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WHO warns poorer countries are not getting fair share of COVID vaccine supply, as Colombia passes 100,000 deaths

The global tally of confirmed cases of COVID-19 was headed toward 179 million on Tuesday, a day after the World Health Organization issued its latest warning that lower-income countries are not getting their fair share of ...

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There’s one place in the U.S. where more businesses are requiring COVID-19 vaccine for employees

Many business owners here have been on the brink of closing up shop for good and simply can't afford to risk having to close up shop again, said one expert.

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30 states likely to miss President Biden’s July 4 vaccination goal, and Brazil’s death toll has topped 500,000

The U.S. is getting close to President Joe Biden's goal of having 70% of the adult population receive at least one vaccine dose by July 4, but at least 30 states will likely miss that goal and a handful may not reach it by...

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Constellation Brands takes minority stake in mezcal brand created by ‘Breaking Bad’ actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston are among the famous names that have jumped into the tequila and mezcal business, including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Nick Jonas and Justin Timberlake.

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This is why almost half of cargo ships are sailing around empty

Gibraltar remains the most vital sea passage in the world.

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Bitcoin is legal tender in El Salvador. What does it mean for the broader crypto market? Some bulls think ‘it could be huge’

Bitcoin is officially legal tender in El Salvador, a country in Central America with a population of 6.5 million and a gross domestic product of about $27 billion, as of 2019.

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Biden calls big U.S. donation of vaccines foundation for contributions by other G-7 nations

President Joe Biden on Thursday delivers a speech in the U.K. about fighting the COVID-19 pandemic globally on the first overseas trip of his term.

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JBS says it paid $11 million in bitcoin in ransomware attack

JBS USA Holdings Inc. paid an $11 million ransom to cybercriminals who last week temporarily knocked out plants that process roughly one-fifth of the nation’s meat supply, the company’s chief executive said.

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El Salvador lawmakers vote to approve bitcoin as legal tender

President Nayib Bukele tweeted in the early hours of Wednesday that legislators had voted in favor of approving bitcoin with 62 out of 84 votes.

Markets Overview

Ticker Name Last Chg Chg %
SPMERVAL S&P MERVAL Index 66668.81 767.19 1.16%
A1DOW Dow Jones Americas Index USD 1006.19 1.18 0.12%