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House launches probe into intelligence failures preceding Capitol insurrection

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “The Committees will conduct robust oversight to understand what warning signs may have been missed, determine whether there were systemic failures, and consider how to best address countering domestic violent extremism, including remedying any gaps in legislation or policy,” they......

UnitedHealth launches employer virtual primary care service

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this arranged photo, a UnitedHealth Group health insurance card is seen in a wallet in this picture illustration October 14, 2019. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters UnitedHealthcare is expanding its telehealth offerings for employers with a new virtual primary care......

Justice Department launches webpage tracking individuals charged in Capitol riot

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo The Justice Department’s Office of Public Affairs on Thursday launched a new webpage listing every defendant facing charges in Washington, D.C., over their alleged roles in last week’s violent pro-Trump riot at the Capitol.  The page lists......

NBCUniversal launches NBCU Academy, a journalism training program across the U.S.

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Comcast‘s NBCUniversal News Group on Thursday announced NBCU Academy, a journalism training and development program that’s set to partner with 17 academic institutions across the U.S. The NBCU Academy launch comes about half a year after Comcast committed to spending......

Alibaba’s Cainiao launches container booking service, cites global cargo woes

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FILE PHOTO: Cainiao’s logo, Alibaba’s logistics unit, is seen at the warehouse in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, China October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Alibaba Group’s Cainiao launched a container booking service for air and sea freight on Thursday, and said the move was in response to a global......

Trump’s EPA launches surprise attack on Biden’s climate rules

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Environmentalists quickly condemned the rule — first reported by POLITICO — as a parting gift to polluters. “EPA is perverting the Clean Air Act to ensure that no industry other than the power sector ever has to cut its climate......

Justin Bibb Formally Launches 2021 Cleveland Mayoral Campaign

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Citing an urgent need for a new generation of leaders at City Hall, 33-year-old nonprofit executive Justin Bibb formally launched his 2021 Cleveland Mayoral campaign Tuesday afternoon. “From the streets to the boardroom, I’ll never stop fighting for Cleveland,” Bibb said in his announcement materials. “I love this city and......

SoftBank launches blank-check company to join SPAC craze

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SoftBank Group Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son speaks during a press conference on November 6, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Tomohiro Ohsumi | Getty Images SoftBank Group filed to launch a special purpose acquisition company on Monday, saying......

Pour Coffee Launches E-Commerce Site for True Coffee Lovers

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click to enlarge When it opened in 2013, Pour Cleveland quickly earned a place in the hearts of coffee connoisseurs thanks to its dedication to quality. Since then, Pour and owner Charlie Eisenstat introduced coffee drinkers to international roasters like Five Elephant, Koppi, Coffee Collective and La Cabra – products......

SpaceX launches secret NRO satellite, its record-setting 26th launch of the year

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here SpaceX closed out a record year by launching its 26th Falcon 9 rocket Saturday, the second in less than a week, to put a classified National Reconnaissance Office satellite into orbit. The NROL-108 payload was a surprise late addition......

HBO Max launches on Roku Thursday

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here (L-R) TNT, TBS, truTV, HBO & HBO Max Content Acquisition EVP Michael Quigley, HBO Max CCO and TNT, TBS, & truTV President Kevin Reilly and HBO Max Head of Original Content Sarah Aubrey appear onstage during the HBO Max executive......

Amazon Halo fitness tracker, which measures body fat and listens to you, launches for everyone

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Halo app and band Source: Amazon Amazon‘s health and fitness tracker is now available for anyone to purchase.  The Halo band costs $99.99, provides access to the Halo app and comes with a six-month subscription to accompanying health services. Amazon......

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