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McConnell cites experience with polio in ad pushing Kentuckians to get vaccinated

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The 60-second ad, narrated by the highest-ranking Republican in the Senate, began airing on Thursday morning, according to a source familiar with the plans, who also said that this is just the first part of a larger effort that......

Fed says economy continues to ‘strengthen,’ cites progress on bond taper goals

Reuters
Fed to release policy statement at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) Officials expected to continue bond-buying taper debate Fed’s Powell scheduled to hold news briefing WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. economic recovery remains on track despite a rise in coronavirus infections, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday in......

Scalise cites delta variant for decision to be vaccinated on Sunday

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lexi Lonas House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseSix takeaways: What the FEC reports tell us about the midterm elections Controversy equals cash for Greene, Gaetz House Republicans post record fundraising ahead of midterms MORE (R-La.) cited the......

TD says U.S. online banking glitch fixed, cites service provider issues

Reuters
A Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) sign is seen outside of a branch in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo TORONTO, July 15 (Reuters) – Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD.TO)has resolved technical problems caused by issues at a service provider, that affected its U.S. customers and employees on Thursday, the Canadian......

Fed’s Kaplan cites real estate excesses as one reason to start tapering purchases

CNBC Real Estate
Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan cited potential excesses in the housing market and other inflation signs as an indication that the central bank should start slowly pulling back on its asset purchase program. With the Fed still buying at least $120 billion in bonds each month, a total that......

Osaka to skip news conferences at French Open, cites mental health

Reuters
Four-times Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka on Wednesday said she will not take questions from the press at this year’s French Open, saying the nature of news conferences puts an undue burden on players’ mental health. Players can be fined up to $20,000 for skipping a media conference at Grand......

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter abruptly resigns, cites ‘certain personal matters’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo, Oklahoma Attorney Gen. Mike Hunter speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City. Sue Ogrocki | AP Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter on Wednesday said he would resign, citing the risk of distractions......

Ghislaine Maxwell seeks to dismiss new indictment, cites prosecutors’ overreach

Reuters
Ghislaine Maxwell has urged a U.S. judge to throw out the criminal case alleging she procured four teenage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse, accusing prosecutors of overreaching in an effort to “get” her. In a filing made public on Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, Maxwell’s lawyers said......

Pfizer CEO opposes U.S. call to waive Covid vaccine patents, cites manufacturing and safety issues

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sergeant Jennifer Callender (L) of the Illinois Air National Guard administers a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to Virginia Persha at a vaccination center established at the Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, on February 3, 2021. Kamil Krzaczynski | AFP |......

Societe Generale cites ‘remarkable’ equity trading activity as it smashes expectations in the first quarter

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A logo outside a Societe Generale SA bank branch in Paris, France. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — French bank Societe Generale reported a “record” quarter for its trading division, helping it beat analyst expectations for the first......

Outside group cites Senate Ethics Committee rebuke of Larry Craig in pushing for probe of Blackburn

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The two situations are markedly different — namely that Craig pleaded guilty for disorderly conduct following a 2007 bathroom sex sting. But a left-leaning outside group sees a direct comparison to the two episodes, accusing Blackburn of also using......

Boeing cites risks in design of newest Airbus jet

Reuters
PARIS (Reuters) – Boeing Co has raised concerns over the design of arch-rival Airbus’ newest narrow-body jet, the A321XLR, saying a novel type of fuel tank could pose fire risks. FILE PHOTO: An Airbus A321 neo flies during a flying display at the first day of the 52nd Paris Air......

Henry leaves Montreal, cites family reasons

ESPN
Thierry Henry signed a two-year deal to coach Montreal in November. David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry has stepped down as coach of MLS side CF Montreal, the club announced Thursday. “It is with a heavy heart that I’ve decided to take this decision,” Henry said in a......

Clemson’s Foster retires, cites asthma, COVID-19

ESPN
Clemson defensive end Justin Foster announced his retirement Wednesday, saying that a combination of asthma, allergies and COVID-19 have made it impossible to return to the field. “The decision came after months of recovery and treatment, which required asking a lot of difficult questions about my future,” Foster, a senior,......

ND opts out of EA Sports game for now, cites NIL

ESPN
One of the biggest brand names in college football isn’t yet sure whether it wants to be included in the revitalized EA Sports college football video game when it returns to market. University of Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said his school will not provide its name, logos and......

U.S. commission cites ‘moral imperative’ to explore AI weapons

Reuters
By Jeffrey Dastin, Paresh Dave (Reuters) – The United States should not agree to ban the use or development of autonomous weapons powered by artificial intelligence (AI) software, a government-appointed panel said in a draft report for Congress. FILE PHOTO: Activists from the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, a coalition......

U.S. health secretary Azar resigns, cites Capitol attack: CNN

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has resigned, citing last week’s attack on the Capitol, CNN reported on Friday. (This story removes Friday as day of resignation.) Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham Source – For more click here To Return to the......

U.S. health secretary Azar resigns, cites Capitol attack: CNN

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has resigned, citing last week’s attack on the Capitol, CNN reported on Friday. (This story removes Friday as day of resignation.) Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham Source – For more click here To Return to the......

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