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Sydney's Crown casino opening blocked

Sydney's Crown casino opening blocked

The company explained in a statement, "Crown will focus on opening the non-gaming operations at Crown Sydney , in consultation with ILGA, in the absence of the commencement of gaming operations". "Th...

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Second Covid-19 Vaccine Shown To Be 95% Effective

Second Covid-19 Vaccine Shown To Be 95% Effective

The speedy regulatory assessment comes as many European countries battle fierce new waves with the onset of colder weather, forcing governments to impose new lockdowns over tired populations. News fro...

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What are the side effects of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines?

What are the side effects of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines?

Conditional approval in the European Union could be secured in the second half of December, he added. Of the 170 volunteers who contracted COVID-19 in Pfizer's trial involving over 43,000 people, 16...

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Can you screenshot Fleets? Feature explained!

Can you screenshot Fleets? Feature explained!

Twitter Stories! Well, they're actually called Fleets , but they're pretty much the same thing. Beykpour also acknowledged the privacy and security concerns that some early adopters had raised abo...

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Tyson Foods Managers Allegedly Bet on How Many Workers Would Get COVID

Tyson Foods Managers Allegedly Bet on How Many Workers Would Get COVID

Managers at an Iowa pork plant were so cavalier about the COVID-19 risk to employees that they literally made a game out of it, according to an amended lawsuit from the family of Isidro Fernandez...

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World Health Organization advises against use of remdesivir for treating COVID-19

World Health Organization advises against use of remdesivir for treating COVID-19

The recommendation is based on a new evidence review comparing the effects of several drug treatments, which includes data from four global randomised trials involving over 7,000 patients hospitalised...

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Turkish central bank hikes rates to support currency

Turkish central bank hikes rates to support currency

Last month, the Central Bank kept its one-week repo rate steady at 10.25 percent. Previously, this year alone it had depreciated by more than a third against the dollar and the euro and is among the w...

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Newfoundland’s Verafin Sold To NASDAQ For $2.75 Billion U.S.

Newfoundland’s Verafin Sold To NASDAQ For $2.75 Billion U.S.

Based in Canada, Verafin provides more than 2,000 financial institutions a cloud-based platform to detect, investigate and financial fraud and report money laundering. "Combatting financial crime is c...

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Honda Civic Revealed - Looks Good, Still Dry On Details - Auto News

Honda Civic Revealed - Looks Good, Still Dry On Details - Auto News

Here it is, the first official preview for the 11th-generation Honda Civic , revealed via Twitch. The Civic has been one of the important cars in the Japanese carmaker's portfolio since its first a...

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All NAB Branches In Australia Have Closed Due To 'Physical Security Threat'

All NAB Branches In Australia Have Closed Due To 'Physical Security Threat'

Australia's second-biggest lender shut all its branches and offices by Wednesday afternoon, citing a "physical security threat", but did not give further details. "We did so with the information that ...

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Federal Reserve in battle against US Treasury over emergency funds

Federal Reserve in battle against US Treasury over emergency funds

Bostic is on the shortlist to be Biden's Treasury secretary. On Thursday, Biden indicated he was close to announcing his decision. The Fed and Treasury have joint responsibility for designing and ...

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Subaru BRZ: Specs, Price, Features, Launch

Subaru BRZ: Specs, Price, Features, Launch

Subaru Southern Africa says "a number of factors" will ultimately determine whether or not the new BRZ is offered locally. It also produces 184lb ft of torque, a 15% increase on the previous version. ...

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Google Pay Adds Paid Promotions, Opens Waitlists for Bank Accounts With Citigroup

Google Pay Adds Paid Promotions, Opens Waitlists for Bank Accounts With Citigroup

Instead of organizing payment options and past transactions in a typical card-style interface, Google Pay integrates that same data in messaging app-style conversations. Alibaba Group , Apple Inc,...

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COVID-19: NY closes schools again

COVID-19: NY closes schools again

As of the end of October, only about 25% of students had gone to class in school this fall, far fewer than officials had expected. Politico reported that in a letter to principals, "Schools Chance...

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Jeep Confirms V8-Powered Wrangler For Production

Jeep Confirms V8-Powered Wrangler For Production

Because despite having driven the Hemi-powered Wrangler concept vehicle, Jeep said that it's "not a preview of a specific production model, but a proof of concept". In addition, Jeep says that nearl...

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Hurricane Iota creates an unprecedented situation for rambutan importers

Hurricane Iota creates an unprecedented situation for rambutan importers

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A slightly weakened Hurricane Iota began whipping a remote coastal area of Nicaragua with catastrophic winds and storm surges on Monday, as the region's leaders blamed climate ...

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China opposes 'random' attack as Japan-Australia defense pact agreed 'in principle'

China opposes 'random' attack as Japan-Australia defense pact agreed 'in principle'

Australian officials said it was a "pivotal moment in the history of Japan-Australia ties". The list of grievances also includes: government funding for "anti-China" research at the Australian Str...

