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Johnson & Johnson takes over COVID-19 vaccine production at Baltimore plant after 15 million doses were ruined

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 Johnson & Johnson has been put in charge of COVID-19 vaccine production at a Baltimore plant. The move comes after 15 million COVID-19 vaccine doses were ruined in a mixup. The error did not impact any vaccines that are currently being delivered or used. See more stories on Insider's business page. Joh...
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US Capitol attacker's family says he suffered 'repeated head trauma' from years of playing football

People walk along the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall, near the U.S. Capitol and Washington Monument, as the sun sets. Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images Capitol attack suspect Noah Green's family says he suffered from depression and "repeated head trauma." This head trauma was the result of years of playing football, the family said in his defense. Green is a suspect in an attack where a car slammed into two Capitol police officers, killing one. See more stories on Insider's busi...
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55 big, profitable U.S. companies paid no tax in 2020

Archer Daniels Midland is one of the major corporations cited in a new report of companies that paid no taxes in 2020. The Biden Administration's infrastructure plan has ramped up the perennial tax debate between Democrats and Republicans. The White House wants to increase tax collections on companies to pay for the proposal, dubbed The American Jobs Plan. And that approach is getting some support from a recent Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) report. The Washington, D.C. ...
Tags: Amazon, Taxes, Washington, Senate, White House, Nike, Gop, House, Philadelphia, Sam, Archer Daniels Midland, Ronald -RSB- Reagan, Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy ITEP, ITEP, TCJA, The Biden Administration


The Biden administration ramps up their effort to address hunger in America, relieving a burden on millions of Americans

Miami Herald/Getty Images President Joe Biden's administration is ramping efforts to address food insecurity and hunger. They authorized the largest children's summer feeding program in history, The New York Times said. The administration also expanded SNAP benefits and resources for children. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's administration is rapidly increasing aid to ramp up their efforts to address the hunger crisis in America, The Ne...
Tags: Politics, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Hunger, New York Times, The Times, Biden, Times, University of Kentucky, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Miami Herald, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Coronavirus, Sarah Al Arshani, Department of Agriculture and Congress


Northern Ireland: police attacked in another night of disturbances

Petrol bombs thrown at officers in loyalist areas in Newtownabbey and CarrickfergusPolice have come under attack as violence flared during another night of sporadic disorder in parts of Northern Ireland.Petrol bombs and bricks were thrown at officers in loyalist areas in Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus on Sunday night. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Northern Ireland, Northern Irish politics, Newtownabbey, Carrickfergus


Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg backs Biden's infrastructure bill, says 'we're still coasting on infrastructure choices' from the 1950s

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg at a press conference in February. John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg is helping rally support for Biden's infrastructure plan. Buttigieg said on Sunday the American Jobs Plan represented "a generational investment." The plan aims for upgrades in everything from roads and bridges to public schools and airports. See more stories on Insider's business page. US Transportation secretary ...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Nbc, Labor, Congress, Abc, California, Washington Post, Kentucky, Senate, Environment, US, America, Trends, Roads, Joe Biden


Labour calls for changes to lobbying law after Greensill row

Party says rules should be widened to include ‘in-house’ roles such as that carried out by David CameronThe law must be changed to prevent the type of lobbying undertaken by David Cameron on behalf of the financier Lex Greensill, Labour has argued, after more details emerged about the extent of Greensill’s influence inside Cameron’s government.Only external lobbyists who deal with the government are required to be on a formal industry register, and not so-called “in-house” lobbyists like Cameron...
Tags: Politics, David Cameron, Conservatives, UK News, Labour, Cameron, Party, Lobbying, David CameronThe, Greensill, Greensill Capital, Lex Greensill Labour


A major Texas highway expansion project has been paused to examine possible violation of 1964 Civil Rights Act

People drive on Interstate 45 toward downtown Houston. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images The Department of Transportation has paused a Houston-area highway widening project. In the past, highways were constructed with no regard for minority communities. The Biden administration is seeking to address past racial inequities in planning decisions. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Department of Transportation is using a provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to ...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, Texas, Obama, Congress, Washington, Politico, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Houston, Biden, Highway, Department Of Transportation, Fred Wagner


The Bidens encourage Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in Easter message

Jill and Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol Building. PATRICK SEMANSKY/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden wished Americans a happy Easter in a video message. In the video, the Bidens also urged Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as soon as they can. About 56 million Americans, or 17%, have been fully vaccinated, Johns Hopkins University data. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a recorded message, the Bidens wis...
Tags: Politics, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Pope Francis, John, Francis, Biden, Donald Trump, Easter, Trump, Jill, Bidens, Jill Biden, Johns Hopkins University


