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Biden takes first military action with Syria 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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J&J Single-Dose Vaccine Gets Review From FDA Advisory Panel
February 26, 2021
The all-day meeting, which will provide the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with the perspective of outside experts, is the last step before the agency decides whether to authorize the single-dose vaccine.
UPS Boss Preaches the Power of No
February 26, 2021
Carol Tomé has been shifting the delivery giant’s focus to the bottom line, weeding out less-profitable customers in a high-speed overhaul
Democrats Dealt Blow on Minimum-Wage Drive for Covid-19 Bill
February 26, 2021
The neutral arbiter of the Senate’s rules said she thought it didn’t meet the guidelines for reconciliation.

Airstrike in Syria Hits Iran-Backed Militia Targets, Austin Says
February 26, 2021

The Biden administration's first known military action was an airstrike on facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups, in response to earlier attacks against U.S. forces. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said he was confident the U.S. had hit its target. Photo: Alex Brandon/Associated Press

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WORLD • Markets
European stocks slip lower, following global market dip on bond yield jitters
February 26, 2021
European stocks retreated on Friday, as markets are roiled by a spike in bond yields, which sent investors fleeing highly valued segments of the market.
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February 26, 2021
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The potential pitfalls of economic growth
February 26, 2021
If inflation soars ahead, the Biden administration will become an easy target

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WORLD • Opinion
An Open Letter to Joe Biden on International Corporate Taxation
February 26, 2021

For too long, international institutions have failed to address one of the most toxic aspects of globalization: tax avoidance and evasion by multinational corporations. Fair taxation of multinationals must be a central part of any tax system aimed at driving economic growth and creating high living standards for all.

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What Kind of Plane Am I Flying On?
February 26, 2021
After engine debris from a Boeing 777-200 rained down on a Denver suburb, some fliers may want to know more about plane safety and maintenance. Here are some answers.
Hundreds of Nigerian Students Abducted, Residents Say
February 26, 2021
It was the latest in a series of mass kidnappings, often of schoolchildren, in an area where a surge in armed militancy has led to a worsening breakdown of security.
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