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Vaccine skepticism hurts East European anti-virus efforts

Across the Balkans and other nations in southeastern Europe, a vaccination campaign against the coronavirus is being overshadowed by heated political debates or conspiracy theories that threaten to thwart the process

Banking heir Benjamin de Rothschild dies at 57

Benjamin de Rothschild, who oversaw the banking empire started by his father in 1953, has died of a heart attack

Expo 2020 unveils key pavilion in Dubai as pandemic surges

Organizers of Expo 2020 Dubai have unveiled the site's signature pavilion to reporters for the first time with the event nine months away amid the raging global pandemic

GM to build electric delivery vans in Canada

General Motors plans to spend $800 million to turn a Canadian SUV plant into one that will make electric delivery vans

Nestlé recalls 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Nestlé Prepared Foods is recalling more than 762,000 pounds of pepperoni Hot Pockets

Restaurants, bars scramble for propane amid pandemic winter

A scramble is on as restaurant and bar managers trying to keep customers warm outside this winter try to maintain a steady supply of propane for space heaters

Fleeing New Yorkers squeeze surrounding housing markets

With many New Yorkers moving to neighboring Connecticut during the pandemic, especially Fairfield County, it's becoming more challenging for people to find affordable homes to buy

Donor backlash fuels GOP alarm about Senate fundraising

Republicans are worried that a corporate backlash over the deadly Capitol insurrection could make it harder to win back the Senate

Bowl games look to future after weathering challenging year

Nineteen of the 45 college football bowl games that were scheduled in December and January were canceled, including three after the participating teams were announced

FAA approves fully automated commercial drone flights

A Massachusetts company has just won government approval to make fully automated commercial drone flights without a human operator around

TSA looking into adding Capitol rioters to US no-fly list

Federal safety officials are investigating people who took part in last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol to decide whether they belong on the federal no-fly list

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

Wall Street closed out its first losing week in three with another drop after reports showed the pandemic is deepening the hole for the economy, as Washington prepares to throw it another lifeline

Wells Fargo, Exxon Mobil fall; Thermo Fisher, Axon rise

Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Friday: Wells Fargo, Exxon Mobil fall; Thermo Fisher, Axon rise

Extremists exploit a loophole in social moderation: Podcasts

Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol
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