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Federal Reserve Chairman says he isn’t concerned by Delta surge

One of the country’s most influential economic officials doesn’t anticipate that surging coronavirus cases will knock the reopening recovery off course. What he’s saying: “There…

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Ubisoft workers slam bosses in open letter over handling of #MeToo scandals

Close to 500 current and former employees of “Assassin’s Creed” publisher Ubisoft are standing in solidarity with protesting game developers at Activision Blizzard with a…

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Companies deploy tech to prevent retail crime

Retailers have a new edge for fighting theft: They’re using technology to disable stolen goods — from iPhones to Black & Decker drills — and…

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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek does a podcast on the future of podcasts

Spotify on Wednesday reported significant ad revenue growth from its podcast business, as part of its quarterly earnings disclosure. Take a listen: Company founder and…

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Bipartisan group reaches agreement on $1.2 trillion “hard” infrastructure bill

After weeks of long nights and endless Zoom calls, a bipartisan group of senators finally reached a deal on “the major issues” in their $1.2…

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After walkout, Activision Blizzard employees vow to keep fighting

Organizers of a Wednesday walkout at Activision Blizzard, the gaming company behind “Call of Duty” and “World of Warcraft,” are saying the demonstration “is not…

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Trump allies blame conservative leader for failed Texas endorsement

Donald Trump’s advisers are angry at David McIntosh, president of the conservative Club for Growth, for persuading the former president to endorse a losing candidate…

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State audits of 2020 election could violate federal law, DOJ warns

The Justice Department on Wednesday issued a second warning to states that so-called audits of the 2020 election could violate federal laws, emphasizing the agency’s…

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CDC: Vaccinated people should get tested after exposure even if they show no symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revised its COVID-19 testing guidance for fully vaccinated people, recommending tests after exposure even if they don’t…

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Ubisoft workers slam bosses in open letter over handling of #MeToo scandals

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Heat dome dominates U.S. weather as a “derecho” threat looms in Midwest

The latest in a series of relentless heat waves is bringing dangerously hot temperatures to a the Central U.S. on Wednesday, and will contribute to…

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Google offices to mandate vaccines

Google announced Wednesday it would require all in-office workers and visitors to be vaccinated and that employees could continue working from home through Oct. 18….

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Relations between new Israeli government and Palestinian Authority shift substantially

Relations between the new Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority have shifted substantially in recent weeks, with Israeli officials going so far as to call…

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Bipartisan group reaches agreement on $1.2 trillion hard infrastructure bill

After weeks of long nights and endless Zoom calls, a bipartisan group of senators finally reached a deal Wednesday on “the major issues” in their…

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Pfizer raises COVID-19 vaccine sales estimate by 29% to $33.5 billion

Pfizer expects revenue from the COVID-19 vaccine, co-developed by BioNTech, will reach $33.5 billion this year — a 29% jump from the previously estimated $26…

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GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde defends comparison of Jan. 6 rioters to “tourists”

Rep. Andrew Clyde defended comments made during a House committee hearing in which he compared the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot to a “normal visit.”…

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England lifts quarantine requirement for vaccinated EU, U.S. citizens

Fully vaccinated travelers from the European Union and the U.S. will no longer need to quarantine when arriving in England, effective Aug. 2 at 4…

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Simone Biles is still a winner

Simone Biles’ leadership on the mat has never been questioned. After her shocking withdrawal from Tuesday’s team final, she proved just as capable a leader…

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Businesses are investing in themselves at a “remarkable” pace

Data: U.S. Census Bureau; Chart: Axios Visuals Businesses are investing in themselves. Why it matters: Core capital goods orders, or those for durable goods that…

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Job market optimism among Americans hits 21-year high

Data: The Conference Board; Chart: Axios Visuals American workers are increasingly optimistic about their options. Why it matters: Employers are scrambling to find workers as…

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The Olympics stories to know for today

🤸🏾‍♀️: Simone Biles withdraws from all-around gymnastics final — hours after pulling out of team finals, citing her mental health 🏊‍♀️: Katie Ledecky wins gold…

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What to watch at the Olympics today: Gymnastics, golf, 3×3 basketball, swimming

5 events to watch today… 🤸‍♀️ Men’s gymnastics: Team USA’s Sam Mikulak and Brody Malone compete in the individual all-around final. Coverage starts at 6:15…

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