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| July 26th, 2021  12:13 PM
The Latest: Savannah reinstates indoor mask mandate
SAVANNAH, Ga.— The largest city on Georgia’s coast has reimposed a requirement that people wear masks in public, citing a “steep and alarming rise” in cases of the COVID-19. Savannah Mayor Van Johnson made the announcement Monday in a news conference, saying people now must wear masks any time they are indoors with people who are not…
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Sales of new homes fall 6.6% in June
July 26th, 2021  11:22 AM

Sales of new homes fell for a third straight month in June, dropping by 6.6%

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Fed to discuss a pullback in economic aid with inflation up
July 26th, 2021  11:18 AM

With inflation uncomfortably high and the COVID-19 Delta variant raising economic concerns, a divided Federal Reserve will meet this week to discuss when and how it should dial back its ultra-low-interest rate policies

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PerkinElmer to pay $5.25B for antibody maker BioLegend
July 26th, 2021  11:17 AM

PerkinElmer will spend about $5.25 billion to acquire BioLegend, which makes antibodies used in gene therapy and reagents for drug discovery

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Business travel stirs, but many road warriors stay grounded
July 26th, 2021  11:08 AM

Business travel is starting to recover from the pandemic, but the road warriors are coming back much more slowly than vacation travelers

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Some French health workers resent, resist mandatory vaccines
July 26th, 2021  11:02 AM

While most French health care workers are vaccinated against the coronavirus, a small but vocal minority is holding out

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Inflation fears and politics shape views of Biden economy
July 26th, 2021  10:59 AM

A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 54% of Americans judge the economy to be in poor shape

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The Latest: France digests news of restaurant health passes
July 26th, 2021  10:31 AM

Enforcing France’s new virus pass could prove a logistical challenge for restaurants and other venues, but managers and diners hope it helps avoid another dreaded lockdown

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Vaccine maker BioNTech to use mRNA tech to target malaria
July 26th, 2021  10:23 AM

Pharmaceutical company BioNTech says it wants to use the mRNA technology behind its coronavirus vaccine to target malaria

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South Africa's virus cases decline, liquor sales allowed
July 26th, 2021  10:10 AM

South Africa’s president says the government has lifted a ban on liquor sales and relaxed other pandemic restrictions

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US indexes wobble in early going, holding near record highs
July 26th, 2021  9:46 AM

Stocks are wobbling between small gains and losses in the early going on Wall Street, keeping major indexes close to the record highs they set last week

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This Week: Starbucks earns, Fed meeting, consumer spending
July 26th, 2021  9:10 AM

Starbucks serves up its fiscal third-quarter earnings Tuesday

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The Latest: Netherlands bans multi-day summer festivals
July 26th, 2021  8:52 AM

The Dutch government is ruling out multiple-day festivals this summer and tightening rules for people returning from vacations in hopes of preventing another spike in coronavirus infections

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The Latest: Pakistan gets 3M more US vaccine doses from US
July 26th, 2021  8:28 AM

Pakistan has received 3 million more doses of the Moderna vaccine from the United States under the U.N.-backed COVAX initiative

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Malaysia's Parliament opens after 7 months, emergency to end
July 26th, 2021  7:35 AM

Malaysia’s government says it will not extend a coronavirus emergency further as Parliament reopened after a disputed seven-month suspension amid a worsening pandemic

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The Latest: AstraZeneca backs Australia vaccine advice
July 26th, 2021  5:56 AM

AstraZeneca has backed the advice of Australia’s immunization expert body, which says Sydney residents should take any COVID-19 vaccine they can get

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World stocks mostly lower after Wall Street highs
July 26th, 2021  5:28 AM

World shares are mostly lower after stocks rallied to records on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above the 35,000 level Friday for the first time

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Pandemic leaves Indians mired in massive medical debts
July 26th, 2021  5:19 AM

Life has been tentatively returning to normal in India as coronavirus cases have declined

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German business confidence sinks as virus clouds outlook
July 26th, 2021  4:34 AM

A closely watched survey finds that German business confidence has dipped unexpectedly this month as increasing coronavirus infections help cloud businesses’ outlook for the coming months

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Asian stocks mostly lower after Wall Street highs
July 26th, 2021  3:24 AM

Asian shares are mostly lower after stocks rallied to records on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above the 35,000 level Friday for the first time

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Asian stocks mixed, Tokyo gains after Wall Street highs
July 26th, 2021  12:38 AM

Asian shares are mixed after stocks rallied to records on Wall Street Friday, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 35,000 level for the first time

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Malaysia's Parliament reopens after 7-month virus suspension
July 25th, 2021  11:54 PM

Malaysia’s Parliament has reopened for the first time this year after a seven-month suspension under a coronavirus emergency that has failed to curb a worsening pandemic

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The Latest: Virus on rise in eastern Chinese city of Nanjing
July 25th, 2021  10:11 PM

New coronavirus cases continue to grow in the major eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, with another 38 reported on Monday, bringing the total to more than 60 over recent days

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Thai volunteers aid COVID patients in need of care, testing
July 25th, 2021  9:25 PM

As Thailand‘s medical system struggles under a surge of coronavirus cases, ordinary people are helping plug the gaps

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Thai volunteers aid COVID patients in need of care, testing
July 25th, 2021  9:25 PM

As Thailand‘s medical system struggles under a surge of coronavirus cases, ordinary people are helping plug the gaps

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