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Dow soars 618 points as investors sidestep concerns of 2nd US Omicron case

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeAndrew Burton/Getty ImagesUS stocks soared on Thursday as investors shrugged off concerns of a second Omicron case found in Minnesota.The Dow Jones soared more than 600 points while the S&P 500 surged more than 1.6%.Apple fell on concerns that it’s experiencing slowing iPhone demand for …

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Dow soars 618 points as investors sidestep concerns of 2nd US Omicron case

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeAndrew Burton/Getty ImagesUS stocks soared on Thursday as investors shrugged off concerns of a second Omicron case found in Minnesota.The Dow Jones soared more than 600 points while the S&P 500 surged more than 1.6%.Apple fell on concerns that it’s experiencing slowing iPhone demand for …

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Women’s Tennis Association suspends all tournaments in China amid Peng Shuai safety concerns

China opposes the “politicisation of sport” , said their foreign ministry spokesperson today, following the Women’s Tennis Association decision to pull out of all tournaments in the country. The WTA “boycott” was prompted by concerns for Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, who disappeared last month after accusing a Chinese official of sexual assault.

The Army is now reviewing a 4 helicopter flyby at a NFL game that was so low it prompted safety concerns

Military helicopters fly over Nissan Stadium before the Tennessee Titans face the New Orleans Saints at Nissan Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.Silas Walker/Getty ImagesThe Army will review a helicopter flyby conducted before a Nov. 14 NFL game in Nashville.  Video showed helicopters from the 101st Airborne Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade flying low …

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The Army is now reviewing a 4 helicopter flyby at a NFL game that was so low it prompted safety concerns

Military helicopters fly over Nissan Stadium before the Tennessee Titans face the New Orleans Saints at Nissan Stadium on November 14, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.Silas Walker/Getty ImagesThe Army will review a helicopter flyby conducted before a Nov. 14 NFL game in Nashville.  Video showed helicopters from the 101st Airborne Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade flying low …

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Scientists raise concerns over UK baby genome sequencing plan

Exclusive: experts say scheme seems designed to create valuable dataset rather than improve screeningScientists have raised concerns about a proposed overhaul of newborn screening that could lead to the UK becoming the first country to offer whole-genome sequencing for every baby.Speaking before the publication of plans for an NHS pilot study in which up to …

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Who’s going to the Christmas party? Four people discuss Covid concerns

Some say they are turning down invitations, while others think the importance of getting together outweighs the riskCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson appeared to be at odds this week with leading scientists and one of his most senior health officials, who advised the British population to cut back on unnecessary socialising …

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EU power to cut funds over rule-of-law concerns is legal, top EU court adviser says

A mechanism empowering the EU to suspend funds if members don’t respect certain rule-of-law criteria is legal under European law, a top EU court adviser said Thursday. The nonbinding opinion will add to mounting pressure on Hungary and Poland, which challenged the mechanism’s legality amid calls for the EU to cut off money to both …

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Minister Reveals He’s Cancelled Work Christmas Party Amid Omicron Concerns

A minister threw government messaging into confusion today when he revealed he has cancelled his work Christmas party amid omicron concerns.Science minister George Freeman said he and his staff would instead be marking the festive season via Zoom.The minister’s comments appeared at odds with Boris Johnson who has insisted he does not want Christmas events …

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Peng Shuai concerns prompt WTA to suspend tennis tournaments in China

Peng Shuai has made all the headlines of late after her sexual assault allegations (Picture: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images)The WTA have confirmed all their tournaments have been suspended in China over concerns for the safety of player Peng Shuai. Peng, a Grand Slam doubles champion, accused a former high-ranking government official in China of …

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‘I get upset thinking about it’ – Ronnie O’Sullivan reveals snooker concerns after Noppon Saengkham win

Ronnie O’Sullivan remains one of snooker’s biggest stars (Picture: George Wood/Getty Images)Ronnie O’Sullivan laid bare his true feelings for snooker after reaching the quarter-finals of the UK Championship as he insisted he now prefers ‘watching and talking about it [snooker] than playing it.’ ‘The Rocket’ defeated Noppon Saengkham 6-3 to keep his hopes alive of …

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The Facebook Papers offer glimpses into how users perceive Meta’s ad products, like the impact of its reaction emojis, and the concerns raised by employees (Marty Swant/Forbes)

