US economy picks up steam, adding 531,000 jobs
American employers added 531,000 jobs last month, signaling an accelerated recovery after a slowdown caused by the delta variant of the coronavirus.
Covid-fighting pill is coming as US preorders millions of doses from Pfizer
An experimental pill developed by Pfizer could save the lives of those battling the harshest bouts with Covid-19.
Texas sues Biden administration over vaccine mandate for businesses
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued the Biden administration over vaccine mandates yet again – this time to challenge the validity of a requirement that private companies with 100 or more employees get inoculated against Covid-19.
Series of blockbuster economic reports nudges Wall Street ever forward
What began as a slow start to the week picked up considerably for investors when a slew of positive economic reports and a dovish Federal Reserve announcement goosed Wall Street.
Chief judge slams comparison between Capitol riot and George Floyd protests
The chief federal judge in Washington was quick to offer course correction Friday to a Capitol rioter who has argued that people who protested the murder of George Floyd in summer 2020 were shown more leniency than has been offered to those who joined the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Pasadena sues Caltech over groundwater contamination
The city of Pasadena, California, filed a lawsuit against the California Institute of Technology on Thursday over groundwater contamination caused by rocket research done by the Jet Propulsion Lab, which is owned by NASA but operated by Caltech.
San Francisco to pay $2.5 million in police killing of unarmed fleeing man
The city of San Francisco will pay $2.5 million to settle a lawsuit over a rookie police officer who shot an unarmed Black man fleeing from a stolen van in 2017, even as the former officer faces manslaughter charges in criminal court.
Dutch high court sets aside $50B award for Russian oil shareholders
A 15-year-long legal case between Moscow and the former shareholders of oil giant Yukos will drag on even longer, after being sent back to a lower court Friday.
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