Tag: political

Watch out Tesla. This new Mercedes-Benz ‘could be a game changer,’ says Deutsche Bank.

The newest all-electric luxury vehicle from Mercedes-Benz has the potential to improve the perception of the entire brand and will be a “Tesla fighter,” according to Deutsche Bank. Analysts at the bank said on Monday that the launch of the full-size luxury EQS sedan “could be a game changer” for Mercedes-owner Daimler, as well as […]

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U.K. COVID-19 strain doesn’t lead to more deaths, study finds

The coronavirus variant first identified in the United Kingdom spreads more easily than older strains but doesn’t lead to more severe disease among hospitalized patients, a new study found. People infected late last year with the variant, known as B.1.1.7, had more virus in their bodies than patients infected with older strains, a sign the […]

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California movie-theater chains ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres to close for good

In a blow to Southern California moviegoers, ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres, which together operate about 300 screens in the region and have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will not reopen. “After shutting our doors more than a year ago, today we must share the difficult and sad news that Pacific will not […]

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Here’s how much it costs to be a fan of your favorite NFL team

It is more costly to be a fan of the Las Vegas Raiders than any other NFL team, according to research compiled by data trends site Pickswise. The “total cost of being a fan” is calculated by the sum of the following: average ticket prices for all 16 games (home and away), average cost of […]

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Oil prices rise on vaccine progress and reports of attack on Saudi oil facility

Oil futures headed higher on Monday, as reports that Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels attacked a Saudi oil facility lifted tensions in the oil-rich Middle East. “News of another Houthi attack on a Saudi oil facility during a weekend where geopolitical risk factors for oil are rising,” helped oil prices snap back from last week’s losses, […]

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Opinion: Paid leave for caregivers would be a boost for employers, workers and the economy 

The Biden administration’s American Jobs Plan contains what might seem like a surprise: $400 billion for “caregiving infrastructure.” While some might scratch their heads to see eldercare and childcare listed alongside roads and bridges, this reframing is a critical one — and something for which care advocates have been calling for years. It also ought […]

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