People pass by a poster encouraging elderly people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, in Beijing

China announces new vaccination effort, but ‘zero COVID’ policy not likely to end soon

BEIJING (AP) — A campaign to vaccinate the elderly has sparked hopes China might roll back severe anti-virus controls that prompted protesters to demand President Xi Jinping resign, but the country faces daunting hurdles and up to a year of hard work before “zero COVID” can end. Stock markets rose after the National Health Commission …

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England takes a knee before starting yet another match. Here’s why

The US and Iran soccer teams line up before their World Cup match in 1998 in Lyon, France. (Simon Bruty/Anychance/Getty Images) When the US and Iran teams meet in Qatar on Tuesday, they will be doing so with the protests and violence that have convulsed Iran – threatening the very nature of the regime that …

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StockStock Market Weakens At Midday As It Awaits Powell Speech;  This IBD Index Outperforms

StockStock Market Weakens At Midday As It Awaits Powell Speech; This IBD Index Outperforms

The stock market weakened at midday Tuesday, sending the main indexes near the day’s lows. An apparent easing of Covid restrictions in China could not offset the stock market’s apprehension about upcoming data and Jerome Powell’s speech. X The Nasdaq composite slide 0.6% and the S&P 500 fell 0.4%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was …

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PFAS Legal Liability Exposures: What Thousands of Manufacturers Need to Know: Risk & Insurance

PFAS Legal Liability Exposures: What Thousands of Manufacturers Need to Know: Risk & Insurance

Here’s what manufacturers should do to mitigate PFAS risks before the EPA standard is released. Though we’re still awaiting an official EPA standard for PFAS contamination, laws concerning the presence of these toxic chemicals in waterways have been taken off in recent years: Since 2005, there have been 6,400 PFAS-related laws, Bloomberg reported. The chemicals …

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South Carolina bounces No. 8 Clemson from College Football Playoff, ends Tigers' 40-game home winning streak

South Carolina bounces No. 8 Clemson from College Football Playoff, ends Tigers’ 40-game home winning streak

No. 8 Clemson is out of the College Football Playoff race after losing 31-30 to South Carolina, which snapped both a six-game losing streak in the series for the Gamecocks and the Tigers’ 40-game home winning streak that dated back nearly six years before any current Clemson player was on campus. Clemson also saw its …

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Fewer policies are focussed on covering OPD consultation expense

Are outpatient insurance covers useful?

IRDAI’s recent circular on insurers leveraging a central health professional registry can support wider acceptance of OPD (outpatient department) covers in health insurance. In this light, we look at what constitutes OPD covers and the insurers that offer them. In medical insurance, outpatient department or OPD consulting gets the short end of the stick. Fewer …

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FCC bans US sales of Huawei and ZTE equipment over national security concerns

FCC bans US sales of Huawei and ZTE equipment over national security concerns

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday announced it adopted new rules banning US sales and imports of new Huawei and ZTE telecommunications devices out of national security concerns. Why it matters: The ban is the latest escalation in US policy toward Chinese telecom equipment makers, which began during the Obama administration and accelerated during the …

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Elon Musk says Twitter's verified service with colors to start next week

Elon Musk says Twitter’s verified service with colors to start next week

Nov 25 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc is planning to roll out its verified service next Friday with different colored checks for individuals, companies and governments, after a botched initial launch led to a surge in users impersonating celebrities and brands on the platform. Chief Executive Elon Musk on Friday allotted colors for the categories – …

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