The Boomer death tax

“OK, Boomer” is a mocking retort made by a member of the millennial generation to someone born between 1946 and 1964 – the Baby Boom generation. Like Boomers themselves, Millennials are dismissive of advice or direction from the generation that preceded them. But both Boomers and Millennials – as well as the subsequent Gen X, Y & Z – had better be prepared for what is coming courtesy of the Biden administration – a massive new tax that will hit everyone who has wishes to pass on family wealth to...
Tags: California, Opinion, White House, Sport, Soccer, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Biden, Journal, Boomers, Trump, Boomer, Jon Coupal, California Association Of Realtors, Opinion columns


Republicans are touting benefits of $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill despite voting against it

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-North Carolina) speaks on the House floor. House Television via AP Republicans are touting benefits of the COVID-19 relief legislation they opposed in Congress. Mitch McConnell said Republicans would have a "talk" with Americans about the bill's issues. Meanwhile, funding for healthcare and restaurants is being praised by some GOP members. See more stories on Insider's business page. For months, Congressional Republicans have been unanimously opposed to the...
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Covid certificates on the cards for use in England since December

Report shows government was considering plan months before ministers went publicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA government-commissioned report in December examined how Covid certificates could be used to decide whether people should be allowed into sports events, pubs and other crowded spaces, months before ministers publicly confirmed the plan.A document prepared for NHS Test and Trace and seen by the Guardian shows that the research also looked into whether certif...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, UK News, Health policy, Guardian, Coronavirus


'Depressed, anxious, nauseated': Katie Hill reacts to allegations that Matt Gaetz shared nude images of women on the House floor

Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida and former Rep. Katie Hill of California. Drew Angerer/Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Former Rep. Katie Hill said on Saturday that she felt "nauseated" after the Matt Gaetz allegations. Hill was forced to resign in October 2019 after the Daily Mail published nude images of her. Gaetz has been accused of showing his colleagues in the House nude images of women. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Democratic Rep. Kat...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Congress, Trends, Cnn, Daily Mail, House, News UK, Cuba, Revenge Porn, Hill, Katie, Matt Gaetz, Gaetz, CCRI, Katie Hill


'Depressed, anxious, nauseated': Katie Hill reacts to allegations Matt Gaetz shared nude images of women on House floor

Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida (L) and former Rep. Katie Hill of California (R). Drew Angerer/Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Former Rep. Katie Hill said Saturday she felt "nauseated" following the Matt Gaetz allegations. Hill was forced to resign in October 2019 after nude images of her were published by the DailyMail. Gaetz has been accused of showing his colleagues nude images of women on the House floor. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former De...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Congress, California, Trends, Cnn, House, News UK, Cuba, Revenge Porn, Hill, Katie, R, Matt Gaetz, L, Gaetz


Opinion: How much further will fame, spectacle and controversy get Trump?

Was there anyone in the world who believed that the attention-grabbing machine of Donald Trump would suddenly stop when he left the White House?
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Opinion: How much further will fame, spectacle and controversy get Donald Trump?

Was there anyone in the world who believed that the attention-grabbing machine of Donald Trump would suddenly stop when he left the White House?
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How much further will fame, spectacle and controversy get Donald Trump?

Was there anyone in the world who believed that the attention-grabbing machine of Donald Trump would suddenly stop when he left the White House, asks Michael D'Antonio. "Of course, some of the sprockets and springs are loose and broken. But the sputtering spectacle continues as Trump, along with his allies and enablers, fashion a post-presidency unlike any other."
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Japanese Apex Legends Players Banned for Saying “Nigero”

EA, the publisher of Apex Legends, has tried to take their awful reputation to new heights as they have decided to temporarily ban some Japanese players for saying “nigero”, despite it being an actual Japanese word and not the racial slur (“nigger”) the publisher wishes it was. Screenshots were shared online of players being handed […]
Tags: Games, Politics, EA, FPS, Racism, Anime, Bans, Respawn Entertainment, Battle Royale, Apex Legends


New Jersey tried luring Netflix, Disney, and other Hollywood studios after Georgia passed its controversial voting law

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer/AP Images New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy sent a letter to Hollywood studios like Netflix and Disney on Thursday. Murphy wanted to lure studios to the state after backlash to Georgia's new voting law. Some media companies like ViacomCBS and AT&T have issued statements opposing the controversial bill. See more stories on Insider's business page. New Jersey wants to be in business with Hollywood.The state's gove...
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Cnn, Netflix, Comcast, New Jersey, Paramount Pictures, Philadelphia Inquirer, Legislature, Murphy


Trump adviser Peter Navarro pressured officials to reward untested companies connected to the White House with lucrative COVID-19 contracts, House inquiry says

White House Trade and Manufacturing Policy Director Peter Navarro speaks during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in the press briefing room of the White House on March 27, 2020. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Peter Navarro, Trump's former trade adviser, is accused of rewarding companies with White House links. Trump officials steered contracts to companies without "adequate diligence," a House inquiry says. On one occasion, Navarro pushed for a brand-new start-up to secure a $354 mill...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, China, Trends, House, Healthcare, News UK, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Contracts, Kamala Harris, Trump, Peter Navarro


Biden's infrastructure plan does not come close to tackling the vast extent of America's new housing crisis

Activists outside a homeless camp in Philadelphia on September 9, 2020. Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images The pandemic has exacerbated the existing housing crisis, and Biden's plan does not go far enough. There is no safety net for housing, making any assistance during economic recessions difficult to deliver. The crisis was built by poor government policy. The current administration must take steps to ensure housing as a basic human right. Lindsay Owens is the interim Executive ...
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Marijuana prohibition is withering away, but the human carnage it caused is permanent. Governments should take action to atone for their Drug War sins.

