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Microsoft set to unveil future of Windows amid questions about its long decline

Data: Statcounter Global Stats; Chart: Axios Visuals Microsoft is unveiling a new version of Windows on Thursday, and the refresh to its desktop operating system…

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Number of S&P 500 companies citing inflation on earnings calls hits 10-year high

Data: FactSet; Chart: Axios Visuals Inflation is on everyone’s mind, as prices for goods and services have jumped over the last few months. But many…

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Bezos vs. Branson: Another billionaire space battle is brewing

The race between billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson to make suborbital space tourism a viable business is heating up. Why it matters: The disagreements between…

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EU launches antitrust investigation into Google’s ad-tech practices

The European Commission opened a formal antitrust investigation on Tuesday into whether Google has abused its market position by favoring its own online display advertising…

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Supreme Court deals blow to the unraveling NCAA model

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled against the NCAA on Monday, issuing another significant blow to the embattled organization. Why it matters: The ruling in NCAA…

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Top White House officials heading to Senate for bipartisan infrastructure talks

White House officials are heading to Capitol Hill Tuesday for a briefing on the status and details of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure proposal —…

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Bezos vs. Branson: Another billionaire space battle is brewing

The race between billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson to make suborbital space tourism a viable business is heating up. Why it matters: The disagreements between…

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Climate coverage booms, but still pales compared to weather

Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios Climate-focused news initiatives are pushing media outlets to devote more coverage to the way climate change impacts extreme weather events. Why it…

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Australia opposes UN report recommending Great Barrier Reef be listed as “in danger”

The Great Barrier Reef should be included in a list of World Heritage Sites that are “in danger” from climate change, a United Nations committee…

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema: Abolishing filibuster would weaken “democracy’s guardrails”

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) defended her opposition to abolishing the 60-vote legislative filibuster in a Washington Post op-ed published Monday night, saying to do so…

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Court blocks judge’s decision to overturn California’s assault weapons ban

A federal appeals court on Monday blocked a judge’s ruling that overturned California’s 30-year assault weapons ban. Driving the news: U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez…

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Trump Organization sues New York City for canceling golf course contract after Capitol riot

The Trump Organization filed a lawsuit against New York City Monday, alleging that the termination of its Bronx golf course contract following the Jan. 6…

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Democrats face do or die moment on voting rights package

The Democrats’ massive voting rights package — and in turn, the debate over eliminating the filibuster — will be brought to the forefront Tuesday through…

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China crosses 1 billion vaccinations, with 500 million in one month

Data: Our World in Data; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios China has now administered 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines — 500 million of them in just…

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Raiders’ Carl Nassib becomes 1st active NFL player to come out as gay

Las Vegas Raiders player Carl Nassib becomes the first active NFL player in history to come out as gay on Monday. Why it matters: The…

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Airlines and unions want DOJ to prosecute unruly passengers

A coalition of airline industry partners asked the Justice Department on Monday to begin prosecuting disruptive passengers. Why it matters: Increased political divisions and conflict…

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Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast

Vaccines: Biden says 300M COVID-19 shots administered in U.S. — The states that have vaccinated at least 70% of adults. Economy: Investors still view COVID…

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American Airlines cuts hundreds of flights amid demand surge

American Airlines announced Sunday that it’s cutting some 950 flights from its schedule, including 296 this weekend, to reduce potential pressure on its operations, the…

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California to pay off unpaid rent accrued during COVID-19 pandemic

California will pay off the accumulated unpaid rent that has piled up during the COVID-19 pandemic, the AP reports. Why it matters: The move would…

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U.S. announces destinations for 55 million more COVID vaccine doses

The Biden administration on Monday announced a list of countries that will receive the remaining 55 million COVID-19 vaccine doses that the U.S. has pledged…

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Investors fear inflation, labor shortages in second half of 2021

Investors entered 2021 concerned about the transition to a new U.S. president, the form of new fiscal stimulus, the distribution of vaccines and the reopening…

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Supreme Court rules against NCAA on education-related benefits for athletes

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled against the NCAA Monday, upholding a lower-court order that will allow schools to provide unlimited academic-related benefits to their student-athletes….

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