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Delta Spikes Herd Immunity Threshold to Over 80%: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) - The spread of the delta coronavirus variant has raised the herd immunity threshold to well over 80% and possibly nearly 90%, the Infectious Diseases Society of America said.
Indonesia is effectively foregoing herd immunity efforts as Delta pushes the threshold out of reach. Thailand...

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Tencent Boss Loses $14 Billion in Rout, More Than Jack Ma

(Bloomberg) - It turns out that even the most compliant Chinese billionaires are not immune to the regulatory attack that is gripping the world's second largest economy.
In a twist that has turned traditional beliefs about the political pecking order of the Chinese business elite on its head, the...

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This Bill Gates-backed battery maker is on track to do big things for electric vehicles: CEO

With the share price down 72% since the beginning of the year amid a general slowdown in the SPAC craze, QuantumScape founder and CEO Jagdeep Singh has a message to the market.
The aspiring solid-state battery maker remains on track with everything it announced when it debuted via a SPAC deal in ...

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Huge California wildfire roars back to life as hot weather returns

California's largest wildfire exploded again after burning in remote mountains for nearly three weeks, and officials warned Tuesday that hot, dry weather would increase the risk of new fires in much of the state.

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Bitcoin’s Rally to $90K+ Took a Detour but Appears Back on Track

A month ago, see here, I showed the Bullish Elliott Waves (EWP) option for Bitcoin (BTC), which is looking for a rally to initially low to mid-range $ 40Ks, assuming what is called in EWP terms- 1,2,1, 2 set up. Instead, it seems most likely that BTC formed an irregular flat (red) wave-ii (see Fi...

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There’s A New Battery King And It’s Minting Billionaires Faster Than Google

After an almost surreal 15-month period that saw market value jump 17x, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) has returned to Earth this year and seems in dire need of inspiration to get started again . TSLA, along with the majority of its green energy peers, was seriously lackluster in 2021, only gaining 0....

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Mila Kunis Presents 'Stoner Cats,' A Weed-Themed NFT Animated Series: 'I Felt The NFT Space Was A Very Masculine Area'

From Franca Quarneti via El Planteo.
Mila Kunis, the popular American actress best known for her roles as Jackie on "That 70's Show" and Meg Griffin on "Family Guy," will produce and voiceover Stoner Cats, an adult animated series that will make the story told of five cats who ... yes, smoke pot....

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Shiba Inu Makes Its Way Onto Coinbase Custody

The Shiba Inu community has been waiting for the official announcement from Coinbase that the meme coin will be added to the professional trading platform of the cryptocurrency exchange. Coinbase has taken a step in this direction by adding support for SHIB to Coinbase Custody, but this does not ...

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This crypto scam bilked investors out of $11 million — and paid action star Steven Seagal to promote it

Prosecutors say the fraud was one of up to 20 similar crypto scams carried out by a group of Serbian citizens who shied investors off for up to $ 70 million.

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Vaccines and masks aren’t enough: How to end the COVID-19 pandemic

We must stop underestimating the coronavirus and take a multi-faceted approach to prevention and treatment so that we can eliminate COVID-19 as a life-threatening disease.

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Dating changed during the pandemic — Tinder users have already set two records this year

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Jennifer Sherlock dated a few men she met through dating apps. The dates were "weird," she said, and not just because they were masked, socially distant, and outside.

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Landlords, tenants fill U.S. courts as eviction moratorium ends

According to the Aspen Institute, more than 15 million people live in households that owe their landlords up to $ 20 billion.

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Do you need your vaccine card to travel in the U.S.? It depends.

There is no doubt that you will need it for international travel, but there are several situations that it comes in handy when traveling domestically.

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Here’s what’s new on Netflix in August 2021 — and what’s leaving

It's another busy month, with '30 Rock 'and' Friday Night Lights', teen rom-coms' The Kissing Booth 3 'and' He's All That ', the return of Marie Kondo and more

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Over 9 million more Americans will lose their enhanced unemployment benefits next month

About 3.5 million Americans in 26 states have already failed to receive an additional $ 300 per week in unemployment benefits.

