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Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others pause political contributions after U.S. Capitol riot

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019. Erin Scott | Reuters Tech companies including Facebook, Google and Microsoft announced Monday they are pausing contributions from their political action......

N.B.A. Says ‘No Plans to Pause the Season’ as Virus Cases Increase

New York Times
Sopan Deb The N.B.A. postponed a game on Sunday night between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics when the Heat did not have enough available players because of the league’s coronavirus health and safety protocols. It was the second game of the season postponed after the protocols left a......

Brazil real on pause in coming weeks, focus on vaccination progress: Reuters poll

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FILE PHOTO: Brazilian Real and U.S. dollar notes are pictured at a currency exchange office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in this September 10, 2015 photo illustration. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Brazil’s real will likely stay on pause in coming weeks around the mid-point of its recent wide......

Sources: Vols put pause on deals amid inquiry

ESPN
Tennessee officials haven’t extended the contracts of assistant football coaches and have paused hiring coaches for vacancies, as the Volunteers continue to investigate whether recruiting violations occurred within the program, sources told ESPN on Thursday. Earlier this week, the university announced it had hired attorneys Mike Glazier and Kyle Skillman......

Flash Invaders: Another Game for a World on Pause

New York Times
“It’s so satisfying when I take a picture and hear the little sound,” Ms. de la Rochefordière said. There are over 1,000 mosaics in Paris, where the first pixelated alien invaded the Bastille neighborhood in 1996. The retro tiles have long rewarded attentive Parisians with interludes of color in the......

No. 2 Baylor on pause again; 2 games postponed

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Baylor, the No. 2-ranked team in the country, is pausing men’s basketball team activities because of COVID-19 protocols, the school announced Saturday. The Bears’ games against Texas on Sunday and Tarleton State on Tuesday have been postponed. “This is a disappointing time for everyone involved with our program, but we......

Next stimulus package may extend student loan payment pause until May

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here It appears that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are in favor of extending the student loan forbearance. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images Student loan borrowers may not have to worry about their monthly bills until at least May......

Hospitals ask state to extend 3-week ‘pause’ to curb COVID-19 cases

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Michigan’s hospital association urged the state to extend a three-week pause set to expire Wednesday, arguing that the closure of indoor restaurant dining and in-person high school classes is “slowly stabilizing the spread of COVID-19 and leading to stabilized......

Education Department extends student loan payment pause for 42 million borrowers amid Covid crisis

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos attends the “Getting America’s Children Safely Back to School” event in the State Room of the white House in Washington, DC, on August 12, 2020. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images U.S. Department of Education......

Whitmer coy on whether she’ll extend ‘pause’ after next week

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday addressed an interim report on the Michigan COVID-19 Task Force on Racial Disparities, but would not provide a direct answer to the question of whether she would extend the three-week pause on economic activity......

Gretchen Whitmer won’t budge on ending three-week ‘pause’ in Michigan

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday she will not budge on relaxing the shutdown orders mandated by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Those orders were enacted two weeks ago by MDHHS Director Robert Gordon for a......

Asian shares slip as investors pause for breath after massive rally

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Asian shares dipped slightly on Thursday as the hot run up in global markets took a breather, with investors switching their focus from vaccine hopes to disappointing U.S. jobs data and new COVID-19 lockdowns. FILE PHOTO: A men wearing a mask walk at the Shanghai Stock Exchange......

Zagat and Michelin Hit Pause on New York City Guides

New York Times
Restaurant ratings traditionally land in November, with the annual release of the latest guides from Michelin and Zagat. Not this year. Both companies have put their 2021 New York guides on hold, and both are pivoting in other directions. “We’ve postponed the New York guide until there’s a recovery,” Gwendal......

Japan health experts urge pause in domestic travel campaign as COVID-19 cases surge

Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese health experts said the government should consider pausing its domestic travel campaign in some regions amid a record surge in COVID-19 cases and as the nation heads into a holiday weekend. FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks walk on the street, amid the coronavirus disease......

Trump campaign asks federal court to pause vote counting in Philadelphia

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Trump team asked a federal court to pause vote counting in Philadelphia over claims that poll watchers from the campaign and the Pennsylvania Republican Party were not being allowed to observe the ongoing vote count properly in the......

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