Eliana Miss Illi, General Manager of Weed World poses as she smokes a joint on 7th Avenue in Midtown New York City, March 31, 2021. KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images New York has legalized marijuana and will soon begin expunging low-level possession convictions. That's great, but it's not enough. Marijuana prohibition cost people their homes, their careers, and their educations. The War on Drugs is a war on people, and governments should do more to atone for what's been done ...
Tags: New York, Congress, White House, New York City, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Amsterdam, DEA, States, District Of Columbia, Gallup, Mike Bloomberg, Empire State, 7th Avenue, Anthony L Fisher


GOP lawmakers stopped endorsing a congressional candidate who said Chinese immigrants aren't welcome 'at all'

Sery Kim, on the left, speaks during a panel discussion at the AFI Docs "Film and Politics Boot Camp" Presented By Audi on June 20, 2013, in Washington, DC. Kris Connor/Getty Images A candidate running for a vacant congressional seat in Texas has lost two GOP endorsements. Sery Kim, who's Korean American, made anti-Asian remarks, leading two California reps to revoke their support. She said she does not want Chinese immigrants in the US "at all." See more stories on Insider's busin...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, California, Washington, China, New York City, US, Trends, Atlanta, Cnn, Gop, Chinese communist party, Kim, Audi


6 important things everyone should know about Robert Reffkin, who left a successful career at Goldman Sachs to take a chance on real estate - and is now poised to become America's youngest Black billionaire

Compass Co-Founder and CEO, Robert Reffkin. Compass Compass Robert Reffkin grew up in Berkeley, CA, with his mom, who is now a Compass agent. After graduating in two years from Columbia, he began his career on Wall Street. Reffkin took Compass public Thursday, making him one of just 8 Black billionaires in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. Robert Reffkin may soon be the youngest Black billionaire in the US after taking his real-estate startup Compass public on Thurs...
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Democrats can learn something from the most powerful Joe in Washington

Sen. Joe Manchin. Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Joe Manchin is the deciding vote in the Senate, making him the most powerful Joe in Washington. While his moderate policies frustrate some Democrats, he also has an important lesson to teach them. He wins in a deep red state and if more Democrats could win elections like him, then his moderate stances wouldn't be as much of an issue. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author....
Tags: Washington, Senate, White House, West Virginia, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, House, Mitch McConnell, Biden, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Joe, Michael Gordon, Democratic Senate, Manchin


Sen. Blunt sees 'easy win' if infrastructure plan scaled back

The Missouri senator wants to discard what he sees as extraneous elements in the White House proposal.
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Plea to ease Covid maternity rules as women continue to get bad news alone

But Not Maternity Alliance says postcode lottery remains despite guidance issued in DecemberThe majority of women who have received bad news about their pregnancy since December were on their own at the time, despite the NHS ordering trusts to allow partners to be present throughout scans, labour and birth, the Guardian can reveal.An alliance of pregnancy rights campaigners have written to the health secretary, Matt Hancock, urging him to draw up a roadmap for easing visiting restrictions in mat...
Tags: Health, Politics, Pregnancy, Society, UK News, NHS, Health policy, Maternity & paternity rights, Matt Hancock, Not Maternity Alliance


How about some clemency grants from Prez Biden to go with Second Chance Month, 2021 proclamation?

Last week, the White House released "A Proclamation on Second Chance Month, 2021."  Here is the full substantive text:      America’s criminal justice system must offer meaningful opportunities for redemption and rehabilitation.  After incarcerated individuals serve their time, they should have the opportunity to fully reintegrate into society.  It benefits not just those individuals but all of society, and it is the best strategy to reduce recidivism.  During Second Chance Month, we lift up al...
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Donald Trump has expanded his list of 'woke' companies to boycott, due to their opposition of Georgia's voting law

Melania and Donald Trump share a moment with Barack and Michelle Obama at Trump's inauguration ceremony in January 2017. Getty/Robyn Beck Donald Trump has spoken out again about the companies that oppose Georgia's new voting law. He called for more boycotts, saying "don't go back to their products until they relent." Barack Obama, meanwhile, commended the MLB on its decision to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Presid...
Tags: Politics, New York, Voting, News, Obama, Republicans, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Michelle Obama, Mlb, Fox News


Trump expands boycott of 'woke' companies that oppose Georgia voting law

As Trump doubled down on his boycott calls, Barack Obama on Saturday issued a statement supporting the MLB's decision to relocate its...
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