came during a briefing with the Department of Health and Human Services. The administration has been criticized at times for its handling of the outbreak, with some calling on the government to declare a national emergency without delay. Since the first case of monkeypox was identified in the US in mid-May, more than …

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US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government declared a public health emergency Thursday to bolster the response to the monkeypox outbreak. that has infected more than 7,100 Americans. The announcement will free up money and other resources to fight the virus, which can cause fever, body aches, chills, fatigue and pimple-like lumps in many parts of …

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New crypto oversight legislation arrives as industry shakes

New crypto oversight legislation arrives as industry shakes

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 13 years, at least three crashes, dozens of scams and Ponzi schemes, and hundreds of billions of dollars created and evaporated, cryptocurrencies finally have the full attention of Congress, whose lawmakers and lobbyists have papered the Capitol with proposals on how to regulate the industry. The latest bipartisan proposal came Wednesday …

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7 changes Americans are willing to make to fix Social Security — including one with 'overwhelming bipartisan support'

7 changes Americans are willing to make to fix Social Security — including one with ‘overwhelming bipartisan support’

zimmytws | iStock | fake images There are just 13 years before Social Security can’t pay full benefits, according to a recent annual report from the program’s trustees. In 2035, only 80% of benefits will be paid if Congress doesn’t fix the program sooner. Strengthening the program will generally mean raising taxes, lowering benefits, or …

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Tesla investors urged to vote against board members, for shareholder proposals by influential advisory services

Tesla investors urged to vote against board members, for shareholder proposals by influential advisory services

Two prominent and influential proxy advisory firms are urging Tesla Inc. investors to vote against the re-election of two board members, recommending that they defy the company’s wishes and vote for six of the eight proposals. of the shareholders. tesla Tesla, +0.04% is facing several employee-related controversies and is caught in the spotlight of CEO …

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EXPLAINER: Bid to block book merger sets competition fight

EXPLAINER: Bid to block book merger sets competition fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an age of mega-mergers and flashy high-tech corporate connections, the plan by America’s largest book publisher to buy the fourth-largest for just $2.2 billion may seem a bit strange. But the deal represents such a key test of the Biden administration’s antitrust policy that the Justice Department is calling an unusual …

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From legroom to airfare: How JetBlue's takeover of Spirit could change air travel

From legroom to airfare: How JetBlue’s takeover of Spirit could change air travel

Passengers line up at the Spirit Airlines check-in counter at Orlando International Airport. Paul Hennessy | light rocket | fake images Spirit Airlines relented this week and agreed to sell itself to JetBlue Airways for $3.8 billion, hours after tearing up a merger deal with Frontier Airlines that failed to garner enough shareholder support. The …

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Biden shrugs off recession talk, talks up fighting inflation

Biden shrugs off recession talk, talks up fighting inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and his administration did their best Thursday to downplay a troubling new economic report. that added to the evidence of a recession, trying to focus instead on important legislative progress on measures to control inflation, reduce debt and preserve America’s competitive advantage. The desire to accentuate the positive reflected …

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Controversial Saudi-backed golf tournament to begin Friday at Trump golf course

Controversial Saudi-backed golf tournament to begin Friday at Trump golf course

Starting Friday, Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster will host the third event of LIV Golf, the new Saudi-backed professional circuit that has shaken the sport’s leading professional organizer, the PGA Tour, by attracting big-name golfers with days largest guaranteed payouts. . In the run-up to this weekend’s tournament, Trump hyped the event in interviews …

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What possible credit legislation could mean for Visa, Mastercard — and you

What possible credit legislation could mean for Visa, Mastercard — and you

Credit card companies appear to be under the political microscope once again, as the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that senators are working on a new bill that would target Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. The story noted that Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, and Sen. Roger Marshall, a Republican from Kansas, are …

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