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UN says world is running out of time to tackle the climate crisis, with 2020 one of the three hottest years on record.Time is fast running out to tackle the climate crisis, a United Nations report has warned, with the COVID-19 pandemic having failed to put the brakes on “relentless” climate change. In a “double…
Some of the justices are sceptical that protected migrants who entered the US illegally should be offered legal citizenship.US Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared reluctant to let people who have been allowed to stay in the United States on humanitarian grounds apply to become permanent residents if they entered the country illegally. The justices…
Climate activist denounces unequal access to coronavirus vaccines as WHO chief issues warning about rising infections.Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has urged governments, vaccine developers and the world to “step up their game” to fight vaccine inequity after the richest countries snatched up most COVID-19 vaccine doses and those in poorer nations have gone lacking.…
Tribal groups are vying over $8bn in funding intended for tribal governments under the 2020 CARES Act.US Supreme Court justices on Monday signalled sympathy towards allowing federal COVID-19 relief funds to go to specially created corporations for Native Alaskans even though they are not officially recognised as tribal governments in a case pitting groups of Indigenous…
Miguel Díaz-Canel has been named first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), the most powerful role on the island. He will be the first person without the name Castro to run Cuba since the 1959 revolution. The move, announced Monday, was widely expected. It means the tall, silver-haired 60-year-old now holds Cuba’s two most…
Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines are seen at Northwell Health's South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore, New York, March 3, 2021.Shannon Stapleton | ReutersJohnson & Johnson on Tuesday reported $100 million in first-quarter sales of its Covid-19 vaccine that's on hold in the U.S. while federal health regulators investigate a rare blood-clotting…
Containers of Tide detergent on grocery store shelves in New York.Richard B. Levine | Corbis | Getty ImagesProcter & Gamble on Tuesday topped analysts' estimates for quarterly earnings and revenue as consumers maintained pandemic buying trends like purchasing more cleaning supplies and started buying beauty products again.The company, whose portfolio includes Tide detergent, Charmin toilet…
Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty ImagesMastercard announced Tuesday a multimillion dollar investment in Fearless Fund, a venture capital firm founded by Black women with the mission of investing in minority female entrepreneurs.The exact amount was not disclosed.The credit card giant also unveiled a partnership with Greenwood, a fintech firm aimed at Black and…
The IRS estimates the average taxpayer spends 12 hours working on their taxes and pays an average of $230 to get their paperwork filed."Your tax return is in no way that simple," Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Chief Tax Information Officer Mark Steber said. "I don't care who you are or what economic situation you're in;…
Earnings from the transports could offer insight into two different corners of the economic rebound.On the consumer side, reports from Southwest, Alaska Air, Spirit and American Airlines will give color on travel demand, while railroad companies CSX and Union Pacific will give an update on cargo loads and the manufacturing space.United Airlines, reporting Monday after…