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2% of Elon Musk’s wealth could solve world hunger, says director of UN food scarcity organization
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2% of Elon Musk’s wealth could solve world hunger, says director of UN food scarcity organization

A small group of ultra-wealthy individuals could help solve world hunger with just a fraction of their net worth, says the director of the United Nations’ World Food Program. Billionaires need to “step up now, on a one-time basis”, said David Beasley in an interview on CNN’s Connect the World that aired Tuesday — citing…MORE

Pelosi and House progressives gear up for a showdown over Biden agenda
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Pelosi and House progressives gear up for a showdown over Biden agenda

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House progressives are headed toward a major clash over the strategy to implement President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, replaying a debate from earlier this fall over the sequencing of key votes and threatening to torpedo a sweeping infrastructure bill in the process. Top Democrats insist that a framework deal on Biden’s…MORE

Senior Pentagon official says ISIS-K could be capable of attacking US next year
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Senior Pentagon official says ISIS-K could be capable of attacking US next year

ISIS-K could be capable of carrying out attacks on the United States next year, the Pentagon’s top policy official said Tuesday. Speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Colin Kahl, said the group does not have the ability to carry out such an attack right now, but “we could…MORE

Need for liver transplants due to heavy drinking soared during the pandemic, study finds
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Need for liver transplants due to heavy drinking soared during the pandemic, study finds

The need for liver transplants because of heavy drinking soared during the pandemic, researchers reported Tuesday. They found the number of people who got a liver transplant or were put on a waiting list due to alcoholic hepatitis was 50% higher than what was forecast based on pre-pandemic trends. With alcoholic hepatitis, the liver stops…MORE

Investors are getting very greedy again
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Investors are getting very greedy again

What a difference a month makes. Stocks sank in September on worries about inflation, the rise of the Covid-19 Delta variant, China’s crackdown on top tech firms and Washington gridlock potentially killing the chances that President Biden’s stimulus package gets passed. But as October ends, Wall Street is in a festive mood. The Dow was…MORE

Braves vs Astros: World Series pits father versus son
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Braves vs Astros: World Series pits father versus son

A World Series is not an event that needs additional hyping, but a father versus son dynamic is a welcome subplot nonetheless. The best-of-seven Fall Classic series to crown this year’s Major League Baseball champion begins on Tuesday night, bringing Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker face-to-face with his son, Houston Astros hitting coach Troy Snitker.…MORE

96% of Tyson’s active workers are vaccinated
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96% of Tyson’s active workers are vaccinated

Just days before a Covid-19 vaccine deadline for all Tyson Food employees in the United States, the company announced that 96% of its “active” employees have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. In August, Tyson mandated that all its 120,000 US workers get the vaccine by November 1. Tyson’s President and CEO Donnie King said in…MORE

United says vaccinated pilots and flight attendants could refuse to fly with unvaccinated coworkers
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United says vaccinated pilots and flight attendants could refuse to fly with unvaccinated coworkers

Almost all employees at United Airlines have complied with the company’s vaccine mandate — and they do not want to fly with unvaccinated co-workers, according to the airline. United is facing a federal lawsuit brought by six of its employees who have applied for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine mandate. The airline…MORE

Consumer confidence rose in October. That’s good news for holiday spending
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Consumer confidence rose in October. That’s good news for holiday spending

American consumers are feeling good again. Supply chain issues and sky-high inflation have done little to knock consumer confidence as people plan to spend big on big-ticket purchases, such as houses, cars and major appliances. And that’s a strong signal that consumer spending will continue through the holiday season and the end of the year.…MORE

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