Testing for COVID-19 has declined. Experts worry it's too soon for the US to let its guard down.

WESTMINSTER, CA - OCTOBER 16: Physicians assistant Tom Bui administers a COVID-19 test at Temple Dieu Ngu in Westminster, CA, on Friday, October 16, 2020. The Orange County Health Care Agency has contracted with the OC Asian American Pacific Island COVID-19 Taskforce to increase testing in these disproportionately affected communities. Together, they are launching the API Testing Strike Team with testing locations county-wide offering testing three times a week through December 31, 2020. Photo...
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What cryptocurrency's booming values mean to owners' taxes

While GameStop's valuations captured a lot of attention because so-called ordinary investors were taking down the Wall Street pros, another investing sector also has been exploding. Cryptocurrency is riding a new wave of popularity, with a not-so-ordinary guy helping here, too. Elon Musk, who threw his social media support behind the video game retailer with his Gamestonk!! Tweet last month, now has helped push bitcoin's price sharply higher with pro-crypto tweets. That his electric car company...
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A 2nd former aide has come forward to accuse Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images A former Cuomo aide alleged the governor sexually harassed her last spring. Charlotte Bennett, 25, said Cuomo made sexual advances and asked her inappropriate questions. The news comes days after another ex-Cuomo aide wrote a Medium essay detailing similar allegations. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A second former aide has come forward to...
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Biden defends airstrike on Syria in letter to leaders in Congress and says US has the right to defend itself

Joe Biden at the Lincoln Memorial on January 19, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Joe Biden justified airstrikes in Syria in a letter to congressional lawmakers.  Biden said he directed the airstrikes in response to a recent militant strike in Iraq.  He said the US "always stands ready to take necessary and proportionate action in self-defense." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden justified his decision to strike Syria in a letter to con...
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With audits cancelled, El Sereno residents tied to ‘Reclaimer’ movement conduct own homeless count

With officials having called off annual homeless audits around Los Angeles County amid the pandemic, several dozen volunteers in El Sereno say they will spend several days over the coming weeks fanning out into their neighborhood to perform their own counts and learn more about the extent of homelessness in their community. They kicked off the effort Saturday, Feb. 27, with several teams visiting encampments on the medians of Huntington Boulevard and other streets in El Sereno. They also hope to...
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Melissa Caddick death: Teen camper details moment he discovered alleged conwoman's remains

A teenage camper has detailed the horrifying moment he and his friends discovered the decomposed foot of an accused Australian conwoman on a beach on NSW's South Coast.On Friday, police announced the remains of Melissa Caddick,... [Author: [email protected]]
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What Do You Need Right Now? (Advice, Listening, A Hug)

My clients often report feeling that their needs aren't getting met in conversations with colleagues, friends or family members. This is one reason why they've chosen to work with a coach--over the course of thousands of coaching sessions since launching my practice in 2006 I've learned to intuit what a client needs in any given conversation, and I'm careful to clarify their needs whenever I'm uncertain. But colleagues, friend and family members are more readily available than I am (and a lot...
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Black Women Business Owners Are at the Forefront of Innovation as Entrepreneurs

Meet the 10 finalists for the first New Voices + Target Accelerators Pitch Competition of 2021. Black women business owners are continuing to remain at the forefront of innovation as entrepreneurs and the New Voices team is joining forces with the Target Accelerators team yet again to give ten of these hard-working women the chance of a lifetime. Poised and prepared before a panel of business experts, the ladies shared their entrepreneurship journeys for a chance to win between $5,000 and $20,...
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The US just authorized a 3rd coronavirus shot, adding a convenient, single-dose option to boost the rollout

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is delivered as a single shot, while both Pfizer and Moderna's require two jabs. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The FDA just authorized Johnson & Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine. The decision comes after a panel of independent experts voted unanimously on Friday in favor of recommending the shot.  J&J has said it will be ship nearly 4 million doses immediately following a regulatory OK.  Visit the Business...
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Covid 19 coronavirus: Community helps bakery after lockdown call

By RNZ Several thousand pastries and loaves of bread were destined for the bin until Dough Boys Bakery in Auckland put out a call to the community to help.Goods had been baked and were ready to go to farmers' markets across... [Author: [email protected]]
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Cryptocurrencies: Why Nigeria is a global leader in Bitcoin trade

A devaluing currency and hard economic conditions make cryptocurrencies attractive despite the risks.
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Covid: How this Indian firm is vaccinating the world

The Serum Institute of India isn't a household name, but it's the world's largest vaccine maker.
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Old-school Stellantis car factories gear up for the shock of electric

Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant is one of many whose future lies in the hands of the merged auto giantCarlos Tavares is an unashamed petrolhead, with a rally-racing hobby that harks back to an earlier automotive age. Yet carmakers like Stellantis, which he leads, and its rivals have had to set aside affection for roaring internal combustion engines as environmental rules set the limits for the industry.Stellantis was formed in January in a €50bn (£43bn) merger between France’s Peugeot and Italia...
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Six million accidental savers 'created by Covid crisis'

Lower commuting costs, cancelled holidays and fewer meals out boost some bank accounts, a report says.
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Covid 19 coronavirus: Student attended Manukau Institute of Technology above Manukau railway station

