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August 2, 2021

Equinox and SoulCycle to require proof of vaccination starting in September

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A person wears a protective face mask outside Equinox Sports Club and gym on the Upper West Side as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on August 16, 2020 in......

U.S. manufacturing growth cooling; bottlenecks starting to abate

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ISM manufacturing index decreases to 59.5 in July New orders measure falls, employment gauge rises WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – U.S. manufacturing activity grew at a slower pace in July for the second straight month as raw material shortages persisted, though there are signs of some easing in supply-chain bottlenecks.......

A Track Built for Speed Is Already Producing Records

New York Times
Tariq Panja TOKYO — The clock stationed just past the finish line flashed 10.60 seconds and the letters “NEW OR,” meaning “new Olympic record,” when Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica won the women’s 100 meters on Saturday night. Thompson-Herah had not only retained the 100-meter Olympic title she won in Rio......

Climate in the Infrastructure Bill: A substantial investment in resilience.

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As the United States staggers through another year of devastating wildfires, drought, storms and other calamities, the infrastructure bill before Congress would pour major resources into a response. The measure agreed to over the weekend includes billions of dollars to better prepare the country for the effects of global warming,......

Biden says bipartisan deal will solve the country’s lead problem. It won’t.

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “What’s needed is at least $45 billion to solve the problem of lead service lines. That, absolutely, is going to be necessary to resolve this issue,” said Erik Olson, head of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s health program. Olson and......

Cryptocurrency in the infrastructure bill: The industry won last-minute concessions.

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A last-minute lobbying push by the cryptocurrency industry to change language in the bipartisan infrastructure bill that was finalized over the weekend succeeded in scaling back some of the scrutiny that participants in the sector will face from the I.R.S. The final legislative text included some changes to alleviate concerns......

As COVID cases skyrocket, Missouri health workers battle misinformation among the unvaccinated

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here America’s COVID recovery is slipping away because of the Delta variant and those who still refuse to get vaccinated. On Friday, the U.S. recorded more than 194,000 new cases in a single day — the most since late January.......

Trump PACs paid lawyers nearly $8 million as he fought election results and impeachment

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Rally To Protect Our Elections conference on July 24, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Former President Donald Trump’s political action committees combined to spend just over $7.9 million......

Influencer Hayes Grier Arrested for Assault Causing “Serious Bodily Injury” – E! Online

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Influencer Hayes Grier was arrested in North Carolina last week after being accused of robbing and assaulting a man. According to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office’s… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

Stocks edge up, oil slides amid delta anxiety

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Stocks give back early trading gains but remain up midday Analyst sees Delta variant worries as likely exaggerated BOSTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday on optimism over government infrastructure spending and corporate earnings, even as oil prices slumped on broader macroeconomic fear and the spread......

Gov. Cuomo mandates vaccinations for transit workers as New York’s Covid cases surge

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference on May 10, 2021 in New York City. Mary Altaffer | Pool | Getty Images Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a vaccine mandate Monday for employees of New York’s MTA and......

Track and Field Has Already Injected Energy into the Olympics

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Greg Bishop Sign up for our free daily Olympics newsletter: Very Olympic Today. You’ll catch up on the top stories, smaller events, things you may have missed while you were sleeping and links to the best writing from SI’s reporters......

The World’s Best Pole Vaulter Gets More Swedish as He Goes

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Scott Cacciola and Jeré Longman TOKYO — Mondo Duplantis was a high school freshman when his life changed. A pole-vaulting prodigy from Lafayette, La., Duplantis was a couple of months from his first international competition, the 2015 world youth championships, when he received a recruiting call from a coach. The......

The Unique eye of Sports Illustrated Photographers.

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTgyODAwNDY5MzQzNjEwMjc1/butterfly.jpg SI Staff Veteran Sports Illustrated photographers Erick W. Rasco, Simon Bruty and Kohjiro Kinno follow the world-renowned athletes around Tokyo and capture the extraordinary moments throughout the games. Men’s Swimming Competitors dive into the water at the start of the 200m Butterfly Semi-Final at the Tokyo Aquatics Center. Velodrome......

MLB Power Rankings: Deadline Shakes Up Pecking Order

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Kevin Sousa/USA TODAY Sports As the baseball world continues to regain its bearings following a dizzying trade deadline, we have serious business to tend to. These power rankings are all fun and games for the first part of the season, but with the calendar flipped to August, we’re now entering......

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