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Covid cases are rising in more than half of U.S. states, despite ramp-up in vaccinations

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Medical staff watch and advise walk-in patients who received their COVID-19 vaccination at a pop-up clinic at Western International High School on April 12, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Matthew Hatcher | Getty Images As U.S. Covid cases rise, the country......

U.S. sees rising Covid cases associated with youth sports, CDC director says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Youth Hockey has had more positive coronavirus cases than most sports nationwide. Adam Glanzman | The Washington Post | Getty Images The U.S. is seeing increasing reports of Covid-19 cases linked to youth sports, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention......

Carnival says bookings are rising at record pace, could switch home ports if US rules are too restrictive

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Carnival Cruise Line said Wednesday that it has seen a record level of bookings during the first quarter, up about 90% from fourth-quarter levels. In addition, current bookings for 2022 are higher than those made in 2019, before the pandemic,......

What we learned from NFL pro days: A coveted QB class, opt-out riddles and which prospects are rising

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No scouting combine. No in-person visits from prospects. No business as usual for those involved in the 2021 NFL draft. This is the second consecutive draft impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and teams have had little face-to-face time, scarce medical information, fewer games to review and just as many questions......

White House hits troubling pandemic crossroads as rising cases threaten progress

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here That shifted this week as a steady increase in cases — eerily reminiscent of the last three surges — took hold, worrying administration officials who fear a backslide. Fighting back tears, Walensky’s dramatic warning during Monday’s White House coronavirus......

Warren Buffett-backed electric automaker hit by rising battery costs, analysts trim price targets

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chinese battery and electric vehicle maker BYD shows off a model of its Han EV series at the 2020 Beijing auto show. Evelyn Cheng | CNBC BEIJING — Chinese electric car company BYD is feeling the hit of rising battery......

Biden boosts Michigan’s vaccine allocation amid rising cases

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Lansing — President Joe Biden’s administration is increasing Michigan’s vaccine allocation next week amid rising COVID-19 cases in the state, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office announced Tuesday evening. The White House has assigned 66,020 additional doses for Michigan’s shipment next......

Confidence in Covid-19 vaccination keeps rising significantly in the U.S., but pockets of resistance remain, a survey shows.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here As eligibility for Covid-19 vaccination rapidly expands to all adults in many states over the next month, a new poll shows a continuing increase in the number of Americans, particularly Black adults, who want to get vaccinated. But......

BOJ warns of rising credit costs among financial institutions

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask walks past the headquarters of Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan, May 22, 2020.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese financial institutions have seen credit costs rise this fiscal year due to uncertainty over the business......

Michigan’s COVID-19 hospitalizations rising at faster rate than in fall

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here The number of Michigan residents in hospitals with confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now increasing at a faster rate than it did in the fall before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shuttered indoor dining and suspended in-person high school classes. Through......

Cases in Florida, a national Covid bellwether, are rising — especially among younger people.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Scientists view Florida — the state furthest along in lifting restrictions, reopening society and welcoming tourists — as a bellwether for the nation. If recent trends there are any indication, the rest of the country may be in......

Rising Covid cases can’t be blamed on variants alone as travel resumes, states lift restrictions, Fauci says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill on March 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. Susan......

Cases are rising again in the U.S., as variants spread and states lift restrictions.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here After weeks of decline followed by a steady plateau, coronavirus cases are rising again in the United States. Deaths are still decreasing, but the country averaged 61,545 cases last week, 11 percent more than the average two weeks......

Covid cases are rising and hospitalizations have plateaued even as vaccinations increase

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Emergency Medical Technician Lenny Fernandez, Medical Assistant Rodnay Moore and Physician Assistant-Certified Calvin Davis, left to right, prepare doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine as the city of Vernon Health Department staff used the city’s new mobile health unit clinic......

Biden invites Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping to climate summit amid rising global tensions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden delivers remarks on tackling climate change prior to signing executive actions as White House climate envoy John Kerry and Vice President Kamala Harris listen in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., January......

A decade in the making: The rising legend of Gonzaga star Jalen Suggs

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To understand Jalen Suggs’ astonishing rise to stardom, from the ice to the gridiron to his electric freshman season at Gonzaga, we spoke to those who know him best: his former teammates and coaches — and the defenders who tried to stop him. Source ESPN: Click here for more and......

NBA Draft Stock Watch: Which Prospects Are Rising During March Madness?

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jeremy Woo Although history has mostly proven it’s best not to overreact to what happens in March when it comes to the NBA draft, this year’s men’s NCAA tournament has been a uniquely convenient opportunity to evaluate college prospects. A......

Electric automakers must brace for rising battery materials costs, Goldman says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A GM employee poses with an example of the company’s next-generation lithium metal batteries at GM Chemical and Materials Systems Lab in Warren, Michigan, September 9, 2020. Steve Fecht | General Motors | Handout | via Reuters BEIJING — Growing......

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