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How America's Food System Could Change Under Biden

1 hour ago   |   NY Times

New school meal standards? Help for small farmers? Maybe, but first the new administration has to deal with hunger, food safety and a diminished U.S.D.A.
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US consumer confidence rebounds in January

1 hour ago   |   Star Tribune

U.S. consumer confidence rose in January as Americans became more optimistic about the future.
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Joe Biden, A Longtime Missile Defense Skeptic, Now Must Decide How To Protect The U.S. Homeland

1 hour ago   |   Forbes

Missile defense against nuclear attacks is becoming harder, and deterrence alone may not be enough.
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US suffers sharpest rise in poverty rate in more than 50 years

2 hours ago   |   Chicago Tribune

The poverty rate increased by 2.4 percentage points during the latter half of 2020 as the U.S. continued to suffer the economic impacts of COVID-19, according to economists...
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Trump Presidency May Have ‘Permanently Damaged' Democracy, Says EU Chief

2 hours ago   |   Forbes

European leaders have expressed concern about the role of social media in spreading disinformation and unrest after the riot at the U.S. Capitol.
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Home prices rise at fastest pace in more than 6 years

3 hours ago   |   Star Tribune

U.S. home prices jumped in November at the fastest pace in more than six years, fueled by demand for more living space as Americans stick closer to home during the pandemic.
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Carnival Cruise Line cancels some voyages through April 2023 as COVID-19 continues

3 hours ago   |   Chicago Tribune

Carnival Cruise Line is canceling and delaying more U.S. trips at a time when new cases of COVID-19 are averaging about 170,000 per day in the country amid a jumbled rollout of...
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Ikea Moving Fast To Multi-Tier Store Strategy In U.S

3 hours ago   |   Forbes

Ikea expects to have small, medium and large-size stores in five big metropolitan areas within the next three years
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Mexico and Caribbean beach resorts offer Covid tests for new U.S. travel requirements

4 hours ago   |   CNBC

Mexican and Caribbean beach resorts scramble for Covid tests as new U.S. travel requirements take effect.
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Real estate prices fell more in Manhattan than anywhere else in 2020

4 hours ago   |   The Real Deal New York

Real estate prices in the U.S. have risen at a steady pace since the last recession, and even a pandemic didn't slow things down much in 2020, according to a new report. But...
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Beyond Meat spikes 39% after it forms partnership with Pepsi to develop...

Beyond Meat spikes 39% after it forms partnership with Pepsi to develop plant-based snacks

Summary List Placement Beyond Meat spiked as much as 39% on Tuesday after it announced a partnership with Pepsi. The two companies will work together to develop plant-based... Read more ...

Amazon is adding 3,000 jobs in Boston, including in AI, finance, and HR, as...

Amazon is adding 3,000 jobs in Boston, including in AI, finance, and HR, as it continues its pandemic hiring spree

Summary List Placement Amazon, already the second-largest employer in America, is expanding its workforce by hiring 3,000 corporate and tech employees in Boston, it announced... Read more ...

South Africa's President Ramaphosa blasts ‘vaccine nationalism' and urges...

South Africa's President Ramaphosa blasts ‘vaccine nationalism' and urges rich countries to release hoarded doses

As the African continent struggles to acquire Covid-19 vaccine doses and kickstart inoculation campaigns, the South African president has pleaded with rich nations to stop... Read more ...

Biden administration taking steps to speed up putting Harriet Tubman on $20 bill

Biden administration taking steps to speed up putting Harriet Tubman on $20 bill

Summary List Placement White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday said the Treasury Department is moving to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, prioritizing an Obama era... Read more ...

The Senate confirms Janet Yellen as America's first female Treasury chief

The Senate confirms Janet Yellen as America's first female Treasury chief

Summary List Placement The Senate voted on Monday to confirm Janet Yellen as the nation's first woman to serve as treasury secretary. A Senate panel on Friday approved her... Read more ...

Moderna climbs 12% after saying its coronavirus vaccine likely protects...

Moderna climbs 12% after saying its coronavirus vaccine likely protects against new strains found in the UK and South Africa

Summary List Placement Moderna gained 12% after a report its vaccine likely protects against new COVID-19 strains. Moderna reached an intraday high of $147.43 Monday... Read more ...

House transmits article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate, setting...

House transmits article of impeachment against Trump to the Senate, setting the stage for his second impeachment trial

Summary List Placement The House of Representatives transmitted the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday. The article charged... Read more ...

First known US case of highly transmissible mutated coronavirus strain from...

First known US case of highly transmissible mutated coronavirus strain from Brazil reported in Minnesota

Summary List Placement The first known case of a new, highly contagious coronavirus variant from Brazil was reported in Minnesota on Monday, according to state public health... Read more ...

Biden Administration Will 'Speed Up' Efforts To Put Harriet Tubman On $20 Bill

Biden Administration Will 'Speed Up' Efforts To Put Harriet Tubman On $20 Bill

Press secretary Jen Psaki said it's important that "our money... reflect the history and diversity of our country." The effort to redesign the $20 bill foundered during the... Read more ...

Budweiser won't run a commercial during the Super Bowl for the first time in...

Budweiser won't run a commercial during the Super Bowl for the first time in 37 years. Instead, it will channel money into boosting vaccine awareness

Summary List Placement For the first time since 1983, Budweiser won't be running a commercial during the Super Bowl. Instead of paying money to air a Super Bowl ad during the... Read more ...