Opinion | What’s Between 30 Million Americans and an Eviction Tsunami?

We’ve all been so concerned about the transition on Jan. 20 that many of us have forgotten another critical date for American democracy: Dec. 31. That’s when the federal eviction moratorium — which has held the pandemic-related eviction tsunami at bay — expires. After that date, more than 30 million Americans are at risk of losing their homes. Congress must […]

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Full priority list for Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine when it rolls out in UK

The coronavirus vaccine has been approved for rollout next week in the UK – but it won’t be available for everyone to begin with. British regulators have approved the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, which scientists found offers up to 95% protection. Britain has ordered 40million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, which is enough to vaccinate 20million people – requiring two shots […]

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Australia's Westpac sells general insurance unit to Allianz for $535 million

Slideshow ( 2 images )SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Westpac Banking Corp will sell its general insurance arm to German insurer Allianz for A$725 million ($535 million), it said on Wednesday, further trimming its portfolio to beef up capital and focus on local business. The transaction is the latest in a series of sales of underperforming insurance assets by the country’s […]

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Opinion | The Supreme Court Was Right to Block Cuomo’s Religious Restrictions

The Supreme Court last week made a major move toward constitutional normalcy: It blocked enforcement of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s hyper-restrictive rules for in-person religious services in New York until the government provides logical justification for treating worship more harshly than seemingly comparable (or riskier) activities. Unfortunately, the substance of the decision has been drowned out by a single-minded focus on […]

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Sustained Online Selling Points to Healthy Holiday Outcome

Record online sales results for the Black Friday to Cyber Monday period poured in Tuesday, underscoring the dramatic shift from in-store to dot.com spending and supporting forecasts for mid-single-digit holiday gains overall for America’s retail industry. Among the findings that came in Tuesday: • Adobe Analytics, in its final tally for Cyber Monday, reported that U.S. consumers spent a record […]

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