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COVID-19 deaths create work overload for funeral homes

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Funeral directors say they’ve been inundated with extra work, forcing their staff to work longer hours than usual. The rise in demand has been particularly tough on family-owned funeral homes in small or rural communities. Source link To Return......

Trump to depart White House hours before Biden inauguration, flying Air Force One to Mar-a-Lago last time

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Donald Trump salutes as he boards Air Force One at Valley International Airport after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border wall, in Harlingen, Texas, January 12, 2021. Carlos Barria | Reuters WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is expected to depart......

Short-handed Rockets win after ‘crazy 48 hours’

ESPN
The short-handed Houston Rockets were good enough Thursday night to win their first game after James Harden’s trade request was granted. The Rockets, who had only nine available players due to injuries and the pending arrivals of newcomers, capped what first-year coach Stephen Silas called “a crazy 48 hours” with......

Stripe and PayPal halt payments for Trump’s campaign and supporters: CNBC After Hours

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day’s top business news headlines. In the wake of last week’s deadly riots in the Capitol, CNBC’s Kate Rooney explains how the backlash from payment processors like Stripe, PayPal, and Shopify could be more......

Nearly $170 billion wiped off cryptocurrency market in 24 hours as bitcoin pulls back

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A visual representation of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin on November 20, 2018 in London, England. Jordan Mansfield | Getty Images News | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — Bitcoin and other digital coins tanked on Monday wiping off some $170 billion from......

Congress resumes process to confirm Biden win, hours after Trump supporters storm Capitol

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Congress on Wednesday night resumed the process of counting electoral votes and confirming President-elect Joe Biden‘s victory, hours after swarms of President Donald Trump‘s supporters broke into the U.S. Capitol and derailed the proceedings. The leaders of both the Republican......

Capitol deemed secure, hours after a mob stormed building and halted Congress’s electoral count.

New York Times
And later on Wednesday evening, former President George W. Bush was also among the high-profile Republicans who sharply condemned what he called “mayhem” and a “violent assault on the Capitol.” “This is how election results are disputed in a banana republic — not our democratic republic,” he said in a......

Hours before Georgia’s polls open, Trump focuses on a different election: ‘There’s no way we lost.’

New York Times
Georgians head to the polls today for a critical election that will determine whether Republicans retain control of the Senate, just a day after President Trump and President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. converged on the state to campaign for their party’s candidates. Mr. Trump on Monday appeared alongside the Republican......

Vegas RB Jacobs arrested for DUI hours after win

ESPN
LAS VEGAS — Josh Jacobs, the Las Vegas Raiders‘ Pro Bowl running back, was arrested on a DUI charge early Monday morning, hours after the team returned from a season-finale victory at the Denver Broncos. Jacobs, 22, was arrested after Las Vegas Metropolitan Police responded to a single-vehicle crash near......

France’s new coronavirus cases up 19,348 over 24 hours

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Medical staff members work in the ICU where patients suffering from the coronavirus are treated at the Pasteur hospital in Nice, France, November 27, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – The French health ministry reported 19,348 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours on Friday, slightly......

How China’s economy bounced back one year after first Covid warning: CNBC After Hours

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day’s top business news headlines. On today’s show, CNBC’s Eunice Yoon reports from Beijing on the state of life and commerce in China exactly one year after a Wuhan doctor first raised a flag......

Boeing’s 737 Max jet is flying passengers again two years after fatal crashes: CNBC After Hours

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day’s top business news headlines. On today’s show, CNBC’s Phil LeBeau gets a seat on the very first 737 Max commercial flight in nearly two years, after fatal crashes led to a worldwide grounding.......

Hiker falls more than 100 feet to cliff ledge, is rescued hours later

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A Utah hiker who fell more than 100 feet to a cliff ledge over the weekend was stuck there for hours before being rescued, authorities said. Salt Lake City Fire Capt. Tony Stowe said the 29-year-old man was hiking......

Google and Facebook face antitrust reckoning — here’s what could happen in 2021: CNBC After Hours

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CNBC.com’s MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day’s top business news headlines. On today’s show, a former FTC attorney reflects on the flurry of antitrust cases against tech companies like Google and Facebook and looks ahead to more action in 2021.......

France records 20,262 more COVID-19 cases, 159 more deaths in last 24 hours

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A medical worker, wearing a protective suit and face mask, administers a nasal swab to a patient at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing centre in Le Bignon, France, December 22, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe PARIS (Reuters) – France registered 20,262 new, confirmed COVID-19 cases and 159 more related deaths......

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