FDA panel backs Merck's antiviral COVID pill

November 30, 2021 inPolitics

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Tuesday voted 13-10 to endorse an antiviral pill developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics to treat adults at high risk of becoming severely ill from COVID-19, despite concerns over its effectiveness and safety. Why it matters: Oral antiviral drugs designed to prevent or treat COVID-19 could be key pandemic-fighting tools, if proven effective, especially as new variants emerge. If authorized, the Merck...

September video shows Boebert made earlier comments suggesting Omar was a terrorist

November 30, 2021 inPolitics

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) made comments at an event in September suggesting that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is a terrorist.The video, which was first reported by CNN, is the second instance during which Boebert has made ... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Trump ally Mark Meadows cooperating with House Jan. 6 probe

November 30, 2021 inPolitics

Former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows struck a deal to cooperate with the congressional probe into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and plans to appear for a deposition, the House select committee announced Tuesday. The move marks a sharp turn in Mr. Meadows’ stance toward ...... Read more from our friends at the Washington Times

Schumer: 'Good conversation' with McConnell on debt hike 

November 30, 2021 inPolitics

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he and GOP Leader Mitch McConnell  (R-Ky.) had a “good conversation” about raising the debt ceiling and that talks are ongoing as Congress barrels toward a debt cliff. Schumer,... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Risk Assets Don't Have A Central Bank Superhero This Time

November 30, 2021 inEconomics

Risk Assets Don't Have A Central Bank Superhero This Time By Michael Read, Bloomberg Markets Live commentator and reporter Why hasn’t risk bounced? Why hasn’t there been a large troupe of dip buyers at the ready after Friday’s rout?  There are three main factors behind the underwhelming price action so far this week: The emergence of previous variants has come as central bankers were roughly midway through an easing program: there was a backdrop...

Moderna CEO says existing COVID-19 vaccines will struggle with Omicron

November 30, 2021 inPolitics

"There is no world, I think, where (the effectiveness) is the same level . . . we had with Delta," Stéphane Bancel told the Financial Times on Monday. ...Read more from our friends at NY Post

Federal court blocks Biden's vaccine mandate for health workers in 10 states

November 29, 2021 inPolitics

A federal court in Missouri has blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate for health care workers at federally-funded facilities in 10 states. Why it matters: Monday's decision is the first victory for opponents of the rule, which requires health care workers to get vaccinated by Jan. 4, 2022. The case is one of four lawsuits challenging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) rule and argues...

Omar, Boebert blast one another after tense call

November 29, 2021 inPolitics

Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) clashed in what both described as a tense phone call on Monday after video surfaced of the far-right lawmaker making Islamophobic remarks about her colleague.The two lawmakers issued separate... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Millions Trust Ancestry.com With Their Genetic Code: What Could Go Wrong?

Millions Trust Ancestry.com With Their Genetic Code: What Could Go Wrong?

June 5, 2018 inOpinion

Millions of semi-conscious consumers, most of whom were probably outraged and appalled by recent privacy scandal outbreaks involving companies like Facebook and...

‘More money than God:’ Chinese titan lavished Hunter Biden with 3-carat gem…

November 28, 2021 inPolitics

The Biden family offered their services to a huge, Chinese-government-linked energy consortium to expand its business around the world. ...Read more from our...

Federal court blocks Biden's vaccine mandate for health workers in 10 states

November 29, 2021 inPolitics

A federal court in Missouri has blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate for health care workers at federally-funded...

Tesla Withdraws Application For $1.3 Billion In Subsidies For Its German Gigafactory

November 27, 2021 inEconomics

Tesla Withdraws Application For $1.3 Billion In Subsidies For Its German Gigafactory Tesla is officially giving up on $1.3 billion in German subsidies...

Weekend Sip: If you’re celebrating Hanukkah, this cherry liqueur might be the…

November 28, 2021 inEconomics

Heering is a longtime favorite among Jewish consumers and has also become a popular spirit among the cocktail-loving crowd. ...Read more from our...

How Regulations Hurt Small Businesses

How Regulations Hurt Small Businesses

April 21, 2017 inVideos

What do McDonald's, 7-Eleven, and Subway have in common? They're all franchisors that license franchises to small business people, who in turn...

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Armed And Dangerous: If Police Don't Have To Protect The Public, What Good Are They?

Armed And Dangerous: If Police Don't Have To Protect The Public, What…

In the American police state, police have a tendency to shoot first and ask questions...

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