Marty Swant / Forbes:The Facebook Papers offer glimpses into how users perceive Meta’s ad products, like the impact of its reaction emojis, and the concerns raised by employees  —  The “Facebook Papers” have been revelatory when it comes to how the company formerly known as Facebook deals with content moderation and a wide variety of …

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Iran nuclear talks wobble amid enrichment concerns

VIENNA — It took five months for the Iran nuclear talks to resume. They may already be in trouble. Senior diplomats from Britain, France and Germany are warning that the resurrected negotiations over getting the U.S. and Iran back into an agreement to curb Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief are facing a …

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Stocks, Bitcoin fall on Omicron, inflation concerns

In a scheduled hearing before the Senate Banking Committee about the effects of Covid-19 on the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled that high and persistent inflation is a growing concern and the Fed’s bond purchase program therefore may end sooner than expected. The major stock indices ended the day down between 1.55% …

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Stocks, Bitcoin fall on Omicron, inflation concerns

In a scheduled hearing before the Senate Banking Committee about the effects of Covid-19 on the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled that high and persistent inflation is a growing concern and the Fed’s bond purchase program therefore may end sooner than expected. The major stock indices ended the day down between 1.55% …

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An FDA expert panel narrowly supports the first COVID-19 pill but suggests restrictions on its use driven by safety concerns

Molnupiravir is an experimental oral antiviral developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics that could treat COVID-19MerckThe first COVID-19 pill is closer to reality, as an FDA panel voted in favor on Tuesday.  But the group also recommended limiting its use to people at high risk of severe disease.  Merck’s drug reduced hospitalizations and deaths by …

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An FDA expert panel narrowly supports the first COVID-19 pill but suggests restrictions on its use driven by safety concerns

Molnupiravir is an experimental oral antiviral developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics that could treat COVID-19MerckThe first COVID-19 pill is closer to reality, as an FDA panel voted in favor on Tuesday.  But the group also recommended limiting its use to people at high risk of severe disease.  Merck’s drug reduced hospitalizations and deaths by …

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Omicron update: Among a sea of concerns, there’s one hopeful sign

As many suspected from the outset, travel bans against South Africa and neighboring countries could turn out to be little more than a case of punishing the whistleblower. As CBS reports, Dutch health authorities are now reporting that the omicron variant was found in the Netherlands as far back as November 19, well before scientists …

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Dow falls 652 points on Fed chief Powell’s tapering comments and Omicron variant concerns

US stocks looked set to rally on Monday.Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesUS stocks tumbled Tuesday after tapering comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell stoked rate-hike fears. Investors’ nerves were already rattled after Moderna’s CEO expressed reservations about the efficacy of the company’s vaccine against the new strain. The 10-year Treasury note yield slid to 1.444% from Monday’s …

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Dow falls 652 points on Fed chief Powell’s tapering comments and Omicron variant concerns

US stocks looked set to rally on Monday.Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesUS stocks tumbled Tuesday after tapering comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell stoked rate-hike fears. Investors’ nerves were already rattled after Moderna’s CEO expressed reservations about the efficacy of the company’s vaccine against the new strain. The 10-year Treasury note yield slid to 1.444% from Monday’s …

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Don’t Socialise If You Don’t Need To, Health Chief Says Amid Omicron Concerns

The head of NHS Test and Trace has warned people not to socialise unless necessary in a bid to slow the new omicron variant that has reached the UK.Jenny Harries, the chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), also said working from home would be “helpful” if cases of the new variant began …

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Health Minister Says Christmas Is ‘On Track’ Despite Concerns Over Omicron Variant

Health minister Gillian Keegan has insisted Christmas remains “on track” despite the introduction of new restrictions to help curb the spread of the new Omnicron covid variant.Keegan said the UK was in a different place to last year due to many more people being vaccinated — but she urged people to come forward for their …

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Rio Ferdinand reacts to concerns Cristiano Ronaldo won’t fit in under Ralf Rangnick

Rio Ferdinand believes Cristiano Ronaldo will have problem fitting in under Ralf Rangnick (Picture: BT Sport / Getty)Rio Ferdinand has played down concerns that new Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick will be unable to effectively manage Cristiano Ronaldo. The German was confirmed as United’s interim replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Monday, but he is …

