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Biden administration boosting at-home Covid testing efforts
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Biden administration boosting at-home Covid testing efforts

The Biden administration is taking steps to boost access to over-the-counter Covid-19 testing, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday. That includes a $70 million investment from the National Institutes of Health via the Covid relief package passed earlier this year to bring more tests onto the market by identifying and encouraging new…MORE

Lower premiums, more choices on Obamacare exchanges for 2022 as Democrats battle to extend generous subsidies
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Lower premiums, more choices on Obamacare exchanges for 2022 as Democrats battle to extend generous subsidies

Consumers shopping for health coverage on the federal Affordable Care Act exchanges can likely find lower premiums and more choices for 2022 — as well as generous government assistance, according to a Biden administration report released Monday. The upcoming open enrollment period, which begins November 1 and runs through January 15, is the first for…MORE

Democrats drive toward a scaled back $1.75 trillion spending agreement
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Democrats drive toward a scaled back $1.75 trillion spending agreement

Listening mode is done. Informational meetings are over. Public posturing and private positioning are a thing of the past. Now — after what seems like roughly a dozen straight “critical weeks” for President Joe Biden’s sweeping multi-trillion agenda — is the moment the rubber meets the road. Biden and Democratic leaders are driving toward a…MORE

Will companies still pay for Biden’s big spending plan?
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Will companies still pay for Biden’s big spending plan?

As Wall Street watches the debate over President Joe Biden’s flagship infrastructure, climate and social spending plans in Washington, it has one major question: Will corporations pay more in tax to fund the programs? This week, investors could get an answer, as Democrats race to finalize a package and get it over to Biden before…MORE

FDA could authorize a Covid-19 vaccine for kids by this week. Here’s the most important thing to do while we wait, CDC director says
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FDA could authorize a Covid-19 vaccine for kids by this week. Here’s the most important thing to do while we wait, CDC director says

As the number of new daily cases of Covid-19 continues to fall in the US, the country awaits a major milestone that could provide another critical tool in the fight against the pandemic — the first vaccine for 5 to 11-year-olds. And former US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner and Pfizer Board member, Dr.…MORE

Facebook knew it was being used to incite violence in Ethiopia. It did little to stop the spread, documents show
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Facebook knew it was being used to incite violence in Ethiopia. It did little to stop the spread, documents show

Facebook employees repeatedly sounded the alarm on the company’s failure to curb the spread of posts inciting violence in “at risk” countries like Ethiopia, where a civil war has raged for the past year, internal documents seen by CNN show. The social media giant ranks Ethiopia in its highest priority tier for countries at risk…MORE

Doctors are often unaware of the only treatment for early Covid-19
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Doctors are often unaware of the only treatment for early Covid-19

On September 17, Mayra Arana made the phone call she says saved her life. Arana had been vaccinated against Covid-19, but she developed a breakthrough infection. She feared the virus might kill her, since her immune system is weak after years of treatment for leukemia. Arana’s family physician in California told her there wasn’t much…MORE

5 things to know for October 25: Covid, Congress, Afghanistan, Sudan, extreme weather

5 things to know for October 25: Covid, Congress, Afghanistan, Sudan, extreme weather

High US inflation will likely dog the economy until the latter part of 2022, predicts Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Then it will decrease to acceptable levels again. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered…MORE

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer laments ‘darkest day’ after Liverpool dismantles Manchester United
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer laments ‘darkest day’ after Liverpool dismantles Manchester United

It is a day that Manchester United fans would rather soon forget. Sunday’s emphatic 5-0 thrashing at the hands of fierce rival Liverpool highlighted everything that is currently wrong at the club and has put untold pressure on United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The hosts simply showed an apathetic level of intensity with individual errors…MORE

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