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Simone Biles Speaks After Winning Bronze: ‘We’re Humans’

U.S. star gymnast Simone Biles spoke to reporters after winning bronze for her balance beam performance at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. The event marked her return after retiring from other finals because she needed to focus on her mental health. Photo: Ashley Landis / Associated Press

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System glitch prompts Boeing to postpone test space flight

Posted by Eric M. Johnson
(Reuters) -Boeing Co on Tuesday scrubbed the launch of its CST-100 Starliner capsule to the International Space Station due to an unexpected system glitch, the latest setback after the vehicle's botched debut in 2019.
At first it was not clear whether the start would be ...

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New York City mandates vaccination for access to restaurants, gyms and other indoor venues

Mayor Bill de Blasio has focused on getting as many New Yorkers as possible vaccinated while defying calls to make masks mandatory indoors, as several California cities and counties have done.

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Tourists, residents flee as wildfires ravage Turkish resorts

Forest fires raged near Turkish resorts of Antalya and Mugla and the surrounding countryside for a fifth day on Sunday when the discovery of more bodies raised the death toll to eight while villagers lost their homes and animals. Local residents and tourists fled the danger in small boats while t...

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Retirement security ‘is shakier than ever’ and ‘Americans are not saving enough’ for old age

American pension security is unstable and laws that focus on pensions, social security, and other savings or health concerns must be a priority for government officials, a group of 31 organizations recently wrote in a public letter to President Biden. Corporations, business think tanks, and other...

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The legality behind mandating vaccines for customers

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, a law professor at UC Hastings College, joins Yahoo Finance to discuss the legality of restaurants that charge vaccines for entry and the general outlook on vaccine mandates.
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My ‘shifty’ husband keeps our $3.5M property business in his name only. I don’t want to get kicked out if he should die

“What if he decides to divorce me? How am I protected? He tells me that everything is fine and that these problems will never be a problem for me. "

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'I Wish Someone Told Me.' 3 Parents Share Their Top Budgeting Tips

Being a new parent is tough. Here are some budgeting tips from those of us who have been through it.

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Vaccine Mandates Aren’t Enough. Make Unvaccinated People Pay If They Harm Others.

One suggestion: Deliberately holding unvaccinated people liable for all costs if their decisions harm others.

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Work from home troubles many companies. Here’s how to show the boss that you’re on the job from anywhere

Become a "company for one", says the author of "Remote, Inc .: How to Thrive at Work ... Where You Are".

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If You Act to Prolong the Pandemic, You Should Pay

One suggestion: Deliberately holding unvaccinated people liable for all costs if their decisions harm others.

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Biden Edges Toward High-Level China Engagement

The White House's gradual rapprochement with China was aimed at strengthening the US position before fully cooperating with Beijing. But, as WSJ's Gerald F. Seib explains, some issues could soon lead to a face-to-face meeting between President Biden and Xi Jinping. Photo illustration by Todd Johnson

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This Could Be Pfizer's Next COVID Blockbuster -- and It Isn't a Vaccine

Pfizer's (NYSE: PFE) top-selling product in 2019 and 2020 was the pneumococcal vaccine Prevnar 13. The COVID-19 vaccine BNT162b2 developed by Pfizer and BioNTech (NASDAQ: BNTX) had sales of 7 in the first half of 2021 $ 8 billion alone. Pfizer expects the vaccine to gross $ 33.5 billion for the f...

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Simone Biles wins bronze medal after returning to competition at Tokyo Olympics

A week after pulling herself out of multiple competitions to focus on her mental health, the six-time Olympic medalist trained a slightly different routine on Tuesday.

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The Biden stimulus offer of free health insurance is quickly coming to an end

The Biden economic offer of free health insurance is coming to an end
The huge COVID bailout package that President Joe Biden signed back in March - the same bill that provided for $ 1,400 stimulus checks and the new monthly payments for families - currently provides free health coverage for mill...

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