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Florida, Kentucky judges block states from enforcing abortion bans

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June 30 (Reuters) – Judges in Florida and Kentucky on Thursday moved to block those states from enforcing bans or restrictions on abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court last week overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that had established a nationwide right to it. In Tallahassee, Florida, Circuit Court......

Walgreens keeps forecast as waning COVID vaccine demand weighs

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June 30 (Reuters) – Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O)on Thursday maintained its full-year earnings forecast due to declining COVID vaccinations, even as the drugstore retailer beat quarterly estimates on the back of strength in its UK-based Boots business. Shares of the second-biggest U.S. drugstore retailer by store count fell 4%......

Macau COVID infections rise as spread extends to medics, police

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People queue for mass coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing in Macau, China June 19, 2022. REUTERS/John Mak Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, June 30 (Reuters) – Authorities in the world’s biggest gambling hub Macau are scrambling to contain the city’s biggest coronavirus outbreak since the......

Clearlake Capital explores sale of Team Technologies for more than $1 bln – sources

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NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – Private equity firm Clearlake Capital Group is exploring a sale of medical products manufacturer Team Technologies Inc for more than $1 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Clearlake Capital is working with an investment bank on a sale process for......

U.S. FDA classifies recall of GE’s ventilator batteries as most serious

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June 28 (Reuters) – U.S. health regulators on Tuesday classified the recall of some backup batteries of GE Healthcare’s ventilators, which the company had initiated in mid-April, as the most serious type, saying that their use could lead to injuries or death. The CARESCAPE R860 ventilator’s backup batteries, including replacement......

Amazon places purchase limit on emergency contraceptive pills

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June 28 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has placed a temporary purchase limit of three units per week on emergency contraceptive pills, the company said on Tuesday. The move comes days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized women’s constitutional right to......

Boost for luxury London property prices as Russians locked in

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LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) – The war in Ukraine is making it hard for even unsanctioned Russians to sell exclusive residential property in Britain, adding to a shortage of supply that has helped drive up house prices in prime locations, real estate sources say. Russian oligarchs, Middle Eastern oil barons......

Akzo Nobel names Poux-Guillaume as new chief executive

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Cans of Dulux paint, an Akzo Nobel brand, are seen on the shelves of a hardware store near Manchester, Britain, April 24, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 28 (Reuters) – Dulux paint maker Akzo Nobel (AKZO.AS) has named French businessman Gregoire......

Toshiba board gains two directors from activist funds in historic shift

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TOKYO, June 28 (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp (6502.T) shareholders voted in two board directors from activist hedge fund investors at its annual general meeting on Tuesday – an inclusion that is expected to add momentum to its exploration of potential buyout deals. Nabeel Bhanji, a senior portfolio manager at Elliott......

U.S. appeals court vacates federal vaccine mandate pending additional hearing

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WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court panel said on Monday it would convene a full panel to reconsider President Joe Biden’s executive order requiring civilian federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and set aside the order pending that hearing. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the......

Roe v Wade ruling disproportionately hurts Black women, experts say

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WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a constitutional right to an abortion is expected to have a disproportionate impact on Black women and other women of color, who have traditionally faced overwhelming costs and logistical obstacles in obtaining reproductive healthcare, experts said. The reversal......

In post-Roe U.S., abortion providers seek licenses across state lines

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June 25 (Reuters) – Jennifer Kerns, a California physician, will soon also practice 1,800 miles away at an abortion clinic in Kansas, where women from nearby states in the Midwest with bans on the procedure are expected to seek care. Abortion clinics and providers say Kerns is among dozens of......

Biden ‘respects’ Supreme Court despite abortion ruling, White House says

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks before signing S. 2938: Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law from the Roosevelt Room at the White House, in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, June 25 (Reuters) – President Joe......

Taliban appeal for more aid after deadly Afghanistan earthquake

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KABUL, June 25 (Reuters) – Vital medical supplies reached hospitals on Saturday in the remote area of Afghanistan hit by an earthquake that killed more than 1,000 people this week, as the country’s Taliban government appealed for more international aid. Authorities have called off the search for survivors in the......

U.S. FDA halts sales of Juul e-cigarettes in nicotine crackdown

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June 23 (Reuters) – The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday blocked Juul Labs Inc from selling its e-cigarettes in the United States, potentially dealing a fatal blow to the once high-flying San Francisco company. Following a nearly two-year-long review of scientific and public health data submitted by the company,......

U.S. COVID vaccines start to roll out for young children

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June 21 (Reuters) – The United States has begun distributing COVID vaccines for children as young as six months around the country, and availability of the shots will improve in the coming days, according to White House COVID-19 response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha. U.S. regulators authorized Moderna Inc’s (MRNA.O) two-dose......

Some Omicron sub-variants escaping antibodies from Sinopharm shot – Chinese study

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A vial labelled “Sinopharm COVID-19 Vaccine” is seen in this illustration taken January 16, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, June 21 (Reuters) – A small Chinese study detailed in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal showed neutralising antibodies against some Omicron sub-variants were......

As Thailand greenlights cannabis, patients welcome cheaper supplies

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A customer holds up a piece of cannabis at the Highland Cafe, after it was removed from the narcotics list under Thai law, in Bangkok, Thailand, June 9, 2022. Picture taken June 9, 2022. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BANGKOK, June 20 (Reuters) –......

COVID vaccine rollout for U.S. children close after CDC panel vote

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Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 18 (Reuters) – A panel of advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention......

Sony, Honda sign JV to sell electric cars by 2025

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June 17 (Reuters) – Japan’s Sony (6758.T) and Honda Motor (7267.T) on Thursday officially agreed to an equally owned joint venture that will start selling electric cars in 2025. Honda, like bigger rival Toyota Motor (7203.T), has been slower to shift to electric vehicles (EV) than global automakers and is......

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