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Susan Heavey

U.S. readies plan to vaccinate kids ages 5-11 against COVID-19

Oct 20 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Biden administration on Wednesday outlined its plan to vaccinate millions of U.S. children ages 5 to 11 as soon as the COVID-19 shot is authorized for them, readying doses and preparing locations ahead of the busy holiday season. | Video

Yellen says U.S. may exhaust cash by Oct 18 barring debt ceiling rise

Sep 28 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told lawmakers on Tuesday the government could run out of cash by Oct. 18 unless Congress acts to lift the federal debt limit in advance of the Treasury Department exhausting efforts to preserve resources. | Video

White House says 400,000 people so far got boosters at pharmacies

Sep 28 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -At least 400,000 people in the United States have received booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine after U.S. health regulators cleared the third round of shots for millions of people, and a million more are seeking them, the White House said on Tuesday.

U.S. Ex-presidents Bush, Clinton, Obama band together to aid Afghan refugees

Sep 14 2021

(Corrects to remove reference to CVS Health Corp and replace it with Walmart Inc in paragraph 9) | Video

U.S. Justice Dept launches sweeping probe into violence in Georgia prisons

Sep 14 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday launched a statewide civil investigation into Georgia's prisons, focusing on prisoner-on-prisoner violence and whether the state is violating inmates' constitutional rights by failing to adequately protect them.

SEC fines Guo Wengui-linked media firms for illegal securities offerings

Sep 13 2021

Three media companies affiliated with Chinese businessman Guo Wengui have agreed to pay more than $539 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charges they illegally sold stock and digital assets to thousands of investors, the regulator said on Monday.

U.S. Democratic senator urges more time for slimmer budget bill

Sep 12 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Senator Joe Manchin on Sunday said lawmakers were unlikely to pass their massive budget package by Democrats' Sept. 27 deadline, adding that he could support a smaller $1.5 trillion bill. | Video

U.S. government to tackle Medicare drug payments to try to cut costs

Sep 09 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden's administration on Thursday unveiled its promised initiative aimed at cutting drug prices, saying it will test new ways to reduce such costs for the Medicare health insurance program including tying payments for medications to their effectiveness.

UPDATE 1-U.S. government to tackle Medicare drug payments to try to cut costs

Sep 09 2021

WASHINGTON, Sept 9 President Joe Biden's administration on Thursday unveiled its promised initiative aimed at cutting drug prices, saying it will test new ways to reduce such costs for the Medicare health insurance program including tying payments for medications to their effectiveness.

Kraft, execs to pay more than $62 million over U.S. accounting scheme charges

Sep 03 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Kraft Heinz Company and two former executives have agreed to pay more than $62 million to settle charges they falsified supplier contracts to achieve cost savings in a multi-year accounting scheme, the U.S. securities regulator said on Friday.

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