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Coronavirus: Singapore tightens testing for all travellers amid Omicron concerns

Singapore, which in recent months was progressively reopening its borders and allowing quarantine free travel, will from Friday tighten its coronavirus testing regime for all travellers amid concerns over the new Omicron variant.All travellers will have to test negative for Covid-19 within two days of their departure for Singapore, and they will also have to …

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Concerns over masks enforcement on public transport in England

Return of mandatory face coverings broadly welcomed, but with calls for measure to be properly policedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTransport operators, unions and passenger groups have backed the return of mandatory mask-wearing on buses and trains in England, but raised concerns about enforcement.Passengers will need to wear masks on public transport across …

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Nikita Parris sent home from England training camp over workload concerns

Arsenal forward rested for World Cup qualifier against LatviaWiegman wants players to have ‘physical and mental’ breakArsenal’s Nikita Parris has been sent home from the England camp for “a few days off” as Sarina Wiegman attempts to manage the workload of her players. “There’s not a big problem – she is OK,” the manager said, …

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Telehealth takes off but security concerns persist

While 91 percent of medical organizations have already implemented telehealth capabilities, 52 percent of respondents have experienced cases where patients refused to use the services due to security concerns. This is the key finding of a new research study by Kaspersky which also shows the pandemic has had a major effect with 44 percent of …

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Shadow cabinet reshuffle liveblog: Cat Smith quits frontbench citing concerns

Welcome to LabourList’s November 2021 shadow cabinet reshuffle liveblog. Changes to the opposition party frontbench have kicked off on Monday morning – starting, controversially, during Angela Rayner’s speech on ‘cleaning up politics’. 12.20 – LabourList has had it confirmed that Starmer intends to complete the reshuffle today. 12.15 – Addressing the controversy around the timing …

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Chinese government push for better maternity leave met with shrugs or concerns it will promote discrimination against women

A dozen regional governments in China have lengthened maternity leave allowances in the past month to incentivise families to have more children amid concerns of an impending demographic crisis.However, many people questioned whether the policies would make any difference in China’s collapsing birth rate and pointed out that it could increase discrimination against women in …

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Health Minister Defends Not Introducing Plan B Despite Omicron Concerns

Edward Argar explained why the government is still not implementing the stricter measures of plan B during an interview with BBC Radio 4′s Today programme on Monday.Downing Street will be introducing “temporary and precautionary” measures from Tuesday onwards in an attempt to get ahead of the new variant of concern, omicron.This includes mandatory face masks …

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Coronavirus: Singapore, Malaysia land border reopens; Australia, Japan rethink border rules amid Omicron concerns

Singapore and Malaysia reopened one of the world’s busiest land borders on Monday, allowing vaccinated travellers to make the crossing after nearly two years of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The sudden closure of the border in March last year left tens of thousands people stranded on both sides, separated from families and fearing for …

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Omicron raises concerns about global vaccine equity and hesitancy

Global health experts say the emergence of the Omicron variant in southern Africa is a byproduct of unheeded warnings about vaccine inequity they’ve said could fuel public health crises in the developing world and prolong the Covid-19 pandemic. Africa remains the most under-vaccinated region of the world, with some 7 percent of its 1.3 billion …

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England and Australia hold Ashes crisis talks amid concerns that the Omicron Covid-19 variant could disrupt series

Several players in Joe Root’s squad were already concerned about Covid-19 in Australia (Picture: Getty)England have begun crisis talks with Cricket Australia amid growing fears that the new Omicron Covid-19 variant could disrupt the upcoming Ashes series. A number of England’s senior players had their reservations about committing to the tour Down Under amid the …

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‘Concerns’ about new variant will make more people wear masks, says Sajid Javid

Fewer people have been wearing masks on the Tube – despite it remaining mandatory (Picture: Shutterstock)People will comply with new mask wearing rules because they are ‘concerned’ about the emergence of a potentially dangerous new Covid variant, Sajid Javid has said. The health secretary has confirmed face coverings will be made compulsory again in shops …

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Boris Johnson tightens rules on travel and mask-wearing over Omicron concerns

Travellers to UK must take PCR tests and masks to be made mandatory in shops and on public transportCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has announced fresh measures to curb the spread of coronavirus including mandatory masks in shops and PCR tests for travellers entering the UK after two cases of the …

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