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Elon Musk says Tesla has begun delivering first semi trucks, and Pepsi is the first customer

Elon Musk announced Thursday that Tesla is rolling out its long-awaited all-electric Semi trucks. The big picture: The first shipment of the Tesla Semi, which…

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Exclusive: HHS partners with U.S. men’s soccer team to promote updated COVID vaccines

The Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with the U.S. national men’s soccer team to promote vaccinations with the updated COVID-19 shot, which…

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Fed chair Jay Powell explains America’s worker shortage

America’s worker shortage has puzzled employers, consumers and economists since the pandemic began to ease. When Axios asked U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh last fall,…

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Rail strike likely averted as labor bills head to Senate

A railroad worker strike likely won’t happen now that Congress has stepped in. But a key sticking point in the standoff — whether the more than…

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Fed chair Powell: No “clear progress” toward lower inflation

Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday said there isn’t yet “clear progress” that decades-high inflation has turned a corner, despite rapid interest rate increases…

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Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin dies at 96

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, who rose to power after the Tiananmen Square protests and presided over years of explosive growth, died on Wednesday. He…

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Biden administration eyes border overhaul as Title 42 pandemic policy ends

Top U.S. officials are considering drastic measures — including barring some asylum seekers and surging prosecutions of illegal border crossings — in preparation for an end to…

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China’s lockdown protests and rising COVID leave Xi Jinping with ‘2 bad options’

Extraordinary street protests in some Chinese cities and campuses over the weekend put Xi Jinping’s controversial approach to the pandemic under the spotlight. (Image credit:…

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Why retiring Baby Boomers may make it harder to lower inflation

The baby boomers are hitting their retirement years, and that may make it more challenging — and economically costly — to lower inflation. Why it…

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The fight against China’s COVID-era censorship

Amid an unprecedented swell of public anger against the Chinese government, internet users in China are racing to screenshot and repost content related to the…

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Axios Finish Line: Gifts that cost nothing

This article originally appeared in Axios Finish Line, our nightly newsletter on life, leadership and wellness. Sign up here. Inflation is driving up the cost…

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How a blank piece of paper became the symbol of China’s protests

Young people protesting harsh COVID-19 restrictions in China have held aloft the most innocuous of objects: a blank sheet of paper. The big picture: Blank…

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Beijing maintains zero-COVID policies despite unprecedented protests

Despite stunning nationwide protests, China’s government is sticking with the zero-COVID policies that have rocked the economy and deeply damaged people’s trust. Why it matters:…

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China faces dilemma in unwinding zero-COVID

China is facing an increasingly precarious situation as new COVID cases soar and the population seems to be hitting a breaking point with the government’s…

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More than 3,000 flights delayed amid Thanksgiving travel rush

More than 3,000 flights into or out of the U.S. have been delayed as of Sunday afternoon, on what is expected to be one of…

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Protests erupt in China over COVID lockdown restrictions

Public outrage over new COVID lockdown restrictions has fueled rare protests within China, with residents demanding the government to lift restrictions ahead of schedule. Driving…

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China’s COVID storm

A new COVID calamity is hammering China, with a surge in infections prompting a return of lockdowns, including in some manufacturing areas that supply the…

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Trudeau defends use of emergency powers to quell trucker protests

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his decision earlier this year to invoke emergency powers to quell protests against the country’s COVID-19 public health restrictions while…

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What to know: COVID-19, RSV and the flu in children

There’s nothing novel about a child coming home from school in November with a runny and stuffy nose or a cough. But for parents, the…

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The hidden cost of Black Friday

The Black Friday chaos we used to see in storefronts and shopping malls has moved to logistics centers and warehouses all over the world: Hundreds…

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China locks down key iPhone city as daily COVID cases hit record high

China’s government locked down more areas Thursday as daily COVID-19 cases hit a record high. The big picture: Some 6.6 million people in the central…

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Five economic trends we’re grateful for

It’s been a dramatic year for economic news: high inflation, the fastest rate increases in decades, swooning markets and widespread recession fears. Yes, but: Surveying…

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