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China's May industrial profits slump again despite easing COVID curbs

China’s May industrial profits slump again despite easing COVID curbs

BEIJING, June 27 (Reuters) – Profits at China’s industrial firms contracted at a slower pace in May after falling sharply in April, as activity resumed in major manufacturing hubs but restrictions on COVID-19 still weighed on factory output and squeezed factory margins. Profits fell 6.5% from a year earlier, less than the 8.5% drop in …

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WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency 'at this stage'

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency ‘at this stage’

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said the growing outbreak of monkeypox in more than 50 countries needs to be closely monitored but does not justify declaring a global health emergency. In a statement on Saturday, a WHO emergency committee called many aspects of the outbreak “unusual” and acknowledged that monkeypox, which is endemic …

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Did corporate greed fuel inflation? It's not biggest culprit

Did corporate greed fuel inflation? It’s not biggest culprit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Infuriated by rising gas station and grocery store prices, many consumers feel like they know who to blame: greedy businesses that relentlessly jack up prices and pocket the profits. In response to that sentiment, the Democratic-led House of Representatives last month passed a party-line vote (most Democrats for, all Republicans opposed) on …

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More Than 900 Cases of Hepatitis of Unknown Origin Reported in Children, WHO Says

More Than 900 Cases of Hepatitis of Unknown Origin Reported in Children, WHO Says

Health officials in 33 countries have received reports of 920 probable cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin in young children, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In a news release on Friday, the health agency said the latest update on the outbreak is an increase of 270 cases since it published data …

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Beijing to reopen schools, Shanghai declares victory over COVID

Beijing to reopen schools, Shanghai declares victory over COVID

People wearing masks walk on a street in Beijing’s central business district (CBD) during the morning rush hour, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in China December 8, 2020. REUTERS /Tingshu Wang/File photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record SHANGHAI/BEIJING, June 25 (Reuters) – Beijing said on Saturday it …

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Will Las Vegas Strip Casinos Ban a Popular Bad Habit?

Will Las Vegas Strip Casinos Ban a Popular Bad Habit?

Las Vegas satisfies all sins. You can experience “pride” when you achieve some kind of unlikely game pace, “greed” when you see your winnings piling up, “lust” during all sorts of R-rated performances, “gluttony” when you take part in the many games in town. fine culinary offerings (and their endless buffets), “anger” when you lose …

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COVID Vaccines Saved Nearly 20 Million Lives In 1st Year, Scientists Say

COVID Vaccines Saved Nearly 20 Million Lives In 1st Year, Scientists Say

COVID-19 vaccines saved nearly 20 million lives in their first year, but even more deaths could have been prevented if international targets for injections had been met, researchers reported Thursday. On December 8, 2020, a retired shop clerk in England received the first injection in what would become a global vaccination campaign. Over the next …

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Explainer: Can abortion pills overcome U.S. state bans?

Explainer: Can abortion pills overcome U.S. state bans?

June 24 (Reuters) – Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24 ruling stripping away the national right to abortion that it had recognized nearly 50 years ago in its landmark Roe v. Wade, the demand for abortion pills, which can be prescribed through online telemedicine visits, is likely to increase. However, medical abortion won’t necessarily …

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'Long COVID' Symptoms Affect 20% Of Americans Who've Tested Positive

‘Long COVID’ Symptoms Affect 20% Of Americans Who’ve Tested Positive

Nearly 20% of Americans who have tested positive for the coronavirus are still experiencing symptoms of “long-term COVID,” according to a new study shared Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data collected from June 1-13 by the US Census Bureau and analyzed by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics showed that …

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