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AMERICA • Today
Biden takes first military action with strike on Iran-backed militias
February 26, 2021
The strike in Syria follows attacks on US personnel in Iraq and is Joe Biden's first military action.
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The rising e-waste crisis is being reckoned with in Rwanda, one gadget at a time
February 26, 2021
Amidst a global trend of tech purchases in 2020 due to the pandemic, Africa continues to grapple with the issue of imported electronic waste. In Rwanda, a focus on sustainability at Enviroserve, the country's first e-waste recycling plant, is beginning to pay off.
Biden set for consoler-in-chief visit to winter storm-battered Texas
February 26, 2021
President Joe Biden will embrace a familiar role on his trip to Houston Friday as he seeks to offer both comfort and federal support after a severe winter storm-battered Texas and left millions without power, heat or water.
His rescue at a London protest inspired Michelle Obama and Prince Harry. Now, Patrick Hutchinson is turning his moment into a movement
February 26, 2021
It was a moment caught on camera -- a heroic act that thrust Patrick Hutchinson, a London father and grandfather, into the limelight.
Putin critic Alexey Navalny has been transferred to a penal colony, Russian prison service says
February 26, 2021
Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny has been transferred from a Moscow detention center to a penal colony, state media reported on Friday.
NASA's DC headquarters is being renamed for 'Hidden Figures' scientist Mary Jackson
February 26, 2021
Mary W. Jackson worked at NASA for 34 years, starting as a research mathematician and eventually was promoted to become the agency's first Black female engineer. A monumental Hidden Figure, the space agency is now honoring her contributions by naming its Washington, DC headquarters after her.
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Court awards $2.3 billion to U.S. spy ship crew held hostage in 1968
February 26, 2021
The court said many of the 83-strong crew were mentally and physically abused during their captivity.
CBS News poll: Many would get vaccine, but hesitancy remains
February 26, 2021
Partisans differ on school reopening, according to latest CBS News polling.
McConnell "absolutely" will back Trump if he's the 2024 GOP nominee
February 26, 2021
Just two weeks ago, the Senate Minority Leader called the former president "practically and morally responsible for provoking the events" of January 6.
Twitter to let users charge followers to see premium posts
February 26, 2021
The site is also working on other new products, including Communities that let users chat about favorite topics.
Twitter to let users charge followers to see premium posts
February 26, 2021
The site is also working on other new products, including Communities that let users chat about favorite topics.
Lawmakers press acting Capitol Police chief on January 6 preparations
February 26, 2021
The Capitol Police remain on high alert as extremist group chatter threatens violence against lawmakers at President Biden's upcoming address to Congress.
Senate confirms Jennifer Granholm as Energy Secretary
February 26, 2021
Granholm, a vocal advocate for clean energy, worked with auto makers on electrification as governor.

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AMERICA • Business
Senators call to expand Covid aid plan designed to keep employees on the payroll
February 26, 2021
Nine senators want to expand the employee retention tax credit as part of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.
Israeli data suggest mass vaccinations led to drop in severe Covid cases, CDC study finds
February 26, 2021
"Taken together, these results suggest reduced rates of severe COVID-19 following vaccination," the researchers wrote.

Business News
US power producer Vistra says hit from Texas freeze could top $1bn
February 26, 2021
Company forced to buy expensive electricity as generators dropped out of service
Airbnb: staying put
February 26, 2021
Home rental platform should continue to focus on the home breaks that made its name
The potential pitfalls of economic growth
February 26, 2021
If inflation soars ahead, the Biden administration will become an easy target
The post-pandemic world is WeWork’s time to shine
February 26, 2021
Companies from Goldman to HSBC are split on the role of the office but flexible working offers a common solution
Markets set for a bumpy ride back to inflation
February 26, 2021
Expectations of rising prices are no cause for macroeconomic worries
Jeff Immelt shares out blame for GE’s decline
February 26, 2021
Ex-CEO accepts some failings are ‘on me’ but is not afraid to point the finger as he launches new memoir
Business Analysis

DraftKings boosts outlook as sports betting gains steam
February 26, 2021
DraftKings Inc.’s quarterly loss widened, but the company raised its 2021 revenue outlook as the legalization of sports betting gains momentum.
J&J in focus, stocks mixed as bond yields retreat
February 26, 2021
U.S. equity markets were mixed Friday morning as the 10-year yield pulled back from its highest level in a year.
How to invest like Warren Buffett in 2021
February 26, 2021
With a combination of uncertainty and opportunity currently on the stock market horizon, there are good reasons to turn to one of the investing world's all-time greats for some potential insight.
Elon Musk confirms Tesla plant closure amid stock slide
February 26, 2021
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that production at the company's Fremont, Calif. factory was halted for two days.
Warren Buffett's annual Berkshire Hathaway letter: What to expect
February 26, 2021
For Buffett followers, it’s that magical time of year again.
New to investing? 3 solid choices for your portfolio
February 26, 2021
Ultimately, your best bet as a new investor is to develop a strategy that accounts for your goals and appetite for risk.
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AMERICA • Markets
Stock Futures Point to Further Losses After Tech Selloff
February 26, 2021
The S&P 500 is on track for its worst week in a month after bond yields rose sharply, damping appetite for technology shares and riskier assets.
DoorDash, Etsy, GameStop: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today
February 26, 2021
The yield on 10-year Treasurys ticked down after hitting its highest level in a year.
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Nike has 'mastered the art of collectibles': CollectibleXchange CEO
February 26, 2021
Nike has 'mastered the art of collectibles': CollectibleXchange CEO

CollectibleXchange Founder and CEO Brandon Steiner on sneaker boom and trading trends

Texas AG Ken Paxton on Utah trip
February 26, 2021
Texas AG Ken Paxton on Utah trip

Ken Paxton discusses negative media coverage of his recent trip to Utah.

Texas AG says Biden acting more like a ‘king’ than a president
February 26, 2021
Texas AG says Biden acting more like a ‘king’ than a president

Ken Paxton talks Biden executive orders, Big Tech censorship and a House bill to expand mail-in voting.

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U.S. Stocks Rally As Treasury Yields Pull Back Off Highs
February 24, 2021
After recovering from the sell-off seen early in the previous session, stocks continued to advance over the course of the trading day on Wednesday. With the upward move, the Dow ended the session at a new record closing high.
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AMERICA • Economy
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AMERICA • Insights
When executives misspeak
February 27, 2021
The modern boss is a cheerleader, not a sergeant-major
Donald Trump thrived by painting Democrats as soft on immigration
February 27, 2021
So why are Democrats introducing the most comprehensive immigration reform for decades?
Apple’s duel with Facebook is a new form of big-tech rivalry
February 27, 2021
One day, will it be headsets v handsets?
The new rules of competition in the technology industry
February 27, 2021
Tech giants’ fiefs are no longer quite as safe as they used to be
McKinsey casts off its managing partner
February 27, 2021
In an unusual rebuke, the consultancy’s partners have voted out Kevin Sneader
Time to reopen the school gates
February 27, 2021
America’s failure to get millions of its children back to school is a national fiasco
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AMERICA • Calendar

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