Chris Murray, a University of Washington disease expert whose projections on COVID-19 infections and deaths are closely followed worldwide, is changing his assumptions about the course of the pandemic. 'When will it end?' he asks.
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Disney to close 60 North American retail stores, focus on e-commerce
Walt Disney Co will close at least 60 Disney retail stores in North America this year as the company revamps its digital shopping platforms to focus on e-commerce, the company said on Wednesday.
U.S. economy got off to modest start in 2021, Fed says
The U.S. economic recovery continued at a modest pace over the first weeks of this year, with businesses optimistic about the months to come and demand for housing "robust," but the job market showing only slow improvement, the Federal Reserve reported on Wednesday.
Confirmation unsure for Biden health secretary nominee Xavier Becerra
The U.S. Senate Finance Committee deadlocked on Wednesday over President Joe Biden's nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, raising questions about Democrats' ability to overcome Republican opposition to the California attorney general.
Pentagon moved slowly to approve January 6 Capitol Police request for National Guard
Pentagon officials took more than three hours to approve a request by the U.S. Capitol Police for National Guard troops to back up police under attack by rioters at the Capitol on Jan. 6, a military commander told a Senate hearing Wednesday.
'Roaring Kitty' in GameStop saga testifies before Massachusetts regulators
The social media persona "Roaring Kitty," whose online posts helped spark January's trading frenzy in GameStop Corp shares, appeared before Massachusetts securities regulators on Wednesday to testify as part of an examination into his activities.
UK royals 'very concerned' about reports saying Meghan bullied staff
Buckingham Palace said it was "very concerned" about reports in the Times newspaper on Wednesday that assistants working for Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, had been bullied by her.
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