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Moonshots: Can Synthetic Biology's Wildest Dreams Save Our World?

1 hour ago   |   Forbes

While other industries may ‘play it safe,' seemingly impossible ideas are the beating heart of the synthetic biology economy-which is estimated to have a direct global impact...
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General Motors' $20 billion shift to EVs is just another example of how the path to a greener auto industry is paved with crude-oil profits

General Motors' $20 billion shift to EVs is just another example of how the path to a greener auto industry is paved with crude-oil profits

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement In March, General Motors announced further details surrounding its ambitious plan to add a whopping 20 electric vehicles to its current mainstream lineup...
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What will it take for Beijing to meet its climate goals? Changing how it governs entirely

2 hours ago   |   Fortune

Subscribe to Eastworld for weekly insight on what's dominating business in Asia, delivered free to your inbox. On Sept. 22, Chinese President Xi Jinping declared to the United...
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‘60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl pushes back at Trump over ‘greatest economy in history' claim

‘60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl pushes back at Trump over ‘greatest economy in history' claim

2 hours ago   |   New York Post   |   2 articles

CBS News' “60 Minutes” on Thursday released a snippet of an interview with President Trump that showed veteran reporter Lesley Stahl pushing back at the president's claim that...
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EY and Deloitte won at least $63 million in no-bid state contracts for coronavirus response work, with some staffers billing up to $190 per hour to update unemployment tech

EY and Deloitte won at least $63 million in no-bid state contracts for coronavirus response work, with some staffers billing up to $190 per hour to update unemployment tech

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement During the last seven months, the coronavirus pandemic has been devastating for the US economy, impacting sectors like travel, hospitality, and retail...
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Influencer merch has surged during the pandemic. Here are the top companies helping YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok creators make and sell it

Influencer merch has surged during the pandemic. Here are the top companies helping YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok creators make and sell it

2 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Hi, this is Amanda Perelli. Welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter...
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Japan set to become the latest country targeting net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

3 hours ago   |   Fortune

According to Japanese media , Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will use his first official policy address on Monday to set a target for achieving carbon neutrality by 2050-joining...
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Walz signs $1.9 billion public works package at union center

3 hours ago   |   Star Tribune

Gov. Tim Walz says the $1.9 billion public works bill he signed into law will improve Minnesota's infrastructure and ensure that construction crews keep busy as the economy...
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Lebanon President Asks Former PM Saad Hariri to Form New Government

3 hours ago   |   Bloomberg   |   2 articles

Saad Hariri returned as prime minister Thursday a year after stepping down in the face of nationwide protests, his vow to implement a French plan to salvage the economy...
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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

3 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Welcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Here's what you need to know before markets...
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Record numbers are voting by mail. Here's when states can start processing...

Record numbers are voting by mail. Here's when states can start processing those ballots

In several critical battleground states, officials aren't allowed to start processing early ballots until on or just before Election Day. Read more ...

Judge Drops A Murder Charge Against Former Officer Who Kneeled On George...

Judge Drops A Murder Charge Against Former Officer Who Kneeled On George Floyd's Neck

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was captured on cell phone video kneeling on Floyd's neck for several minutes, still faces a higher charge of second-degree... Read more ...

Democrats to boycott Amy Coney Barrett hearing in effort to block nomination

Democrats to boycott Amy Coney Barrett hearing in effort to block nomination

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee will boycott Thursday's vote to move forward on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the party's Senate... Read more ...

Brandon Lowe belts 2 homers as Rays win Game 2 of World Series

Brandon Lowe belts 2 homers as Rays win Game 2 of World Series

Kevin Cash was well aware his best player during the regular season was in a Gary Sanchez-like funk ever since the postseason opened. Yet when the Rays' manager filled out the... Read more ...

US workers file 787,000 new jobless claims amid COVID crisis

US workers file 787,000 new jobless claims amid COVID crisis

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to 787,000 last week despite continued pressure on the labor market from the coronavirus pandemic, the feds said... Read more ...

Face to face: President Trump, former Vice President Biden to debate Thursday

Face to face: President Trump, former Vice President Biden to debate Thursday

President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are set to square off in their final debate Thursday, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing incumbent... Read more ...

CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

Health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday redefined what counts as "close contact" with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but... Read more ...

Senate subpoenas Facebook, Twitter CEOs over handling of Post's Hunter Biden...

Senate subpoenas Facebook, Twitter CEOs over handling of Post's Hunter Biden story

Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey are being called to Capitol Hill to answer for their companies' censorship the New York Post's expose on the Biden familly's foreign business... Read more ...

Senate Judiciary Committee approves Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination

Senate Judiciary Committee approves Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to the Senate floor. The vote went forward despite a Democratic boycott of the... Read more ...

After dodging questions about court packing, Biden floats commission to...

After dodging questions about court packing, Biden floats commission to study judicial reforms

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that if elected he will convene a bipartisan commission of constitutional scholars to examine judicial reforms, asserting that... Read more ...