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Congress ends its year under shadow of COVID-19

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cristina Marcos Lawmakers are rushing to wrap up end-of-year legislative business as they return to Washington this week by passing bills to prevent a government shutdown, renew defense programs and provide coronavirus relief — all while trying to avoid......

Unilever single-minded about challenges ahead as dual-headed era ends

LONDON (Reuters) – Unilever’s Dutch shares will trade in Amsterdam for the last time on Friday, before a unification of the group’s dual-headed structure that aims to put the consumer goods maker on a better footing to cope with an uncertain future. FILE PHOTO: The company logo for Unilever in......

EasyJet says domestic bookings rise as England lockdown ends

FILE PHOTO: An Easyjet Airbus A319 plane is seen at Luton Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Luton, Britain, June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs LONDON (Reuters) – British airline easyJet said domestic bookings for December had risen significantly this week compared to last week after news that......

UW-Minnesota cancellation ends 113-year streak

Wisconsin‘s home football game Saturday has been canceled after Minnesota paused all team-related activities as it responds to positive COVID-19 cases in the program. The game will not be rescheduled, per Big Ten policy, and will be ruled a no contest. It’s the Badgers’ third game to be canceled this......

Thompson ends Cavs run, agrees to join Celtics

Tristan Thompson has agreed to a deal with the Boston Celtics, his agent told Yahoo Sports. The Celtics also agreed with free-agent guard Jeff Teague on a one-year deal, his agent, JR Hensley, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Thompson leaves the Cavaliers after an eight-season run with Cleveland, which drafted him......

Pfizer ends its COVID-19 vaccine trial with a 95% success rate

(Reuters) – Final results from Pfizer Inc’s PFE.N COVID-19 vaccine trial showed its shot had a 95% success rate and two months of safety data, paving the way for the drugmaker to apply for an emergency U.S. authorization within days, it said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Pfizer’s logo is reflected......

2020 election ends at same electoral vote as 2016 — 306 to 232, with Trump losing this time

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The 2020 electoral vote has ended up exactly the same as the 2016 electoral vote. Only this time, President Trump is on the losing side. CBS News on Friday projected the final tally for the presidential race as 306 electoral......

Wall Street ends sharply lower as pandemic fears resurge

(Reuters) – Wall Street ended sharply lower on Thursday as U.S. coronavirus infections surged and investors weighed the timeline for the mass rollout of an effective vaccine. FILE PHOTO: Numbers showing the state of the Dow Jones Industrial Average are displayed above the floor after the closing bell at the......

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 10: Tight Ends – Sleepers, Fades, Matchups, DFS Bargains

Sports Illustrated
Week 10 Start ‘Em: Tight Ends Byes: Chiefs, Cowboys, Falcons, Jets Start of the Week T.J. Hockenson vs. Football Team: Hockenson continues to produce nice totals for fantasy fans, as he hauled in five of eight targets and scored a touchdown in last week’s loss to the Vikings. He has......

Palestinian held by Israel ends hunger strike after 103 days

FILE PHOTO: Maher Al-Akhras, 49, a Palestinian who began a hunger strike 79 days ago against his detention without charge by Israel, lies in a hospital bed in Rehovot, Israel October 13, 2020. Taghreed Al-Akhras/Handout via REUTERS. RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – A Palestinian on Friday ended a 103-day hunger......

As Voting Ends, Battle Intensifies Over Which Ballots Will Count

New York Times
With the election coming to a close, the Trump and Biden campaigns, voting rights organizations and conservative groups are raising money and dispatching armies of lawyers for what could become a state-by-state, county-by-county legal battle over which ballots will ultimately be counted. The deployments — involving hundreds of lawyers on......

Walmart ends contract with robotics company, opts for human workers instead, report says

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A shopper is seen wearing a mask while shopping at a Walmart store, in North Brunswick, New Jersey, July 20, 2020. Eduardo Munoz | Reuters At some Walmart stores, robots have roamed the sales floors and helped check if shelves......

NYT: DOJ Ends Civil Rights Investigation of Tamir Rice Killing After Years of Delays and Dysfunction

click to enlarge The New York Times late last week reported that a years-long effort by some in the Department of Justice to conduct a civil rights investigation into the killing of Tamir Rice by Cleveland police officers was ignored both under the Obama and Trump administrations, was plagued by......

New York Gov. Cuomo ends coronavirus quarantine list, requires travelers to get tested instead

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ending a requirement for travelers from places with a high......

2020 Census: Ohio’s Count Ends, But Work Remains

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The 2020 Census count is officially over, but advocacy organizations in Ohio say they still have work to do to ensure all Ohio families are properly accounted for. The Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio has helped guide census outreach efforts through the Ohio Census Advocacy Coalition for more than......

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