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Pfizer says Israel data shows third Covid shot restores protection from infection to 95% as it makes case to FDA for boosters

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A man receives his third dose of COVID19 vaccine at Sheba Medical Center on July 14, 2021 in Ramat Gan, Israel. Amir Levy | Getty Images A third dose of Pfizer‘s Covid vaccine six months after a second shot restores......

New York extends eviction protection for renters until Jan. 15

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A crowd of supporters including elected officials, legal professionals and concerned neighbors gathered to attempt to stop an illegal eviction of a resident in Bushwick, Brooklyn during the State mandated moratorium due to the pandemic, August 8, 2020. Erik McGregor | LightRocket | Getty Images New York State lawmakers have......

Consumer protection agency looks to increase transparency for small business loans

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a rule Wednesday to raise transparency around loans for small businesses. If finalized, the federal agency’s rule would require lenders to collect and report more data about credit applications......

With national eviction protection gone, applying for rental assistance is key. Here’s what you need to know

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Jianbi Chen | iStock | Getty Images Now that struggling renters are no longer protected by a national ban on evictions, it has become even more pressing for those households to get approved for federal rental assistance. Congress has allocated more than $45 billion in rental assistance to address the......

Sununu signs PFAS water protection bills for New Hampshire

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Christian Wade, The Center Square Gov. Chris Sununu has signed several bills aimed at reducing ‘forever chemicals’ and other contamination in New Hampshire’s drinking water systems. Topping the raft of legislation signed by Sununu is HB 236 , which......

Pritzker says school closures possible if vaccine protection wanes

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kevin Bessler, The Center Square Gov. J.B. Pritzker said new restrictions could be coming if COVID-19 cases continue to rise, but closing schools wouldn’t be his first choice for reducing the spread of the virus. During a news conference......

Data protection ‘shake-up’ takes aim at cookie pop-ups

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In the official announcement, the government said it will prioritise making new “data adequacy” partnerships that will allow it to send people’s personal data internationally, to places such as the United States, Korea, Singapore, Dubai and Colombia, among others. BBC – For more and to sign up click here...

China passes major data protection law as regulatory scrutiny on tech sector intensifies

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Chinese mobile phone user in Shanghai. China has passed the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), which lays out for the first time a comprehensive set of rules around data collection. Qi Yang | Moment | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China......

Desperate Afghan Women Wait for U.S. Protection, as Promised

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WASHINGTON — Even as they cling to hope of being rescued by the American government, Afghan women who worked with the United States over the past 20 years are destroying any hint of that association — shredding documents written in English, deleting social media apps and then burying their cellphones.......

U.S. will begin wide distribution of Covid booster shots next month, saying vaccine protection wanes over time

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A pharmacist administers a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a customer at a pharmacy in Livonia, Michigan, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. Emily Elconin | Bloomberg | Getty Images The United States will begin widely distributing......

EXCLUSIVE Apple’s child protection features spark concern within its own ranks -sources

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The Apple Inc. logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 12 (Reuters) – A backlash over Apple’s move to scan U.S. customer phones and computers for child sex abuse......

China urges automakers to strengthen data protection

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Newly manufactured cars are seen at a port in Dalian, Liaoning province, China April 10, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS BEIJING, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The Chinese government has asked automakers to strengthen data protection and store locally generated key data in the country. Automakers need to get regulatory approval......

Op-ed: Real estate investment trusts may provide inflation protection for investors

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Billy Hustace | Corbis Documentary | Getty Images After being hobbled by the pandemic recession, real estate investment trusts are rebounding rapidly, and the economic recovery isn’t the only thing driving growth this year. Share prices are rising from demand rooted in investor concerns about inflation and the potential for......

Despite national protection expiring, some states will continue banning evictions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bill Oxford | iStock | Getty Images State protections still in effect To begin, at least four states – Massachusetts, Nevada, New York and Oregon – are temporarily banning evictions of those with a pending rental assistance application. If you......

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