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I spend 5 hours a day staring at my iPhone — here’s how to measure and control your phone addiction

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here My iPhone tells me I spend an average of 5 hours a day looking at it. That’s crazy, considering I also spend about 10 hours sitting at my computer. I have a baby at home, and I’ve started to feel......

China pledges to deepen reform of disease control and prevention

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at the opening session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins BEIJING (Reuters) – China will improve the system for responding to public health emergencies and providing emergency supplies, the......

Analysis: Global bond rout puts BOJ’s yield curve control in spotlight

TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan’s success in controlling the shape of the bond market’s yield curve could tempt other central banks to consider deploying similar tactics as they grapple with a rise in borrowing costs that could cripple their economies. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask......

Art Cashin expects more stock pain as traders worry about Fed losing control of bond market

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Longtime trader Art Cashin told CNBC on Friday that investors should brace themselves for a period of stock market volatility as Wall Street digests rising bond yields. “You have to be very careful. There is a fine line. If the......

Biden Seeks More Control Over Postal Service With New Appointments

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WASHINGTON — President Biden on Wednesday announced three nominees to fill vacant seats on the Postal Service’s board of governors, a move to increase Democratic influence on the future of the beleaguered agency. If the nominees are confirmed by the Senate, Democrats and Democratic appointees would gain a majority on......

UK Treasury to control Wales’ ‘levelling up’ fund cash

On Wednesday, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Stephen Barclay said that communities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland would benefit from “at least £800m” of investment by the UK government for town centre and high street regeneration, local transport, cultural and heritage projects. BBC – For more and to sign......

Republican Arkansas governor: Give control of vaccine distribution to states

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here John Bowden Arkansas Gov. Asa HutchinsonAsa HutchinsonSunday shows preview: CDC school reopening guidance stirs debate; Texas battles winter freeze Arkansas state senator says he’s leaving Republican Party Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin drops gubernatorial campaign, to run for attorney......

Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Not all abortions with misoprostol are this painful or risky. Doctors recommend that women take misoprostol with another drug, mifepristone, which prepares the body for the process, making the procedure easier. But mifepristone is difficult to find in......

Janet Jackson’s “Control” Album Soars On Charts in Wake of Justin Timberlake Apology

Janet Jackson got more than an apology from Justin Timberlake … she got a revival. Janet’s 1986 album, “Control,” has skyrocketed on the charts since Justin issued his mea culpa Friday over her 2004 Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction. As you know, she was skewered by critics, while Justin remained silent......

U.S. extends sole nuclear arms control agreement with Russia

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden (L) and President Vladimir Putin. Getty Images WASHINGTON –The Biden administration has extended a crucial nuclear weapons treaty with Russia for five more years, America’s top diplomat announced Wednesday. The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or New......

Trump stocks new PAC with tens of millions as he bids to retain control of GOP

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The money in Trump’s PAC, detailed in a new financial report filed with the Federal Election Commission on Sunday evening, was largely raised via grassroots fundraising appeals pleading for help with legal challenges aimed at the 2020 election results. But......

Democrats reintroduce $15 minimum wage bill with unified control of Congress, White House

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Demonstrators participate in a protest outside of McDonald’s corporate headquarters on January 15, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest was part of a nationwide effort calling for minimum wage to be raised to $15-per-hour. Scott Olson | Getty Images Democrats......

3 new Democratic senators sworn in, flipping control of the Senate

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Earlier this month, Georgia elected two Democrats — the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff — to the US Senate, flipping the chamber. Warnock, the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, and Ossoff were joined on Wednesday......

Democrats officially control the Senate after final members are sworn in

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Schumer, who was minority leader for four years, will be also be the first Jewish majority leader. And Ossoff and Warnock are the first Jewish and Black senators, respectively, to represent Georgia, which hasn’t sent a Democrat to the Senate......

Democrats take narrow control of U.S. Senate as three new members sworn in

By Patricia Zengerle, Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats took control of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday when Vice President Kamala Harris swore in three new members to give the party a narrow grip on both houses of Congress as well as the White House for the first time in......

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