Day: April 7, 2021

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Biden to announce new executive gun actions

Biden to announce new executive gun actions

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Peter Thiel criticizes Google and Apple for being too close to China

Peter Thiel, co-founder and president of Palantir Technologies Inc., speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Japan on Monday, November 18, 2019. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tech investor Peter Thiel criticized major U.S. tech companies for being too close to China in an appearance Tuesday at a virtual event hosted by the […]

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PTSD: Can meditation help?

When you hear the term post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, you might think of a returning veteran who has flashbacks of being in combat. But PTSD is not something veterans experience. VA’s National Center for PTSD estimates that 7 or 8 in every 100 people (or 7% to 8% of the population) will suffer from […]

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Opinion: It took a sea and land journey to prove scientists wrong about physics

What was this precious cargo? A scientific instrument that the researchers hoped would shed new light on the field of physics once it reached its new home in a new laboratory. Eight years later, this equipment has done just that. Wednesday, a scientific measurement, recorded by this device, has been made public. It may not […]

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Boom fueled by Covid spending could ‘easily run through 2023’

Jamie Dimon is optimistic about the US economy – at least for the next several years. In his annual letter to shareholders, the longtime chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase said he sees strong growth for the world’s largest economy, thanks to the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic that has left many consumers […]

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The fertility issues that same-sex couples face when trying to conceive

SOURCES: Amanda Adeleye, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology; Reproductive Endocrinologist, University of Medicine of Chicago, Chicago. ASRM: “Is in vitro fertilization expensive?” Fertility and sterility: “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Content on Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Clinic Websites,” “Recommendations for Practices Using Gestational Carriers: A Guideline from the ASRM Practice Committee.” Jennifer Eaton, […]

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World leaders move forward on sweeping global tax overhaul

The Biden administration’s decision to return to a minimum overall corporate tax rate as he pushes a massive $ 2 trillion infrastructure package into the United States, has raised hopes that a long elusive deal can be struck this summer. “What we are seeing this year is an acceleration of the process,” Italian Finance Minister […]

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Fed’s brainard says economy is improving but still ‘far’ from where it should be

Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said while the US economic outlook has “improved dramatically,” it remains far removed from the central bank’s targets. “A brighter outlook, but of course our monetary policy forecast is based on outcomes and not outlook, so it will be some time before jobs and inflation reach the kinds of outcomes […]

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WHO: risk of blood clot from AstraZeneca vaccine is plausible but rare

WHO: risk of blood clot from AstraZeneca vaccine is plausible but rare

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Biden tax plan recovers $ 2 trillion in profits from overseas companies: Treasury

US President Joe Biden receives an economic briefing with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 29, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday touted the Biden administration’s proposed changes to the corporate tax code and said in detail that the plan would […]

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