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Chinese Covid-19 Vaccine Is Far Less Effective Than Initially Touted in Brazil

Results in late-stage testing of Sinovac shot were almost 30 percentage points lower than previously announced, as concerns grow over the study’s transparency.

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Crashed Indonesian Plane Didn’t Fly for Nine Months

The Sriwijaya Air plane was inspected before resuming operations after being grounded as travel dropped because of the coronavirus pandemic, Indonesia’s transportation ministry said, as search crews recovered one of the plane’s so-called black boxes.

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Aging Strongman Faces Youthful Musician in Battle for Uganda’s Future

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has won six consecutive elections since 1986, but his winning streak appears to be faltering in the face of a new kind of opponent: a youthful rapper-turned-lawmaker who campaigns in a bulletproof vest.

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China Reimposes Lockdowns as It Battles Worst Virus Outbreak in Months

More than 20 million people have been placed under quarantine, and authorities have cautioned against travel, just weeks ahead of the biggest holiday of the year.

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$13 Million Vanishes From South Korean Casino

Police in South Korea are scouring the country for leads in the disappearance of millions of dollars in cash from a casino on a popular holiday island.

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13 Items you Likely did Not know about Jeff Bezos

Summary List PlacementJeff Bezos is known as the founder, CEO, and president of Amazon and as one of the internet age’s biggest success stories. However, before becoming the richest person in the world, Bezos came from humble beginnings. The son of a teenage mother and absent father, Bezos showed promise at an early age. After…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says Trump Ought to be held Liable for the Capitol Hill riots:’No one is above the law’ (AAPL)

Summary List PlacementApple CEO Tim Cook says President Donald Trump should be held accountable for the riots on Capitol Hill last week.  In an interview with “CBS This Morning” that aired Tuesday, host Gayle King asked Cook where he stands on the issue of Trump’s role in the insurrection, which resulted in five deaths and…

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HYBRID ROBO-ADVISORS: Here’s how incumbent wealth managers are successfully implementing the hybrid robo-advisor Version

Summary List PlacementDigital wealth managers, also called robo-advisors, emerged after the 2008 crisis as fintechs aimed to simplify and democratize wealth management services with technology-first solutions. And while these robo-advisors changed the wealth management game by offering such services for a lower fee, many players have chosen to maintain a human aspect within their offerings.…

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The American Bankers Association is among the top donors to Republicans who objected to the election outcome. The team says it’s going to re-evaluate all future donations.

Summary List PlacementMany of the United States’ largest companies are withdrawing contributions to Republican lawmakers who objected to Joe Biden’s certification as president, or pausing political donations completely, after Wednesday’s violent insurrection in the US Capitol. But companies aren’t the only groups who make major political donations. The political action committee of the American Bankers…

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3 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 after sheltering together during the Capitol insurrection

Summary List PlacementThree Democratic members of Congress have announced that they’ve tested positive for COVID-19 in the days following the January 6 insurrection of the US Capitol, when over 100 members of Congress had to shelter together in a secure location for hours.  On top of lawmakers being stuck in the same room together, several…