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Aramco starts marketing five-tranche bonds

Aramco starts marketing five-tranche bonds

The company is also considering a sale-and-lease-back agreement for some of its pipeline assets in a deal that could also raise billions of dollars, according to people familiar with the deal. Despite...

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Annual rate of inflation rose to 0.7% in October

Annual rate of inflation rose to 0.7% in October

London's prices also hit a new record high at nearly twice the national average and three times average prices in north-east England, with the average transaction in the capital netting sellers £496,0...

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New Federal Privacy Law Coming On Monday, November 16 - Privacy - Canada

New Federal Privacy Law Coming On Monday, November 16 - Privacy - Canada

The proposed act is an initial step toward a comprehensive reform of Canada's privacy framework. The Liberals have signalled their intention on the parliamentary notice paper to introduce a bill tha...

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Pfizer vaccine’s trial success may boost acceptance: Top US health expert Fauci

Pfizer vaccine’s trial success may boost acceptance: Top US health expert Fauci

Conventional vaccines take genetic information from a virus and cultivates it in a human cell, but mRNA uses the virus's genetic code, which shortens the production process by nearly three months. Stu...

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It may already be too late for Brexit trade deal

It may already be too late for Brexit trade deal

Britain and the European Union have identified the "landing zones" to finally strike the Brexit trade deal, Ireland's prime minister said on Tuesday, as Boris Johnson warned Cabinet that talks could...

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Tesla shares up 12 percent as automaker zooms to join S&P 500

Tesla shares up 12 percent as automaker zooms to join S&P 500

Tesla will enter the S&P 500 on December 21 following months of speculation and one temporary setback, when the stock failed to make the cut during the index's quarterly rebalancing in early Septembe...

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RBI places Lakshmi Vilas Bank under moratorium, caps withdrawal limit

RBI places Lakshmi Vilas Bank under moratorium, caps withdrawal limit

Account holders will only be able to withdraw more than Rs 25,000 (up to Rs 5 lakh after getting special permission) for education needs or medical emergencies. In terms of the provisions of the Banki...

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Warren Buffett sells 36M Apple shares, picks up major drug stocks

Warren Buffett sells 36M Apple shares, picks up major drug stocks

Berkshire Hathaway Inc . filed an update on its stock portfolio with the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday. In a regulatory filing detailing its US-listed investments as of Sept 30, Berkshir...

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Govt settles robodebt class action, agrees to pay $112m in compensation

Govt settles robodebt class action, agrees to pay $112m in compensation

The $1.2 billion the government will have to repay includes a $721 million payment that was announced in May. As at the end of October, Services Australia had already repaid nearly $700 million, o...

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Mouthwash effective against COVID-19 suggests Cardiff University study

Mouthwash effective against COVID-19 suggests Cardiff University study

Results from a clinical trial at the University Hospital of Wales are expected next year. Dr Nick Claydon said the study could lead to mouthwash becoming an important part of people's routines. ...

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USA pharma firm Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine is 94.5% effective

USA pharma firm Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine is 94.5% effective

As Pfizer announced new progress in developing a COVID-19 vaccine, other medicine giants also push forward their own vaccines. As mentioned, it's worth pointing out that this is just a first interim r...

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Tesla shares leap on news it will join prestigious S&P 500 index

Tesla shares leap on news it will join prestigious S&P 500 index

Speculation over whether the company would join the index has swirled since July after Tesla cleared a major hurdle: four consecutive quarters of profits. With a market capitalisation of nearly $387 b...

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New "very impressive" Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine results reported

But Moderna's independent monitors reported some additional promising tidbits: All 11 severe COVID-19 cases among its volunteers were placebo recipients, and there were no significant safety concern...

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Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine is strongly effective, early look at data show

Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine is strongly effective, early look at data show

The study is continuing, and Moderna acknowledged the protection rate might change as more COVID-19 infections are detected and added to the calculations. "We may be in a place with a vaccine that has...

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Hurricane Iota set for landfall as storms unsettle the West

Hurricane Iota set for landfall as storms unsettle the West

Hurricane Iota rapidly strengthened Monday into a Category 5 storm that is likely to bring catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America already battered by a powerful Hurricane Eta less ...

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Hurricane Iota threatens Central America just 1 week after Eta

Hurricane Iota threatens Central America just 1 week after Eta

A fast-strengthening Hurricane Iota is sweeping over the western Caribbean and predicted to become a very unsafe Category 4 storm as it heads for the same part of Central America battered by a sim...

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Data issue halts trading on Sydney stock market

Data issue halts trading on Sydney stock market

The markets had a strong opening before the ASX announced trading had been paused mid-morning. Australia also signed up to the world's largest free trade bloc of 15 Asia-Pacific countries over the w...

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Oil climbs higher on China, Japan rebound, hopes for OPEC

Oil climbs higher on China, Japan rebound, hopes for OPEC

ANZ analysts expect the oil surplus to increase to between 1.5 million and 3 million bpd in the first half next year with a vaccine only boosting demand in the second half. Furthermore, the inventory ...

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