Month: December 2020

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference about the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, inside 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain, December 16, 2020. Matt Dunham | Reuters LONDON — A new chapter has begun in the history of Britain’s relationship with the rest of Europe. Britain officially left
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Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., arrives at the Axel Springer Award ceremony in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Johannessen-Koppitz | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tech’s biggest companies just wrapped up a huge year. The seven most valuable U.S. technology companies — Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet, Facebook,
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New Yorker’s know their apartments suck. Now, they’re finally doing something about it. Between March and November, months when many tuned in to Netflix hits like “Tiger King” and “The Queen’s Gambit,” New Yorkers also binged on their fair share of apartments. StreetEasy reported 4.78 million video viewings during that period (a new data set
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A pharmacist dilutes the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine while preparing it to administer to staff and residents at the Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, a senior living community in Falls Church, Virginia, on December 30, 2020. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Dozens of people in West Virginia were mistakenly given Regeneron‘s Covid-19 antibody treatment instead
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Thursday that Democrats would allow for votes limiting a liability shield for tech companies and establishing a commission to examine the 2020 election if the GOP agreed to hold a separate up-or-down vote on sending $2,000 checks to most Americans. “Just give us a vote on the House-passed bill,
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Actress Emilia Clarke has found a buyer for her Los Angeles home. The two-bedroom, three-bathroom home in Venice sold for $4.4 million on Monday, according to the listing agency Douglas Elliman. The former “Game of Thrones” star purchased the home in 2016 for $4.64 million, according to property records. It was first listed in August
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The number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first time unexpectedly fell last week, marking its second straight decline. Initial jobless claims declined by 19,000 to 787,000 in the week ended Dec. 26, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected initial jobless claims to rise to 828,000. The previous
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We’re revisiting some of our favorite posts of 2020 this holiday week! Grab a cup of cocoa and look back on some fun bookish goodness with us as we head toward the new year. Thanks to the confluence of spring cleaning and extra time at home, you may be looking at your surroundings, ready for
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Two of this year’s best-performing semiconductor stocks have hit a wall. Chipmakers Nvidia and AMD have diverged from their competitors this month, falling nearly 2% and 0.5%, respectively, while the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) has climbed nearly 4.5%. The lag could make for a near-term buying opportunity, JC O’Hara, chief market technician at MKM
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We’re revisiting some of our favorite posts of 2020 this holiday week! Grab a cup of cocoa and look back on some fun bookish goodness with us as we head toward the new year. Summertime is synonymous with a seasonal book category known as the “beach read.” Every May, readers are inundated with new releases