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Pfizer opens study of COVID shots updated to match omicron

Pfizer opens study of COVID shots updated to match omicron

Pfizer has begun a study comparing its original COVID-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the hugely contagious omicron variant . Pfizer and its partner BioNTech announced the study on Tuesday.

Michigan OKs $824M in incentives for GM's EV, battery plants

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's economic development board on Tuesday approved $824 million in incentives and assistance for General Motors Co. to put electric vehicle and battery plants in its home state, adding as many as 4,000 jobs.
UAE sheikhdom to allow gaming as Wynn Resorts plans project

UAE sheikhdom to allow gaming as Wynn Resorts plans project

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the seven sheikhdoms in the United Arab Emirates said Tuesday it will allow “gaming” while announcing a multibillion-dollar deal with casino giant Wynn Resorts.
Kamala Harris art, 'Daily Show' lead Anthem Awards finalists

Kamala Harris art, 'Daily Show' lead Anthem Awards finalists

An art installation inspired by Vice President Kamala Harris, The New York Times’ “The 1619 Project” and “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” as well as charitable programs from Airbnb, Google, PayPal and the National Football League, are among the fin
Trucker convoy raises millions in funds as vaccine-hesitant supporters flock to cause

Trucker convoy raises millions in funds as vaccine-hesitant supporters flock to cause

A group of truckers has garnered millions in fundraising dollars from droves of supporters as it drives across the country to protest vaccine mandates, despite the vast majority of big-riggers having been jabbed and one expert warning of ties to cons
B.C. Court rejects WestJet's appeal of class action certification about baggage fees

B.C. Court rejects WestJet's appeal of class action certification about baggage fees

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Court of Appeal has dismissed WestJet's efforts to overturn the certification of a class-action lawsuit on baggage fees.
Avenatti cast as both thief, generous lawyer at NYC trial

Avenatti cast as both thief, generous lawyer at NYC trial

NEW YORK (AP) — California lawyer Michael Avenatti stole nearly $300,000 in book proceeds from porn star Stormy Daniels to pay employees at his debt-ridden law firm and to fund his personal expenses, a prosecutor told jurors as the once high-flying a

Cruise ship wanted in US lawsuit remains in the Bahamas

MIAMI (AP) — Bahamian authorities say a cruise ship that was set to dock in Miami this weekend remained in the Bahamas on Monday, avoiding a U.S. judge’s order to seize the vessel.
North American stock markets stage rally after plunging on rate, war concerns

North American stock markets stage rally after plunging on rate, war concerns

TORONTO — North American stock markets staged a late-afternoon rally after plunging in early trading on fears about central bank moves and geopolitical risks in Ukraine along with a shaky start to the earnings season.
Indigenous non-profit looks to acquire ownership of Trans Mountain Pipeline

Indigenous non-profit looks to acquire ownership of Trans Mountain Pipeline

CALGARY — A new Indigenous non-profit organization is seeking an ownership stake in the Trans Mountain Pipeline, saying its aim is to make sure communities along the pipeline's route receive its benefits directly.