The student at the centre of Auckland's latest Covid-19 outbreak studied in a multi-storey campus built on top of the Manukau railway station and next to the city's main bus station.New details about the case help to explain why... [Author: [email protected]]
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LA County reports 1,730 new COVID-19 cases, 94 deaths

Los Angeles County reported 1,730 new cases of COVID-19 and 94 additional deaths on Saturday, Feb. 27, while the number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to trend downward. According to state figures — which are typically a day ahead of county numbers — there were 1,661 COVID-19 patients in L.A. County hospitals, down from 1,733 on Friday. That’s well below the peak of more than 8,000 patients in early January and the lowest level recorded since Nov. 22. Officials cautioned t...
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An average Airbnb host can make up to $10,000 a year, the company's CEO said

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. REUTERS/Mike Segar Airbnb hosts range from school teachers to healthcare workers and can make about $10,000 per year. Airbnb is facilitating its host program to allow more users to become hosts and grow their businesses, the company said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Airbnb hosts range from school teachers to healthcare professionals, with the average person making under $10,000 a year, said Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky during an interview air...
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Former gymnast who accused coach John Geddert of abuse says his suicide brings her no closure

Allen Berezovsky / Stringer / Getty Images A former gymnast who accused ex-Olympic coach John Geddert of abuse said his suicide does not bring closure. Geddert died by suicide on Thursday, shortly after being charged with 24 criminal charges. "There is no greater admission of guilt than John Geddert taking his own life," Sarah Klein said.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former gymnast Sarah Klein, who accused ex-Olympic coach John Geddert of abuse, told NBC News...
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Covid 19 coronavirus: IRD website down, businesses can't apply for support payment

Businesses in need of urgent financial support are unable to apply for the Government's Covid-19 Resurgence Support Payment as IRD's website is down "for maintenance".Yesterday, Finance Minister Grant Robertson's advised that businesses... [Author: [email protected]]
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Biden says the reopened Texas facility for migrant children 'won't stay open very long'

An influx care facility for unaccompanied children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images The Biden administration has received blowback for reopening a Texas facility for young migrants. There are thousands of unaccompanied minors attempting to cross the border. Biden said that his administration is seeking to reunite migrant children with their families. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden on Friday said that a facility for young mig...
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Covid 19 coronavirus: IRD website back online, businesses can apply for support payment

"Inland Revenue's systems are back online early after completing the latest round of Business Transformation work ahead of schedule," IRD said in a statement late this afternoon."The system was scheduled to be shutdown until 8am... [Author: [email protected]]
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How investors are valuing the pandemic

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday morning? Sign up here. Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. Kicking off with a tiny bit of housekeeping: Equity is now doing more stuff. And TechCrunch has its Justice and Early-Stage events coming up. I am interviewing the CRO of Zoom for the lat...
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THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY: The Previously Unknown Back Story

Every story has a back story. And every back story has a back story -- the mysterious plot without which the story about to be told would not be a story. And so, in the spirit of full disclosure, here's the back story of The Year of Living Creatively -- a bold, new online service of mine with the potential to make a profound difference in your life. In 1987, along with my best friend, Steven McHugh, I started Idea Champions, a training and consulting company whose mission it was to spark crea...
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Justin Trudeau looks forward to working with President Biden: 'It's great to see America re-engage'

Canada's PM Trudeau attends a news conference in Ottawa. Reuters Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested he's looking forward to working with President Joe Biden. Speaking on NBC News' "Meet the Press" in an episode that will air Sunday, Trudeau said, "It's great to see America re-engage." "That need to work closely as neighbors continues," Trudeau said. "But now it continues with an administration with whom we have a little more in common." Visit the Business section of Insid...
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A Trader Joe's employee says he was fired after he asked the company's CEO to enhance its COVID-19 protections

Trader Joe's Shoshy Ciment/Business Insider A New York man said he was fired by Trader Joe's after he requested the company make changes to better protect workers. Ben Bonnema said on Twitter he was fired after sending a letter to the company's CEO. In the termination letter he shared, the company said he did not share the grocery chain's "core Values." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A New York City man said he was fired by Trader Joe's after he sent a letter t...
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Bank of America Qiao Forecasts China Will Double GDP by 2035

The Bank of America global analyst predicts that China will sustain an average 4.7% annual GDP growth from now to 2035 which will result in a doubling of China’s GDP. Qiao predicts that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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The best Windows tablets for 2021

If you're looking to run Windows 10 on a tablet, you have quite a few options to choose from on the market. Here are the best Windows tablets that you can buy.
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The best racing games for the PS4

The PS4 has some of the best racing games ever developed ready for you to set a new course record on. We've culled the pack down to only the best of the best.
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The Tokyo 2020 Olympics may cost more than $26 billion - and the estimate keeps rising

The cost to put on the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo is estimated at more than $26 billion. Postponing the games for one year added another $2.8 billion to the estimated total. The Japanese public is largely opposed to holding the games, and there's still a chance they will be canceled. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Tokyo's 2020 Olympics are already the most expensive summer games ever.And that's before the games have even taken place.The Japanese public is largely aga...
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Covid 19 coronavirus: Return to Level 3 will hit business hard

Aucklanders are waking up this morning to Alert level 3, and the rest of the country level 2.That means a large portion of businesses - hairdressers, gyms, cinemas, among others, will keep their doors shut and operations on hold... [Author: [email protected]]
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