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India Covid: Delhi seeks more cremation space as deaths rise

BBC
“Deaths in the city are mostly related to Covid and due to shortage of space, people are being forced to cremate their loved ones in crematoriums not designated to take victims of Covid. That’s why we suggested more crematoriums should be set up,” a senior Delhi police officer said according......

Help wanted: Lonza seeks workers to lift Moderna vaccine output

Reuters
The logo of Swiss contract drug maker Lonza is seen at its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Three Lonza (LONN.S) manufacturing lines for Moderna’s (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine are due to reach production capacity by late June, Chief Executive Pierre-Alain Ruffieux said on Thursday, though he still......

Biden Seeks Shift in How the Nation Serves Its People

New York Times
The president, who has struggled to respond to a surge of migrants at the southwestern border since taking office, highlighted his proposed overhaul of the immigration system, discussed his goals to stem climate change and urged legislation to expand voting rights. While Mr. Biden promoted his decision to pull all......

Auto lobby seeks update to federal car safety standards following Tesla crashes

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Two major lobbying groups for the U.S. automotive industry are urging updates to federal vehicle safety regulations in the wake of high-profile crashes involving Tesla vehicles. During a Senate subcommittee hearing Tuesday, executives with the Alliance for Automotive Innovation and......

Biden Seeks $80 Billion to Beef Up I.R.S. Audits of High-Earners

New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Biden, in an effort to pay for his ambitious economic agenda, is expected to propose giving the Internal Revenue Service an extra $80 billion and more authority over the next 10 years to help crack down on tax evasion by high-earners and large corporations, according to two......

California’s governor seeks to ban new fracking and halt oil production, but not immediately.

New York Times
Gov. Gavin Newsom of California announced a plan on Friday to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, by 2024 and to consider phasing out oil production statewide by 2045. The announcement, on the heels of Earth Day, came as a petition for Mr. Newsom’s recall was expected to qualify for the......

Wall Street sees long road ahead as Intel seeks to regain market share

Reuters
An Intel Tiger Lake chip is displayed at an Intel news conference during the 2020 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Marcus Intel Corp’s (INTC.O) shares fell 7% on Friday as Wall Street analysts raised concerns about how soon the chipmaker can close the gap with......

Sarah Halimi: Frenchwoman’s sister seeks trial in Israel over killing

BBC
Earlier this month, one of France’s highest courts, the Cour de Cassation, confirmed that Mr Traoré would not stand trial. It said he was going through a “delirious episode” when he carried out the attack and was therefore not criminally responsible. BBC – For more and to sign up click......

Pentagon Seeks Carrier Deployment as It Exits Afghanistan, in Sign It’s Readying for a Fight

New York Times
General McKenzie’s request, military officials said, asks for 24-hour support from a carrier, with its attendant fighter squadrons, and is being viewed as a specific reference to the Eisenhower, which left its home port in Virginia in February and headed to the Mediterranean Sea. There, it took part in exercises......

Pentagon Seeks Carrier Deployment as It Exits Afghanistan, in Sign It’s Readying for a Fight

New York Times
In recent years, aircraft carriers, which act as sovereign American territory at sea, have increasingly been used for flexing military power against adversaries. For example, in January, the Pentagon reversed itself and ordered the aircraft carrier Nimitz to remain in the Middle East because of Iranian threats against President Donald......

EU seeks global standards for AI, civil rights groups fret

Reuters
The European Commission on Wednesday announced tough draft rules on the use of artificial intelligence, including a ban on most surveillance, in an attempt to set global standards for a key technology dominated by China and the United States. Civil rights groups, however, warned that loopholes in the proposal, which......

Emirates seeks more visibility from Boeing over 777x timeline -president

Reuters
Emirates Airline President Tim Clark gestures as he speaks during an interview with Reuters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 13, 2021. REUTERS/Abdel Hadi Ramahi Dubai airline Emirates wants more visibility from Boeing (BA.N) on when it will receive 777x jets, its president Tim Clark told an online forum on......

Nevada killer seeks firing squad over lethal injection if he’s executed

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A convicted killer fighting a possible June execution date that would make him the first person put to death in Nevada in 15 years is calling for the state to consider the firing squad as an option, a rare......

Frozen food industry seeks ways to extend sales surge

FoodBusinessNews
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — Frozen food sales rocketed up by double-digit percentages once COVID-19 hit last year and forced consumers to eat at home more often. Whether such growth in the category continues after the pandemic fades could depend on pricing, variety and companies knowing when consumers eat frozen food during......

Washington seeks to expose Russian intelligence activity

BBC
Over disinformation and election interference, one online journal was said to be directed by the SVR, Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, despite trying to obscure its Russian origins and used to push out false narratives about US officials in the 2020 election. BBC – For more and to sign up click......

Daniel Snyder seeks to search ex-WFT prez Bruce Allen’s communications

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder’s efforts to clear his name amid allegations of widespread sexual harassment and misconduct toward women formerly employed by his organization remains ongoing. His latest target is none other than former team president Bruce......

The FDA Seeks a New Way to Review Old Drugs Without Causing Prices to Soar

KHN
Chuck Peterson of Omaha, Nebraska, recently experienced a swollen, painful knuckle caused by arthritis. He got a prescription for colchicine. Doctors have used the drug for treating gout and other rheumatic conditions for well over two centuries. When Peterson went to the pharmacy, he was shocked to discover that a......

Biden seeks closer ties with Japan as the U.S. prepares to challenge China

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. and Japanese national flags displayed outside the Palace Hotel Tokyo on May 25, 2019 ahead of former U.S President Donald Trump’s state visit. Tomohiro Ohsumi | Getty Images U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide......

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